Located in the core zone of Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park,  on the bank of the Chay River, Dark Cave was operated for tourism by many domestic and international travel agencies. Dark Cave become one of the most attractive destinations in Quang Binh. Its formation is about 400-500 million years. During the American war, Dark cave was used as a bomb shelter.

In 1992, the cave was discovered by the British Caving Association. Due to the intense darkness covering the corners of the cave, they called it “ Dark”. The cave is 5.258m long, 80m high and 50m wide, including 2 doors: front door adjacent to Chay River (30m high, 10m wide) and back door (50m high, 20m wide). In the cave there are many wonderful stalactites with various shapes and colors. The old stalactites have turned color, the place is lemon yellow, white lime, moss green. In particular, the Dark Cave ‘s stalactites is with parasitic ferns. The image is rare in other caves.

Zipline from the high tower

According to scientists, these stalactites are remnants of the period of geological intense movement. The Dark cave has the underground river and a natural freshwater lake called Thuy Tien. Moreover, there is a mud late, the width about 20 m2 with essential minerals that is good for human health. In addition, Dark cave area is also home to animals such as: bat, swallow … especially Ha Tinh langurs – named in the Viet Nam’s Red Book.

Dark cave is managed by Phong Nha – Ke Bang Tourism Center, invested and operated with many attractive services. From the zipline tower, visitors can experience with a 400 meter long zipline service across the river to the front door of the Dark cave. After exploring and mud bathing in the cave, guests will kayak to discover the Chay river, then continue to swing the zipline to float down the river and participate in many exciting underwater games.

Mud bath in Dark cave

1, What should you bring ?

  • In order to prepare for the trip, you should prepare yourself a swimwear to take a mud bath.
  • And those who do not take a mud bath in the Dark cave, you can wear any clothes that you feel the most comfortable. But the best to swim is wearing swimsuits for swinging zipline.

2, How do visitors buy tickets ?

Because the ticket is not returned, you should determine in advance.

There are two types of tickets:

+ The first type: 450.000VND /a ticket.

The ticket  includes: zipline, kayak, mud bath, equipments (a zipline belt, a life jackets, a headlight, a helmet), other underwater games.

+ The second type: 370,000 vnd / a ticket

It includes: Zipline, Kayak, Life jackets, other underwater games.

3, What should you do to save time and enjoy quickly ?

When you buy tickets, you go quickly to change (choose clothes for each type of service). Get a life jacket in hand.

Then you line up in circles to wear the zipline belt. The guide will provide a headlight,  helmet. You should try the lamp. As the cave is so dark, you need the light.

After finishing all, please wear a life jacket and go onto the zipline tower to swing , mud bath, rowing the kayack , bathing stream, playing other games…

If you want to join the tours, you can refer more:

Paradise cave – Zipline – Chay river – Dark cave 

Phong Nha cave – Paradise cave

Paradise cave – Mooc spring



Nearly 30 years ago, a British woman was with her husband and the expedition. They have explored millions of kilometers through the forest, swum through hundreds of kilometers above the underground river … to come to Son Doong.

That woman is Debora, Howard Limbert‘s wife – the team leader of the British Cave Research Association.

In the 5 th may 2015, after nearly 30 years with searching, exploring and studying caves in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park (Quang Binh), Mr Howard recieved “Third Class Labor Medal” by the President. AT the award, Mr. Howard Limbert thanked to Mrs Debora – his wife, who is also the only woman of the expedition have been with him for almost 30 years to find and discover hundreds large and small caves in Phong Nha – Ke Bang.

In 1990, That was the first time the British expedition have explored the caves of Phong Nha – Ke Bang, the people here were very impressed. Because among the expedition more than a dozen people, there is only one woman. “That day, Mrs. Debora was very young and beautiful. But like other members of the expedition, she still had to carry many kilograms of devices on the back and through the forest, searched caves lasted for months. We really admire her “- a long-time staff workin in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park recalled.

Howard also shared many times, he did not expect to get his wife, a trusted partner like that. “I am extremely lucky to have her share the caving hobby. She is always with me, cares for me, and comes to everywhere I come in all the adventure expedition “- Mr Howard told lovingly.

