Phong Nha - Ke Bang not only has famous caves that are the world natural heritage but also possesses the Son river as a beautiful woman in the wild mountains with fascinating stories.
Located in the south of Ngang pass, Quang Binh is a land best known by many people for its historical relics and famous landscapes such as Da Deo pass, Suot Mother wharf, Phong Nha cave, Tien Son cave, Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, Nhat Le beach, Da Nhay beach, Bang hot spring, etc. In which, there is a poetic Son river which is associated with a very touching love story.
Exploring Phong Nha - Ke Bang on Son river
Introduction about Son river
Many tourists appreciate son river as a pristine, beautiful landscape given to the people here by nature. The river with green color meandering around Ke Bang limestone mountains embellishes the uniqueness for the scenery here.
Son river is also called by the natives with a rustic name - Troc river. It is a tributary of Gianh river and flows entirely in Quang Binh province. An upper part of the river is 7,729m long, coming out from Phong Nha cave doors in Phong Nha village, Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district and flowing under the limestone mountains in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. It meets the Gianh river near Ba Don town.
The villages along Son river
The love story of Son river
According to legend, there are many ways to understand the name of this river. However, the most logical one is the love story of a couple. However, their love was opposed by their families due to disparities between the two sides. Finally, the couple went to this river to suicide to save their love.
People around the area felt touched by the love of the faithful couple, so they named the place Son river, which shows the heart and soul of the lovers.
Explore Son river
Visitors coming here will feel the beauty of the river from the blue color, wild mountain to the surrounding scenery. The river flows along the mountains and embraces corn fields and banana fields next to the quiet houses. The two sides of the river are peaceful. All make a beautiful watercolor picture, a beautiful life amidst the wilderness of the forest.
The festivals held on Son river
Notably, near Son river, there is a relic of Xuan Son wharf where used to be a key point that was frequently attacked by the American enemy. To canalize the wharf and the traffic and save the vehicles out of the destruction of bombs, many officers, soldiers, volunteers fought hard, endured hardships, and sacrificed.