Day 8 Saigon - Hanoi - Yangon 18Apr'17
After breakfast the local guide come and pick and transfer to the Ho Chi Minh airport and fly back to Hanoi about 1 hour 50 min.After that change the terminal 2 taking by shuttle bus took another flight to Yangon (Myanmar) which is 1h40min flight.
Finally arrive back to sweet home.
17 April 2017
Enjoying the last dinner at Ben Nghe Cruise along the Saigon river. This cruise is 3 level and can carry more than 600 people and it was 1 hour cruise and also with entertainment.
Then proceed to visit around the city to the Notre Dame Church, Post office, Opera House, Status of Ho Chi Minh. At last end of the site by shopping at Ben Thant Market. Return to the hotel.
On arrival to Saigon or Ho Chi Minh we had lunch around the restaurant there are lots of walking vendors are waiting for us to sell there local product souvneir which is amazing to me that vendor are accepted our local currency Myanmar (Kyats). It seems lots of Myanmar people are visiting here any how i feel proud ;)
Afterward we start our tour with War Museum to learn some of there history.
Day 7 Mai Ne - Ho Chi Minh 17 Apr '17
This morning after breakfat we continuse to Saigon which is take about 4 hours drive on the way we stop visit the Drangon Fruit Farm which is one of the Mui Ne product which is export to other town n countires.
16 April 2017
Our last visit to the Red Sand Dunes which can ride on a sand with plastic sleds it is really fun experience. We enjoy our day by seeing sunset.
Then transfer to hotel and having a dinner with fresh local sea food.
The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne are two geological wonders no visitor should ever miss out on their travel itinerary. There are numerous tour operators in Mui Ne that organise daytrips to these Saharan-like red and white sand dunes, but you can easily make your way to both locales if you prefer exploring according to your own pace. Visitors can rent plastic sleds and it is a wise idea to check the price and agree on it beforehand. Some travelers have had unpleasant experiences with the youngsters renting them out so be alert and keep cool. Another interesting activity is kite flying as well as catching the beautiful sunset here. These dunes are a popular picnic place for locals too.
After the break we start with Fairy Steam which is known mainly for its sand dunes, the small town of Mui Ne in Vietnam is also home to a soft red creek known as the Fairy Stream that is colored by the clay and limestone particles that filter in from the strange rock formations at its shores.
Winding its way through bamboo forests, boulders, and the dunes behind Mui Ne, the whimsically-named Fairy Stream resembles a miniature version of the Grand Canyon in places. For the most part, the stream is about ankle-deep and no more than knee-deep even at its deepest and visitors are encouraged to take off their shoes and follow right along the creek-bed. The soft red dirt is remarkably pleasant to walk through, avoiding the exposed sand and rocks on the shore that can get quite hot.
Note : do not forget to wear sandals
After lunch we visit to fish village which is near beach area and van find lots of rounded boats along the Mui Ne beach. And also found lots of fresh sea food shops.
On arrival to Mui ne we visit to the White Sand Dunes, we transfer from our coach to Jeep and drive to the place where White Sand dunes have it was so exciting that they drive from the curve shape and it makes us feel as we are in the middle of desert.After that we drive back to the place where coach stop.
Some information about White Sand Dunes
The White Dunes are by far the larger dunes and are known by locals as Bau Trang or White Lake. There are quite a few small stands selling food and drinks to visitors within the area along with pine trees offering much-needed shade. Highlights: All year round. Best time to visit is either early in the morning or late afternoon as the sand can get very hot during the day. Take lots of water. Location: 26km northeast of Mui Ne Beach
Day 6 Dalat - Mui Ne 16 Apr '17
This morning after breakfast we start rolling to Mui Ne Beach area which is take 5 hour drive on the way we stop for a break at that time we found one of local alcohol which is product from jungle Banana. The teast is little bit sweet and really strong like volka.
15 April 2017
The last stop for a day is the Dalat Railway Station after that back to hotel take a short break and refreshment before dinner time.
Da Lat Railway Station is a railway station on the Da Lat–Thap Cham Railway line in Vietnam, serving the town of Da Lat in Lâm Đồng Province. It was designed in 1932 by French architects Moncet and Reveron, and opened in 1938.
Then we proceed by walking to the
Dalat Cable Car at Robin Hill to see overview Dalat city.
Overview of Dalat Cable Car
The cable car runs from Robin Hill to the Truc Lam Monastery and was built by an Austrian company. The ride covers 2,3km, with 50 brightly painted cabins spanning the distance. The panoramic views of Dalat are worth the effort.
