Dong Giang Heaven Gate
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Dong Giang Heaven Gate

Located along the Truong Son mountain range, Dong Giang Heaven Gate has primeval forests, unique cave complexes and majestic waterfalls. Over time, Mother Nature has created a towering “heaven’s gate”, becoming an ideal destination for tourists who want to relax.

Furthermore, Dong Giang Heaven Gate also possesses majestic and poetic natural scenery of mountains and forests and many unique architectural works. Let’s explore this beautiful place with Origin Vietnam through the article below.

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1. Where is Dong Giang Heaven Gate?

Dong Giang Heaven Gate tourist area is located in Ma Cooih commune, Dong Giang district, Quang Nam province, Vietnam. About 100 km southwest of Da Nang city and about 107 km west of Hoi An city.

2. How is Dong Giang Heaven Gate unique?

Considered as a gate connecting the modern world with traditional culture. Dong Giang Heaven Gate has attracted the attention of tourists who want to explore the magnificence and uniqueness of the mountains, forests and ethnic minorities. Co Tu people lives here.

This place has a diverse ecosystem with the beauty of majestic mountains, natural rivers and streams, vast forests and mountains and a mysterious limestone cave system. Dong Giang Heaven Gate attracts tourists to participate in activities such as trekking, climbing, swimming,…

Co Tu Community Cultural Village is a place imbued with the cultural identity of mountainous ethnic groups. This place still preserves cultural beauties such as communal houses, brocade weaving, gong dances,… and other unique traditional festivals.

Not only beautiful because of its unique cultural identity and diverse ecosystem. Dong Giang Heaven Gate also stands out with its spiritual beauty. Ba Lam Temple, Holy Mother Palace and Thien Mon Bao An Tower stand out as sacred destinations here.

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3. When is the best time to visit Dong Giang Heaven Gate?

You can go to Dong Giang Heaven Gate at any time of the year. In particular, if you want to enjoy the scenic beauty of Dong Giang Heaven Gate, the summer period from early April to mid-September is the most ideal time. During this time, the weather in Dong Giang is very cool and mild, favorable for sightseeing as well as outdoor fun activities.

Not only does it possess the wild and majestic beauty of vast mountains and forests, this place is also a conservation site for ancient trees on the national red list. Around February to March, Aposo flowers bloom bright red next to Tien Waterfall, you will be able to freely check in and save all the beautiful moments here.

4. How to get to Dong Giang Heaven Gate?

4.1 Instructions on how to get to Dong Giang Heaven Gate

From Da Nang city center to Dong Giang Heaven Gate, Quang Nam is about 100 km and travel time is about 2.5 hours. Depending on the starting location, you can choose the following travel routes:

  • Starting from the center of Da Nang city, the route moves in the direction of National Highway 14B, to Ha Nha bridge (Dai Dong, Dai Loc, Quang Nam), turns according to the directions towards An Diem, runs straight about 40 km to the village. Ka Dau, Ka Dang commune to go to Dong Giang Heaven Gate.
  • If tourists depart from Hoi An or from Tam Ky city, you can move in the direction of Dai Loc, to Ha Nha bridge, the route is similar to the instructions above. Up to now, this is the route that takes the shortest time and is the preferred choice of “travelers”.
  • You can travel in the direction of National Highway 14G to reach Ba commune, Dong Giang district, Quang Nam, continuing 45 km to Prao town center, where visitors will see a sign indicating the direction to follow the Ho Chi Minh trail. Minh returns to Nam Giang about 7 km to route DT609 to reach Dong Giang Heaven Gate.

4.2 Means of transportation to Dong Giang Heaven Gate

There are many means of transportation for you to choose from when going to Dong Giang Heaven Gate, including:

  • Motorbike: This is a flexible means of transportation, helping you be proactive in your time and schedule. In addition, you can stop and record memorable moments on this journey. Note, you need to make sure you are healthy enough to drive long distances and be careful when traveling on steep mountain passes.
  • Car: This is a comfortable means of transportation, suitable for families or large groups. However, you need to remember to book a car in advance, especially on weekends or holidays.
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5. Ticket price to visit Dong Giang Heaven Gate

5.1 Entrance ticket

  • Adults: 250,000 VND/person/time.
  • Children: 150,000 VND/person/time.