Morever, Ms. Debora is a real expert of geodesy and mapping of caves, a member indispensable in the expedition. “For people to be able to visualize the shape of the cave system in Phong Nha – Ke Bang, Debora directly seted up field mapping, as well as helped experts to make 3D models.  And to have a ” 150km cave road ” in Phong Nha as everyone knows, her hard work is great “- Mr. Howard said.

Son Dong cave’s beauty.

In 2009, Son Doong was firstly announced as the world’s largest cave. Mrs Debora was the one who directly work with the largest news agencies in the world such as BBC, CNN, the cast and crew from Hong Kong, Britain, the United States … “leading the way” for them to Son Doong. And since then, the wonders, the stunning beauty of Son Doong has made millions of hearts sobbing and decide to discover …

This year already at the age of 57, but her enthusiasm about the trip through the forest to find new caves has not reduced. “I remember trips at the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 (57 caves have discovered), when the whole expedition came into together these areas without water, must learn to take water from the trunk taught by local people. We also see the huge bombs left over from the war … Now I just hope to have lots of health to continue to explore, look for more new caves “- Mrs. Debora shared.


In the past, war was a factor attracted to foreigners to Vietnam. But today, the amazing diversity of natural scenic attractions makes Viet Nam become a new destination for foreign filmmakers and visitors. Thereby, the beautiful and romantic images across all parts of the country are promoted effectively.

Here are the blockbusters filmed in Vietnam. If you are intending to travel Vietnam, you should take a moment to look over the films.


The film “Pao’s Story” won the “Golden Kite” award, which was produced in 2006. The context is Dong Van, Ha Giang.

Through films, the director has brought tourists to the lives of the people here, creating a feeling of closeness, warmth. The brilliant brocade colors of upland ethnic girls, the feeling of enjoying the fields of immense triangular circuit makes many tourists eager to visit this wonderful land.

Pao’s house – where the beauty hold visitors

Promote tourism from the cinema is one of the effective ways applied by countries in the world but is still new in Viet Nam. With tourism potential, beautiful views of the river, mountains, sea, Viet Nam is attracted to the crew, the actual program towards. If we know use well, that way the will be effective communication to numerous domestic and international travelers.


The romantic limestone mountains and the majestic beauty of Ha Long bay takes audiences into a “magical fairytale world” at Neverland lands.

Meanwhile, rice field images with winding river next to mountainside under blue sky of Ninh Binh becomes a mermaid lake in the movie scenes.

In particular, the scene at the entrance and inside the En cave in Quang Binh is used in a importance and attractiveness scene of the film. For these images, from mid-2014, 10 experts came En cave  located at Phong Nha Ke Bang national park to make 3D scenes, photographies and filming inside the cave structure. Then, the actors acted on the blue background and they puzzled again.

Overall, “Pan” is a highly entertaining film with beautiful pictures. The film is suitable for the all familes to enjoy. It emphasis on family love, friendship, encourages children to explore.


Launched in 2006, “The Chinese Botanist’s Daughters” won prizes at the World Film Festival Montreal and Toronto.


Tam Coc – Bich Dong is the context of the film. Friendly photos, rolling mountain forests of Ninh Binh has contributed to a tragic love between An and Ming. In addition to Ninh Binh, the film also was filmed in Sapa, Ha Tay.


Adapted from the famous novel by British writer Graham Greene, the film’s a story about a love triangle between Thomas Flowler, Pyle and Phoenix. The context is Indochina wars in the final stages.

The film was shot around the S-shaped strip of land, from Ha Noi, Ninh Binh, Hoi An, Da Nang to Sai Gon. The Director Dang Nhat Minh once said, “ The Quiet American has great scenes of Hanoi and Hoi An”.


“Indochina” is a 1992 French film set in colonial French Indochina during the 1930s to 1950s shot in Viet Nam. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 65th Academy Awards. Catherine Deneuve was also nominated for the best actress. This is the only Oscar nomination of Catherine Deneuve’s career to date.

