Tranh Springs & Waterfall
Suoi Tranh Tourism Area, Suoi May Village, Duong To commune, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang, VietnamGetting there
Tranh stream located on Ham Ninh mountain range northeast of the island of Phu Quoc. From Duong Dong town, you drive on the road April 30, according to Duong Dong route – Ham Ninh is to be Tranh stream.Telephone
+84-0-773 849 863More information Prices
Tickets at the Suoi Tranh is 5,000 VND / person. Parking: 10,000 vnd to park your motorbike or bicycle.Opening hours
7.00am - 9.pm
One of the best places for sightseeing at Phu Quoc’s forest tourist Suoi Tranh (Tranh Stream, Tranh waterfall, Tranh Springs or Painting Stream) stream painting with poetic, charming. With a length of 15km and original from Ham Ninh mountain, Suoi Tranh flows through the primitive forests, on rocks forming small interesting waterfalls. Away from Duong Dong town about 10km on the roads between Duong Dong - Ham Ninh, Suối Tranh is an attraction, camping favorite.
The sea is rough, the winds are strong and you may find yourself hanging out in your cheap bungalow more than you thought. But there are good things about Phu Quoc’s rainy season besides the low season prices. Tranh Stream (Suoi Tranh) is full of water, creating impressive rapids and waterfalls. The journey to the falls is a tough one, but a good way to stretch your legs, so here is a quick guide if you find yourself on Phu Quoc between May and October
The stone path is well maintained and follows alongside the stream. There are several stops along the way on the trail. Immediately upon your start there are some food and souvenir stands. Here you can grab a quick snack of corn on the cob, potatoes or deep fried bananas for your trip. Many Vietnamese families pack their own meal and eat it along the way, so be prepared to dodge the occasional family picnic. About half way up the path, a 15-minute walk, there is a seven-metre high fall that is a little hard to see from the trail. There is a small path down an embankment that provides a good view.
The final stop on the trail is a large waterfall and the pool it spills into where the adventurous can take a quick dip and go under the falls. The water is still pretty warm here and if you stay toward the path side of the waterfall, fairly gentle. Tranh Stream is only worth a visit from May to October/November -- outside of rainy season it is dry. This, of course, won’t stop the man at the door from collecting the entrance and parking fee from the unwitting. But if you find yourself in Phu Quoc in the low season, Tranh Stream may be one of your highlights.
Nestled in the shadow of green forests, the trails lead to Suoi Tranh is covered with trees. The scene and air would be interesting because of the feeling of leaving the air of the sea behind to enter the cool air in the forest just a few minutes stepping on the trails. On the streams is about 4 meters high waterfall, pouring down a lake at the foot waterfall, This is an ideal destination to relax, or watch the spring landscape to prepare for more exploration of the stream. Trails, waterfalls, trees and surrounding landscape created a beautiful and perhaps they also the origin of the name of Suoi Tranh. Near the spring there are many cave such as Bat Cave is located about 200 m high altitude on the mountain, deep as 50 m, there are many beautiful stalactites, fancy. Local insight: Put Tranh at the top of your waterfall list as it’s a beauty.
How to get there ?
To get to Tranh Stream from Duong Dong, get a taxi or rent a motorbike and head south east on DT47. Stay on the road for roughly five kilometres until you reach what looks like an entrance to Jurassic Park. It is a large, ivy covered gate. Head back to the small carport filled with motorbikes. Pay the entrance fee of 5,000 dong and for parking and up the path you go. Tranh stream located on Ham Ninh mountain range northeast of the island of Phu Quoc. From Duong Dong town, you drive on the road April 30, according to Duong Dong route – Ham Ninh is to be Tranh stream.
Tranh Stream Review
Apparently this used to be a normal park (like, the nature-focused kind), which is a bit heartbreaking because when we visited last week it had a bizarre theme park feel because of the copious animal statues, manicured gardens and large restaurant area. Still, the natural beauty of the stream and waterfall shone through (especially because most of the statues and fake rocks are at the beginning of the waterfall walk and taper off the further up the path you go). We would have loved the park more without the tacky adornment, but it was also a kind of fascinating to experience Vietnam kitsch--especially for the very cheap price of admission. We were lucky to have beat the crowds entirely (by going on a weekday morning)--if it had been crowded, I'm sure we'd have had a much harder time seeing the good in this spot. One thing to keep in mind is that the walk up to the waterfall is rocky and maybe be hard for people with ankle injuries.
