Ta Nung Pass

I knew the name “Ta Nung” due to my curiosity of wanting to see the triangular flowers grown at Van Duc Pagoda. And then, every time I go to Da Lat, I drive motorbike to Ta Nung …

Ta Nung pass , originally a commune directly under Da Lat city, used to grow mulberry and raise silkworms 25km from Da Lat to the direction of Cam Ly. In the past, people only knew this place by Elephant Waterfall, but Elephant Waterfall did not attract many visitors because people mainly go to Nam Bang or Lam Ha. Now, the locals keep driving to Ta Nung to explore so that place is very bustling.

Leaving Cam Ly waterfall, going through the village to meet Van Thanh Flower Village. The flower village has glass houses, lined up next to the road. Here, each cage grows a different flower species, but gerbera flowers are intercropped with many colors. The worker just bent over, selected the qualified flowers, thrust up and arranged them in bunches on the aisle.

You can borrow that bouquet of flowers to take pictures, or buy them. Of course, anyone entering the flower garden does not step on the flower and asks the garden owner for permission to take pictures.

                   A flower greenhouse in Van Thanh flower village

After VAn Thanh flower village, you can see a pass. This is the way to go to Lam Ha – the settlement of Hanoi which is known for its specialty of high tree coffee.

Passing the high and sagging pass, there is still a red dirt trail. This road is deserted, sometimes seeing each group of motorbikes stopping by the side of the road to admire the scenery or a genuine traveler with a backpack containing enough items for the trip to tie tightly behind the car. The two sides are deep valleys with green plants, hidden houses, kitchen smoke, or pine hills, making people fascinated. The feeling of passing Ta Nung pass is like floating on a foggy and smoky shutter. Grass tops, green pines, and a variety of wild flowers indifferently squeezed the two sides of the road.

Ta Nung is just a small town. The people here are mostly indigenous who live up to farming. Passing through Ta Nung , we can see greenhouses growing flowers and vegetables.

Van Duc Pagoda is located on the side of the road, clearly recognized with a large rock carved on it: “Van Duc Pagoda”. Go straight to the temple, park your car and enjoy the scenery freely.

The monks at the temple cause flowers to plant on the empty land in front of the temple gate and even the flower garden in the temple. It can be seen that the triangular flowers here are not beautiful colors and maybe the street scene is not suitable for flowers to create landscapes, but that is enough to satisfy the steps to look for.

At Van Duc Pagoda, there are many other types of flowers such as purple flowers, statues and miniatures. The tranquility of the temple is also a highlight for the attachment to come.

                                                                       Van Duc Pagoda. 

At the beginning of 2017, many flower farms here are opened for tourists to see sunflowers for free, because the flowers are grown over time and traders do not buy them near Tet. It is the sunflower gardens in Ta Nung that make this place even more popular. Now, the sunflower gardens become destinations for guests to check in. 

Sunflowers are high here, so the garden owner creates aisles, pre-set chairs so guests can stand at high heights to take pictures. In addition to sunflowers, you can buy as souvenirs for 5,000 VND / each. Ta Nung also has clean vegetables such as cauliflower, red radish, artichoke, cabbage … for you to buy.

                                      Sunflowers in Ta Nung