Indochina has some scenes in Halong Bay, Thai Hoa Palace of Hue Citadel, Tu Duc Mausoleum (Hue), Tam Coc Caves in Ninh Binh flange.


Adapted from the novel of the same name, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The film told the story of the forbidden between a underage French girl with a wealthy Chinese boss.

Shot in 1989 and completed in 1990, this is the first film shot in Western Vietnam since 1975. In late 1991, Lover was released in Ho Chi Minh city. Viet Nam is the first country to watch the film.

Since being launched, the film has received good response from the audiences and filmmakers. The film won the Cesar Award and the Association of cinema sound editor.

Promote tourism from the cinema is one of the effective ways applied by countries in the world but is still new in Viet Nam. With tourism potential, beautiful views of the river, mountains, sea, Viet Nam is attracted to the crew, the actual program towards. If we know use well, that way the will be effective communication to numerous domestic and international travelers.



If you like adventure travel, the Chay River – Dark Cave (located in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park ) suitable destination to explore and experience.

Chay River is famous for green water. The river is more beautiful with woods and the imposing limestone cliff. Coming here, tourists like feeling adventurous can jump down the zipline (a form of swing) to drop into the cool waters, participate in water games or kayaking to admire the romantic scenery.

Boating on the Chay River about 5 kilometers, you will reach the Dark cave. The stalactites in this cave makes tourists impressive. Because of Located on the Chay River. So the cave has high humidity and its stalactites is covered with a large amount of moss creating a subtle blue. Entering the cave, darkness around the corner  making tourists’s experience more interesting.


You will experience the feeling of adventure when ziplining to Dark cave.

When discovering the Dark cave, you should be equipped headed flashlights to watch the stalactites in the cave, fossils of insects and molluscs clinging on limestone cliffs. It takes you about 1 km  to see a narrow slit winding muddy cave. Here, you will experience the interesting feeling when sliding down the slope with thick sludge rock (such as children’s slides), and then drop into a deep hole with slush for a relaxing soak . The mud in cave is very pure and beneficial to health because the underground river inside cave flows into the Chay River brought a huge amount of mud, to be purified by erosion and limestone blocks.

To enter the cave, you can swim or kayak.

According to the guide of NETIN TRAVEL, journey to conquer the Chay River – Dark cave is for people who have good health to discover the wonder of nature. However, if you do not want to participate in adventure activities, you still can have fun at the Chay River area, outside the Dark cave with fun sports activities underwater.


Moving in the shadows in the cave gives tourists a feeling of adventure.

If you don’t have experience in traveling by yourself, to ensure safety, you should book the tour.

Dark cave – Zipline – Paradise cave

1, Son Doong cave, Vietnam

Son Doong cave is located in  Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Tan Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. The cave is the largest natural cave in the world. The cave is a part of the underground system with more than 150 other connections in Vietnam near the border with Laos. The New York Times ranked Son Doong cave in 8th of 52 places you should visit in 2014.

Son Doong cave is very large with a length of at least 5 km, the equivalent capacity of 68 Boeing 777 aircraft. Even this figure may be larger.  According to scientists, today the most modern facilities has not fully explored the real length of this cave.

Eden in Son Doong Cave

Not only the enormous size, Son Doong cave is also famous for a variety of biological landscape. In the Son Doong cave, explorers discovered a primitive forests with rich vegetation. There wasn’t human traces inside. Experts have called the forest  in this cave “the Garden of Eden” to express the beauty of this aesthetic.

2, The gate of hell, Turkmenistan

Darvaza Crater is also known as the gate of hell with the giant fireplace. In 1971, the geologists drilled to a gas bag filled with methane. To avoid poisonous gas leakage, they decided to burn it and hoped the gas would run out within a few weeks. However, until now the flames are still burning here and never turn off.

3, Troll’s Tongue , Norway

Trolltunga is famous for Troll’s Tongue, a ledge jutting out at an altitude of 700 meters in the Ringedalsvatnet lake. Scientists believe that this rock was generated about 10,000 years due to the disintegration of the large rock.

