Beautiful buddha on top of a hill nearby Elephant springs - Vietnam

Magical Elephant springs in Vietnam

Elephant Springs,
a must-see while backpacking Vietnam.

If you ever have the chance to explore Vietnam by motorcycle, don’t miss out Elephant Springs!

A beautiful and scenic place in the middle of the ‘bush bush’ which will really give you a ‘wow-moment’ once you have found the place.

Yes, it is a fantastic place but it is a bit hard to find. We were lucky that we were with three persons on just two bikes, so I had the change to have a good look around to search for the ‘White sign‘ along the side of the road. The sign to Suối Voi (Suối: springs, Voi: elephant) where you had to go off road to head to the waterfalls. We nearly missed it…

So here are just some travel-tips for you so you would be able to find the Elephant Springs and don’t miss it out.

Catholic Church - Nhà thờ Thừa Lưu near Elephant Springs

Catholic Church – Nhà thờ Thừa Lưu near Elephant Springs

The surroundings are really gorgeous, especially if you can see the view  when riding a motorcycle. We were almost wandering off to much to notice that we have already seen the white signboard. The sign is also located on a spot where you don’t expect it to be. You can find the sign just a bit above a sort of Vietnamese snackcorner in that little town which is situated along the road. Also, we had more eyes for the beautiful grey and white church which stoot out in the back of this village.

So, long story short, where you will least expect it, there you can find the signboard. So once you have spotted it, don’t hesitate and take that turn!

Google location for the right Elephant Springs-turn

If you have google maps available during your trip, please copy paste below address to find the exact location of the turn.
Thôn Trung Kiền, Xã Lộc Tiến, Huyện Phú Lộc, Trung Kiên, Lộc Tiễn, Phú Lộc, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Ok, so now you won’t miss the turn. Lucky you!
But, we are not there yet. Of course. 🙂

Once you have decided to drive towards the Catholic Church you will notice that the roads will get a bit bumpy. I think it was about 30-45 minutes more driving from the Church to Elephant springs. But during that ‘bumpy ride’ you will see also many beautiful and magical places. Sure worthwhile to take that ride.

I could talk a lot more about, but just have a look at these pics below and see it for yourself.
(Or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us)

Happy waterfollowing!


p.s. want to learn where we have booked our bikes and arranged our motor-trip route from Hué to Hoi An? Please read our next blog: Motor-trip from Hué to Hoi An