The experience of watching the sunset on Sam Mountain and exploring Tra Su Cajuput Forest is worthwhile for your trip in Mekong Delta Vietnam.
Being one of the most beautiful destinations in the Mekong Delta’s province of An Giang, Tra Su Cajuput Forest is home to 140 species of plants, 70 species of birds, 11 species of animals, 23 of fish, and 20 of reptiles. It is lying entirely in a massive swamp; therefore, called a “floating” forest. The best and only way to explore the cajeput forest is by boat.
At the forest, the water surface is covered with a fluid sheet of emerald duckweed. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern city, you will surely had memorable experience when savoring the slight tingle of the gentle breeze caressing your face as you listen to the cheerful sounds of thousands of birds leaving their nests to find food.
When you continue exploring the Tra Su Cajuput Forest, you will feel more and more excited when touching the nature’s novelties. Actually, Tra Su treasures its different beauties; it all depends on each season of a year. For example, while green duckweed covers water during September and travelers flock to this forest in October, it is more cheerful in February when culinary and spiritual activities take place.
Apart from the beauty of nature, the cuisine is another highlight of Tra Su Cajuput Forest. It is home to multitudes of fish, including snakehead, catfish, anabas, and hemibagrus. With fresh fish, you can enjoy variety of forest’s specialties such as gourami fish salad, Siamese carp hot pot with dien dien flowers, and grilled snakehead.
After traveling around the forest, you will be served some cool sweet Palmyra juice and pulp to relax and refresh yourself. You can buy some aromatic palmyra sugar from Chau Doc for your beloved after the Mekong delta tour to An Giang. It is bright yellow with a distinctive greasy and sweet flavor. Local people here are using it as the main ingredient for crumptious palmyra sponge cakes.
Leaving the forest, you can keep up joining a trekking tour up to Sam Mountain to admire the spectacular sunset. Being part of the Seven Mountain area, the mountain is quite small with an elevation around 284m. Standing on top of mountain, you can see many temples and pagodas lying along the slopes and peak of the mountain. Furthermore, on your trekking way, stopping to try the unparalleled dishes of Sam Mountain area such as stir-fried beef with giang leaf, gourami salad with catfish, snakehead, or snakeskin gourami is a good idea for a memorable trip.