4, Stairs to Heaven, Oahu, Hawaii

Haiku is popular for “Stairs to Heaven”. It was built in the 1940s as a part of the communications network of the US during the World War 2. From here, visitors can watch the pretty scenery, Oahu . However, recently the storm has damaged stairs, so it isn’t used  any longer.

5, Devil’s pool , Zimbabwe and Zambia

This is a small lake located on the  Victoria Falls border between two African countries. It is at an altitude of 108 meters. The guests can take a dip and enjoy the interesting feeling, “suffocation” on the banks of the falls.

6, The cliff, Moher, Ireland

The cliffs can reach more than 200 meters high above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head. This is one of the attractions of Ireland and visitors can admire but not necessarily on the edge of the cliff cycling.

7, Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska, United states

This cave is located in the glacier with 19 km length at Mendenhall Valley. It is accessible by kayak. A new study says that the glacier was shortened more than 3 m in 1958 because of the warming of the earth.

8, The Kjeragbolten rock, Rogaland, Norway

This famous rock is situated at an altitude of 984 m. The rock is the favourite place for tourists who love adventure in the world  taking pictures but they will have to go through a long journey about 1,000 m mountain road.

9, “Swings in the end of the world”, Ecuador

Swinging in seismic monitoring stations in Ecuador is considered one of the most dangerous games in the world. Here, visitors swing up while the bottom is a scary canyon.

10, Neptune Islands, Australia

Since 2002, this is the only place in Australia licensed for shark cage diving. Thus, visitors will have the opportunity to come closer to white sharks. However, you should make sure your hands and feet are always in the cage.


The june is also close to the wedding season, the bridegrooms are finding places to record  beautiful moments who should not miss the wedding albums with mysterious Viet Nam caves. You will have impressive and beautiful pictures.

Now we would like to introduce bridegrooms a few suggestions – the caves aren’t only famous for tourists but also the young people to record the memorable moments with wedding albums.

 1, Phong Nha – Quang Binh

The romantic marriage proposal photo on the boat in the River Son, Phong Nha.

Located at Ke Bang limestone moutain in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, Phong Nha cave attracts people by mystery and clear water of Son River. Phong Nha cave is the place not popular for domestic people but also foreign tourists.

formed over 250 million years ago, caves have an average elevation of 600 meters, a narrow precipice. Surroundings really makes many people admired its beauty. Should you choose Phong Nha cave where you have wedding photos, you will have memorable time.


The extremely charming bride is in a wedding dress on beautiful Son river.

Every year close to the wedding season, couples come here to make shimmering wedding photo albums. The stars in Vietnam showbiz  also choose this cave to visit and keep  for themselve the memorable moments of life.


A Viet Nam couple had the super grand wedding album throughout Viet Nam .

Coming to the mystical Phong Nha Cave, each one has different imagination when looking at stalactites. But surely, you will have impression with this hospitable land.

2, Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Ninh Binh

Tam Coc – Bich Dong (located in Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province) is a harmonious scenic like “Ha Long Bay on land” by gorgeous mountains, interesting caves, the charming river. There are many famous sights. If you are looking for a peace and romantic space to travel or take wedding photographs, the Tam Coc – Bich Dong will be the ideal destination.

Tam Coc means three caves: “Hang Ca”, “Hang Hai” và “Hang ba”. Each view is a different beaty.

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The romantic picture is as a footage. The couple lost in a different world, no hustle, no bustle.

Wedding photos in Tam Coc – Bich Dong are always  mysterious and beautiful daydream.

3, Lung Khuy cave, Ha Giang

considered as the most beautiful cave, Lung Khuy was found on the rocky plateau of Dong Van, Hang Lung Khuy cave have recently been operated for tourism. It is also the  destination where couples admire romantic atmosphere.

Was discovered in early 2015, Lung Khuy is identified as the heritage having many geological values with the length up to 300m. The cave is still wild with magnificent stalactites.

The bridegroom seem to  lose in wonderland

Officially opened last year for the flower festival in Ha Giang (Hoa Tam Giac Mach). Up to now Lung Khuy cave has welcomed thousands tourists to visit. The deeper we discover, the more magnificent the cave is. Most  stalactites is yellow, the cave has no human interaction with numerous interesting shapes.

