Floating water season in the southwest bursts with all the energy and vitality through a plenty of fresh and sweet fruits, a large number of birds migrating to forests or lotus fields. It seems to be a brilliant bloom of nature and creates a wonderfully specific scenery. Even the lifestyle of western local people, it becomes livelier and busier with many floating markets everywhere. Therefore, it attracts a lot of tourists choosing this kind of tourism in their Vietnam tours. Let’s go through three well-liked destinations in the west of Vietnam to visit in the floating water season.
1/ Tra Su Cajuput Forest (An Giang)
If we mention about the most typical place to visit in the floating water season, the “green path” in Tra Su Cajuput Forest will be remembered more than the rest. Sitting on the boat controlled by local people to weave in the maze canals of cajuput forest, you will have the opportunity to drop yourself in an eco-friendly surroundings with thousands of cajuput trees straightaway on the two sides. Above the water surface, it is a wide range of water-ferns classified by layers are afloating, which creates a peaceful space occasionally accompanied with loquacious bird-song. If you are lucky, you might see the bird which is not fear of people directly park on a branch of the tree or flowering bush. It is really enjoyable.
Being far from Chau Doc town about 30 kilometers, Tra Su Cajuput Forest in An Giang Province carries the typical beauty of the floating water season in the west of Vietnam. It is a pity if this place is not included in your Vietnam tours.
Vietnam tours: Tra Su Cajuput Forest (An Giang)
2/ Tan Lap floating village (Long An)
Situated in Kien Tuong – Moc Hoa area, far from Saigon about 100 kilometers, Tan Lap floating village is a convenient destination for exploring autumn in the west of Vietnam. As an oasis nestling in the vast cajuput forest, the beautiful scenery here will make you feel like in a fairy forest. With the two high endless sides and the sunlight needling through the canopies, the forest creates an extremely brilliant sight, it gives you a feeling of gentleness and relaxation when you step on the bridge leading to the forest. Therefore, Tan Lap floating village is a suitable place to “hide” from working stress in the city to enjoy yourself.
Especially, this is an ideal place to take a lot of photos with natural landscapes. It is about preserving your memory of this trip. Also, the experience of crossing the forest by canoe rowing down to Rach Rung and being harmony with the peaceful lives of people here are highly interesting.
Vietnam tours: Tan Lap floating village (Long An)
3/ Thap Muoi’s lotus field
When choosing one of Vietnam tours to visit in the floating water season, you should not miss the opportunity to contemplate the immense lotus fields in Thap Muoi. It is far from Saigon about 130 kilometers to the south. When this season comes, you can see a lot of flooded fields on the roadside to Thap Muoi. After reaching the center of Thap Muoi district, continuing 845 street, you can see several vast lotus fields which are shimmering, sparkling under the sun of autumn in the west. The view of pink lotus mixed with green leaves is a wonderful picture which everyone wants to take. Also, let’s experience your journey on a boat by hiring a rower or rowing by yourself. Then, you row to the middle of lotus fields to contemplate and enjoy the pure beauty of lotus in an integrally way. This is certainly a great experience.
Vietnam tours: Thap Muoi’s lotus field