Back to Ba To, see the wild Cao Muon waterfall

Many young people who love to explore think that coming to ATK Ba To without going to Cao Muon waterfall means they have not been to Ba To (Quang Ngai). Is that really so?

 

Back to Ba To, see the wild Cao Muon waterfallH're ethnic village, people's houses are located on the side of the mountain - Photo: VO Quy Cau

H’re ethnic village, people’s houses are located on the side of the mountain – Photo: VO QUI CAU

The wild Cao Muon Waterfall, located deep in the mountains, was once the place where the heroic Ba To guerrillas were imprinted, where the H’re ethnic people lived.

The road to Cao Muon in Ba To district starts from Highway 24 in Ba Thanh commune located in the east, about 4km from the district capital.

From here, go a few hundred meters and you will be in the middle of Teng village, the famous brocade weaving village of the H’re people in Quang Ngai.

Go about half a kilometer further to Ben Buong bridge over Lieng river, upstream of Ve river, one of four major rivers of Quang Ngai.

Standing on the bridge, looking towards the Northwest, you can see the towering Cao Muon Mountain. This is one of the highest mountain ranges in Quang Ngai, adjacent to the Ngoc Linh mountain range (Kon Tum) and other mountains in the Quang Ngai plain.

However, to reach Cao Muon waterfall, visitors still have to go about 10km more. In the third month of the lunar calendar, rice flowers bloom bright red on the village roads, golden rice fields grow ripe rice next to the hamlets of ethnic minorities located halfway up the mountain.

Trees carve strange shapes under Cao Muon waterfall - Photo: VO QUOC

Trees carve strange shapes under Cao Muon waterfall – Photo: VO QUOC

Cao Muon Waterfall is located high above, letting loose silver water flow. At the foot of the waterfall are rocks and thousands of years of pouring water, creating strange shapes. Around the waterfall, there are many forest trees with many ancient shapes and countless species of ferns clinging to the mossy cliffs.

Stopping at the rocks next to the stream, cool steam rises to dispel the hot summer sun, visitors soon regain their strength after the long journey.

Once the sweat is dry, visitors can freely splash in the cool water, hear the sounds of wild birds or the crowing of wild chickens calling you to search for food on Cao Muon mountain.

At Cao Muon waterfall, many species of fish breed. The food of this fish is plankton and moss, so the fish is quite clean. They swim and play in the clear water, sometimes touching human feet. The stream is also a breeding ground for stone snails and stone crabs, which have long been a dish of the H’re ethnic group.

The waterfall flows forever, so the rocks at the foot of the waterfall create strange shapes - Photo: VO QUOC

The waterfall flows forever and ever, so the rocks at the foot of the waterfall create strange shapes – Photo: VO Quy Cau

Ethnic people here believe that Cao Muon waterfall is the mother waterfall that brings water to irrigate village fields, so the rice plants grow green each season. To keep the waterfall flowing, the people are always conscious of protecting the water source, telling each other not to cut down trees.

The interesting thing is that when returning to Cao Muon, meeting the H’re ethnic people, everyone said that this waterfall once imprinted the footprints of the Ba To guerrillas.

Cao Muon Waterfall is especially wild, so when coming to this place, don’t forget to bring your own personal items.

Although in this place, ethnic people have delicious H’re chicken, grilled Nieng fish, boiled Nieng fish dipped in salt and chili, grilled buffalo meat dipped in salt and chili, buffalo meat cooked with soap to enjoy with wine. unique instruments of the H’re people or unique musical instruments of ethnic minorities.

But for all of them to become tourism products for tourists visiting the waterfall, we still have to wait for time.

 Cao Muon Waterfall is located at the foot of the majestic Cao Muon Mountain - Photo: VO QUOC

Cao Muon Waterfall is located at the foot of the majestic Cao Muon Mountain – Photo: VO QUOC