Bao Loc city located on the southern highland parts and about 200km away from Ho Chi Minh City. It takes around 4:30 minutes to get to Bao Loc from Ho Chi Minh City. As a Film Fixer in Vietnam, I often travel here with my clients to film around this city.
Bao Loc City is home to thousand of hectas of coffe and tea. There are tea plantations every where in this town. But one of the most famous factory is Tam Chau Tea plantation. The factory own massive tea plantation and later they open a tourist spot for tourists and also rest stop along the way from Bao Loc to Da Lat.
Bao Loc is one of my favorite locations for photography and filming because it offers amazing sceneries and the diversity of culture. Weather here is also good. It’s cool during other season and cold before lunar new year before spring. There are a few spots that I want to introduce to you, so if you are a solo traveler you can search and photograph these activities.
Bao Loc Tea plantation.
This region produce one of the finest O Long tea in Vietnam. You can open google maps and search for Tam Chau Tea Plantation and get there. You can see local farmers picking tea leaves along the way. You can get around as long as you want. Sometimes, you can see many people picking tea leaves at one plot.
If you love landscape photography, get your tripod and ND filter with you and visit Dambri waterfall. You will have to pay for entrance fee to get to this waterfall or you can walk down the patch which requires some efforts.
Thanh Xa in the early morning is an amazing place t o shoot sunrise over the mountain range and you may see some mist there as well. It’s will be amazing if you are lucky enough to see mist there.
Last attraction that I want to introduce is Bao Lam Lake. It’s on the way to Dambri. The best time to shoot it is in the early morning when local fishermen start their day by getting around the lake and collecting their catch over night. It’s one of my most favorites location and activities to shoot in Bao Loc.
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How to get to Bao Loc.
You can catch a sleeper bus from Sai Gon (Futa Bus) and get here. Another option is : Thanh Buoi Sleeper bus.
where to sleep in Bao Loc.
Bao Loc is a new town and not many tourists come here yet. So you can find a good hotel anywhere with cheap price. Cost around 10-15 USD. If you want something more expensive, you may check on Agoda.
Getting around Bao Loc.
The best way is to rent a motor scooter and get around. Ask your hotel to arrange one for you. It would cost around 150.000-200.000/per day.
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