After the waterfall we continuse to visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery by walking. On the way we saw beautiful flower along the stairs.
On the way to Tuyen Lam Lake, tourists have to run right onto a zigzagging road at the mountain side to Phoenix Summit, on which stands beautiful famous Truc Lam Zen Monastery in an open poetic natural environment.
Historical records of Truc Lam Zen Monastery
Established in special social conditions, with the aim of restoring Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen School founded by the King Tran Thanh Tong, this Zen school has harmoniously combined different Zen schools with Vietnamese cultural and tradition into Vietnamese Zen. Truc Lam Zen Monastery lies on a protected forest of 23,2 hectares, of which 2 hectares is the building area.
With its advantage of location, Truc Lam zen monastery was designed with a new style of architecture by Mr. Ngo Viet Thu. The sanctum was designed by architecture Huynh Ngoc An.
Next site to visit is Datanla Waterfall we had lunch at there before visiting the waterrfall. After that we take the roller-coaster to the site or can walk down about 40 m point of waterfall.
There is some more adventure activities for visitor trying such as climb the cliff, discover the forest and go along the stream to come to Prenn bridge.
In 1998, Datanla waterfall was recognized as a Cultural historical heritage.
The legend story of Datanla waterfall
Datanla used to be called “Da Tam N’nha” by the native people. The Kho who had been living there told that: in the old time, fairies usually came there to take a bath. But people didn’t know that there was a stream under the leaves there. So, when native people discovered the water under the leaves”. Later, the word “Da Tam N’nha’ was pronounced to “Datania” and then changed to “Datanla”. It has become the official name until now.
The Crazy house is the 3rd place to visit in our tour. To watch the strange architecture.
Crazy House,” this Gaudi-meets-Sesame Street theme park is one not to miss. It’s a wild mass of wood and wire fashioned into the shape of a giant tree house and smoothed over in concrete. It sounds simple, but there’s a vision to this chaos; just ask the eccentric owner/proprietor and chief architect, Ms. Dang Viet Nga. Daughter of aristocracy, Ms. Nga is well heeled after early schooling in China and has a degree in architecture from university in Moscow.
In Dalat she has been inspired to undertake this shrine to the curved line, what she calls an essential mingling of nature and people. The locals deem her eccentric for some reason, but she’s just misunderstood; don’t pass up any opportunity to have a chat with the architect herself.
Second place to visit is part of history monuement which is Bao Dai Summer Palace of King. At the front compound can take photo with Egeal, Horse and antique car each places had to give 15000 daug (70 cents). Afterward we visiting inside the small simple palace and look around at the end of part we wear royal traditional costume take a photo.
Bao Dai Summer Palace in Dalat
Otherwise known as Palace Number 3 (Palace III), Bao Dai’s summer Palace was used as a retreat by the family of King Bao Dai, the last king of Viet Nam. Built from 1933 to 1938, the cube – like art deco exterior angled away from the entrance point, disuises the true size of the palace, which contains 25 rooms built within the colonial architectural framework.
The engraved glass map of Vietnam was given to Emperor Bao Dai in 1942 by Vietnamese students in France.
Day 5 Dalat city tour 15 Apr '17
This morning we start our day with Flower Garden which is one of the highlight places in Dalat. You can see alots of colorful flowers.
Flower Garden Dalat
Sitting at the end of Xuan Huong Lake, around 2km from the center city it covers 11 hectares. With its cooler mountain climate, Dalat is perfect for growing a wide variety of flowers. The garden beds are filled with fine examples of all of the locally grown blooms, including roses, mimosas, and the more difficult to grow orchids. Da Lat Flower Park is famous for its diverse species of flowers.
It is considered a natural museum that houses a fine collection of native and exotic flowers. The park consists of at least 300 different kinds of flowers, hundreds of which are in blossom all year round.
14 April 2017
Before dinner we visit to the night market to learn about the local people and foods. This market sell seasoal clothes and local food on the streets.
Today we had special dish which is deer meat never try in my life.Afterward transfer to hotel and overnight.
chúc ngủ ngon means Good night ^_^
After Sunset we went to the local farm shop trying some local product and buy some gift for home.
Day 4 Hanoi - Dalat 14 Apr '17
This morning our local guide pick up 8:30 am from hotel to Airport for a flight to Dalat. It was 1: 55 h flight. On arrival our local guide bring us to the local restaurant for a late lunch.Enjoying our meals with local hot pot and other dishes. Then we start explore the city.
