Three suggestions for eco-tourism in Binh Phuoc

Bu Lach grassland, Bu Gia Map national park, Tay Cat Tien primeval forest … are tourist destinations that are wild, peaceful, and traditional cuisine.

Binh Phuoc is a province in the Southeast region. With its geographical location, natural characteristics, climate, soil, and local historical and cultural traditions, it has created diverse and rich tourism resources. Here, in addition to spiritual tourist attractions, the province also conducts many tours to experience the ecology of primeval forests, with many traditional folk cuisines.

Bu Lach Grassland

Bu Lach is a wild grassland, in Dong Nai commune, Bu Dang district, Binh Phuoc. This place consists of 20 large and small grasslands with an area of ​​up to 500 hectares. In the middle of the grassland, there is a large lake, surrounded by a vast primeval forest. The grassland is like a picture of green nature, woven by 2 main grass species, needle grass and grass only.

The reason for such a name is due to misreading the local language of the M’Nong people. The village elders explained that the word “lach” in the M’Nong language means “sand”, in the glade there is a water basin, so it is called Bau Lach. This is an ideal camping and picnic site, attracting tourists inside and outside the province.

The wild beauty of Bu Lach grassland.  Photo: Duc Vien.
The wild beauty of Bu Lach grassland. Photo: Duc Vien.

The road to Bu Lach Grassland is not too difficult. If from Saigon, visitors can buy bus tickets at Mien Dong bus station, the fare is from 100,000 VND to 250,000 VND. If you want to explore nature and travel, you can travel by motorbike. There are two directions to Binh Phuoc. One is from Binh Trieu Bridge to follow National Highway 133. The second direction is from Saigon Bridge to Hanoi Highway. Travel time is about 2 hours 30 minutes.

Here, visitors can freely check-in next to the large green lawns beside the clear blue water, surrounded by the primeval forest; Or visit the communal house, experience the local life and enjoy grilled snakehead fish, wild chicken, fried rice with tweezers leaves, wine, soup, grilled rattan…

Visitors can also fish, take a scenic walk, canoeing, camp, kick a ball on the grass… Especially, you can bring a tent to camp and hold a BBQ party.

Bu Gia Map National Park

With a system of flora and fauna, rivers and lakes, waterfalls, wild landscapes bestowed by nature that are not found everywhere, over time, Bu Gia Map National Park has become an ideal destination for many tourists. domestic and foreign guests.

Bu Gia Map National Park (200 km from Ho Chi Minh City) has an area of ​​​​nearly 26,000 hectares. This is the area with the largest area of ​​inter-regional forest in Binh Phuoc province. Coming to the garden, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a journey through the forest, have a picnic and experience many interesting things with wild nature, learn about the rich and diverse ecosystem here.

A waterfall in Bu Gia Map National Park.  Photo: vuonquocgiabugiamap.vn
A waterfall in Bu Gia Map National Park. Photo: vuonquocgiabugiamap.vn

Referring to garden tourism is referring to the type of discovery tourism with tropical moist evergreen closed forest and tropical moist semi-evergreen forest plus a system of rapids, lakes, streams… interwoven, Blending in the middle of the forest, giving visitors a feeling of friendliness and immersion as if they were returning to unspoiled nature.

Up to now, the garden has formed and put into operation 10 tourist routes to explore, including routes that attract tourists such as: Gieng Troi – Dak Bo waterfall, road 14C – Dak Bo waterfall, Dak Ka stream, waterfall, etc. Luu Ly, Dak Manh stream, hill 702 – Dak Ca, Dak Mai waterfall, Dak Dot waterfall, Dak Sam waterfall, Dak Mai stream – Underground 79…

During the day, crossing the stream into the forest, visitors will discover the wild and mysterious natural scenery. The climate in the garden is both cool and chilly, very poetic of a temperate climate like the Da Lat plateau. Herds of monkeys, langurs, gibbons, hundreds of them, and then countless species of birds, both looking for food and beckoning, playing on the canopy of the forest, giving visitors a feeling of closeness and excitement as if standing among animals, view.

The most interesting thing when coming to the garden is being immersed in the rapids and streams. Here, visitors can drop themselves into the cool water in the middle of the forest, swim or float on the fast-flowing waterfall with a homemade raft made of trees available in the forest, equally as adventurous.

In addition, visitors can also learn about the local cultural features such as gongs, singing, dancing, brocade weaving, knitting, especially enjoying the traditional dishes of the indigenous S’tieng people such as: Tweezers leaves, stir-fried rattan buds, soup, beef soup, bamboo-tube rice, grilled pork with indigenous style, playing folk games in the middle of the campfire…

Tay Cat Tien primeval forest

Located on the territory of Bu Dang and Dong Phu districts, Tay Cat Tien is a place in the population of Cat Tien National Park biosphere reserve recognized in 1998. This place is also an ideal eco-tourism area in the East. In the South, the land still retains its natural character.

In addition, the garden also has many very rare and precious species listed in the Red Book of Vietnam, majestic natural scenery and still retains many traces of ancient culture.

Cat Tien is one of the national parks with abundant natural resources and biodiversity, and is an ideal eco-tourism destination for observing and photographing wildlife in Vietnam.
Cat Tien is one of the national parks with abundant natural resources and biodiversity, and is an ideal eco-tourism destination for observing and photographing wildlife in Vietnam. Photo: Andy Nguyen

Cat Tien National Park covers an area of ​​​​71,350 hectares, is home to one of only two Ramsar wetland areas in Vietnam (Bau Sau), and one of eight UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserves in Vietnam. Coming to Cat Tien National Park is an opportunity to mingle with the wonderful nature and enjoy the long-standing culture of the Xetieng and Ma ethnic groups.

There are two indigenous ethnic communities, Ma and Xetieng, with traditional activities and a typical cultural treasure such as buffalo stabbing festival, unique stories, legends and legends. , musical instruments associated with cultural and spiritual life such as gongs, drums, Khen Bau, horns and 3-hole bamboo flutes attached to dried gourds…

Reception schedule for reference: Reception time: 6am-19pm every day. When crossing the river, you must wear a life jacket and follow the instructions of the inland watercraft operator. Do not bring any means of transport such as cars, motorbikes, mopeds, bicycles; do not bring pets such as dogs, cats, pigs, chickens; do not bring devices capable of emitting loud sounds; Do not bring weapons, explosives…