Tam Dao is the name of an area which houses the three mountains of Thach Ban, Thien Thi and Mang Chi in Vinh Phuc, Thai Nguyen and Tuyen Ban provinces which were formed 230 million years ago following a volcano eruption.
Tam Dao, though, is mostly situated in Tam Dao Town, Vinh Phuc Province, around 90 kilometers from Hanoi and is suggested as an ideal getaway for tourists.
Tam Dao which is considered the Dalat of the north with its fresh cool air, mist and romantic scenery for summer.
The ideal distinations in Tam Dao
Height of 93 m on top of Thien Nhi at 1,375 m. After climbing up to 1,400 stone steps standing on the top of Thien Nhi, you will reach the foot of the television tower.
Ba Chua Thuong Ngan Temple
The temple is home to a beautiful legend, with the dream landscape of white cloud town is still intact.
From the center of Tam Dao Town, tourists can trek down a deep valley where Bac Waterfall is tucked in the mountain’s heart. Stepping down around 300 stone steps, visitors will see the white carpet under the golden sunlight.
Đỉnh Rừng Rinh
This is Tam Dao tourist destination for adventure travelers,
Tam Dao ancient church
In 1902, the French discovered the 253-hectare valley at a height of 900 meters above sea level which has four seasons in one day. They started to turn the valley into a tourist area for officers to relax.
The French built around 150 magnificent villas with sports services, discos, swimming pools, restaurants and churches along the windy roads.
There is also an old stone church which stands at the foot of the mountain. Built in 1906 as a stilt house, it was rebuilt in 1937 with brick and stone. It’s Gothic in décor and emerges imposingly amidst the endless green pine trees.
No matter where you stand in the valley, you can see the stone church, especially the bell tower. The church is highlighted with semicircular hard arches for tourists to sit under to admire the romantic town.
Activities you can play here
The Tam Dao golf course opened in 2007 was designed to be the best golf course in Vietnam. Golf course design company IMG used the natural land contours and local flora and fauna to create a visual treat for golfers. Large mountains in the back drop frame each hole and give the impression of one being in the Alps or Adirondacks. The golf course plays through a series of lakes and streams, making it one of the most scenic Hanoi golf courses.
Walking visit market
You should take a stroll around tam Dao market to discover food at the local food market, before eating should ask price
Join a bike tour
Tam Dao is really more for a relaxing retreat than an intense adventure. Accommodation facility is readily available, as well as restaurants and easy walks. The road that leads from lowland to highland is breath-taking: those that are into physical activities can never afford to miss a biking tour.
What to eat when you come here
Tam Dao specialties are numerous and one should not leave the mountain resort without trying Lon Man- a special kind of pork and Su Su- delicious in both its fruits and its leafy vegetables.