Well of heaven - a big mystery to discover

The scenery surrounding Gieng Troi (The Well of Heaven) is so beautiful and pristine that all travelers coming to the site not only feel tranquil but also respectful to nature all around.

Located at Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City, the Well of Heaven has become an attractive destination for backpackers who want to discover simple lives and be closer to nature.

From the city center, tourists drive to Ba Na parking lot. After parking their bikes there, they can walk to the site. It takes about three hours to get to Gieng Troi on foot.

The area is near the top of the mountain. Walking on the 10km-long mountain road requires good health and preparation.

It’s surrounding by trees and rocks, so even in the hot summer, the water in the well is always cool. Due to its position deep in the forest and a mountain road full of obstacles, Gieng Troi doesn’t receive many tourists. That’s the reason why it still preserves the wild nature and primary beauty.

The journey is worthy of its walk because, on the way, tourists can see butterflies, squirrels and hear birds singing.

Getting out of the forest, tourists walk on a 500m-long road of red soil to reach Gieng Troi.

Like its name, Toc Tien (Fairy’s Hair) Stream runs calmly in front of the tourists’ eyes like a big reward for the itinerary they have passed. Here comes the Well of Heaven. The stream runs into the well creating a giant natural swimming pool. From the mountain top, a waterfall powers down the rocks creating the extraordinary scenery. The atmosphere at the site is so cool with the waterfall and the forests hiding everything from the sparkling summer sun.

If visitors are feeling hot under the collar after their long walk, it will disappear immediately when the smell of the freshwater and fresh air from the well fills their lungs. After resting for a while, tourists can swim in the pond and enjoy what nature has to offer. Playing and cooking together in the forest are just some of the precious experiences that cannot be enjoyed in the city.

We noted that tourists should bring all food and devices to cook, flashlight, tent, and insect repellent. He shared a tip that people should scatter garlic and liquor around the tents to prevent from snakes. The Well of Heaven is a big mystery that you want to discover each millimeter of it until the moment you leave and it becomes a beautiful but distant memory.

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