Perfect weekend getaway at Suoi Da
If you are after a serene location to escape the noisy atmosphere of the city then Suoi Da (rocky stream) on Dinh Mountain is the perfect venue to relax in its beautiful landscape and pure atmosphere.
Suoi Da eco-tourist site is located at Tan Hai Commune, Tan Thanh District in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province just 80 kilometers from HCMC. It is a nice spot that not many people know about except local people and Buddhists who voyage to pagodas near the stream. Suoi Da has five small lakes at different heights but the fifth lake is the most popular as it is spacious and has the most beautiful view. The site has numerous spectacular waterfalls falling down from heights of hundreds of meters. Along the lakes and waterfalls are huge flat rocks under the shade of trees so tourists can enjoy a barbecue or swim under the cool and pure water or let loose their mind whilst listening to the rhythm of wooden bells and prayers echoing from pagodas.
|Tourists walk under the shade of bamboo on Dinh Mountain to discover Suoi Da Photos: Kieu Giang|
There’s a big enough road for motorcycles and cars to get to the foot of the 491-meter Dinh Mountain. On arrival, travelers can park their vehicles and walk on the hundreds of sloppy, rocky steps to discover the five lakes. If tourists have more time, they can discover a pagoda on the top of the mountain which is sacred to Buddhists.
It is recommended that you visit the stream during summer or the rainy season from June as it is cooler and has more water falling from the waterfalls. Tourists are advised to wear sandals or waterproof shoes to protect their feet from sharp and slippery rocks.
source form: thesaigontimes