Cao Lanh is one of the big cities of Dong Thap Muoi, it can be considered as one of the economic development centers for the six major economic regions of the Mekong Delta. Besides that, Cao Lanh also attracts many tourists with its famous tourist destinations.
Cao Lanh, Dong Thap Province has been one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Southwest region for a long time. Located just 140km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cao Lanh City is also a popular tourist destination that attracts many tourists from Ho Chi Minh City to come to visit on weekends. Cao Lanh not only has a pristine and peaceful natural landscape, but also owned many famous beautiful eco-tourism locations, so it is easy to understand why both domestic and foreign tourists come there.
Main history attractions
Phong My Temple: Phong My Temple is an ancient architectural temple in a peaceful village, with an area of nearly 1,200m². This is a temple with Southern architecture style, and it is also the place to engrave historical marks of the heroic Phong My people. Phong My Temple was named by Emperor Tu Duc in 1864. The temple worships the deity Hoang Bon Canh and also a place to celebrate many traditional festivals and praying for rain and peace. With the beautiful values of history, culture, and art, Phong My Temple has been recognized as a provincial monument.
Gao Giong Eco-tourism area: Gao Giong Eco-tourism area was established in March 2003 with an area of 36ha. Gao Giong is the habitat of more than 15 species of water birds such as the red-spotted herds, gongs, teal, wild ducks, egrets, egrets, etc. This is the reason why this eco-tourism area is considered one of the largest stork gardens in Dong Thap Muoi today. Coming here, visitors will admire and explore the life of birds. When rainy season coming, fields in Gao Giong are filled with storks, creating a very beautiful scenery.
Xeo Quyt tourist area: Xeo Quyt ecological area combined with historical relics will give visitors the feeling of getting lost in a forest with wild natural scenery. Xeo Quyt has an area of about 50 hectares, including 20 hectares of primary Melaleuca forest. Many big old melaleuca trees with a lifespan of more than 30 years rise majestically into the sky, along with the green vines system around them, forming huge cone-shaped blocks. Besides that, Xeo Quyt was the Revolutionary Center (from 1960-1975) of Dong Thap Provincial in the war against American.
Cao Lanh Dong Thap is beautiful year-round, so tourists can come here to visit in the rainy season or the dry season. According to our experience, the best time for tourists to travel Cao Lanh is the flooding season. In the flooding season, Cao Lanh is covered by the green color of fields. In particular, coming to Cao Lanh Dong Thap at this time, visitors also enjoy “linh” fish and famous “dien dien” flowers in Dong Thap.
Flooding season in Cao Lanh starts from July to September every year. If you want to travel to Cao Lanh in the flooding season, please remember this time period.
Based on the ground, in some areas, people live and build a ground floor, while flooded areas build stilt houses. The house is built in the traditional style: There is an ancestral altar in the main room, in the yard has a sacred altar. The culinary culture with many attractive dishes such as sour fish soup cooked with “dien dien” flowers; grilled snakehead fish; fish sauce; “linh” fish dipped in vinegar; etc. are traditional popular and delicious dishes.
To get to Cao Lanh from Saigon, tourists can choose to travel by bus or personal vehicles. Bus tickets can be purchased at the bus station with a price of about 120,000 - 200,000 VND (reference price). For far tourists, you can choose to go by plane or train to Saigon then travel by bus to Cao Lanh.
When coming to Cao Lanh, tourists should rent a motorbike to discover famous tourist spots in Cao Lanh more conveniently.
Always prepare enough coats, hats, sunscreen when coming to Cao Lanh in the dry season
In the rainy season, always bring mosquito repellent and insect repellent
Prepare a sleeping bag, tent, coat if you plan on camping
And absolutely do not forget to bring your camera!
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