Visiting “green paradise” of Tra Su Cajuput ForestUnder Blog
Tra Su Cajuput Forest is located in Van Giao Commune, Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province, about over 20km from Chau Doc Town and 10km from the Cambodia border. It is a marvelous beauty of immense wetland, emerald-green duckweed carpet and dense cajuput forest.
Tra Su Forest stretches out a total area of 1,500 hectares, featured with a very rich ecological system. The flora includes over 140 species; among them, cajuputs cover almost all the area. The forest is the habitat for many colonies of water birds, bats and various others such as rare and endangered animals and reptile species.
The best time to visit the forest is from September to November, when the whole forest is floated in water. To exploring Tra Su Cajuput Forest, you have to take a boat or motorboat. It must be an awesome experience when sitting on the boat and go through enormous green duckweed covering the water’s surface with tall and huge cajuputs standing densely. You can also observe thousands white storks and other colorful species of birds flying above or perching on the branches. The bird’s twitters are the only sound in the forest.
The further you go, the more peaceful you can feel. It seems like you are lost in a green paradise with cool and fresh atmosphere. In that charming green, amazing yellow field of sesbania sesba flowers and pink ponds of lotus appear as picturesque scenery. Everything is incredibly nature.
After take a tour to explore the forest, you can come back to go to the watchtower to see the whole vast and boundless view of Tra Su Forest and watch closely the daily activities of birds and storks through fieldglasses. You can have chance to enjoy amazing traditional foods of Southern Region.