Happy couples will have the memorable time and beautiful albums when going to the most wonderful Vietnam caves!


 1, Huong Tich cave is in the national tourist area of Huong Son, in My Duc district, Hanoi. In March 1770, Lord Trinh Sam visited the cave and named it “Nam Thien De Nhat Dong” (the most beautiful cave of Vietnam).

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

There are many stalactites with strange shapes in the cave. They are named based on the shapes, such as Bau Sua Me (Mother’s Breast), Hoa Phien Nao (Sorrow Flower), Dun Gao (Rice Dune), Dun Tien (Money Dune), Cay Vang (Gold Tree), Cay Bac (Silver Tree). There is also the “road to heaven” and the “road to hell “. The Kwan Yin green stone statue is carved beautifully and is a very old and valuable  statue.

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

2, Tam Coc – Bich Dong is called the “Ha Long Bay on land” of Ninh Binh. Tam Coc means three caves, including ” Ca” , ” Hai ” and ” Ba “. All the caves were created by the Ngo Dong River that runs through mountains. The only means of transport to discover Tam Coc is a boat. The journey to discover Tam Coc – Bich Dong is also associated with the visit to the temples in these caves.

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

3, Dau Go Cave is on Dau Go Island in Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province. It is divided into three main compartments. This is the first compartment.

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

4, Thien Cung Cave in the north of Dau Island. On the cliff is a monumental painting recreating the fairytale characters. In the center are four huge pillars.

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

5, Phong Nha Cave is located in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. The way to Phong Nha Cave. Like other caves, Phong Nha has unique rocks named the Lion, the Unicorn, the Royal Palace or Buddha.

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

6, Thach Dong is Located in My Duc Commune, about 5 km from the center of Ha Tien town. Thach Dong mountain is a steep limestone block. It is 90 meters above sea level and about 45 m in diameter. It has two main entrances. The wood-made Tien Son Temple is inside the cave. It was built in 1790 and rebuilt in 2003. The case is associated with the Vietnamese fairytale “Thach Sanh” so it attracts a lot of tourists

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

7, Son Doong is one of the largest caves in the world. It is located in Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. The cave was discovered in 1991 by a local man named Ho Khanh. However, until 2006 the discovery of this cave was announced. The tour to Son Doong is offered by Oxalis, at the price of $3,000 a person. All tours to 2016 have been fully books.

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam

Seven world-famous caves of Vietnam


Hang Son Doong is located deeply in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in the central of Vietnam, which was recognized as the world’s largest cave.

Son Doong cave was discovered first by a resident in Quang Binh in 1990. But not until 2009, a new British expedition determined that “ this cave is the largest cave in the world with a height of about 200m, 150m width and approximately 5km long”. In the cave there are a river and a dense forest.

The entrance is quite small and mist from the cave, caused by the cooler air inside meeting the hot air outside, rises into the surrounding forest. Visitors must descend 80m down a steep wall with the use of harnesses and ropes.

The huge temperature difference also creates moving clouds of mist, especially near the two karst windows, which gives the cave its magically surreal atmosphere.

The river with rapid speed has made the spectacular caves, is such as strong through the first part of the cave. If explorers want to discover the Son Doong cave, you should go in the dry season. Because the water level is low that makes your tour more perfect. In the rainy season, the water level is dangerous.

The heart of Son Doong cave is full of mysterious sinkholes which are formed by erosion and subsidence. These sinkholes allow sunshine to shine inside, help plants grow faster.

In the cave there is a rainforest, located under the earth’s surface. This forest is considered one of the wonders of the world…
Currently, the tour to Song Doong Cave has been exploited with a price “3000$” lasting 6 days 5 nights. Only 500 tickets sold every year.

We are two passionate travelers in Southeast Asia always trying to discover new beautiful places . On 21st May this year we organized with the travel agency Netin Travel in Dong Hoi – Quang Binh a trip along the river to the Tam Lu waterfalls . The pick up service arrived on time in the morning at our hotel with a comfortable van and we were accompanied by guides who made our trip absolutely enjoyable and fun . After just 20 km we reached the bank of the river where a steel boat was waiting for us with his captain on board.

