It has already been more than a year since we started the Sunday Bike Ride in Ho Chi Minh City and we think it was about time we offered it somewhere else. Since we just opened our first office in Nha Trang, last Sunday we organized our first Sunday Ride there and cycled to Dien Khanh citadel, a site of historic interest, one of the oldest citadels in the south of Vietnam, built in 1793 by the ruler Nguyen Anh.
For this week we expect to have a few more riders to visit Suối Đổ pagoda and the nearby waterfall, one of the hidden gems of this coastal region that is just 17 km from the city center: nobody can say it is too far or too tough to get there by bicycle, although the last few kilometers are going up, you need to deserve the wonderful sight you will see from there. We will ride through small villages and rice paddies scattered by farmers and water buffaloes until we get to this 48 year old pagoda which was recently rebuilt. It owes its name to the waterfall which we will also visit.
The site is not very well known by tourists, who usually prefer to enjoy the buzz of the vibrant nightlife or relax by the sea. You might bump into some foreigners, but we will mostly be surrounded by monks and nuns. You can bring your own bike or rent from us (if any available) for 70.000 dong, half the usual price. Of course, it’s free to join. The meeting point is at Tram Huong tower, 2/4 square, at 6:30 AM.
Oh, we almost forget: it is believed that the water from that stream can cure all diseases. We can’t grant this, but it will surely feel good on your legs if they feel tired or hot after the ride.