Đà Lạt, the capital of Lâm Đồng Province in southern Vietnam’s Central Highlands, is centered around a lake and golf course, and surrounded by hills, pine forests, lakes and waterfalls. Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its distinctive temperate climate, Đà Lạt was developed as a resort by the French in the early 1900s, and many reminders of its colonial heritage remain.
In the evening we visit to the Love Vally which has lots of romantic places and lovely colorful flowers. I took lots of photos and took a small train visit around the park.
About Love Vally
The most beautiful valley in Dalat city
Being 5 km from the center of Dalat city, Valley of Love is one of the poetic beauty spots and always attracts the huge number of travellers from different corners of the country and all over the world. Besides, Valley of Love is surrounded by Da Thien Lake and pine forests which are always green all year round. The tranquil Da Thien Lake, which was built in 1972, also makes the valley more picturesque.
History of Valley of Love
Among 1930s, the French called the place Valley d'Amour and it was changed into Valley of Piece by Bao Dai King. Until 1953, the name Valley of Love appeared, for Mr. Nguyen Vy, chairman of Dalat at that time suggested to change the French name into Vietnamese.
13 April 2017
On arrival from Halong Bay having a diiner at one of the local restaurant and explore night life of Hanoi and watching water puppet and overnigh in Hanoi.
Lunch on board with fresh sea food :D
After the cave visit continuse to explore the near the fishing village to see some lime caves which is really breath taking.
Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Cave) is located in the southwest of Halong Bay, 4 km away from Dau Go Island, which is considered the most beautiful primitive cave of the Bay. The cave is 10,000 square meters with complicated interior structure, many floors, and high ceiling. The cave becomes famous thanks to a unique system of stalactites and stalagmites with different forms and shapes.
Day 3 Halong Bay - Hanoi 13 Apr'17
Can't wait to explore thousands of towering limestone islands topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.
Designated a World Heritage site of Halong Bay's.
Hạ Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islets. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments.
12 April 2017
On arrival to Halong Bay we had dinner and visit to the night market which is really nice to do shopping.Then afterward to check in New Star Halong Bay old building hotel and call a day.
Good night every one ...
After lunch we drive to the Halong Bay for 4 hours and on the half way we stop one of the souvenir shop which can get all local product one stop place.
As for my collection i bought cute ethnic 5 doll.
Sen Tay Ho restaurant
The restaurant is proudly to be one of the biggest buffet restaurant in Vietnam which can serve more than 200 dishes of different gastronomical styles from Vietnamese to European and Eastern Asian cuisine.
Last visit to the Mung Xuan An Lac Temple before lunch.
After making a wishes from One pillar Temple we continuse to walk few steps to visit Ho Chi Minh Museum . It is a museum dedicated to the late Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam's revolutionary struggle against foreign powers. It was constructed in the 1990s.
Continuse to the One Pillar Pagoda by walking. It is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, which is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.
The temple was built by Emperor Lý Thái Tông, who ruled from 1028 to 1054. According to the court records, Lý Thái Tông was childless and dreamt that he met the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower. Lý Thái Tông then married a peasant girl that he had met and she bore him a son. The emperor constructed the temple in gratitude for this in 1049, having been told by a monk named Thiền Tuệ to build the temple, by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond, similar to the one he saw in the dream.
The temple is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter, and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond.
Then we proceed to Presidential Palace Area by walking about 5 min from Masolelum.
The Presidential Palace of Vietnam, located in the city of Hanoi, was built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina.
This is the place where Leader Ho Chi Minh stay .
Day 2 Hanoi - Halong Bay 12 Apr'17
Start our tour to explore the main mounment of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which is the final resting place of Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam.
It is a large building located in the center of Ba Dinh Square, where Minh, Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1951 until his death in 1969, read the Declaration of Independence on 2 September 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. It is also known as Ba Đình Mausoleum and is open to the public.
Oppisite side there is old National Assembly Building , also Ba Đình Hall was a public large building, located on Ba Đình Square across the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The building was used by the National Assembly of Vietnam for its sessions and other official functions. One of the architects was Nguyễn Cao Luyện (1907–1987, vi). The hall was demolished in 2008 to make room for a new parliament house. However archaeological remains of the old imperial city of Hanoi.
11 April 2017
Day 1 11 April 2017
Start our trip to Vietnam by flying a Vietnam Airline from Yangon (Myanmar) to Hanoi (Vietnam) which is 1:45 hours flight. On arrival transfer to the Lendi Hotel and overnight.
Good nite ^_^
The best place to exchange money at airport
1$ = 22500 dong
widely use dollor at tourist site.
For SIM card better to buy city
The price 8 to 10 $