5.2 Combo Ticket1 (Includes: Entrance ticket and lunch)

  • Adults: 450,000 VND/person/time.
  • Children: 300,000 VND/person/time.

5.3 Combo2 Ticket (Includes: Hotel, breakfast, dinner)

  • Adults: 650,000 VND/person/time
  • Children: 350,000 VND/person/time.

5.4 Combo3 ticket (Includes: Hotel, breakfast, dinner and round-trip shuttle between Da Nang city and Dong Giang Heaven Gate)

  • Adults: 950,000 VND/person/time.
  • Children: 700,000 VND/person/time.

6. Sightseeings at Dong Giang Heaven Gate

6.1 Dong Giang Heaven Gate

Located in the center of Dong Giang Heaven Gate tourist area, you may be overwhelmed with the beauty of nature in the vast wilderness. If you choose a good shooting angle, you will definitely get a satisfactory photo.

6.2 Kieu Bridge

Located near Fivitel Song Ngan hotel, if you love checking in on bridges, this will definitely be an extremely magical check-in spot. A small tip to get a worthwhile photo is to take a photo in the middle of the bridge with the mountains and Thien Mon Bao Thap as the backdrop. Surely you will have a super virtual photo.

6.3 Fairy Waterfall

You will find the Fairy Falls when you feel and follow the sound of flowing water. You will be immersed in the cool water of the waterfall. If you come during the blooming season of Aposo flowers, I am sure that this is a more beautiful check-in point than Dong Giang Heaven Gate.

6.4 Ngoc De Cave and Tien Cung Cave

Ngoc De Cave & Tien Cung Cave are long natural limestone caves deep underground. This place preserves a thousand-year-old stalactite block, visitors can admire the beauty of unique natural stalactites given by nature.

6.5 Dragon Egg Waterfall

A masterpiece of nature, Dragon Egg Waterfall has many natural rocks that look like “giant eggs” right next to the waterfall. Creates a unique beauty between the waterfall and the natural mountains and forests.

You can immerse themselves in the waterfall amid the summer weather. Visitors can swim, row, sing along to the waterfall and admire the majestic beauty of the mountains and rivers.

6.6 Cultural village of Co Tu people

This place boldly represents the community cultural identity of the Co Tu people. They will recount the cultural beauty of daily life such as brocade weaving, fishing, baking Lam rice, Sung Trau rice dumpling, farming…

Not only the beauty of daily labor, the Co Tu community also has gong festivals, campfires, playing the H’roa instrument, singing and dancing Tung Tung Za Zá and enjoying local specialties with tourists.

6.7 Ngan River

The Ngan River flows along the Dong Giang Heaven Gate tourist area. The water flows down from the upstream and there are many bridges crossing it such as Kieu bridge, O Thuoc bridge, Rainbow bridge, Canh Chim bridge,… creating a viewing point with panoramic views between the river, water and natural mountains and forests.

6.8 Bon Bon Forest Park

Bon Bon forest stretches over 2 hectares, creating a flora community at Dong Giang Heaven Gate with hundreds of ancient trees. You can sit under the cool green canopy of bon bon trees and enjoy the sweet and fragrant bunches of bon bon trees when in season.

6.9 Temple of Lady Lam Cung Thanh Mau

Lam Cung Thanh Mau brings peace according to Vietnamese beliefs. Conquering more than 500 steps to get here, visitors can see the statue of the Holy Mother carved from natural stone.

6.10 Giant King Kong statue

When conquering 487 steps, visitors can see a giant King Kong statue in the middle of the mountains and forests. Visitors will be able to see the natural beauty of the mountains and forests from above at dawn. In the distance are streams of water coming from the upstream and enjoying the cool air of the beautiful sky.

