Being home of the famous red-headed crane (Grus antigone) with the charmingly natural dance, Tram chim National Park is a promising destination in the exploration itinerary to the Southern Vietnam.
Red-headed crane in Tram Chim
Tram Chim National Park is located at the low section of Mekong river belonging to Tam Nong commune, Dong Thap province. Coming here, you will be attracted by the immense green of indigo forests where have numberless rare and valuable animals living. Once the flooding season comes, Tram Chim National Park welcomes hundreds of thousand tourists coming.
A overall view of Tram Chim National Park
Tram Chim National Park is divided into 5 controlled areas (A1-A5). Each area is surrounded by canal and dike system with total length is up to 59km. To visit Tram Chim, you can use the typical small canoe of the flooding region.
Visiting Tram Chim Park in flooding season
Along two canal’s sides are the thick indigo forests. Hiding inside is the birds’ sounds calling their flocks, then flapping their wings to fly to the sky. You will be astonished by being among the forest with 200 types of birds in which there are many precious types are grey-headed lapwing, plover…
The lotus pond in Tram Chim National Park.
Being on the small canoe along the Muoi Nhe canal, you will see the immense grass fields and colorful lotus and water-lily. Lying at the center of Dong Thap Muoi province, Tram Chim’s lotus deserves the first rank. Lotus here has large thick petals, overlapped to many levels, there are spotless lotus and pinky-white lotus. Besides there is purple color of the shy water-lily.
Tourist can see the overall picture of the forest from the Vong Canh towel.
Tram Chim National Park has served the experiencing tours with many interesting and close-natured activities: being fishermen experience, rice harvesting, visit birds grounds and field-mouse hunting. It is the simple and hospitable beauty of the people here created the attraction to the tourists.
Besides sailing the canoe, Tram Chim residents also prepare some familiar fishing equipments which connect closely to the life of people in the southern region such as: fishing-net, eel-pot,… They also instruct tourist how to use these equipments. Among the vast space of the indigo forests, you can freely breathe the fresh air, watch the flocks of birds flying in the blue sky and not stop at that, you will surely be excited when trying to become a fisherman.
A fisherman is instructing tourists how to place eel-pot
Coming to Tram Chim National Park, tourists will not only visit the forest, but also get many experiences, being closer to the nature and mix with the ecological Park. It will be absolutely interesting when you can catch the fish, eels or field-mouse by yourself and then roasted them to prepare the delicious meals with the guides of the local fishermen.
Ecological tourism area has been well-known as the “green oasis” with the attractive natural landscape, typical for the low-lying land region Dong Thap Muoi.
Coming to Tram Chim, tourists will feel overwhelmed in front of various kinds of birds overshadow the sky. On the immense piece of forest, birds build their nests all year round. Stock accounts for the largest proportion which makes this indigo forest become the biggest stock garden in Dong Thap Muoi region.
White stocks in Tram Chim