If you visit Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong District, Dong Thap Province during high tide, normally from August to November according to the lunar calendar, you can take a motorboat ride through forests rich with plants and flowers and green cajeput trees.
Red-headed cranes at Tram Chim National Park. Photo: Kim Son
Visitors on a tour, take photographs and do scientific research at Tram Chim National Park.
Photo: Huu Thanh – Minh Quoc
Tram Chim National Park has a beautiful and plentiful botanical water system. Photo: Huu Thanh
Catching fish in canals at Tram Chim National Park. Photo: Minh Quoc
From late December to early May, flocks of cranes return to Tram Chim to live after migrating to evade the floods. They fly over a vast carpet of green cajeput trees, creating a fantastic scene. Visiting the park during that time people will enjoy the landscape of beautiful skies, rivers and cajeput forests. Hundreds of species of birds, such as storks, teals, grebes, herons and wild ducks perch on branches of trees seeking food.
Tram Chim National Park has the natural identity of the Dong Thap Muoi region. There are cajeput forests that are 10-18 years old, various species of lotus (white, pink and half white and half pink, water lilies, rice and water morning glory.
In early 1999, Tram Chim was officially recognized as Tram Chim National Park by the Government. This brought joy and pride to the people in Dong Thap Muoi. Many international organizations for natural preservation have provided funds to protect this park. Every year, thousands of tourists visit Tram Chim, of which about 30% are foreigners. Tourists will find a peaceful atmosphere and be able to watch the flocks of cranes returning to live in this submerged area.