Suối Voi (Elephant Springs), near Da Nang
This recreation area lies between Đà Nẵng and Huế. This is still quite genuine and from touristic point of view somewhat underdeveloped. The springs are located around 17 km north of Hai Van pass, if you come from Đà Nẵng.
The sign to Suối Voi (Suối: springs, Voi: elephant) can easily be missed (look at the sign “Phú Bài 44km”). After turning right, follow a bumpy Vietnamese country road, the provisional parking area appears appear after 1,7 km.
The springs can be reached from the parking place after a five-minute walk through the jungle. The area consists of a number of natural pools with clear and cool water, scattered by huge boulders.
With some imagination, you can find a boulder, which looks like an elephant head, giving the name of the springs. Climbing on the boulders and swimming in the springs or just relax on some sitting mats, offered by the locals, can give you opportunities to spend several hours visiting this lovely, still-undiscovered area.