The Quay Son River snakes its way through the spectacular yellow rice terraces and imposing limestone mountains, making it a picture-perfect natural masterpiece on the country’s border.
The Quay Son River constitutes the border to Vietnam from the Ngoc Con Commune. Its beautifully jade-blue waters are surrounded by the undulating hills and yellow rice terraces in late August. Usually, the ripe rice season lasts more than a month. During this time, Trung Khanh District boasts stunning natural scenery. The green rice terraces gradually turn yellow along the Quay Son River. Looking from above, you can admire a picturesque panoramic view of the yellow rice fields intertwined with the harvested fields. The 10-kilometre road connecting Trung Khanh town with Phong Nam Commune is home to the best scenery during the rice harvest and attracts the most visitors.
In early October, the yellow rice terraces stretch out along the captivating Phong Nam valley. Nestled at the foot of the mountain, the traditional houses of the Tay ethnic minority take in your eyes their out-of-this-world beauty.
Ban Gioc Waterfall in Dam Thuy Commune originates from the Quay Son River. The waterfall is formed by two main parts. September and October are the best times to explore Ban Gioc Waterfall thanks to its crystal-clear waters. From high above, thunderous flows crash down, forming a curtain of white spray. Visitors can hire bamboo rafts for better views of the cascade as well as strolling around the natural surroundings at a price of VND50,000 per person.
Ban Gioc is dubbed the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam with successive layers, stretching out hundreds of metres.
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