Indochina Highlight

Travel Indochina to explore the most beautiful landscapes, meet the most friendly locals and try the most special food in each place where you land. Indochina is included Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, and with a lot of the wonderful natural and cultural heritages sites in these three countries, your tour to Cambodia is sure very fun and worth.

Nowadays, it is also easy and convenient for the tourist to combine to travel Indochina, and to get a suitable trip, then you should start the trip in Vietnam, then forward to Cambodia, finally travel Laos because it is very convenient for you to take a bus, a short flight or even by hydrofoil from Ho Chi Minh City the most bustling city in Vietnam to enter to Cambodia, and from Cambodia you should catch a short flight to Laos. Depending on your long period permits to cover full highlights of Indochina, but normally at least you also need around 7-15 days to encompass all main highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. And, travel to each country in Indochina, then you should miss to travel main sights such as with Vietnam you must see Hanoi the capital of Vietnam, then Halong Bay where was accepted as one of the natural heritages sites in the world by UNESCO, Hue and Hoi An these are the main two sites belong to the central of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City or still called Saigon the most bustling and busy city of Vietnam, the Mekong River delta (if you have more time and prefer to meet the ethnic locals in the mountainous areas of Vietnam, then you must travel Sapa where is available the most mighty landscapes in the northern Vietnam).

From Ho Chi Minh City, you should catch a short flight to Cambodia (Siem Reap or Phnom Penh), if you have around 3 days, then you should catch a hydrofoil from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh to cover the main sites of Phnom Penh the capital of Cambodia, then catch a short flight (or the local bus) from Phnom Penh to go to Siem Reap where is available the great cultural structure of Angkor Wat Temple as well Angkor Temple Complex (please note that it takes around 8 hours by the local bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, but it is just around 50 minutes by a flight for this way).

From Siem Reap, you should catch a short flight to Laos (Luang Prabang or Vientiane), if you have around 3-4 days, then you should visit both of Luang Prabang and Vientiane), if you have a short time, then please choose Luang Prabang because this place was accepted by UNESCO as one of the cultural heritages sites in the world, this destination is very special and different from any other site in the world, it is very peaceful and tranquil, travel Luang Prabang you will have a chance to meet the most honest and friendly locals as well as explore the special historical structures which were preserved very very carefully by the government as well as people at here.

Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra - The Peace in the Heart of Son Tra Peninsula

Just over 10 kilometers from Danang, located in the heart of Son Tra Peninsula, but Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra seems to be an unfamiliar name to many tourists and locals.

Basically, Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra is not a resort but an area to grow, take care and protect forests. That’s why this region is not so popular on tourist map, almost known by few locals and passionate backpackers who love exploring "strange" and new site.

Initially, this place was called Truong Mai ecotourism area, later renamed Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra - a name evoking the romance, where there are mountains, water and lush green vegetation all year round.

To get to Nhat Lam Thuy Trang, you have to pass through a winding road, along the way to Fairy Chessboard and turn left at the T-Junction to the highest peak of Son Tra Peninsula. The path leading to this location is sometimes steep uphill, sometimes nearly vertical downhill, challenging visitors but in return, you can enjoy the tree-lined roadsideand the entire vastness of the sea and the city Danang from afar.

Situated in a quite deep area within the mountain, Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra therefore is uncrowded, henceits natural landscape still retain original and wild features. It almost known by a little number of locals and passionate adventurous backpackers.

To Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra, you will experience many interesting things like discovering Nai streams and famous bewildered banyan tree which is nearly 1,000 years old. Due to the banyan tree looks like a deer, so it’s called the “Deer banyan tree” or “bewildered deer banyan tree”. This banyan tree has been dubbed the “magic eye” of Indochina and proud to become the first Heritage Tree in Danang few years ago.

The tree is 20 meter tall, with 9 branching roots plug approximately 12m underground in different shapes. The body of the tree was sawn in two part, forming two pairs of front and back legs of the deer. The widespread and high rise shade looks like spindly elk horns. Strange shapes of the tree made many curious tourists visiting this place.

Nearbythe banyan tree is Nai (deer) stream,where you can see the rocks in the dry season, and sit back, listen to all jungle sounds. Also, next to the stream are a few watchtowers that tourists can stop and go fishing in the stream bed. 

Especially, tourists should not ignore coconut wine, considered a typical drink which is processed and stored in a coconut with sweet taste anda little inherent aromatic fermented coconut water.

Not too far from the center of Da Nang, plus with wild beauty, Nhat Lam Thuy Trang Tra is the ideal address for travelers looking for a peaceful place to immerse in nature after tiring, hard working days.

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