“Walk on water”: find your place among the gods deep in the forest

By Pham Van, Nguyen Hai Thu   July 3, 2016 | 12:03 pm GMT+7

An impossible deed that has earned a small few a mythical status and drawn applause for magicians, walking on water is nothing special in southern Vietnam. VnExpress takes you down south, deep into the forest, for an experience that was once reserved for the gods.

Sitting 100 km to the south of Ho Chi Minh City and only 15km from Cambodia border, the ecotourism site in Tan Lap Commune, Long An Province dubbed floating village offers exactly what it claims.

Sitting 100km to the south of Ho Chi Minh City and only 15km from the Cambodian border, the ecotourism site in Tan Lap Commune, Long An Province dubbed the “floating village” offers exactly what it claims.

Tourists can reach the walk on water place at the heart of the site either by leisurely rowboat or speedy motorboat.

Tourists can reach the magical place where they can  “walk on water” place at the heart of the site either by leisurely rowboat or speedy motorboat.

An observatory tower was erected to serve the sightseeing purpose. Twice a day, from here, visitors stand a chance to watch birds of white feather in the most splendid act of nature.

An observatory tower was erected for sightseeing purpose. Twice a day, from here, visitors can watch birds descend in a most splendid act of nature.

The concrete path that render walking on water possible from above.

The concrete path that renders walking on water possible.

[CaptionThe carpet made of dried by summer sun leaves absorb every move you make and return a crunchy sound that cheers up quiet noons.

A carpet of dried by summer leaves absorb your every move and make a satisfying crunch that awakens the quiet forest.

Take a turn for a surprise or follow the route for a linear, uninterrupted experience

Take a turn for a surprise or follow the route for a linear, uninterrupted experience.

To give a tour here a happy ending, man-made facility is built within the site, offering all the delicacies that a forest holds.

To end the tour on a high, try all the delicacies the forest holds at the restaurant.

Vowing to stay with sole sightseeing service, Tan Lap offer no accommodations. Those who find day trip insufficient can rest in Kien Tuong town five kilometers from Tan Lap at a price of $3 to $4 per night.

In a bid to protect the park, Tan Lap offers no accommodation. Those who find a day trip insufficient can rest in Kien Tuong Town five kilometers from Tan Lap for $3 to $4 per night.

Photos by Tuan Quyen

 
 
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