Backpackers Charmed by Four-Story Waterfall Located in South-Central Vietnam’s Vast Wilderness

    Located in An Lao District, Bon Tang Waterfall is a popular destination for adventure travel enthusiasts. Often referred to as the ‘Da Lat of Binh Dinh’ due to its pleasant climate, the area boasts cool temperatures ranging from 22 to 24 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Visitors are captivated by the stunning beauty of Bon Tang Waterfall, making it a must-visit attraction.

    The picturesque Bon Tang Waterfall is located approximately 120 kilometers away from the bustling Quy Nhon City, which serves as the capital of Binh Dinh Province.

    Once tourists have journeyed by car to the forest edge, they are invited to embark on a captivating trek through the untouched primeval forest to witness the breathtaking waterfall.

    A Captivating Path to the Waterfall

    Embarking on the journey to the breathtaking waterfall is an experience that captivates tourists from all walks of life. Along the path, visitors are treated to a serene atmosphere, where strolling beneath the canopy of shaded trees allows them to immerse themselves in the natural beauty that surrounds them. The melodious tunes of birds and cicadas adding a touch of enchantment to the adventure. Prepare to be enchanted as you meander along this awe-inspiring route to the majestic waterfall.

    Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the sight of various wild orchids in full bloom, nestled along gentle streams, as well as the picturesque terraced rice fields belonging to local residents in the surrounding area.

    Admiring Bon Tang Waterfall amid a primeval forest in Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam

    After a leisurely stroll of approximately 45 minutes, adventurers will be rewarded with the splendid sight of the first waterfall in the enchanting Bon Tang Waterfall system. Situated at an elevation of 500-600 meters above sea level, this natural wonder is truly a sight to behold.

    The elegant waterfall gracefully cascades from a height of approximately 40 meters, resembling a delicate silk ribbon or the flowing tresses of a young woman amidst the enchanting beauty of untouched wilderness.

    As tourists ascend an additional 50 meters, they will encounter the second captivating waterfall. Two additional cascades are situated at higher elevations, specifically 50-100 meters above.

    In addition to marveling at the breathtaking natural scenery, visitors have the opportunity to indulge in the refreshing and crystal-clear stream that flows at the base of the waterfall. Moreover, they can marvel at the unique and diverse assortment of rocks, each possessing its own distinctive shape. Another highlight of the area is the chance to observe and capture the sight of trapdoor snails, which are renowned as a regional delicacy in An Lao District.

    Visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique cultural heritage of the H’re ethnic minority group in An Quang Commune, An Lao District.

    For an enchanting experience in An Lao, travelers should not miss the opportunity to visit An Toan Commune, also nicknamed as “Heaven’s Gate” in Binh Dinh. Here, one can indulge in the mesmerizing activity of cloud hunting.

    It is also highly recommended to savor the delightful sim wine, crafted from the luscious fruits of the indigenous rose myrtle. For a true taste of tradition, indulge in ruou can, a authentic wine blended from a combination of exotic ingredients like wild leaves, white potatoes, rice, and pristine water sourced from local streams, blended with onychostoma gerlachi and diplazium esculentum.

    Bon Tang Waterfall is wild and mighty. Photo: Dung Nhan / Tuoi Tre

    Bon Tang Waterfall is wild and mighty. Photo: Dung Nhan / Tuoi Tre

    For those venturing to the waterfall for the first time, it is advisable to seek guidance from local residents to ensure a smooth journey. It is also recommended to bring along snacks, drinks, and suitable measures to prevent encounters with leeches.

    Residents in the local area have discovered a highly effective method for removing leeches from their legs. By utilizing crushed lemongrass soaked in a specialized concoction of salt, lemon, and water, leeches are swiftly and effortlessly dislodged from the skin. This proven technique offers immediate relief and ease for those dealing with leech-related inconveniences.

    According to Do Tung Lam, vice-chairman of the district People’s Committee, Bon Tang Waterfall is being considered as a promising tourist destination by the district. As a result, a plan to leverage its potential is currently being developed.

    An aerial view of one of the waterfall of the Bon Tang Waterfall system in Binh Dinh Province. Photo: Dung Nhan / Tuoi Tre

    An aerial view of one of the cascades of the Bon Tang Waterfall system in Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Dung Nhan / Tuoi Tre

    According to Lam, district leaders have conducted a recent survey of the waterfall and are now in the process of planning the area for tourism development. The district anticipates releasing the finalized plans in mid-2024 with the aim of attracting potential investors.

    The An Lao District People’s Committee has developed a plan to construct a concrete road, measuring one meter in width and six to seven centimeters in thickness, through the forest. This initiative aims to enhance accessibility for tourists who wish to explore the scenic Bon Tang Waterfall.

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