Exploring Lung Xanh waterfall

About 2km from the center of Uong Bi city, Quang Ninh province, Lung Xanh waterfall is really a must-visit place if you want to escape from the dust and noise of the city.

Lung Xanh waterfall

From the parking area, tourists only need to walk about ten minutes under the shade to the foot of the three-tiered waterfall.

Tourists can also enjoy swimming in the lakes at the foot of the waterfall. However, they should be cautious about rocks covered with slippery moss.

A ticket to this tourist destination costs VND 30,000 for an adult and VND 10,000 for a child.

Kayaking in Yen Trung Lake

Yen Trung Lake, some 5km from the center of Uong Bi city, is considered a microcosm of Da Lat city with fresh air and green pine forests. This large lake is attractive for outdoor activities.

Kayaking in Yen Trung Lake

Some of the experiences that tourists often enjoy are kayaking or cycling to contemplate the beauty of the lake. It costs VND 100,000 to rent a kayak in 30 minutes. 

Yen Trung Lake is suitable for families or friends to go picnic, especially on the weekends.

Tasting dragon fruits at gardens

When visiting Yen Trung Lake, tourists should not miss dragon fruits grown around the lake. The long season for dragon fruits starts in April and ends in December. Tourists could both enjoy this kind of fruit right at the gardens or buy them as gifts for friends and relatives. Dragon fruits are sweet and water-rich, a perfect refresher during a picnic.

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Visiting Den Cong communal house

Nearly 6km from central Uong Bi city, Den Cong communal house is more than 700 years old and was built on an earth mound where the order to open fire in the famous Bach Bang battle against Mongol invaders was made.

After the victory in 1288, General Tran Hung Dao prepared offerings for four gods who showed him in his dream the way to win over the enemy and named the communal house Den Cong.

Den Cong communal house

In 2000, the communal house was recognized by the State as a national-level cultural historical relic.

Not far from the communal house are stake yards relating to the naval battle on Bach Dang River, namely Yen Giang, Dong Van Muoi and Dong Ma Ngua.

Making conical hats at the foot of Yen Tu Mountain

Conical-hat making, bamboo dragonfly painting and silk weaving are wonderful experiences for tourists when visiting Nuong village in the complex of Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen Buddhism cultural center. Nuong village is built following the image of the ancient village under the Tran dynasty.

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The village has 50 houses, two streets, and various entertainment and cultural places introducing typical products of Vietnam.

It takes a handicraftsman half a day or a whole day to make a conical hat, depending on the level of sophistication.

Visiting Yen Tu cellar of apricot wine

A long time ago, local people near Yen Tu Mountain made apricot wine for important events of the family, such as weddings, worship activities, and celebrations. Local apricots are soaked with sugar and white alcohol and it gives the drink a distinguished aroma and taste.

Yen Tu apricot wine

Visiting Uong Bi, tourists are advised to go to Thuong Yen Cong commune to watch local people making drinks from apricot.

Source: Vnexpress

Translated by Mai Huong