Tourists on way to Tam lu waterfall

we boarded and we finally started sailing along the river to what it would have taken a unique and unforgettable experience .

Tam lu waterfall

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Try to imagine an absolutely pristine landscape of lush shores and mountains covered by a bright green vegetation and you will understand what we are talking about.

The natural beauty of this stretch of the river is absolutely breathtaking . Rarely seen houses of fishermen along the shore as well as boats that slowly move on the surface of the river hopeful directed towards the hoped-for daily fishing. Curious glances of locals accompany us during our journey.

Tam lu waterfall

In the final stretch of our trip an impressive karst mountains’ path protect from wind the calm waters of the river and after about two hours of great naturalistic observation we arrive the most exciting section of the navigation.

Now we can understand why the hull of the boat is made of steel ; literally we begin to ride the shallow waters where rounded rocks outcrop from the surface . you can hear the rocks groped to bite the hull but the boat comes out  absolutely winner in this competition, ride the surface and after the last climb in front of our eyes the spectacular stretch of Tam Lu waterfalls . The beauty of these waters spilling greets us in showers is astonishing.The boat gains inexorably on the wave of the water’s foam and finally draw near to the shore , stopping in the  green area that will become our picnic zone.

The Netin travel ‘s guides have really thought of everything : a delicious lunch awaits us. prepare even a campfire to roast two chickens served with rice and cold local beers.  We spend a couple more hours of delighting great food surrounded by an untouched nature. Would never have thought to be exclusive guests of such a beautiful place.

But like all dreams, even the most beautiful are intended to end because it ‘ s time to go home . We return to the boat and back to the minivan sliding gently on the water .

We will always remember this experience as unique and exclusive as only a natural uncontaminated place can give.We can’t wait to showing the photos to our friends and to advise them to embark on the same adventure .

Mirko and Suna

1, Sweet potato cakes – “Bánh Rế  ” in Phan Thiet


The “Banh re” cake is a kind of snack that every kid love to eat. It is made from sweet potatoes. After washing and rejecting the cover of sweet potatoes, the locals shave sweet potatoes into fibers and fried them till well done with good smell. Next, they dip fried sweet potatoes into caramel for a while then put it on a tray to dry out. People come to Mui Ne usually buy banh re cakes as a gift when returning home.

banh re

A bag of Phan Thiet sweet potato cakes costs  from 10,000 – 20,000 VND. It is a cheap but attractive for first-time visitors to enjoy. Many shops with these cakes are around the Phan Thiet market and Mui Ne.

2, Flat bread –  “Bánh căn” is a popular cakes in the South Central region.


“Bánh Căn” is a popular cake in the central province of Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan. Cakes shaped base with cakes Khot near in the southern provinces, but a completely different way. If rice flour cakes Khot was “fried” (because there used grease), the rice flour cake base is “baked”.


Flat breads are usually served with raw vegetables, green mango fibroblasts, onion, cucumber chopped strands. Sauce is usually diluted, garlic, chili … or water fish stock (usually scad).

3, fermented pork skin – “ Bánh Tré” in Binh Dinh


Tourists aren’t only attracted by unique taste, but also impressed by the special shape like a broomstick of ” Bánh Tré” – fermented pork skin. Guests passing Binh Dinh will be very surprised to see a lot of small broom hanging on the roadside shop sales. When asked the local people let you know this new unique dish called fermented pork skin. This is a famous specialty of central especially in Binh Dinh.


To add flavor to the dish appealing, it is served with assorted vegetables, pickles, peppers dipped in garlic sauce or chutney. Fermented pork skin Binh Dinh makes anyone who once enjoyed are unforgettable full gamut of flavors from sour, spicy, salty, sweet …

4, Red plastic – ” Hồng khô” hanging in Da Lat – exclusive specialties, unusual fogging

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“Hồng Khô” retains the natural sweet flavor, quite soft and flexible within the famous specialty of Da Lat. Guests traveling Dalat least once looking to buy the dried persimmons hanging nutty. Specialties are made from fresh red fruit flattened shape flattened, rounded, concave in the middle, around the slightly bulging. All flavors of red fruit are unchanged from sweet supple and flowing.

