Cham island is 18 kilometers from Cua Dai (Hoi An) to the East, It has 8 islands altogether named according to their shapes or characteristics. They are the Lao (pear), Dai (long), La (leave), Kho Con (small dry), Kho Me (large dry), Tai (ear), Mo (tomb) and Nom (east wind) islands. Moreover, Cham island has some fishing villages and many poetic beaches that look like the beaches discribed in the novel of the American writer- Ernest-Hemingway- of “ The old man and the sea” .
The sea has stone bands and twinkle coral reefs creating a fanciful gardens under the bottom of the sea with hundreds of millions species of fish and tropical seafood. On the island, there is a plentiful animal system, precious birds: Yen (swallow) habititats together with the other species.
Tourists will enjoy the fresh atmosphere of the sea with clean white sand, cool water and enter in to the daily activities in warm welcome of the residents in fishing village to see the beautiful scenic spots: Huong beach, Lang beach, Anchorage site and Hai Tang pagoda. Tourists can conquer the high hills, enjoy camping-fire nights while having the famous special food such as Land crab, andlimpets (Vu sao vu nang)...
Cham Island is also a trading port of Cham’s Kings and foreign countries and it is recorded in many historical books of Viet Nam.
Ban Than Tow:
Along the coast line of Quang Nam with blue water and white sand, there suddenly emergs a black rock cliff heaping up like coal, it is 2 kilometers in length and 40 metres high, combined with a stone edge to make a unique natural sculpture. From the top of Ban Than, tourists can look out over the vast area of sea, with Cham island and Ong Island in the long distance. Mingling between sea and sky, Binh Than is tottery and create dizzy feeling. Ban Than tow is a beautiful landscape for men who like risky adventure and discovering grandiose nature.
Ban Than Tow is located in Tam Hai District - Nui Thanh Dist., 3 kilometres northeast of Bai Rang beach as the crow fliesThu Bon River:
Originating from Ngoc Linh mountaintop of 2598 meters high, Thu Bon, at beginning, is just a small river flowing silently throughout the stone edges in the west of Quang Nam. Thanks to increasing water output from Tien, Tranh rivers in the area of Tra My and Tien Phuoc districts, Thu Bon river had raised alluvial soil for Que Son, Dai Loc and Duy Xuyen lands. From here, Thu Bon and Vu Gia rivers join together before splitting in two somewhere in Dien Ban: the northern is the main river called Thu Bon (another name Cho Cui river), the southern is the smaller branch called Ba Ren. Close to the sea, Thu Bon and Ba Ren rivers join up with the Truong Giang river which passes through Hoi An ancient town and ends up in the Cua Dai sea. On a boat trip down Thu Bon river, tourists will pass through many reputed villages known for their breeding of silkworms and famous landscapes such as the Hon Kem Da Dung, Nong Son coal mine, and Dai Binh tree and fruit villages. Stopping in river wharf, tourists can participate in the countryside market place, enjoy the sweet ho-heave-ho melody, listen to story about Puong Chao, Bo Bo Madam and study the legend of Thu Bon River in the war of national defense.Hon Kem - Da Dung Landscape:
Beautiful and poetic, Hon Kem is located in the area of Que Lam and Que Phuoc District - Que Son Dist. Thu Bon River widens here to creat a deep large lake. At sunrise and sunset, a mist spreads across the water creating a magical scenery.
“ Ngo len Hon Kem Da Dung
Thuong cha nho me qua chung, bau oi!”
“ As raising up Hon Kem Da Dung
Oh! How much I miss my mum and dad!”
Hon Kem Da Dung is has inspired many poems, music, and pictures of the Vietnamese people and is the pride of Quang Nam.
Hon Kem Da Dung is the location of the insurgent army base of the province chief Nguyen Duy Hieu (Nguyen’s dynasty) and the base of the national hero Hoang Van Thu in the struggle against French colonialists.
