One day in Bach Ma National Park – Hue (Vietnam)

Vong Hai Dai, Do Quyen waterfall, “dwarf village” are attractive places for tourists to take photos and discover on a Bach Ma National Park tour full day.

About 40 km from Hue city, Bach Ma National Park is an attractive eco-tourism destination because of its magnificent natural landscape and diverse experiences.

Bach Ma National Park, Hue, Vietnam

This is the only strip of primary forest in Vietnam that connects the country from the East Sea to the Vietnam-Laos border. After arriving at Bach Ma National Park gate, you buy tickets for 60,000 VND per adult and 20,000 VND per child.

In addition to walking, the most convenient way to move to the top of the mountain is to rent a car for VND 900,000 round trip. To save money, you should go in groups, book tours in advance in Hue, Da Nang, or go to the national park gate early to apply for the union.

The tourist destinations that should stop in the journey to explore Bach Ma National Park are Vong Hai Dai, Ngu Ho, Do Quyen waterfall, old French villas, “Hobbit” village.

Bach Ma national park
Vong Hai Dai

The car will take you through the road about 20 km winding around the mountain to go straight to Vong Hai Dai, the first attraction, the highest place in Bach Ma National Park.

The work was built by the French. From this location, you can have a panoramic view of Lang Co Bay, Truoi Lake, and Bach Ma mountain forest in the clouds. This is an easy route for visitors of all ages.

Then, you get on the bus to continue about 5 km to the Ngu Ho area, which consists of 5 large and small lakes connecting together. The lakes are not deep, with clear blue water, cool.

This is the favorite stop for lunch and bathing in many tourists after walking about 30 minutes through the forest to the lake. According to the itinerary, Do Quyen waterfall is the next destination, about 2-3 km from Ngu Ho.

Do Quyet waterfall in Bach Ma National Park
Do Quyet waterfall in Bach Ma National Park

From the top of the waterfall with an altitude of up to 300 m, visitors often rest on the rocky cliffs where the water flows down into the waterfall and see the panoramic views of the mountains looming in the clouds even on sunny days.

You can follow the signboard leading down to the foot of the waterfall with nearly 700 steps to admire the majesty of this waterfall.

If you have time, you can visit the architecture of some abandoned villas, which used to be a resort for French officers and Hue elite atop Bach Ma.

After finishing the journey to visit the national park, the “dwarf village” at the foot of Bach Ma mountain is a suggested spot for tourists to rest and take check-in photos.

Abandoned Villas in Bach Ma National Park
Abandoned Villas in Bach Ma National Park

This is a picnic area built on the inspiration of the hobbit dwarf habitat in the famous movie “The Lord of the Rings”. The admission fee to the tourist area is 100,000 VND per adult and 60,000 VND per child 0.9 – 1.3 m tall. Children under 0.9 m are free of charge.

You should also turn to Truoi Lake at the foot of the mountain, rent a boat to cool down in the natural landscape, then come to Truc Lam Bach Ma Monastery. Here, visitors can see the mountain from above, get guided meditation practice (if booked in advance).

From December to April is the right time to explore the mountains and forests here, at this time the weather is sunny and convenient for moving. In April this year, you can combine participating in the marathon and Hue Festival, besides exploring Bach Ma National Park in the dry season, both beautiful and safe.

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