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Why Xeo Quyt Forest is special ?
Xeo Quyt Forest (also called Rung Tram) is the magnificent 52-hectare near My Hiep village. One vast swamp beneath a beautiful thick canopy of tall trees and vines, it's one of the last natural forests left in the Mekong Delta. Xeo Quyt belongs to My Long commune, Cao Lanh district, Dong Thap province. It is a basement among residential place which is preserved formerly containing: underground house, store, secret tunnel…Visiting Xeo Quyt, tourists can view the scene of tough life in the defending America period and traveling by boat on the charming river and beneath a beautiful thick canopy of tall trees and vines.
What to explore at Xeo Quyt Forest?
Xeo Quyt relic covers the field of 50ha, containing 20ha of cajuput which are more than 30 years old. From 1960 to 1975, Kien Phong province (Dong Thap nowadays) chose this place to be the basement in defending America period.
Travel to cajuput forest in flooding reason, you will have a chance to contemplate the beauty of the relic which can only be felt totally by using hand to ride the sampan. The sampan brings visitors moving among the cajuput trunks which are wrapped by many layers of yellow and thin-like-cigarette-wrapping-paper covers; inhaling and exhaling the wet cold air that is good-smelling of flower, cajuput resin; listening to natural sounds in the quiet space. People must use the oars in the deep part, punt in the shallow part, and sometimes hold the trunks pushing the sampan toward.
How to get to Xeo Quyt Forest?
From My Hiep, you can hire a boat (around US$20, seating up to 10 people) that takes around 40 minutes to make the 2km journey to Xeo Quyt. Dong Thap Tourist includes a guided trip in several of its tour programs.
- Naturally foresty tourist are
- Traveling by boat experience
- Beautiful thick canopy of tall trees and vines
- Green and peaceful wetland
- Special and unique feelings.
Mỹ Thọ Cao Lãnh Đồng Tháp, Vietnam
Tips for you
Xeo Quyt Forest was a famous tourist area of the Southwest wetland. We was impressed by the charming river and the beautiful trees along the riversides. We experience to travel by boat while enjoying the peaceful nature. We immersed to the natural beauty and the lifestyle of the locals. It’s our unforgetable time in Mekong Delta Vietnam. If we have another chance to travel there, we will come back to see it. Highly recommend!