Suoi Mo

A refreshing spot for a break

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What we say: 3.5 stars

At the base of Ba Na Mountain, about 30km west of Da Nang, Suoi Mo is another attraction worth a visit, typically in combination with a trek up the mountain. There's a well-marked road heading north -- you'll be asked to pay 5,000 VND at the gate, and the spring is 2km further up the road. You'll have to get out and walk the last couple hundred metres when you reach the cafes at the entrance to the spring proper -- if you plan on a picnic you'll have to bring your own as little else but drinks are available. The path leads along the river, and you'll find some narrow, slippery dirt paths branching out on the left towards the water which give access to the larger swimming areas, though if you go this route, tread carefully and think ahead in terms of where you plan to climb out of the stream. Further up are the waterfalls which feed into the river at a point where it passes through a stone canyon. It's a beautiful spot, with plenty of shade, and while it can get a little crowded, it remains a great spot for a refreshing dip. There are many signs painted on the rocks in Vietnamese warning you where you shouldn't dare to climb. If you're nimble enough, you can make it to the base of the falls for a unique photo op.

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At the base of Ba Na mountain, 30km from Da Nang
Last updated: 18th November, 2008

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