Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien, Tien Stream or Painting Stream) is a small stream that is about 1km in length and is renowned locally for its scenery, giant flat rocks, and ambiance.
These red soil streets will lead you come to pepper garden as well as small houses and school. You could make friend with forests, mountains and murmur streams.
What to see
Nature – The natural surroundings is quite nice and peaceful. Explore the area and you may find wild orchids, ginseng, and even myrtle fruit trees.This area is abundant with the sim myrtle fruit tree and during harvesting season (December to February), locals gather here and pick the fruit to either resell or make their own sim wine.
What to do
Picnic – Pack a lunch and have a picnic on top of one of the giant flat boulders.
Soak – You can soak in the stream to cool off, however you cannot swim as the water level is too low.
Need to know
Local residents use the stream as a water source and for bathing/soaking. It is not as spectacular as Tranh Stream and definitely “off the beaten path” however if you enjoy exploring natural landscapes then this place may be perfect for you. The surrounding area is teeming with beautiful plants and small animals. If you have only a few days on the Island then we suggest you save the Suoi Tien for another time.
How to get there?
The best way to get to the Suoi Tien is to start out in the fishing village Ham Ninh and ask along your way while following the dirt roads north. If you get to the local station where you can park your motorbike, make it so and follow the path through the jungle. At one point you have the option between using a monkey bridge or a half-sunken log to cross a slow stream, which requires some balance, but is not dangerous.
At the section in the forest that mostly consists of white sand and thorny bushes, follow the black hose until you reach the stream. The locals seem to get fresh water from the well, so the hose is a splendid indicator of where to head.