We a family of 5 hired a driver and tour guide to take us around Phu Quoc Island for a day. It worth the $$$$. Tranh Stream was one of the stop. Entrance fee is 10000 dong per person and 10000 dong for the car. It is beautiful man-made plus natural park. After the entrance door is a little dry out stream on the right. The walking path will take you to a small pond which is beautifully decorated with shrub, plants and scriptures. Along the way to the base of the hill is some resting houses and a café. There is a bit of the hike to the top of the hill but we did not get up there. However, along the way to the top is a beautiful shady path. The path is rocky though so wear appropriate shoes. Also put on your mosquitoes repellant!! and enjoy the walk.
Very nice waterfall even in the winter when it's smaller than in summer as I understand. Not far from the Duong Dong - just 15-20 minutes by motorbike and you can also find few pepper farms (worth 5 minutes visit only) and a temple on your way to the waterfall from the city.
Once you are there it will take you 15-20 minutes by feet to reach the top of the waterfall. However if you wish you can go a bit further but in water - not by path :) It will be a very refreshing stroll.
Motorbike park + 2 people cost us 10k.
There is also a small "shop" where you can by water and ice-cream. If you see a lot of buses around it could be worth to seat for a while and eat an ice-cream - at least it helped us to be almost on our own on the waterfall without crowds which were there on our arrival.
We decided to rent a motorcycle and explore the island. we saw in the Lonely planet the waterfall mentioned and we went there with no expectations, because often there's nothing special. But we were surprised, beautifully landscaped and maintained garden. Nice walk through the forest to reach the waterfall. At the time we visited not many people but can be busy at some times.
A few kilometers away from Duong Dong via a well-constructed highway is the Suoi Trahn waterfall park. It is definitely a worthwhile attraction with a token admission charge (10k VND, I think). The park itself is noteworthy for its landscaping, ponds, pathways, creatively decorative rest stations and its colorful outdoor sculptures. There is a large restaurant on premises too. Simply hanging out and walking around enjoying nature is good enough. You'll be much more impressed if you hike the rocky path along a mountain stream to the waterfall. It is a long, upward hike, somewhat arduous but easily doable. Your leg muscles will get a good workout! Wear good hiking shoes! It will be hot but the small basin beneath the falls where people frolic will be a wonderful respite. The waterfall itself is not that high but is still a beautiful sight. It is a very scenic walk in the jungle, no doubt. I chuckled on the way back down when being asked several times for an estimate of how much further it was to reach the falls.
By the way, it is an excellent excursion for families with kids as well. The kids will love it.
Locals go here during weekends to have a good time. The walk to the waterfall is effortless for most people but for those with small children it seemed to be a fitting challenge. It's nearly impossible to get to the waterfall with any kind of stroller so don't bother trying. We enjoyed ourselves here and even though we shared the trip with quite a few tourists it never got too crowded. Go there if you have an couple of hours to spend or if you're looking for a place to take a short walk on jungle-like paths.
It is an amazing place with nice natural decoration. At first we thought there was nothing much to see besides those statue and flowers but as we got deeper inside we found the rocky pathway that led us to the top of the stream. The way up to the top of the stream was very rocky, and I wouldn't recommend it for rainy days because it would be rocky, slippery and dangerous all at the same time. We were lucky that it was a clear sunny day that day and we (2 elders and 2 adults) were able to finish the rocky pathway to see the view from the top of the stream. It was a great feeling , though it was not that long way to go but still we felt like a victory.
If you come here, try to finish it all the way to see the top of the stream where there is the small waterfall. Don't give up in the middle otherwise you would have lost to see something beautiful.
I think we spent 20 mins to climb up and another 15-20 mins to go down and back to the gate.
It's a good workout for us all. When we finish, we all sweat like never before. quite fun.
If you are near here, go for a look but don't travel too far. 22000vnd for two entries and scooter parking. We went there on a Sunday so maybe that's why it was so busy. We were unprepared, bring swimwear and a picnic unless you want to copy the locals, swimming in your clothes!!