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7. Activities and experiences at Dong Giang Heaven Gate

7.1 Water bathing and rowing SUP at Dragon Egg waterfall

It can be said that this is the most prominent fun activity at Dong Giang Heaven Gate tourist area. During the hot summer, visitors will enjoy the cool water from the waterfall pouring down from above. You can also freely swim and immerse yourself in the cool nature between the mountains and forests with friends and relatives.

At Dragon Egg waterfall, visitors also have the opportunity to experience rowing in the middle of the strong waterfall. Notably, the activities here are all completely free.

7.2 Rowing SUP at Tien Waterfall

There is nothing more interesting than sightseeing and watching the waterfall rushing down into the valley with the exciting soup rowing activity here. In particular, currently the tourist area is still implementing the free soup rowing program. Let’s go to Dong Giang Heaven Gate to experience it.

7.3 Rowing a boat and releasing lanterns on the Ngan River

Dong Giang Heaven Gate owns the Ngan River thanks to improving the natural flow from the pristine stream. At the Ngan River, visitors can freely “show off their talents” in rowing and boating on the water from the stream source. If you are not familiar with the river, you don’t have to worry too much because there are life jackets and security guards.

Releasing flower lanterns on auspicious days is also an interesting activity. All of these activities are free as they are included in the entrance ticket.

7.4 Exchanging and learning about local culture

You go to Dong Giang Heaven Gate immediately and visit the Co Tu Cultural Village area where there are typical stilt houses of the Co Tu people here.

Especially in the Gui house area – where village elders and young people sit and knit, weave by hand, and play the guitar with mountain and forest songs that enter people’s hearts. Visitors can admire the skillful hands creating eye-catching handicraft products and learn about the lives of indigenous people with unique culture.

7.5 Renting national costumes and take commemorative photos

Immersing in the mountainous atmosphere of Quang Nam and the lovely Co Tu people, visitors can choose to rent traditional costumes of the Co Tu people and create the most beautiful pictures here with friends.

8. Enjoying cuisine when traveling to Dong Giang Heaven Gate

Dong Giang Heaven Gate is also famous for its unique specialties. Explore local cuisine by enjoying traditional dishes such as bamboo-tube rice, buffalo croissant, grilled meat dishes, Ariu chili and delicious wines. This is a great opportunity to discover unique flavors and immerse yourself in the local culinary culture of the Co Tu people.

9. Accommodation when traveling to Dong Giang Heaven Gate

If you want to stay overnight at Dong Giang Heaven Gate tourist area, don’t worry too much. Because the accommodation service here is very good.

  • Dong Giang Heaven Gate has put into operation 3 4-star standard hotels. They include: Song Ngan hotel, O Thuoc hotel and Cau Kieu hotel.
  • The capacity of these 3 hotels reaches 180 rooms with different room types. They are suitable for families, couples as well as tourists traveling in groups.

10. Some important notes when traveling to Dong Giang Heaven Gate

To make your trip to Dong Giang Heaven Gate safe and fun. You should refer to some necessary notes below:

  • Entrance tickets: You can buy tickets online or directly at the ticket counter of the tourist area.
  • Clothes and shoes suitable for the weather: Dong Giang Heaven Gate has a cool climate all year round because it is surrounded by nature, mountains and forests. Therefore, you should bring long-sleeved clothes, jackets, sneakers or sandals. At night it can be as cold as 20 degrees Celsius, so you should consider bringing warm clothes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, insect repellant spray: You need to protect your skin from the sun when going to Dong Giang Heaven Gate. In addition, this is a mountainous area so there may be insects. Such as ants and mosquitoes in the wild, so you must prepare these things as well.
  • Cash, credit cards: Of course, you need to bring cash and credit cards to shop and use services at the resort.

With the inherent natural scenery and majestic mountains, Co Tu cultural space and unique man-made places are added. Dong Giang Heaven Gate will definitely become your favorite destination.

Please immediately contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator – to receive useful information about the destination. Furthermore, we also accompany you on your tour in Vietnam to explore the Dong Giang Heaven Gate with the most interesting experiences.

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