In the early days of October, the forest is filled with the yellow color of the bean sprouts creating a poetic picture of the ancient capital of Hue.
Located about 15km east of Hue city center, Ru Cha is a place that attracts hundreds of photographers across the country to compose every late autumn. This is one of the existing mangrove ecosystems on the Tam Giang – Cau Hai lagoon (the largest brackish water lagoon in Southeast Asia).
Ru Cha mangrove forest covers an area of about 5.8 hectares.
According to the local people, the name Ru Cha is understood in the sense that “ru” means forest and mountain, “cha” is the camp reading of the word “price”. The vegetation here is quite rich with 27 species. In which, price trees account for more than 80% of the forest area.
The price is a plant with shallow submerged roots, the hollow part becomes a shelter for the squirrels. Ru Cha mangrove forest is also known as a screen to protect the mainland of the Thuan An sea area.
As a monogamous species, the male and female flowers of the plant are not on the same plant. The flowers are pale yellow, 3-12cm long, growing in the leaf axils.
With a small area and strict management process from the local government, the Ru Cha mangrove area is almost free of animal hunting. As a result, this place has become the home of hundreds of species of birds and animals.
Ru Cha mangrove forest is less affected by natural disasters, so in the flood season, people come here to avoid flash floods.
After more than 2 years of being affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, this year, in addition to local visitors, Ru Cha also welcomed many tourists from all over the country.
Ms. Hoang Lan (52 years old) living in Ho Chi Minh City shared: “Seeing a lot of pictures of Ru Cha on social networks, this year I had the opportunity to go to Hue. Coming here, I felt like I was lost in a fairy-tale forest full of dreams. dream”.
On these days, hundreds of photographers across the country flock to Ru Cha. This is a source of inspiration for beauty-loving souls.
The image of fisherman catching in the mangrove forest has been loved by photographers and chosen as a subject for many years.
Mr. Binh (42 years old), local fisherman said: “Due to a lot of rain, this year Ru Cha is not as beautiful as previous years, but in return, the amount of shrimp and fish is more than every year”.
To contribute to promoting the image of Ru Cha in particular and Hue tourism in general. Recently, the City People’s Committee Hue (Thua Thien Hue) launched a contest of art photos and video clips with the theme “Ru Cha, Con Te – Colors of the river” in 2022. This is a contest to find beautiful and good works about Ru. Cha, Con Te and Tam Giang lagoon area in Hue city to exhibit, communicate and promote these two landmarks.
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