You can get to visit the rose garden near the Bao Dai Palace III area located on Vietnam Trieu Vuong, ward 2, Da Lat or riding about 5 km in an east – south to Pass Mimosa. The gardens with light yellow roses covered the area will give you a feeling of ecstasy to unforgettable. You can take photos, enjoy local and buy these boxes hanging pink as a gift for a loved one.

5, “Bánh bột lọc”  in Quang Binh

“Bot loc” cakes is a specialty of Quang Binh, Hue, Quang Tri. Thanks to the taste of tapioca flour and ground pork and the different way of processing shrimps, the cake leaves unforgettable feelings.

Banh Loc

Stuffed with sautéed shrimps and sliced pork belly, the cake of flat tube shape is wrapped in banana leaves and then steamed. After a few minutes, the flour cover turns pliant and translucent, so we can spot the eye-catching pink shrimp inside the cake. For the cake without banana leaves, so-called clear tapioca cake, the cake is boiled not steamed; therefore, the flavor is a little more chewy but less fragrant than the other. Scallion oil, rendered pork fat and fish sauce colored with green chilly are ideal complements.


6, “ Chè Trôi Nước” in Ha Noi

Che Troi Nuoc

The sweetness of sugar, the fat in coconut milk, green bean’s fleshy, “Chè Trôi Nước” – Sweet soup is very attractive to both Vietnamese people and foriegn people. You should find to eat once when visiting Ha Noi. Especially, the food makes you feel warmer in cold days.

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A bowl of “Chè Trôi Nước” is very simple but it is delicious. Once thinking about it, most of the Ha Noi people always miss home when going away.

7, Conjugal cakes“ Bánh Phu Thê” in Bac Ninh

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Banh Phu The

The conjugal cakes are normally served at Vietnamese weddings and used as a wedding invitation or taken by the man’s family to the woman’s family on engagement day. It is the reason why the local people call them “conjugal cakes”.  If visitors have the opportunity to visit Bac Ninh in spring, you could not miss  enjoy these cakes.

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“Banh phu the”  is a lot more interesting in texture and flavor. In the real one, the cake has it green color and flavor by being steamed inside its box…

8, Five colors sticky rice – “ Sôi ngũ sắc” in Ha Giang

Xoi Ngu Sac (Sticky rice with 5 colors)

Whenever going to Ha Giang or Tuyen Quang, you must taste Five colors sticky rice whose beautiful name can make us image how special this food is. It is an important dish that can not be forgotten by Tay ehtnic minority people, especially at Tet holiday or festival occasions, ect. The Tay believe if someone eat away iridescence in the holidays, the festival will have a lot of luck, good.

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A special feature of this dish is the five color (white sticky rice, red, blue, purple, yellow). White is the color of rice materials, the remaining color is formed by soaking the rice with water leaves and roots of forest trees.

9, Bee sweet soup – “ Chè Con Ong” in Phu Tho

In winter, Phu Tho people often cook  “ Chè Con Ong” and drink tea . The combination is wonderful. That makes them feel warmer in the cold day. This dish is gradually famous in the North Vietnam Plains and Midlands.

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“Chè con ong” is ladled out each small bowl or small plate. These particles when cooked glutinous rice. The dark color of bee sweet soup as the color of bees so they call the dish “ Chè con ong” – Bee sweet soup.

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Che Con Ong

10, “Banh Xeo” cakes in Da Nang

Banh Xeo

These savoury pancakes are absolutely divine. Stuff them full of bean sprouts, prawns and pork or chicken, and enjoy the crunch.

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Banh Xeo

Gaitri says: “The Vietnamese word ‘xeo’ (pronounced ‘sayo’) represents the sizzling sound made when the batter for these pancakes hits the pan. Ingredients, preparation and names vary across the country, and southerners are reputedly more generous with the filling than northerners. Eat them the Vietnamese way: wrap bits in lettuce leaves with herbs to taste. Or serve folded, as a wrap in its own right, doubling the amount of filling.”