Now is an ideal time to visit the Tra Su cajeput forest in An Giang Province as the 850ha submerged forest is more beautiful during the annual flood season in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, which normally occurs between July and November.
Located in Tinh Bien District's Van Giao Commune and about 200km from HCM City, Tra Su is the most famous submerged forest in the western region of the Hau River, a tributary of the Mekong River.
The only way to go deeper into the forest is by using a boat. In the forest's areas where there are many lotuses, water lilies and water hyacinths, the scenery looks like a romantic painting.
The forest can be seen from a watchtower equipped with a telescope. From the tower, visitors see a vast green spread of cajeput trees and birds perched on trees. — VNS