Sen village is located at Kim Lien Town, Nam Dan which is about 20km from Vinh City, Nghe An. From the outer sight, the place is almost identical with any village in rural area of Vietnam, but which makes it become famous is that it is the motherland of the greatest leader in modern history of Vietnam: President Ho Chi Minh. Annually, thousands of travelers visit this destination to not only know more about childhood and lives of Uncle Ho, but also express their respect to the mighty father of Vietnamese race.

Visiting Sen Village


Like other normal rural villages in Vietnam, Sen village is quite tranquil, peaceful and poetic with green bamboo, public well, temple’ ground where festivals or crucial occasions of the village taking place. The village landscape is further adorned by numerous mountains far away that are hidden in vague cloud and blue sky. There is also a fragrant lotus lake at the beginning of Sen village, in between the way to Chua Village which is mother’s homeland of President Ho Chi Minh.

Travelers come to this village mostly to visit the house where Uncle Ho has grown up before he travelled abroad the find the way to rescue Vietnam from colonization. The house was built by donation and effort of local residents in 1901 to celebrate high result in national examination of Uncle Ho’s father Nguyen Sinh Sac. It has been preserved with almost original structure and design, with all simple objects of a Confucianism family like traditional brushes or ink boxes, and popular items that can be seen in any house in rural area such as bamboo mat, trays or rice mortar. Around the house is a lush garden with numerous green plants, including many souvenir trees grown by guests who have visited this place.

How to get there


You can book a tour from Hanoi or Vinh City to visit Sen Village, which usually takes half day. Sen village can be a convenient stop on the way from Hanoi to Hue or vice versa. 

 Phong nha Ke bang
Thien Duong Cave
Son dong the largest and biggest cave of the world
Nhat Le beach
Da nhay Beach
Bao Ninh village and Beach
Vung Chua and Nom island of swallows


Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is one of the most spectacular wilderness sites in South East Asia and one of the 2 largest limestone regions in the world. 

Destined to become one of Vietnam’s major tourist attractions, this beautiful and little explored region contains the world’s longest river cave, Hang Ke Ry and what is believed to be the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong Cave (discovered in 2009 and recently explored by a British caving team). A vast network of underground caves and passages can be found, along with awesome jungle scenery and fascinating rock formations. 

Visit one of the wonders of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Paradise Cave, with its spectacular and magical beauty, opened to the public in December 2011. According to the British Royal Cave Association, at 31.4 km this is the longest, dry cave in Asia. 

Still in the Park but nearer the village, beautiful Phong Nha Cave, lit up like a psychedelic rock concert, is easily accessible from the farmstay and ranks among the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. This and many other of the caves in the area were used as hospitals, bomb shelters and ammunition depots during the American war. 

The Park’s 2000 kilometres of sprawling vegetation is an ideal habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals unique to the region including the highest diversity of primates in South East Asia. 

Wild and exciting… but at the same time, the experience of this captivating scenic beauty leaves you with a sense of tranquillity. 
to understand more about Phong nha ke bang fauna follow this link:


http://www.seh-herpetology.org/files/bonnensis/247_Ziegler.pdf

Son Doong Cave - Overview



Son Doong cave(Vietnamese: Hang Son Doong) is world's largest cave, located in Son Trach, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. It is found by a local man named Ho Khanh in 1991 and was recently discovered in 2009 by British cavers, led by Howard Limbert. The name "Son Doong" cave means "mountain river cave", It was created 2-5 million years ago by river water eroding away the limestone underneath the mountain Where the limestone was weak, the ceiling collapsed creating huge skylights. Son Doong cave is more than 200 meters wide, 150 meters high, and approx 9 kilometers long, with caverns big enough to fit an entire city street inside them, twice as large as Deer Cave in Malaysia (currently considered the world's largest with 90 meters wide, 100 meters high and 2 kilometers long). Son Doong cave was classified as the largest cave in the world by BCRA (British Cave Research Association) and selected as one of the most beautiful in the globe by the BBC news.
son doong cave
This tiny jungle, nicknamed the "Garden of Edam"
son doong cave
river in son doong cave
son doong cave
Sculptures of nature

"Ken" cave, it look like 2 occult eyes

It look like "Pearls of mountain"

wonderful stalactites in cave
Son Doong cave is hidden in rugged Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province near the border with Laos, the cave is part of a network of 150 or so caves, many still not surveyed, in the Annamite Mountains. It is very difficult to travers. During the first expedition, the team explored two and a half miles of Son Doong cave before a 200-foot wall of muddy calcite stopped them. They named it the Great Wall of Vietnam. Above it they could make out an open space and traces of light, but they had no idea what lay on the other side. A year later, they have returned—seven hard-core British cavers, a few scientists, and a crew of porters - to climb the wall, if they can, measure the passage, and push on, if possible, all the way to the end of the cave...
 

 One of trekking ideal place 
minority tradition
off the beaten tracks
local customs
few tourists
natural love

 Cua lo beach
Village of Ho chi minh 
Ky son Market
Pu mat national Park
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Mrs. Roberta Tione from Italy
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 Hallo Mario
We had a nice flight back home, and now we are redatto to get back to work. Which is the hardest part or been back home :( 
The journey through Vietnam was marvellous and did enjoyed very much! We do appreciate your and all the staff in Vietnamtravelart professional!
Thank you for our discovery of your beautiful country! 
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