Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tam Dao – ideal destination for holidays

LookAtVietnam - About 86km from Hanoi, the Tam Dao mountain range extends for 50km with natural landscapes, a romantic and quiet atmosphere, and fresh air. It might be the ideal destination for relaxation.

Driving about an hour from Hanoi, travelers will reach Phuc Yen Town of Vinh Phuc Province. Then, for another half an hour, travelers follow a narrow road along the foot of the mountains under the shadows of pine trees to reach Tam Dao Town.  

Those who set foot in this area for the first time will be surprised to feel a change in the weather when they are about ten kilometers from Tam Dao. Being situated at a height of more than 1,000 meters above sea level, the weather in Tam Dao is similar to Sapa's in Lao Cai Province, which offers tourists the ability to experience four seasons in one day.

The day starts with spring winds, turns hot at noon like in the summer, has the mild weather of autumn when it turns dark, and is rather cold at night like in the winter.

Visiting this place, tourists also enjoy the feeling of returning to nature with beautifully landscaped valleys, hills, mountains and waterfalls as well as other tourism sites such as Thac Bac (Silver Falls), Suoi Tien (Stream of the Goddess), Cau Hen Ho (Dating Bridge), Cong Troi (Gate of Heaven), Den Thanh Tran (Temple of the Tran God), and the Tam Dao National Park that has a total area of 19,000ha with many rare species of fauna and flora.

More villas are built in Tam Dao.

Chayote - Tam Dao's specialty.

The road to the television tower.

The television tower is built at Tam Dao's highest site.

From Tam Dao peak, visitors can see Nui Coc Lake, a landscape in Thai Nguyen Province.

The old church in Tam Dao, which attracts many domestic and foreign tourists.

Source: SGT/VNE

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