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Trà Bói Stream – the hidden charm of Quảng Ngãi Province

Update: December, 28/2018 - 09:00
The water of Trà Bói Stream is cool and transparent all year round even in the hottest days of summer. — VNS Photo Quốc Triều
Viet Nam News

by Phương Hà

The sound of water flowing down, the singing of the wild birds – the symphony of nature resounds in the picturesque scenery of Trà Bói Waterfall.

A new destination to backpackers, the untouched beauty of the waterfall, which is located in Trà Giang Commune, Trà Bồng District in Quảng Ngãi Province, can charm any visitor. That few people know about the waterfall might be due to its isolation.

The fall is formed from two torrents flowing down from the high mountains mixing together, creating white sparkling fanciful white foam. — VNS Photo Quốc Triều

From Quảng Ngãi City, tourists follow 622 Provincial Road for more than 30km to reach the T-junction of Trà Phú Commune. Turning right and driving for another 4km, they will reach Trà Bói Waterfall. If they wish to explore the source of the waterfall, they can drive for another kilometre. The waterfall is formed from two torrents flowing down from the high mountains mixing together, creating white, sparkling foam.

The reason Trà Bói Waterfall and stream is always green is because its water comes directly from the source, surrounded by evergreen trees. The bed of the stream is formed with rocks of various sizes. Interestingly, some natural pools with transparent water are formed around some big rocks, allowing kids to swim safely. This is why locals in Trà Bồng District bring their children there to learn how to swim.

A tourist swims in a natural pool formed by huge rocks on Trà Bói Stream. — VNS Photos Quốc Triều

Not only locals, tourists also frequently come during weekends to enjoy the fresh atmosphere of nature and immerse themselves in the transparent cool water of the waterfall.

“I have become too familiar with swimming in the sea. Swimming in the stream brings me a different exciting experience. The water of Trà Bói is not only transparent but also cool. If I lived nearby, I would go there every day to relax,” said Nguyễn Văn Đức, a tourist from Quảng Ngãi City.

Tourists cook BBQ food after taking swimming in the fresh water of Trà Bói waterfall. — VNS Photo Võ Thị Thúy Kiều

After enjoying a swim in the cool water, visitors can try some grilled food that they bring along and prepare by the stream, together with cold beer. To those from far away, they can drop by roadside restaurants serving forest products like boar, snails, fish and shrimp that are freshly caught from Trà Bói Stream.

The flowing water of Trà Bói Stream creates rocks with strange forms. — VNS Photos Quốc Triều

Realising the tourism potential of the area, Hồ Văn Hiền’s family from Trà Sơn Commune have set up a small stall next to the stream selling soft drinks and local specialities.

 

A must-try dish in the area is grilled fish freshly caught in Trà Bói Stream. — VNS Photo Quang Trung

“Many tourists arrive here to go camping in summer. The peak periods are weekends and holidays when there are so many tourists that there is barely no space to sit. Many families even have to use rocks as tables to place their stuff, but all of them still feel happy and relaxed,” he said. — VNS

 

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