Thu, 05 Mar 2015. Last updated Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:10
The Southwest of Vietnam has many wild and outstanding landscapes, especially bird or stork sanctuaries. In Vietnam eco tours to natural sanctuaries, tourists will be attracted by beautiful paintings of thousands of white storks flying off the nest, excessive anxiety about their "babies", or bewildered eyes of young birds... which will "pull" your foot in the place.
Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary belongs to two communes of My Hoa and Tan Xuan in Ba Tri District of Ben Tre (a southern province in Vietnam). The sanctuary is about 52km far from Ben Tre, and about 120km far from Ho Chi Minh City by road, and 100km by water. Vam Ho Bird Sanctaury is a submerged land. There are many wild plants growing in the forest. Here is the home to thousands of storks, cauldron and other birds. Bird population in Vam Ho Sanctuary includes 84 species belonging to 35 families and 12 groups. Visitors coming here annually are more than 2,000 people, especially from April to October in lunar calendar. In Vam Ho, beside spectacular dances of thousands of flamingo, cauldron with unique language and tonal characteristics associated with rustling tree leaves' sound. Vam Ho Park is a unique ecosystem with typical coastal mangrove forests in the Mekong River Delta, with a high biological value and potential to develop and contribute ecotourism in Vietnam. Enjoying sunsets with very different sounds of birds, visitors will feel a wild life, in the most natural and fresh ecosystem in Vietnam tour packages to the southwest.
Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary is located in Thot Not District in Can Tho. From the No.9 National Road about 1km passing a small bridge and traveling along a village road, visitors will see Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary from afar. If traveling here by boat in spring Vietnam tours to Mekong Delta, you will have the feeling of floating on waves along with pictures of blooming purple flowers along the waterfront, which makes tourists so impressive. From afar, the garden is so immense. It is not exaggerated when saying that Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary is the largest one in Mekong Delta. Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thuyen, the owner of the stork sanctuary shared that there are tens of thousands of birds, heron, and other bird living together. This sanctuary is the home to many unique and precious birds. Bang Lang Sanctuary has a variety of stork. In order to contemplate unforgettable beautiful scenes, the period from 6-7 am is the ideal moment to see flocks of white storks foraging, or at 5 pm when they come back. If you want to immerse yourself in the nature of Southwest, you should not miss to listen to traditional folk music of local people in the harmony with the rustle sound of storks.
Tan Long Ecotourism is the home to thousands of stork and many other bird species... attracting thousands of visitors every year. In addition to the purpose of sightseeing, tourists can enjoy many delicious local dishes. That is an unforgettable once remembering about the trip to this stork sanctuary. Nearly thirty years ago, a bird sanctuary was formed with thousands of storks living on bamboo trees and coconut trees of Mr. Huynh Van Muoi house. In recent few years, he welcomed a large number of tourists to the stork sanctuary. Here, he built an observation tower of 10 meters for visitors to admire the garden with an area of about 1.5 ha. Along with the opportunity to observe the real life of storks, visitors have the opportunity to relax and camp in a green campus or enjoy many specialties. Standing on a 10m-high observation tower, visitors can zoom their eye overlooking the garden, watch the flocks of white storks gathering in the garden in the early morning and in the evening. They are gurgling like to wish each other a good day in the morning, or happily reunite in the evening. Also, here you can enjoy or participate in the traditional folk music or taste delicacies such as Xeo cake, fried noodle... Especially, it is fascinating to hear all stories about storks' live with gratitude or jealousy. That will be a meaningful experience in your Vietnam holidays.
Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary is located in Nha Mat Ward in Bac Lieu Town, about 6km to the east and about 6km to the north. This is a bird sanctuary with many species of birds living and breeding with the largest number of individuals in Mekong River Delta. According to the documentation of the nature reserve, Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary appeared about 100 years ago when it was a coastal mangrove forests with a rich and diverse mangrove ecosystem. The bird park is a part of remaining forest covering South China Sea's coastline. In 1986, Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary was named in the list of Nature Reserves in Vietnam.
In 1989, Bac Lieu Town made a project to enhance the biodiversity of birds, grow mangrove trees, develop forest to appeal birds to live, construct observation towers, protect and care for bird gardens and study physiological characteristics of bird species. Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary is a state of natural diverse and plentiful mangrove forests. With values in terms of biological resources, bird sanctuary not just have a great value in science conservation for research, but also an attractive tourist attraction in Mekong River Delta, a place for locals as well as visitors to learn about the life of bird living here. Thereby, it helps people understand more about the wildlife of the species. This is the place to educate the community to raise awareness of environmental protection, protection of natural resources in Vietnam.
Tram Chim National Park is one of the most famous and important national parks in Vietnam. Coming to Tram Chim, visitors can start from the A1 area to explore. It is very difficult to travel all corners of the 7,000-hectare sanctuary in one day. Instead of choosing dawn as the majority, you can start your exploration in the afternoon to enjoy the wonderful scenery. In the evening at Tram Chim, the most interesting thing is going to discover the night life of local people. The night passes quietly in a deep sleep, promising a new day full of fun. To explore the bird kingdom, you have to get up early when the dawn is still "shy" and run the boat into the center of melaleuca forest. Be quiet and wait. Amid the vast green meadows surrounded by mangrove forest, you will see a large lake with thousands of white heron hunting fish. Countless number of other species are dancing and romping together. Coming to Tram Chim in floating season, do not forget to enjoy many fascinating local specialties such as dried fish with salty sauce, fish soup...