King Kong Movie Location: Vietnam, Ninh Binh, endless cave system

King Kong Movie Location: Vietnam, Ninh Binh, endless cave system

The majestic waterfall of Ban Ba

The majestic waterfall of Ban Ba

Ha Long Bay on Mountain

Ha Long Bay on Mountain

Trang An - The cultural and natural heritage of the world

Trang An - The cultural and natural heritage of the world

Our journey through Vietnam led us to a Province Called Ninh Binh. a friendly place where there are massive river cave systems in which you can ride a bout through for as little as $7 US, well worth it! it goes for 2 hours and the cave system is awesome the whole way! Vietnam has many beautiful places but the was by far one on the most amazing this we did.

 

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The Ban Ba waterfall is located on the Phieng Khang mountainside in Trung Ha commune, Chiem Hoa district, 70 km from Tuyen Quang city.

From Chiem Hoa, there is a small road of about 25 km long leading to the waterfall deep in the jungle.Legend has it that in the old days, there was a young couple from a distant place came here to live and set up Lac Ban village in the neighboring province of Ha Giang. Days went by, and the village of Lac Ban became more crowded.

Lac Ban village maintained an annual event: a bamboo rafting competition at the nearby small waterfall to show the power and braveness of boys. That waterfall swept away many people. The families of these victims cried for many days for the dead and their tears mixed in water to form the large waterfall today. That annual event has no longer existed.

The Ban Ba waterfall has a length of about 3 km, created by three major layers of waterfall. The first waterfall is called Tat Cum, the second called Tat Cao and the third called Tat Gio. Between these layers are small waterfalls with the height of 5-7 m, small canyons and the blue water ponds.

The surrounding ecosystem is the ancient woods of a few hundred years old, with many precious woods and tangled vines. Vegetation is rich, with a lot of bird species and colorful butterflies. From afar, Ban Ba waterfall falls down, creating picturesque scenery. At the foot of the waterfall, the fields are lush all year round. Tay, Nung people build their houses on the mountain slopes, hidden in the valley. Tourists visit this place fully enjoy the pristine and romantic scenery.

The Ban Ba waterfall was recognized as National Monument in 2007 and is one of the destinations of nature lovers and those who love adventurous explorations.

Besides visiting the spectacular waterfall deep in the primeval forest, you can also visit the jungle with many precious plants. After a long trip, you should stop to taste a meal with bamboo shoots, sticky rice, chicken, fish sauce and the delicious specialties of Tuyen Quang.

Source: Vietnamnet


 

Ha Long Bay (also "Halong Bay") is in northern Vietnam, 170 km (105 mi) east of Hanoi. The bay is famous for its scenic ocean karst topography and is often included in lists of natural wonders of the world. Ha long Bay is a bay located in the area of the Gulf of Tangkia, north of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. It has an area of 1,500 square kilometers and has a coastline about 120 kilometers away from Hanoi. The name was based on the pronunciation in the Vietnam language "Viet Nam Ha Long".

See In Ha long Bay, there are around 1969 limestone rising from the sea. On top of each island has a massive amount of trees. There are several large caves located within the island. The biggest cave in the Bay area is a wooden cave, formerly known as the Grotte des Island. The largest islands in the Bay area Gad bah Island and Tuan Chau Island. There are people living permanently in these islands. On these islands, there are many beaches and hotels serving the tourists. Some small island is the Habitat of several animal species, such as chickens, antelope, wild monkeys and species of lizards. These islands are named from the shape such as Koh Chang, Koh Kaichon, Koh Langka etc.

The Ha Long Bay archipelago is made up of 1,969 islands, both settled and uninhabited. These can be accessed from various ports, though in the special case of Cat Ba you can also arrive either by car, motorbike or bus (via Haiphong) or combined bus/boat (from Hanoi via Halong City).

This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular place for tourists and it is good to know that large parts of Ha Long Bay are officially protected from development. The islands vary greatly in size and shape as well as structure.

 

Source: Wiki Travel


Trang An Grottoes (7 km from Ninh Binh), an easy bicycle ride away, Trang An Grottoes is similar to Tam Coc but with many more caves to pass through. Most caves have been widened in order for the boats to pass through and as result their natural beauty has been compromised. The first two caves are the most natural and beautiful but are also tight in places, so watch your head. 

Lots of concrete structures are being built all over the place and rice paddies are disappearing fast but hopefully this area will not lose its splendor. The site was mainly built for Vietnamese and Chinese tourists. However, you are much less likely to be bothered by vendors selling beverages and hand embroidered gifts. 

As with Tam Coc it is best to go early in the morning or in late afternoon (last boat is 4pm) to avoid the buses of tour groups coming from Hanoi. Ride takes about 3 hours with short couple stops to visit some temples. Each boat leaves with 4 people, but will leave with more or fewer depending on the demand. 15,000 parking fee for bikes, but you could park them near some restaurants just next to the parking if you are willing to take a little risk 150,000 per person.

Source: Wiki Travel