THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND – EXPLORE TRA SU FOREST IN VIETNAM

Available in : Vietnamese

September 23, 2020

 

 

 

No matter where you live or what you like to do for fun, it’s easy to fall into a rut of doing the same old things weekend after weekend. But you might be surprised what you can find in your country. Here comes Tra Su Forest a place for nature lovers. The best part? This is only a short trip away from Saigon!

 

Tra Su Forest is the right place for nature lovers. Well known for its ecological richness as well as its wild beauty, the Cajeput forest of Tra Su is an ideal destination in Chau Doc-An Giang province in the Mekong Delta, only 250 km from Ho Chi Minh City.

 

 

 

 

After 1975, the authorities and residents of An Giang province reforested the area and built a 12km long dike to prevent the flooding. Tra Su became then, a natural reserve, preserving hundreds of plants and animals in the region. In this green kingdom, the Cajeputarie, a tree native from India, recognized in the past for his precious oil used in pharmacy, is the most widespread plant species. Each tree can measure from 5 to 10 meters and is often over ten years old. The Cajeputaries line Tra Su’s paths, forming large green domes, protecting the species living in the area from the intense rays of the tropical sun, preserving then a fantastic ecosystem. The forest welcomes more than 140 botanic species and many valuable medicinal plants.

 

 

 

 

Tra Su is also called the “Bird Park” because homing more than 70 species of birds but is also homing 11 mammal families, 25 different types of reptiles and amphibians and many other nautical species. Once you arrive in Tra Su, take a pirogue ride through the forest named the “green path” because covered with hyacinths. The best time to travel to Tra Su is from September to November, when canals are full of water making the boat tours easier. From Ho Chi Minh City many buses are leaving for Tra Su, From Pham Ngu Lao, Quân 1, and in less than 3 hours you’ll find yourself in green nature, bamboo houses and a fantastic ecosystem literally conquered and totally recharged.

 

 

 

Available in : Vietnamese

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