Hon Kem Da Dung not only attracts tourists by its beatiful and poetic landcape but also by many secret ancient words of the Cham people carved on the sheer rocks of tens of tons in weight reflected in Thu Bon river.Phu Ninh Reservoir:
7 kilometres west of Tam Ky, Phu Ninh Reservoir is an irrigation works with capacity for about half of billion cubic metres of water and a surface of 3.433 hectares. This work was started in 1977 and finished ten years later. Apart from the advantages for developing irrigation, aquiculture, power-electricity, forest, agriculture and providing water for recreation.... Phu Ninh is also an ideal ecotourism area with cool air and diversified fauna all year round. There are 14 species of animal recorded in the Red Book. From this high site, tourists can view the huge reservoir with many islands covered mountains, and green forest. Tourists can take a boat around the islands enjoy the poetic and impressive beauty among the vast green forest areas. The Chap Tra valley is a mineral resource found in the middle of the quiet lake. This mineral resource is used for medical treatment such as bile, liver, and stomach diseases...
Now, Phu Ninh Reservoir is developing tourism through a variety of attractive ecotourism ideas: excursion, picnic, fishing, hot water bathe and medical treatment with hot water.Bo Bo Hill:
Consisting of 4 main hills in succession with an area of 280 hectares bordering Dien Tien and Dien Tho Districts - Dien Ban Dist., this area possesses poetic scenery, with green caribe-pine forest, quiet water and fresh cool air all year round. Further South from the hill top, the scenery of villages, countryside, rivers look like a vivid picture. In the war against French colonialists, Bo Bo was an important strategy location. In 1939, French colonialists chose this place as a military defense base for protecting Da Nang City. There was also an extended bitter fighting between the French army and Quang Nam troops. Bo Bo’s victory on the 19th of July 1954 was a final struggle of Viet Nam before signing the Geneva agreement one day later, to stop the French colonial war in Indochina. To commemorate this victory, a memorial was built on the hill.
Currently, Bo Bo is being planned to develop tourism by investing in pleasure-house, camping site, restaurants, entertainment services, and zoological park.
Bo Bo hill is 15 kilometres SouthWest of Da Nang and 25 kilometres northwest of Hoi An.
Ecotourism site of Duy Son II hydroelectricity:
The hydroelectric dam project was started in 1975. This was the first major project of the Vietnamese people, showing the creative spirit and extraordinary energy of Labour Hero Luu Bang - The Head of Duy Son Co-operative II and that of the local people. The hydroelectric Dam lies on the sloping hilltops, and stands by the poetic green lakes, the stone springs and the casuarina forest. Coming here, tourists can go on a tour of the plant before climbing up to upper reaches or enjoying picnic in miraculous rock caves standing by springs flowing from the mountain. . And now, Duy Xuyen local authority is scheming for investment in exploitation tourism and services of entertainment in this area.
Ecotourism Site of Duy Son II hydroelectricity locates in Duy Son District - Duy Xuyen Dist., and is 5 km south of Tra Kieu imperial city. Thuan Tinh Ecological Tourism Zone:
Located in the river islet with the area of 50 hectares, Thuan Tinh looks like a buoy floating at the lower section of Thu Bon river. Thuan Tinh is a typical ecological tourism zone in Hoi An town. Arriving here, tourists will enjoy the poetic natural landscapes. Under the green nipa and willow forests howling in the wind, tourist can row a boat on river or take part in the folk games, go fishing, watch water puppet performance or contemplating handicrafts and fine arts displayed in the ancient house with typical Vietnamese countryside style.. Tourists can also go camping, enjoy reading and picnic under the shadow of tree leaves or relax in the bungalows well-equiped with facilities.
With a distance of 3 kilometres from Hoi An ancient town, tourists will find it is very convenient to travel by land or river from Hoi An to here.Suoi Tien (Fairy Spring):
Suoi Tien Spring is located in Que Phu - Que Son Dist., 15 kilometres from Huong An cross road along the provincial road No. 611 to the West. Suoi Tien is related to the legend of male deities and a woodsman that passionately playing chess.