An interesting park & stream system that includes animal statues throughout. A popular place for picnics & parties especially on the weekend. Spoiler ... people don't clean up after themselves. Fortunately the park staff do clean up at the end of the day! Only 10,000 Dong its worth a visit to have a look see. If your traveling south, its on the left hand side of the road just before the turnoff to thr Fishing Village at Ham Ninh.
We hired a scooter for the day and visited the waterfalls on our little circuit of the South of the island. It was really nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the town and noisy scooters, some nice peace and quiet !
The park itself is not much, to be honest. It's not that big, and there are a lot of wooden statues that people take pictures of, but I'm not really a fan. In February there's no stream because of the dry season. However, if you are tired of heat and you want to get away from the sun in the middle of the day, it's the right place. An adult ticket is VND 10,000 and 2,000 for parking. There's a cafe in the park, in case you need it.
the stream is a bit difficult to locate. We were lost on our way there. but once you reach the place, it would seem to be a good decision having spent time to figure out our way to this place. It made a good afternoon trip.
We came on a day where there wasn't much water in the stream, so the waterfall was not worth climbing the entire trail, but the entrance to the park and the stream itself was so pretty and calm and peaceful. Definitely worth stopping by to take pictures with the diversity of flowers. The locals all brought picnics and I would definitely do that if I ever go back as it's a really cool spot to gather with friends.
A lovely park short trek up the hill, so you will need good walk shoes. You will also need about 2-3 hours depending how long you want to stay suggestion to bring a book and a picnic basket .
The reason I have rated this little theme-park garden average is because I have seen many other gardens in Vietnam and am aware of the reality of landscape gardening in this amazing country. This little garden is, however, charming in its own way and worth a look if you want some shade and a chance to see butterflies, flowers, and a little of a Vietamese person´s view of the world.
it is clean, along the stone-step path, and along stream also. but it is so noisy at weekends for loudspeakers. It is better you go till the end of road, encounter a low waterfall and bond behind, it is the best place to enjoy stream. entrance fee just is 10.000vnd a ticket.
It was so beautiful Suoi Tranh Stream with all the trees and plants nice and so green. The atmosphere was so cool with a waterfall, looks romantic for a couple just got married. Feel so relaxing to stay here.
Again, I found trashes everywhere and they smell and attract flies so it was gross. I had to go off deeper into the jungle where the tourists couldn't go to find this sight. The water was crystal clear, cool and refreshing. You just need to climb a little higher up top to be able to see the natural beauty of this place.
This place is one of the most popular places in Phú Quốc so it was full of people when I visited. No information was included and I didn't even know what to do in here and all I did is just follow the road lead to the end of it...
We visited this on a sunny day. Sun was nice. But not too hot bcuz this had many trees. And so surprised bcuz a public place like this was super clean!!! It made us feeling free!!! Ya! We could see a man was clearing smt there.. Nice service! Nice man! Nice!! You should come! ;)
Nice shady place to get out of the hot sun,however if the water is low in level it could be a bit boring. Lucky for us there was some water as it rained the week before. With that you can see the place is popular with the vietnamese, with there bbq and beers making it a family affair and a place to come cool out of the midday heat. Cheap at 10000 vnd for adult entry.If i was to do this again i would go with some beers and a bbq and make a day out of it. Also get in early as the spots along the stream will go quickly.
A quick hike to the top is rewarded with a dip in the fresh and cooling waters of Tranh Stream on a hot day. A great stop that you can make quick or long, depending on how long you want to stay. The surrounding grounds are beautifully manicured. I wonder how big the stream becomes in the rainy season...?
We took a nice walk in the forest, you can find monkeys on the trees if you watch quietly, the park is well maintained. Fortunately we didn't see the rubbish and garbage thrown away as many people wrote! The waterfall does not worth mentioning...it is less than a small spring. I guess it should be a waterfall in rainy season but not this time. If you have several days on the island and had enough of the beaches it is good option to hide away from the sun.
I had been Phu Quoc last week . We spent 2 days/1 night to expore Phu Quoc. We went to Tranh Stream and swam in there . So cool . The temperature of Phu Quoc was comfortable . We took some photo of Tranh Stream then went on to explore Phu Quoc National park . We had a meaning day. Thank you
Waterfall itself is really small but decent enough to justify the walk to it. Path is made of stones and it is rocky road to walk so opt for shoes not flip flops. Walk in the forest is a nice change from beach life. Lots of locals spending time by the stream having lunch. Weird animal statutes are scattered all over the place. Nothing special but worth a visit if you stay longer in the island.
