Eco-friendly tour launched at Tram Chim National Park
For those who passionate about nature and exploration, a short trip to Tram Chim National Park of Dong Thap will be an unforgettable experience.
One of the most prominent ecotourism sites of Dong Thap is Tram Chim National Park - Ramsar area of international importance, ranking 2,000th in the world and 4th in Vietnam. It has a beautiful natural landscape and a rare red-headed crane, famous for its graceful and enchanting dance.
The diverse resource of birds in Tram Chim
Tram Chim National Park
Located in the vast wetlands, the area of Tram Chim National Park is more than 7,313 hectares, belonging to 5 communes of Tan Cong Sinh, Phu Duc, Phu Tho, Phu Thanh, Phu Hiep, and Tram Chim town, Tam Nong district, Dong Thap province. Established in 1985, Tram Chim became a national park in 1998. The park’s plentiful green vegetation is inhabited by more than 130 species of higher plants featuring six main types of floristic societies.
Water life in the park is also bustling seeing the presence of over 150 species of freshwater fish, with some listed in Vietnam’s Red Book like clown featherback fish, common archerfish and giant barbs, nearly 180 algae species, 26 epifauna species, 350 species of plankton, and 34 species of amphibian. Tram Chim is home to 198 bird species, including 16 rare ones such as red-headed cranes, black-faced spoonbills, black eagles, great-billed herons, and spotted-billed pelicans. It has been recognized as an important bird sanctuary in Vietnam.
Enjoying the peaceful atmosphere in Tram Chim
The number of fauna and aquatic species in Tram Chim National Park surpasses those in other wetland reserves in the region, like Tra Su cajuput forest reserve in An Giang Province and U Minh Ha National Park in Ca Mau Province.
Experience in Tram Chim National Park
A green sight-seeing tour was launched at Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong District, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, on August 22.
According to Le Hoang Long, Director of the Tourism and Environmental Education Centre of Tram Chim National Park, it is an eco-friendly tour as visitors will be able to enjoy a ride around the park on an electric car and a solar-powered boat while making no engine noise that can disrupt the wildlife here. The center piloted the tour by using four electric cars, which can run at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour, and one 15-kilometres-per-hour solar-powered boat. The boat was created by four local farmers living in Thap Muoi district. The tour takes the visitors approximately 35 minutes and costs VND 700,000 (about 31 USD) to serve a maximum of 12 people each round.
Participating in farming
The center plans to put into use other six solar-powered boats and twelve electric cars in the coming time alongside several extra services to better serve travelers. In the dry season, canoes bring tourists to travel along small canals from which they can spot 1.5-meter-tall cranes, herons with wings of over one meter and long-necked darters seeking food.
Water season from August to November of the lunar calendar (September to December) is the tourist season of Tram Chim Tam Nong forest. The green flooded scenery is dotted with blooming pink lotus and waterlily flowers. The park becomes abundant and birds seem to gather here for a party. It is also an opportunity for you to participate in interesting activities such as rowing to experience wetland life, participating in rice harvesting, visiting areas of concentrated breeding birds, etc. On the other hand, the dry season from December to May of the lunar calendar (about January to June) is the time to watch the dance of the red-headed cranes in Tram Chim.
The specialty of grilled fish is also an attraction here
At any time of the year, Tram Chim National Park always brings an attractive and vibrant scenery, offering travelers joyful memory on the Mekong tours. If you like the place, don’t hesitate to like and share the article with your friends to plan a wonderful trip here. Thank you.