With its vast cajeput forests and beautiful scenery, the Gao Giong Eco-Tourism Area in the Mekong Delta is an attractive destination, especially in the flood season.
Situated 20km away from Cao Lanh city in Dong Thap Province, its 1,700ha of cajeput forests include 200ha of primeval forests in Gao Giong Commune.
Its 36ha bird park is the largest stork sanctuary in Dong Thap Muoi (Plain of Reeds), with the sight of the birds perched on the cajeput trees creating stunning vistas.
During the flooding season, Gao Giong looks like a green oasis with cajeput trees stretching to the horizon. One can see images of pink lotus flowers and white and purple water lilies when seated in a boat and rowing around its canals.
The yellow common sesban, an edible speciality flower that blooms in the flood season, is also found here. — VNS