The Tra Su melaleuca forest covers an area of 845 hectares, mostly in Van Giao commune, Tinh Bien district and a part of O Long Vy commune, Chau Phu district, in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
This is a typical submerged forest in the western region of the Hau river, having a very important effect on the aquaticenvironment and climate regulation for the entire Bay Nui region.
Here, every spring arrives with the colours of the pure white melaleuca flowers, a typical tree of the land known as a "submerged green paradise" of Vietnam. The Tra Su melaleuca forest is also the habitat of many species of animals and plants in the special-use forest system in Vietnam.
Ecotourism is currently being developed at the Tra Su melaleuca forest. Here, visitors can experience the “ten thousand step” bamboo bridge, with a total length of more than 10km, the longest bamboo bridge in Vietnam.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, many cultural and artistic activities as well as entertainment services normally scheduled during the traditional New Year Lunar holidays were cancelled or postponed. Therefore, many tourists decided to leave the crowded town to bask in the poetic and mighty nature of the Bay Nui region.
In particular, many young people go to the Tra Su melaleuca forest to immerse themselves in green nature with the scent of the melaleuca on the light breeze and to "check-in" at the longest bamboo bridge in Vietnam.
In addition, visitors can participate in activities such as canoeing, hiking, cycling through the forest, witnessing hunting scenes of the birds and storks living here. The rural cuisine is also a unique feature of the Tra Su melaleuca forest.
According to the Board of Directors of the Tra Su Melaleuca Forest Ecotourism Site, the forest welcomed more than 16,000 tourists during the five first days of the Lunar New Year.