Located in the middle of the lowland acres of submerged Dong Thap Muoi, Tram Chim Tam Nong has the area of 7612 ha of natural area in the territory of five communes of Tan Cong Sinh, Phu Duc, Phu Tho, Phu Thanh, Phu Hiep and Tram Chim town -Tam Nong district, Dong Thap province. After the planning, development and expansion, in early 1999, this place was officially recognized as “Tram Chim National Park” by the government – great joy and pride for the people of Dong Thap.
It has natural beautiful scenery with vast rivers, untouched mangrove forest green and rich vegetation with over 130 different species. The land of “the dry field and fire grass in six months, and white water flooded in the other six months ” is also the habitat of hundreds of species of vertebrates, dozens of fish species and over 198 species of water birds, about one quarter number of birds in Vietnam.
In season from August to November, to try to drive around the park, you will feel all the beauty that nature has generously given this place when spreading out in front of our eyes are lotus, water lily, paddy, mat, rush, etc and other animals like eels, snakes, turtles, pythons; the species of fish in the field and birds such as storks, herons, ducks, little cormorant, etc. Among them, there are many species of rare birds in the world such as white wings swan, yellow te, pelicans, and especially Sarus Crane, also known as red-headed crane. They are classified, as animals should be protected as endangered of instinct in the world.
From late December to early May, the crane fly to resident at Tram Chim every year. At this time, you will see flocks of red-headed crane flying with other birds to find food – an amazing spectacle scene that seduces the heart. Many high crane near 2m, gray silky fur, legs and neck, wings outstretched in flight, deliberate gait, and right apex. They gathered outside the field, flying with a rolling motion, dancing with wings opened wide in the rhythm, and burst into the pleasant sounds. Surely, you will be attracted to the rhythm scene of colony mysterious crane in the twilight of sunset …
Thus; the name Tram Chim has long become familiar with the press and international organizations. There were many foreign delegations to our country to come visit and research in Tram Chim. Tram Chim National Park has been currently invested by the State, upgrading and expanding into a nature museum, a center of tourism attractions. Many conservation organizations have international funding to maintain and protect the Tram Chim- precious asset of our Vietnam in general and of Dong Thap in particular.
Coming to Dong Thap, heading to Tram Chim Tam Nong to watch crane dancing in couple, hearing the rustling Indigo forest would definitely be your unforgettable memories.