Covering an area of more than 1,384 hectares, Dong Ho lagoon (Ha Tien city, Kien Giang province) still has wild and romantic beauty. Tourists coming here are especially fluttered with the love of the land and the people of Dam village.
Ms. Dang Thi Ngoc Hanh – tourist in Ho Chi Minh City comes to visit and experience tourism in Dong Ho lagoon – Photo: C.CONG
On April 25, Mr. Lam Van Hue (74 years old, in Dong Ho ward, Ha Tien city) said that Dong Ho lagoon has great strengths and potential for socio-economic development, especially aquaculture and tourism services. Currently, Mr. Hue owns more than 200 hectares of land to grow all kinds of fruits such as coconut, jackfruit, mango, and plum and especially to raise shrimp and crabs to develop the family economy.
“The lagoon has saltwater, but every fruit tree I grow is sweet. I raise shrimp and crabs too. The people in the lagoon especially love each other very much. They live in gratitude, willing to help, but no one counts the merits. …”, Mr. Hue said sincerely.
Visitors to Dong Ho lagoon experience sailing along with the boat – Photo: C.CONG
More than 200 hectares of land where Mr. Hue is, in addition to raising shrimp and crabs, is also an ideal place for thousands of birds and storks to come here to reside for tourists to admire – Photo: C.CONG
Mr. Tran Van Be, from Quarter 5 (Dong Ho ward) said that in the locality, the main economic activity is aquaculture – Photo: C.CONG
A corner of Dong Ho lagoon (Ha Tien city) seen from above – Photo: C.CONG
Dong Ho lagoon has a diverse and rich ecosystem with more than 155 species of vertebrates; There are 114 species of birds, 6 species are updated in the Red Book of Vietnam and the world such as: the brown-backed owl, Asian owl, pink-throated nectar, neck sparrow… and some other species are Eastern silver langur. Duong, hill squirrel…
Ms. Nguyen Thi Mong Quyen – Director of Ha Tien City’s Trade and Tourism Promotion Center – said that Dong Ho lagoon is invested by the locals to develop community eco-tours. Coming here, guests will be able to sit on a boat and weave through the coconut gardens, watching thousands of white storks fly in the air. Tourists also enjoy delicious fruits such as mango, jackfruit, and coconut and experience fishing, and fishing… and then make delicious dishes themselves to feel all the delicious seafood and relaxing scenery. peace in Dam village.
Mr. Pham Van Dien (blue shirt), in Dong Ho ward, said that people here generously love each other, help each other without calculating – Photo: C.CONG
Tourists happily experience the boat ride through the rows of green coconut water – Photo: C.CONG
Yellow sunset on Dong Ho water – Photo: C.CONG
Fishing is an experiential activity when visitors come to Dong Ho lagoon (Ha Tien city) to have fun – Photo: C.CONG