Experiencing the tranquil tourist sites of Tuyen Quang
duonghanhnguyen 23-06-2021, 15:34

Tourist attractions in the northern Tuyen Quang province emerge majestically under the lens of Vietnamese photographer Le Cao Hai.

Experiencing the tranquil tourist sites of Tuyen Quang

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Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

Le Cao Hai, from Hung Yen province, along with his friends had an amazing trip to Na Hang – Nam Me in Tuyen Quang province in May 2021.

Na Hang in the Tay ethnic language means “the last field”. It is a nature reserve with an area of more than 21,000 hectares, 8,000 hectares of which is covered by Na Hang lake.

The above picture captures a magnificent corner of Na Hang lake, connecting the Gam and Nang rivers, VnExpress reported.

Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

Another tranquil corner at Na Hang lake. Legend has it that Na Hang was the place where phoenixes alighted, forming 99 mountains which are dubbed as “Ha Long Bay in the land”, with the highest mountain of Pac Ta.

Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

Tourists depart from Ben Thuy (Thuy Wharf), Lam Binh and float on the emerald green water while admiring the imposing mountains surrounding. Visitors can stay overnight by the lake to relish the serene and fresh air in the early morning.

Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

Khuoi Nhi waterfall has two stories. From Na Hang lake, you need to climb about 100m to reach its first story where has a cool clear lake for tourists to freely swim.

The second story, said to be more majestic than the first, serves as a perfect place to take check-in photos. Hai recommends visitors to the waterfall in the rainy season because it is full of water and boasts beautiful moss-covered rocks.

Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

The boat docks outside the Phia Vai cave, around 20 minutes away from Khuoi Nhi waterfall. In the Phia Vai cave, archaeologists have discovered two burial relics and a fire stove from the Stone Age over 10,000 years ago. According to Hai, because it’s the rainy season, it’s hard for the boat to go inside the cave. Therefore, he decided to swim about 15-20 m to explore.

Coming to Phia Vai cave, visitors will definitely be blown away by its untouched beauty with the highlight of large blocks of stalactites.

Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

One of the not-to-be-missed destinations on Na Hang lake is Coc Vai islet, which means “stake to tie buffaloes” in the Tay ethnic language. The islet has existed for thousands of years amid the tranquil lake.

Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

Hai said one of his most interesting experiences was exploring Nam Me waterfall in Khuon Ha commune, Lam Binh district. To reach the waterfall, tourists need to traverse slippery and steep sections.

Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

The journey to Nam Me waterfall is really hard.

Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

Dense forest on the way to Nam Me waterfall.

Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

After a craggy journey, travelers will be surely offset by the breathtaking scenery of the waterfall.

Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

Nam Me waterfall is no doubt a perfect place to escape from all hustle and bustle of city life.

Photo: Le Cao Hai/ VnExpress

Hai and his friends camp next to a river with dead palm trees under a star-lit sky. In the dry season, this place draws many visitors to take photos.

How to get to Tuyen Quang from Ha Noi?

About 150km from Hanoi and connected to the capital by Highway 2, it is easy to go to Tuyen Quang. From My Dinh bus station, there are regular routes to Tuyen Quang. Besides, it is possible to go to Tuyen Quang by car to Ha Giang in the evening. If using motorbike, go from Pham Van Dong to Noi Bai – Phuc Yen crossroad, turn to National Highway 2 to Phuc Yen, Vinh Yen and go straight on National Highway 2 via Phu Tho, Tuyen Quang, according to the Originvietnam.

Other tourist destinations in Tuyen Quang

Relic of Tan Trao

Tan Trao National Historical site is located in the southeast of Tuyen Quang, including 12 communes in the ATK in Son Duong and Yen Son districts. This is a large land border with two provinces Bac Kan and Thai Nguyen. Tan Trao is a mountainous area with thousands of dangerous relics, many caves, rich resources, beautiful scenery.

Ban Ba Waterfall

Ban Ba Waterfall. Photo: Cungphuot

Sourced from a limestone mountain range of Ha Giang at an almost 1,000m high elevation, the nationally classified landscape lies between the Phieng Khang mountain in Ban Ba village, Trung Ha commune, Chiem Hoa district. The 3-kilometer-long waterfall features 3 levels, whose names for the first one is “Tat Củm”, the second is “Tat Cao” and the third is “Tat Gió”. Between these levels are smaller falls of 5m – 7m high. The waterfall is immersed in the rainforest with vines and ancient trees, which are even hundred years old. At the foot of the fall are fertile paddy fields by the Tay minority village hidden in the dense palms.

Mac Citadel

Mac Citadel was built in the period from 1552 in the Mac Dynasty. It’s repaired at the beginning of the Nguyen Dynasty (XIX century) during the Le-Mac war. The Southern Dynasty (Le Trung Hung) led by Trinh Tung headed north capture Thang Long. Mac Mau Hop arrested and executed. The nobles and mandarins retreated to Cao Bang. To prevent the Le army, the Mac dynasty built a citadel on the banks of the Lo River. According to legend, the whole process of building takes only one night. Quan Mac also in a mountain land more than 50m called Tho Son (mountain land). The citadel was also a place of war between the Le dynasty and the Mac Dynasty for many years when the kings of Mac darted an attack from Cao Bang to Thang Long.

Thanh has an important military position on the banks of the Lo River and is located on a convenient waterway linking with many important historical events of Tuyen Quang. Thanh also witnessed many important historical events of Tuyen Quang.

Malie Nguyen