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Son River Vietnam Introduction
Located in the south of Ngang pass, Quang Binh is a cultural land known to a lot of people with historical relics and famous landscapes throughout the country such as Da De Pass; Mother Transparent Wharf; Phong Nha Cave, Tien Cave. Son; Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Nhat Le beach; Da Nhay beach, Bang hot spring … Including the poetic Son River associated with a sad love story.
Son River Map
Where does the son river originate from?
The locals also call it with a very popular name: the Troc river. This is a tributary of the Gianh river and flows completely on the territory of Quang Binh province. An upstream part of the river is 7,729m long, flows underground in limestone mountains in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, and flows out from Phong Nha cave mouth located on Phong Nha village, Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district. Its confluence with the Gianh river near Ba Don town.
What makes the river beautiful?
Troc River is considered by tourists as a pristine river, a beautiful landscape bestowed by nature to the people here. The poetic Son River with a greenish color meandering around the Ke Bang limestone mountain ranges adorns the unique features every time visitors come to Quang Binh to visit Phong Nha Cave.
Traveling to Phong Nha, you will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of the river from the watercolor, the mountains to the scenic beauty of the river banks. So the first thing that can be perceived is the watercolor of the river. Son River water is bluer than we thought.
The river flows meandering along the foot of the mountain and hugging the cornfields, the banana trees next to the small neighbors peacefully. All make a charming water-ink painting, a peaceful and beautiful life in the wilderness and mountains.
Especially in Troc River, there is also the relic of the Xuan Son ferry, wherein the frontline is the main point that was frequently attacked fiercely by the American enemy. In order to ensure the clearance of the ferry and route, many officers, soldiers, young volunteers have bravely fought, endured hardships, and accept to sacrifice to ensure the ferries safe, and timely crossing the border to pay for the front lines.
According to legend, there are many interpretations of the name of this river. However, the most plausible is the love story of a couple who are deeply in love. However, their love is opposed by their family because they were not “suitable alliance” (similarity of social background, richness between bride and bridegroom’s families). In the end, the couple decided to suicide in this river committed suicide. People around the area are touched by the love of the couple so they named the Son River to refer to their loyalty to their loved ones.
The best way to enjoy the Son River Vietnam Beauty
To fully enjoy the poetic beauty of this river, you should book the Phong Nha Cave Tour. Because booking the Phong Nha and Paradise Cave tour, so you will have a chance to take a sampan boat to go along the Son River to enjoy the wild beauty of it. Moreover, you will have a great memory when exploring the most beautiful cave in the World.