Suoi Tien Spring is an ideal tourist attraction including 14 waterfall chains flowing slowly in the middle of the superb forest, like a fairyland scene. In the riverhead, from 400 meters high, the stream falls down to the large rocks making to the white spume and the vivid constant sound at whispers roaring in the large forest. Apart from seeing the beautiful landscape and being in the water of the cool pond, tourists can visit the vestige of the Vanguard Youth Women Ba Thao battalion standing by the waterfall in struggle against the Imperialists.Mineral Water resource of Tay Vien:
Many local people think that Tay Vien is a herbal remedy garden located in the West of Que Son Dist because there are many kinds of precious aloe wood and medicinal plants here. Another tale relates that Tay Vien is a place of poetic landscapes like a fairyland paradise in the west.
From Dong Phu town (Que Son Dist.,) to Trung Phuoc Hamlet passing spectacular Le pass on the small field of Que Loc district, tourists will see two mineral water pits always boiling. That is Tay Vien mineral water which the local people call the Ong (sir) and Ba (madam) pits, flowing from Hon Tau Mountain. It always has a big capacity, with the stable temperature of approximately 800C. Thanks to high mineral content, and poetic natural scenery, Tay Vien will become an ideal tourism spot in the small areas in the West of Quang Nam. From Tay Vien, tourists can walk or ride bicycles along the path throughout the mountain to My Son Sanctuary - the World Culture Heritage in 3 hours.Khe Lim :
From Ai Nghia, Dai Loc district, travelling along National highway 14B of 20 km to the west, tourists will reach Khe Lim landscape spot. In the long distance, the waterfall looks like a thin veil, sometimes appearing and disappearing, catching our eyes between the vast of forests and making us suddenly thinking about Cam Ly waterfall Da Lat dreamlike city. From Am Thong mountain-top, a large stream which is nearly 20 meters high, falls down, roaring to the spring all day with a lots of rocks heaped up creating the waterfalls which flow slowly to Vu Gia river and flowing to the immense sea. Along two sides of the spring are virgin forests and floristic composition growing green all year around. Together with the Hio-Hiu mountain range in the south and hill ranges going up and down in the northwest, there are harmonious scenery picture. On the top of the waterfall in Khe Lim there is a vestige of Chua Am (Am pagoda) with mysterious anecdotes. Khe Lim is located in Dai Dong hamlet - Dai Loc district.Giang Thom Pit :
10 kilometers from National Road 1 to the west of Nui Thanh Dist., Giang Thom Pit is a beautiful landscape in Quang Nam province. Tourists feel free from any tiring by hearing vivid sounds of springs and waterfalls. From afar, the riverhead falls down the large rock making the beautiful attraction of the waterfalls. At the foot of the fall, the stream flows making many deep holes with blue water a small mirror reflecting the scenery. Giang Thom Pit is covered by clouds and dew creating a harmonious scenery picture showing a pure and primitive beauty distracting tourists’ minds.
Giang Thom Pit is really an ideal landscape for ecotourism and excursions. Herein, people who like thrills can climbing up to rough rocks to conquer high waterfalls. The riverhead with the green ponds and quiet scenery are suitable for tourists who enjoy quiet and poetic scenery of the wild nature. National Park of Song Thanh:
Located on the border of Nam Giang and Phuoc Son district, near the border of People Republic of Laos with the large area of approximately 93,429 hectares of sunken zone and 108,398 hectares of buffer zone. The sunken zone is divided into two areas: strictly preserving zone of 75,373 hectares and ecological rehabilitating zone of 17,512 hectares
This place has a lots of wonderful things, attracting tourists and scientists by plentiful natural resources. There are totally 831 species of plants recorded in the survey in 1997 and 1999 carried out by WWF- Indochina and Institute of Vietnam Investigation Projecting Forest. Among these species, there are 23 useful species, 38 species recorded in Red Book of Viet Nam. The forest fauna here is various with 53 species of animal, 183 species of bird, 44 species of reptile, 21 species of amphibian and 25 species of fish.... The result of the investigation showing that here there are many precious animals such as tiger, panther, elephant, etc. Tourists can contemplate the Grang waterfall, Thac Nuoc (waterfall) bridge and beautiful landscapes along Ho Chi Minh legend Trail or discover specific characteristics of ethnic minorities’s cultures.ODC