Touch the pristine Mang Den

Mang Den eco-tourism area, (Kon Plong, Kon Tum) is peaceful and clear like an ecstatic love song, unique, different, both pristine and majestic.

Touch the pristine Mang Den
The delegation of the Hanoi Department of Tourism surveyed Pa Sy waterfall. (Photo: Ho Ha)

Pure and majestic

The vast plains of hundred-year-old pine forests along with the rolling, rolling passes and purple myrtle hillsides welcome the delegation of the Hanoi Department of Tourism to Mang Den Ecotourism Area, in the middle of April. .

The tall, straight rows of pine trees bring a peaceful look. On the dim road in the hazy fog in the evening is the gentle whisper of pine trees on both sides of the road, the faint scent of forest flowers mixed in the air, the buzzing sound of cicadas in early summer… all in harmony. blended together into a wonderful natural picture.

Touch the pristine Mang Den
Dak Ke Lake taken from flycam. (Photo: Ho Ha)

Welcoming guests from far away after a night in the middle of the jungle will be the lingering scent of grass and trees, the sleepy drops of night dew hanging on each branch, blade of grass, and flowers filled with scent and color; are layers and layers of vast, floating, and absent-minded clouds circling throughout space; is the clear sunrise across the mountains and forests with the chirping of birds; is a light breeze carrying the scent of the forest that flows into every strand of hair, every hair… everything is peaceful and immaculate, creating an ecstatic, unique, different love song that is both pure and majestic, only found in Mang Den.

Touch the pristine Mang Den
The night dew drops are still sleepy, landing on the purple myrtle flowers. (Photo: Ho Ha)

Every morning, if you are lucky, visitors will be able to admire the floating clouds, slowly flying across the forest like a river of white clouds flowing in the air. You will experience and enjoy the feeling of touching the clouds floating in front of your eyes, getting closer to the extremely beautiful and charming nature. An indescribable feeling of abundance in front of shimmering, magical nature, makes the viewer’s heart melt, bringing wonderful sources of energy, erasing all worries.

More specifically, Mang Den has forest coverage of up to 83%. For those who love “hunting” for photos of birds and wild animals, Kon Plong Mang Den forest is an ideal choice with a rich flora and fauna system, home to many rare endemic species such as: douc langur and gray-shanked gibbon. Central region golden cheek, loris, otter, strange and unique birds…

Touch the pristine Mang Den
Pa Sy Waterfall taken from flycam.

Black bamboo shoots are also a paradise of cool, clear streams, waterfalls and lakes, where round rocks are shaped by the water over time. Seven lakes and three beautiful waterfalls in Mang Den eco-tourism area are explained by the local Mo Nam people with legendary stories.

The 7 natural lakes are likened to beautiful sleeping princesses including: Toong Dam lake, Toong Ly Leng lake, Toong Ziu lake, Toong Zo Ri lake, Toong Sang lake, Toong Po lake and Dak Ke lake. The pristine nature of the lake, combined with the poetic lake surface like a strip of jade green silk, makes visitors feel the magical beauty of the Central Highlands mountains and forests.

Touch the pristine Mang Den

Along the lakes will lead to 3 magnificent waterfalls of Mang Den, including Pa Sy waterfall, Dak Ke waterfall and Dak Pne waterfall. If the white Pa Sy waterfall falls from a height of 45m like a long-haired fairy, creating a magical scene; Dak Ke waterfall seemed to pour water down from the sky; Dak Pne waterfall is like the mysterious silver beard of a certain forest god, hiding under the green canopy of Mang Den mountains and forests.

The waterfalls rushed down the surface of the cool stream like youth and youth, rushing, strong, wild. The clear, poetic natural lakes are surrounded by mountains, hills and vast forests, with flowers and grass blooming all year round like a charming landscape painting for visitors to freely inhale and enjoy. at the time.

Touch the pristine Mang Den
Tourists jog in the morning around Dak Ke lake. (Photo: Ho Ha)

And yet, under the protection of the mountains and forests, the small villages of the Mo Nam and Ca Dong people in Mang Den become even more peaceful in the valley. There is a fragile boundary between tradition and modernity, but the cultural identity here still retains its long-standing breath. From the stilt house architecture, festivals, traditional crafts, cuisine and natural farming style unique to the Mo Nam and Ca Dong people, it is an ideal destination to harmonize with a simple, gentle and pure lifestyle. peaceful, wild, pure.

And speaking of Mang Den tourism, it is impossible not to mention the statue of Our Lady of Mang Den, also known as the statue of Our Lady with one hand, which is a famous Catholic relic and pilgrimage site in Kon Tum. Or Khanh Lam Pagoda is majestic, dignified, and peaceful hidden under the canopy of forest trees, surrounded by great winds, at an altitude of 1,200m above sea level. There is also the Mang Den statue garden displaying folk wooden statues carved and roughly carved by the talented hands of Ba Na and Gia Rai artisans…

Touch the pristine Mang Den
Khanh Lam Pagoda. (Photo: Ho Ha)

Enjoying Bazana, thousands of people will come back

Equally impressive and unforgettable is the Bazana smoked meat dish. In the stilt house in the quiet mountains and forests, the weather is chilly. On a warm fire, meat sticks are grilled, sizzling with smoke, emitting a passionate aroma that makes diners salivate. Immediately tearing a piece, the person enjoying it will have to taste one piece, another piece, then many more pieces.

Touch the pristine Mang Den
Bazana smoked meat encapsulates the essence of greatness.

To preserve and develop the culinary culture on this beautiful basalt land, with all their enthusiasm, people in Mang Den have packed all the essence of the great forest into the Bazana smoked meat dish. Chickens, pigs, and cows are raised in the traditional style, producing fresh, carefully selected pieces of meat, marinated with salty thatch root powder combined with fruits, nuts, tubers, and herbs. forest tree roots, then smoked with smoke from coffee tree wood. Because of its sophistication, Bazana meat has a completely different flavor compared to smoked meat products from other regions.

Touch the pristine Mang Den

That’s why, many tourists fell in love with Bazana the first time they tasted it and told each other. Coming to Kon Tum without enjoying Bazana, the trip is considered incomplete. Because, there is no need to imagine the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands, just enjoy Bazana, the whole world will come rushing back.

Touch the pristine Mang Den

Leaving Mang Den, the purity, purity, and majesty held us until the end of Kon Ray – Mang Den pass, a soft silk strip across the mountainside. Through the car window, the wild beauty of heaven and earth, the sun, the wind, and the primeval forests of the Central Highlands once again appeared with unforgettable impressions.

Touch the pristine Mang Den
Mang Den has countless beautiful homestays. (Photo: Ho Ha)

Mang Den eco-tourism area is oriented by the Prime Minister to become a national eco-tourism area. This place is gradually improving its infrastructure and services, promising to become an attractive destination not to be missed when tourists explore the Central Highlands.