I love this area, trekking in the forest and visit the most beautiful stream in Phu Quoc. Trang mean piture, the name say it all a stream with picturesque beauty
The place is a park with the waterfall inside, a 20 min walk, nice on the way back from Sao beach... Nothing special, the waterfall is nice. watch your bags carefully at the waterfall we felt that someone is looking for a scam!!
It's beautiful especially in rainy season. But it has no other interesting activities except for swimming. So if you don't like swimming in the stream, there's no thing much for you to look forward to.
We hired a motorcycle and 20 minutes later arrived not knowing what to expect. Its a pleasant walk along the stream with lots of locals picnicking. We were invited to join a group and with our English and their Vietnamese enjoyed a laugh, a beer and some bbq squid. Further up the stream there is a small falls where we cooled off. Very enjoyable and relaxing
Suoi Tranh offers a great place to swim and to admire the waterfall. The walk is about 20 minutes up but there's two areas where you can swim. The water is very cool. I was here in August so the start of rainy season.
During the rain season this waterfall is very nice. Full of water. There is an entrance fee 10.000 dong.
At the start there is an artificial park which is very nice for a picnic. There is also a restaurant here. It's very clean and tidy.
There are no sun spots, So not a place to get your tan.
The waterfall is a 10 minute walk uphill. It's a small walk under the shade. The fall is not very big but nice. You can swim in it and the water is warm and fresh. Nice place for a shower after a long day at the beach.
You can also pose for awesome photos.
You shouldn't come here on dry season (about November to May) because that time the stream not many water. The way go to the stream about 15-20 minutes
Tranh Stream (Suoi Tranh) is offering a unique experience with an impressive huge garden / park at the entrance.
Crossing the park will bring you to the stream. The stream by it self is very nice cool place double meaning because of the water and the tree cover makes it cool at the heat of the day.
A very nice place to go and spend some time if you want to change your beach time
Nice place to chill a few hours. There is a good path guiding you to the waterfall at least during the wet season. Be prepared for locals wanting to take pictures together with you ( they were nice and polite with us so it was kind of cute).
The road to the stream clean, wide, and easy to walk on. I don't know the entry fee as I am in a daily tour and this fee is included in the tour fee. Toilet fee is 2000 VND. People enjoy having picnic close to the stream while other swimming under the waterfall. Nice place!
This was a pleasant stop. Coming from Duong Dong just before the traffic roundabout that goes to the airport, you will find the elaborate entrance. The cost is a measly 2000vnd to enter, and probablyis
We were told to go here as it is pleasant and nice to cool off in the waterfall.......but there was NO water. A bit disappointed, although pleasant gardens and surrounds and they are continuing to make improvements. No good for wheelchairs or prams.
I went there in May so there's not much water in this month.
The river will be more beautiful in rainy season (Since June)
It's quite far from the center of the island.
Entrance fee is very low.
may be very nice in raining season with rocks and big trees along to the stream but in April, it almost no water.
It is a very big and fresh air place, the Tranh Stream seems tobe a good place for bicnic, We ussaly get here for a small party with grill seafood.
for a family outing the best! a fine jungle tour that is easy to experience. 20 minutes on foot and there is a pool for cooling-down!
We visited in the dry season so didn't see any water until we reached the very top. Its quite a long walk, and not much to see when you get there. I guess when the water is flowing it must be pretty spectacular, albeit on a small scale as waterfalls go.
Not for the infirm, as you are walking on stones all the way and it would be easy to turn an ankle.
dry season but the water is super cold and clean. You guys can see the tiny fish is swim around your legs. Must love it !
Very clean, no litter and great place for a dip in the stream when you reach the top of the path, not far to walk from car park
A few people have said that the waterfall is at it's best in the rainy season. I visited in December, during the dry season, and there still seemed to be plenty of water. It's a pretty spot, and the ten minute walk or so is quite nice - especially to get into the forest a little - but I wouldn't say it's worth it unless you have plenty of time on Phu Quoc.
I suggest to stay away in dry season, the road to get there is uncomfortable with bikes and not much to see in dry season
I love walking along the stream, diving my feet under the stream and having a bath on the stream. Unforgettable memory!