EXPLORING TAN LAP FLOATING VILLAGE
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Tan Lap Floating Tourist Area is nominated as one of the top 10 ecotourism sites in Vietnam. If you are planning to explore this floating village, but you do not know how to go and what to eat, refer to the experience touring Tan Lap village below. Let’s explore Tan Lap village, which is one of the most famous destinations in Mekong Delta adventure.
Tan Lap floating village
Tan Lap village, about 100km from Ho Chi Minh City, is a pristine wetland of Moc Hoa district, near Long An and the Cambodian border. Linking with the Dong Thap Muoi area, the village creates a vast green area with dense canals and Vam Co Tay river.
The nature of this place is dominated by the ancient Melaleuca forests, lotus ponds, lakes and hundreds of bird species and endemic amphibians that make up the diverse ecosystem.
The road passing through the floating village
It takes more than two hours from Ho Chi Minh City to Tan An (Long An); from 1A Highway, turn right on Highway 62 and go straight to Moc Hoa about 60km, you will come to Tan Lap floating village where is a famous spot for Mekong delta tours.
From a distance, it was possible to recognize the tourist area thanks to the well-designed gateway. Just spending about five minutes in the forest, surfing on the river, catching the cool breeze, watching the peaceful countryside scene will make you feel really relaxed. In the rainy season, which starts in late August and finishes early in September, you also see the pink lotus floating on the water.
The highlight for people who visit the village is the 38-meter high tower. It is seen as a fire watchdog or fire direction to quickly put out a fire. The tower with a panoramic view of the extensive mangrove forests. Tourists will be excited due to the beauty of the blue sky and the hovering birds.
The floating village is a destination suitable for big fans of taking photos and the peaceful atmosphere. If you plan to visit some other places, it can be combined with the Floating Pagoda, medicinal garden or Tan Hiep border for shopping.
When taking Mekong Delta group tours to Tan Lap village, you can see from the tower a road through the jungle forest that is 5km long and only about 1m in width. There is a winding road, with a couple of turns so that you will discover many interesting things. Along the two sides of the road is the tall Melaleuca tree, its body wrapped in vines. The sunshine makes visitors feel like the mystery. Sunlight through thick foliage, shining down to make your Mekong Delta adventure tours more fanciful and romantic.
You can encounter many insects, wooden bridges or a monkey bridge, smell the smell of mud moss, which feels like a world of adventure. Every noise disappears, making room for the birds singing, clones or the motorboat.
In the dry season, the leaves filled full of the street, so travelers can hear the sound of footsteps on the dried leaves echoing in the middle of the forest. It is the romantic scenery that led people to describe it as the love road of the Tan Lap floating village. Walking among the fresh green nature, everyone feels relaxed, gentle, and peaceful. If you do not know the way, do not be too worried, because the turns are designed to get back to the starting point.
A road in Melaleuca forest
However, there is no food service to ensure the trip perfectly, so you should bring more food to eat on the way traveling. Come here, you can enjoy the typical dishes of the South West such as hot pot chicken, crispy fried fish, prized fish or fried eel sausage. Price ranged from 100,000VND back. After your Mekong Delta adventure, remember to enjoy the fish baked in lotus leaves or other specialties at the restaurants in the floating village to get all special taste here. You can also buy souvenirs, especially pure honey of Melaleuca forests for donation.
Traveling to Tan Lap floating village for 1 day, you can buy soft drinks or other snack foods in the resort.
The floating village
In brief, Tan Lap village is a highlight for Mekong Delta adventure. Tourist not only discover the unique kind of forest, local food, but they also immerse themselves into the peaceful nature. Hope you will have an unforgettable trip there.