Birds, flowers revel in spring at Tram Chim national park

By Khanh Tran   February 20, 2021 | 06:00 pm GMT+7
During this time at Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap Province, scores of birds and flowers are basking in the beauty of spring.
Birds, flowers revel in spring at Tram Chim national park

Travel blogger Ngo Tran Hai An captured beautiful moments during his recent trip to Tram Chim in the Mekong Delta. Each spring, countless flowers bloom and birds migrate here.

Birds, flowers revel in spring at Tram Chim national park

Tram Chim National Park covers ​​about 7,300 hectares, of which blooming flowers take up hundreds. The most prominent flowers here are white and red water lilies.

Birds, flowers revel in spring at Tram Chim national park

A farmer harvests water lilies in the park. Fresh water lilies can produce many delicious dishes like salads and shrimp soup.

Birds, flowers revel in spring at Tram Chim national park

Many new types of lotus have recently emerged to beautify the area, though not yet in full bloom.

Birds, flowers revel in spring at Tram Chim national park

There are also strange flowers here, including golden and purple bladderwort. They comprise millions of tiny flowers that grow on the water. In season, they turn canals inside the national park into purple carpets.

Birds, flowers revel in spring at Tram Chim national park

In addition to watching flowers bloom, An also captured migratory birds.

Birds, flowers revel in spring at Tram Chim national park

February is the best time to visit Tram Chim for birdwatching. An compared the scene of the beautiful birds here to a fashion show.

Birds, flowers revel in spring at Tram Chim national park

Birds usually gather to feed in the C1 and C2 zones of the park due to the richer source of food here, according to staff at Tram Chim.

Birds, flowers revel in spring at Tram Chim national park

Many rare birds like red-headed cranes, storks, golden cranes, pelicans, and lesser adjutants often come here to nest and feed.

During his early spring trip, An captured many species including the great cormorant, Oriental darter, white stork, green heron, purple heron, kingfisher and more.

Birds, flowers revel in spring at Tram Chim national park

"Sometimes it takes forever to get as close to these birds as possible, but if you make a small mistake, they will fly away. In addition, a good camera and lens are important factors,” An said in reference to this passion for shooting wildlife.

The park attracts not only scientists but also nature lovers. Some services here during flood season include fishing, forest camping, canoe sightseeing, and flower spotting.

Entry costs VND20,000 ($0.86) per person, while exploring it by electric car will set you back VND30,000.

Traveling by canoe, visitors can choose between the 12 kilometer (VND500,000) and 21 kilometer (VND800,000) route.

 
 
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