Moving far away from the busy and bustling life of the center Hanoi, find a place to enjoy the natural and peaceful atmosphere is not difficult. In your trips around Hanoi, in a short distance, you can spend time going to visit some national parks where you can explore the wildlife and relax after a few days visiting famous places in Hanoi. Tam Dao National Park is the typical place for you to discover.
The weather in Tam Dao is cool all year round and is comparable to Sapa and Dalat. Nature has endowed Tam Dao a great scene that is poetic, secluded and quiet, majestic, and magical in the sight of wind and clouds, smog playing on the mountain and then swooping down to the grass; together with the houses along the slopes of mountains. Therefore, Tam Dao is an ideal place for travelers to rest and explore. The first feeling when you arrive Tam Dao is that this place seems to have a giant natural conditioning quietly puffing the cold air for the whole region.
Tam Dao is the name of a rocky mountain range in northeastern Vietnam, covering the area of the three provinces of Vinh Phuc, Thai Nguyen, and Tuyen Quang, about 85km from Hanoi city center. The reason why this place is called Tam Dao is that it was formed of three high mountains including Thien Thi, Thach Ban and Phu Nghia rising above the clouds. Tam Dao National Park has rich flora and fauna with diversified and rare species. Moreover, Tam Dao is also famous for scenic beauty attracting a lot of visitors.
First, Ba Chua Thuong Ngan (Mother of the Forests) Temple symbolizing for the worship of Mother Goddess in Vietnam is located at the foot of Thien Thi Mountain. To come there, visitors must go through 200 stone steps and bamboo forests. Here, you can admire the famous temple which keeps a beautiful legend of Mother Goddess living in the traditional culture of Vietnamese people. With the intact dreamy landscape of white clouds, this place becomes an attractive spiritual tourist destination in Tam Dao.
Second, Silver Falls appears beautifully in the deep valley with white silver water and sparkling sunshine reflecting the image of a rainbow. A small stream from a height of 50 m flushes water and drops in the wind the sound of the string, the sound of the forest and the sound of leaves hitting the cliff. All these sounds are like ancient languages. Visitors can stop and feel the breath of nature and enjoy the rare moments of the wildlife.
Rung Rinh Peak has lots of trees and picturesque hills, thus, you can not only admire a lot of orchids and hear chirping birdsong and see numerous butterflies gliding.
A place not to be missed when visiting Tam Dao is Heaven Gate. From Tam Dao town, going straight to the French church and turning left is Heaven Gate. Standing on the Heaven Gate overlooking the town of Tam Dao in the fog, visitors will see the strange beauty of Tam Dao. Hazy clouds wrapped around the body and the wind from the green pine forests can make you shudder in sweltering summer days.
The old church of Tam Dao is a tourist destination built very early in 1937, the parish here has built the church in the style of French architecture with 26m long, 11m wide. French resistance war era has made all the villas in Tam Dao completely destroyed, the church is the only structure preserved. This is an interesting sight, standing on the old church you can see the whole picture of nature of dreamy Tam Dao.
Discover all the beautiful sites in Tam Dao National Park is a meaningful experience for the visitors. Apart from exploring the wildlife in the forests, you can have time to relax in the peaceful atmosphere. It will help you to prepare a full energy for the next trips.