If you want to flee from the hustle and bustle of a crowded city to a quiet peaceful countryside, Dong Thap province would be the best option.
1. Gao Giong Eco-tourism Park
Being likened as a miniature Dong Thap Muoi, Gao Giong Eco-tourism Park is located in Hamlet 6, Gao Giong village, Cao Lanh commune with the total area of 1.700 ha of which the large part is devoted to melaleuca forests.
When coming to this Eco-tourism Park, whether visitors take dinghy rides going through canals, cycle in fresh melaleuca forests, to rest in leaf huts or sample speciality in flooding season, they are expected to enjoy the peace and pleasure here.
2. Tram Chim National Park
The Park enchants visitors with its various colours and dances of nature as soon as the level of water rises.
Instead of dawns, visitors can choose to start their adventures in the evenings to enjoy fantastic views around the Park.
It is in the floating seasons that large fields of lotus pride their beauty with its pink flowers.
To enhance tourists’ satisfaction and pleasure, leisurely rides are available to take them to the center of these fields. The fresh scents of this particular plant in Dong Thap Muoi would make lasting experiences in their hearts.
3. Nguyen Sinh Sac Historical Site
Just about 1 kilometer away from the center of Cao Lanh city – a capital city of Dong Thap province, Nguyen Sinh Sac historical site offers a rare glimpse into the life of Nguyen Sinh Sac in Cao Lanh city.
4. Phuoc Kien temple (also called the Lotus Pagoda)
Being established in Hoa Tan village, Chau Thanh commune, the ancient temple of Phuoc Kien amazes visitors with its giant lotus.
This kind of lotus has big, thick, spiny leaves measuring 1.5m to 2m in diameter which makes it look like a special large and flat basket. Interestingly, mature leaves can carry a person weighing up to 70 kg.
5. Xeo Quyt Forest
As one of the top well-known tourist destinations in Dong Thap province, Xeo Quyt relic covers an area of about 50 ha in My Long village, Cao Lanh commune.
It would bring visitors splendiferous feelings of an adventure into a looked-like primitive forest with spectacular landscapes.
6. Dong Thap Muoi – A large lotus field
Being located in My Hoa village, Thap Muoi commune, 40 kilometers away from Cao Lanh city, Dong Thap Muoi would be an ideal place to feel the peaceful and fresh atmosphere in the countryside.
Besides stretching the legs in the borderless lotus fields, visitors can taste some special food such as sweet soup of lotus seeds, lotus sticky rice, dishes made of chickens and lotus or grilled snakehead covered with lotus leaves and so forth.
7. Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House
Being built by a Chinese businessman named Huynh Cam Thuy whose son is Huynh Thuy Le in Nguyen Hue Street, district 2, Sa Dec city in 1895, this house has not just attracted visitors with its special mixed east-west architecture but with its romantic love story of a French girl and Huynh Thuy Le.
8. Sa Dec Flower Village
The village has its level raised annually by the silt from Tien River thanks to the convenient position in Tan Qui Dong village, Sa Dec city.
Having prevailed for more than 100 years, Sa Dec village provides flowers and ornamental plants both locally and overseas for the preparation of important local holidays or festivals.
9. Lai Vung Mandarin Garden
Coming to Long Hau village, Tan Phuoc, Tan Thanh, Lai Vung commune, visitors would be captured by an endless mandarin garden.
This kind of fruit has grown for over 100 years in the region. Thanks to the convenient climate, adequate water, and fertile land, produced oranges are better than ones grown in anywhere else in terms of size and quality.
Visiting the orchards at the end of a year – the time for harvests, people would have an opportunity to experience picking up oranges like the farmers here.
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