Tra Su Cajuput Forest attracts more visitors to An Giang
Tra Su cajuput forest in the Mekong province of An Giang (Photo: VNA)
Travellers to the Mekong Delta should visit Tra
Su cajuput forest in An Giang province to enjoy its beautiful landscapes and
Locals say the good period to visit is from
July to December when water covers the entire cajuput forest in Van Giao
Commune, Tinh Bien district, enabling boat rides around it.
But many choose to visit in
December-January because there is little or no rain, the weather is cool and
the national reserve turns peaceful and scenic with cajuput leaves swaying in
the wind and falling.
A journey to Tra Su starts aboard a
motorboat which leaves a pier in the forest and moves along the cajuput forest
for visitors to admire the vast greenery and lotuses and water lilies before
they are transferred to a small wooden rowboat, which makes its way through green duckweed deep into the forest
in less than 30 minutes.
From their boat, they can see birds and
storks perched on the cajuput trees and hovering in the special forest of
nearly 1,500 hectares.
Tra Su is home to 140 species of plants and
more than 120 species of water birds, bats, reptiles, animals and fish, many of
them rare and endangered with some listed in the Red Book. - VNA