Stunning water wheels in North-West Vietnam

Visitors going to the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau to admire the beauty of the Nam Mu river flowing through the pristine mountainous area are also attracted by the stunning sights and cascading sounds of 35 huge water wheels on the river bank.   

 Vietnam Tourism

For people of the Thai, Muong, Tay, Nung ethnic groups living in the northwest, a water wheel is an essential agricultural tool that helps locals deliver water from the lower rivers or streams to the higher fields. People passing by large fields in mountainous provinces often catch sight of water wheels continuously spinning to take water to a higher place for irrigation of the rice during the growing season.

These water wheels, particularly those in Na Khuong village, Ban Bo commune, Tam Duong district, create a simple yet beautiful image closely connected to the local life for visitors to admire and explore.

Mai Thi Ngoc Ha, a visitor to the site told reporters: "This is my first time to Na Khuong village. I like pristine landscapes and fresh air here. People here are so friendly. I definitely will come back to northwestern region to travel."

Realising the potential of those stunning bamboo water wheels for tourism development, the local government is planning on decorating and expanding the site while establishing a market to sell local products and training local people on sustainable tourism development.

Dong Xuan Cuong, a visitor from Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province said: "I have come here twice. The water wheels here are stunning so many visitors are attracted. People here also greet us with big smiles so I kinda like it."

According to the commune’s statistics, Ban Bo water wheels tourism site welcomed 40,000 tourist arrivals in 2017 and so far greeted 12,000 visitors in the first three months of 2018.

Vietnam Airport Transfers | Hanoi Tours | Phong Nha Tours | Hue Tours | Hoi An Tours | Saigon Tours |

Adventure Journey - Hue City - Vietnam

Why us?

Top Excellent Value

Adventure Journey - a Brand name of Adventure Discovery Tours - is an International Tour Operator fully licensed by Vietnam Tourism Department to organize Tours and Holidays for international travelers in Vietnam. With many years leading and guiding tours through out Vietnam. We have been working with the best local vendors along the way to make sure that all of our customers get the best experiences at the best price without compromising of service quality!

Passionate Local Team

All of our staffs were born and grew up from local regions and have been enriched, accumulated vast of knowledge and experience in travel industry, moreover knowing what and how travellers want to experience. With much excitement, passion and experience, we are offering you different style of travel that surely enhance your travel experience when you come to visit our country.

Best Unique Activities

Adventure Journey aims to take you off the beaten tracks to see the real deal of the country by bicycles, motorcycles or smaller four wheel vehicles according to your choices. We will create you more chance to blend in the local life, participating many ordinary daily life and handicraft activities. All of simple activities, meeting and sharing stories with local people create great fond memories to bring home as the remainder of your travel experience.