Tranquility soars on Eagle Island
Province. From here, take bus No 19 to Vónh An Town.
There are few rooms on the island so tourists should book in advance.
Alex Nguyeãn and his wife usually visit the island on the weekends for a quick break from HCM City. He always brings a tent to spend a night in the forest.
Its interesting to lie in the silent forest listening to the sound of insects and the paddle of fishermen who head out on the lake, and the birds singing at dawn, he said.
For those who want to stay overnight outside, a boat is available for hire. The experience of sleeping on a boat under the moon and stars, swaying on the placid lake is an unforgettable one.
Tourists can walk around the island to relax, take a sight-seeing trip on a boat and swim in Tourists are advised to bring tents to spend the night in the forest, close to nature. Photos courtesy of Alex Nguyeãn
If you are up for a challenge, you can absolutely paddle from the ship dock to the island for two to three hours, against the wind and soft current. The return route is around 12km, said Alex.
Once when I came here with a group of friends, we brought an inflatable rubber boat to discover the island by ourselves.
Our sorrow and worries seem to be blown away when we drag the paddle in the water.
Sunrise and sunset are the most impressive moments on a tour to the island.
Since the place is generally unknown and undeveloped, guests have to bring their own supplies like food, water and other necessities. But for the adventure-seekers, fish is abundant in the area. You can catch some or ask the locals to do so and cook it, too. Caù laêng or hemibagrus fish is the specialty fish of the lake. It can be prepared
in several ways: sour soup, crispy fried, grilled with salt and chilli, and hotpot.
As the scent of the dishes wafts into your nose while you sit freely under the trees awaiting a hearty dinner, you will feel like you have found a slice of heaven.
I ordered a 1-kg fish and ordered half of it grilled with salt and chilli and half for the hotpot. It sounds like too much for two people but we still made the plates empty, said Alex.
From the Eagle Island, tourists can book a tour to visit Trò An Hydroelectric Plant and War Zone DinBienâ Hoaø City,afamousbase during the American War.
The surroundings of Eagle Island are lush and green all year round. The water level can go shallow during the drought season from February to May and rise up again during the rainy season from June to September, continuing until the end of the year. Every day is a good day on the island. VNS YENÂ BAIÙ Some 70 Vietnamese and foreigners will take part in a paragliding festival in the north-western province of Yenâ Baiù from May 18 to 20.
The festival will be organised at the Khauâ Pha Mountain Pass in Muø Cang Chaiû District.
Participants will have a chance to compare paragliding experiences and techniques, and explore the beauty of the north-western region.
Situated 1,200 metres above sea level, Khauâ Pha Pass, 250km from Haø Noiä , has imposing mountains and forests covered in mist all year round.
It is one of the longest mountain passes in Vietä Nam.
When the rainy season starts in May, visitors can see glittering ponds on terraced fields before local farmers transplant rice seedlings.
The festival is organised by the Vietwings Haø Noiä Club and the Yenâ Baiù Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Sa Pa lodge named among worlds most unique places to visit
LAOØ CAI Sa Pa in the northern province of Laoø Cai has become increasingly attractive to visitors in recent years, making it important for those who love the pristine beauty of the town to find a place where they can breathe in the fresh air, dive into the green jungle, gaze over the vast paddy fields and experience ethnic culture.
has the answer: Topas Ecolodge in Banû Lòch Village.
Naming the lodge in its new list of Unique Lodges of the World, the US publisher says guests can wake in the morning to the mist rising with the sun, and spend your days exploring the surrounding forests and ethnic villages, and youll start to feel the pull of the hill tribes centuries-old lifestyle, native to these mountains and virtually untouched by the modern world.
The stilted common buildings at the heart of the lodge were sourced from a nearby community of ethnic Tayø people; and private guest bungalows swirl along the ridgeline, ensuring a spectacular view no matter which one you check in to.
Opened in 2005 on a mountaintop near Sa Pa Town, Topas Ecolodge offers its guests a rare experience of culture since there are five different ethnic groups in the region with distinctive languages and lifestyles.
The resort is the first in Vietä Nam and the fifth in Asia to make the list. VNS
Nearly natural: Trò An Lake is a man-made lake that exudes natural beauty with its spectacular display of the sun, sky, forest and wind.