1. The best time to visit Tay Giang?
From October to February next year is the most ideal time to come to Tay Giang for hunting cloud on Que Mountain. This is said to be the amazing place for cloud hunting which attracts many youngsters. In summer, this place is crowded with stalls for foods and beverages, but in winter, they are not active due to strong wind and lots of rain. Reaching the top of the mountain, you may not be able to identify which is sky and which is the ground as the whole space is in white of cloud. A bonus is the climate which is cool and pleasant all the time that makes Tay Giang a sample of Da Lat in the Central Region. In summer, the temperature here is from 8 oC to 10 oC lower than that in the lowland regions. The forests here are covered wih a thin layer of mist in the early morning and evening.
The road leading to Tay Giang?
The off road to Tay Giang is hard for moving, but you will cross over some interesting landscapes.
From the city of Da Nang, you can follow National Road N0. 14G to the West to arrive in Tay Giang District of Quang Nam Province. There are two ways leading to Tay Giang including the one crossing Dong Giang and another from Nam Giang. You can choose to come to Tay Giang on the road passing Dong Giang district to admire the green tea hills and return by the other road toward Thach My – Nam Giang.
2. Where to come in Tay Giang?
- Que Peak of Mountain (Cinnamon Mountain):
Located at the height of above 1300 m from the sea level, Que Mountain in Voong Village, Tr’hy commune, Tay Giang district is considered the most beautiful mountain in Quang Nam province which is covered with white dew and cloud all year round. It is called Cinnamon Mountain as in the pass, this is the area of lush primary forest and this mountain is the unique one full of cinnamon trees.
From Que peak, you will see Tay Giang more wonderful via a soft layout of cloud.
This site includes a giant limestone mountain arch connecting the tops of two hills which create a gate. Walking inside from the gate for around 30 minutes, you will see a cae which is the complex of many small and large hollows created by the water flowing for thousands of years with many eye-catching stalactites. There are also many waterfalls and streams that attract a large number of travelers to come to discover.
- Ra-Ai High Steep Waterfall:
Falling down from A Rung Mountain (on the border with Laos), Ra-ai Waterfall with clear water and white bubble all the time is an attractive destination for tourists coming to Tay Giang. In addition, Ro Cung Waterfall nearby shall also fascinate you with the splendid nature and the sophisticated work of creation.
- The community of Co Tu ethnic people:
Visiting the village of the local Co Tu people here, tourists shall have the chance to join in the campfire organized by the locals. You all will feel comfortable and pleasant with the local’s friendliness and sincere as well as their simple, rustic beauty. A flying feeling of being drunk with the local wines shall also an interesting experience when coming to the village. They are all well blended creating the very distinct identities of the nature and the human in the home of majestic mountains and forests. Overnight in Co Tu village in Vietnam Homestay Tours
will help you get closer to the rustic natures of mountains and forests.
The hill-tribe of Co Tu minority on the route to Tay Giang.
3. What are specialties of Tay Giang?
Tay Giang is the land with pristine, rustic, peaceful and natural beauty. Coming to this place, you are going to enjoy the specialty of foods baked in bamboo stick like chicken, pork meat, and rice. Having the dished nearby the burning fire while listening to the old stories and admiring the dancing and singing performances made by the locals shall be the amazing experience. It is suggested that you bring along food for your meals as there are very few market here but just some small grocery stores. Some markets open at early morning and finish very soon later. If you come here in the dry season, it is not necessary to buy firewood to burn at night but in rainy season, it is in need of this product. However, it is quite cheap as 50,000 VND is enough for the whole night.
4. The stops in Tay Giang ?
One of the most favorite stops for trekkers coming to Tay Giang is A Rang 1 Village in Axan commune. There are only 35 households at this village including a large Guoi House for guests. You can overnight here without any expense. In case you miss your schedule, you can have a stop at Co Tu traditional house in A Tieng commune which is a tourism service sector with equipment of pillows, mats and blankets served at the price of from 50,000 VND per person per night at Guoi House.
Tay Giang District with the imposing mountains and passes.
You can also bring your own equipment to make a tent on the ground on Cinnamon Peak of Mountain and overnight there to admire sunrise the next morning. In the new dawn, the first sunlight sprouting through the thin layer of mist to welcome the new day. The village appears gradually with the rise of the sun. The landscapes of sky and ground blend well, creating the marvelous settings.
Serving as a destination that is easy to reach without costing so much but still can bring lots of experience, Tay Giang is really an ideal place for people looking for a place with new, strange, nice and pristine beauty.
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to get closer to Tay Giang or other beaten tracks of Vietnam. You will be ensure for safety than traveling by yourself to the highlands of Tay Giang.