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Published: November 30th 2009
Tản Đà spa resort
Great flower garden, bungalows by the lake, swimming pool, traditional houses and spa area.
Saturday 28 November 2009 - The third weekend of this month I was not at home. This time I traveled with my parents and their friends to Tản Đà spa resort and Khoang Xanh. There were 42 people on the trip and I was the youngest one. It is always fun to spend time with old people at age 55 to 78 as I could learn from them a great enthusiasm and affection for life. They experienced both French and American wars, and their lives were so hard during and after the wars. I love their optimism, especially when they read poems and sang famous songs together. As you know, when traveling with old people, we cannot go too far and move around too fast, as they need more time for relaxation.
The Tản Đà spa resort is located 70km away from Hanoi's center. It's open to anyone who wants to see the site, however to enjoy the services at this resort is another matter. A meal costs US$50 and a house or bungalow varies from US$150 - 300 per night. Certainly only wealthy Vietnamese can afford these prices. We spent a couple of hours at this place seeing bungalows
A house for rent at the resort
The houses for rent at the resort follow models of the traditional houses in northern Vietnam and they are given names, for example, landlord's house (nhà địa chủ), bachelor's house (nhà ông đồ), farmer's house (nhà trung nông). It makes people feel like they are going back time to the feudal period before 1945.
by the lake, spa area, different trees along the road and a village of traditional houses in northern Vietnam. These houses are given names, for example, landlord's house, bachelor's house, farmer's house that makes people feel like they are going back time to the feudal period before 1945. They also reminded us of the life in the countryside. You can rent a bicycle and go around the area. I asked receptionist girl and she said to reach the other side of the lake, they must go by canoe.
Unfortunately, the weather was not great so my photos look quite dark. We enjoyed coffee before moving to Khoang Xanh where we had lunch and then went to swimming pool. I visited Khoang Xanh in March this year, so you can see some photos of mine in another old blog: Weekend at Khoang Xanh & Thác Đa
I was looking for the photographer who helped me take some great Áo Dài photos on that day, but couldn't find him. This site is good for doing sauna, mud bath and swimming in a large mineral water pool. A school in Hanoi organized a day trip for their pupils to camp at the site. It was fun to see
My mother was a teacher and now she is retired. She is a traditional Vietnamese woman who has done all the best for her husband and children. Her father (ie my grandfather) was tall and I was lucky to get the gene from him.
their game "tug of war". In the final round there were 15 pupils of the 6th grade competed with 10 pupils of the 9th grade. In the end, the pupils of the 9th grade won and their prize was another trip.
I'm off to the Central Highlands of Vietnam (off the beaten path). I will fly to Buôn Mê Thuột then take a bus to Kontum and Pleiku. This is one of the most interesting parts of Vietnam and I look forward to a new adventure. I will travel with two Vietnamese friends of my age so it should be fun. Hopefully we can make an elephant ride in some village. Happy traveling! Tản Đà Spa Resort - Ngày 28/11/2009
Cách Hà Nội 70km và mất khoảng 2 tiếng đồng hồ đi bằng ô tô, Tản Đà Spa Resort nằm giữa quần thể các khu du lịch của vùng đất Ba Vì - Hà Nội. Khu resort này được thiết kế theo một không gian mở yên bình và hiền hoà, một nét điển hình mới cho sự giao thoa giữa thiên nhiên và con người. Tại đây có hệ thống phòng nghỉ với 50 phòng, bao
gồm 29 nhà Lạc Việt của đồng bào dân tộc vùng cao và 21 nhà Việt cổ được thiết kế theo lối kiến trúc cổ đặc trưng của vùng làng quê Bắc Bộ, hệ thống bể bơi nước khoáng nóng - lạnh được khai thác từ nguồn nước khoáng bên dưới chân núi Thánh Tản Viên từ độ sâu 150m, khu vực spa, tắm bùn, các dịch vụ nhà hàng, đi xe đạp, bơi thuyền và đi ca nô điện trên hồ v.v. Tuy nhiên, giá cả dịch vụ và nghỉ dưỡng ở đây không hề rẻ chút nào so với mức thu nhập thông thường của người Việt. Bạn có thể đến đây và thăm quan (chỉ khoảng 1-2 tiếng đồng hồ là đủ) và kết hợp thăm quan các địa danh khác ở gần đây như Khoang Xanh, Suối Tiên, Thác Đa, Suối Ngà v.v.
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