Tram Chim National Park, Tam Nong, Dong Thap

Tram Chim National Park – the 2,000th Ramsar site in the world has been a famous eco-tourism destination in Tam Nong District, Dong Thap Province thanks to the rich biodiversity and lots of interesting activities. The park houses over 130 species of plants and trees, including rare birds such as sarus crane, grey-headed lapwing, Asian openbill stork. Joining boat tours, visitors cruise on canals and swamps to see lotus, Oryza rufipogon, water chestnut, dog’s tooth grass, cajuput trees. Special tours take them to see purple Nhi can tim or yellow Hoang dau an flower fields, harvest Oryza rufipogon (ghost rice) and catch mouses.

General Information

Location: 4 Communes: Phu Duc, Phu Hiep, Phu Thanh B, Phu Tho and Tram Chim Commune-level Town, Cao Lanh District, Dong Thap Province. CLICK HERE to see the location of the temple. Xeo Quyt is 145 km from Ho Chi Minh City. It has a latitude of 10°40′ – 10°47′ North and a longitude of 105°26′ – 105°36′ East.

Tel: +84 2773827436 | +84 2778575678

Website: http://tramchim.net.vn

Email: phongdieuhanhdulich@gmail.com

Admission fee: VND 20,000/adult, free for child under 1.4 m

Opening hours: 6:00 – 20:00

Total area: 7,313 ha

History

In 1985, the area was established by Dong Thap People’s Committee with the main purpose of growing cajuput forests, capture fisheries and keep the image of Dong Thap in the past. The official name is Tram Chim agro-forestry-fishery enterprise and it is own by the government.

In 1986, Sếu đầu đỏ (Grus antigone sharpii, Sarus crane) was seen in Tram Chim. This precious and rare species of bird had been found in the area before.

In 1991, Tram Chim become a provincial nature reserve which is for reserving sarus crane.

In 1994, Tram Chim become a national nature reserve, with a total area of 7,313.

In 1994, this area was renamed Tram Chim National Park.

In 2012, Tram Chim National Park was recognized as the world’s Ramsar site by the Ramsar Convention Secretariat. This is the 4th Ramsar site in Vietnam and the 2,000th Ramsar site in the world.

In 2016, Cò ốc (Anastomus oscitans, Asian openbill stork) nested and laid their eggs in Tram Chim. There were about 1,000 nests. Read more and see great photos of Asian openbill storks in Tram Chim.

Species of Plants and Wild Animals in Tram Chim

With a total area of over 7,000 ha, Tram Chim National Park is one of the 8 most important bird reserves in Vietnam. The national park has been home to over 100 species of Vertebrate, 40 species of fishes and 147 water birds. In the area are seen some rare birds including Sarus crane (Sếu đầu đỏ), grey-headed lapwing (te vàng), pelican (bồ nông), lesser adjutant (gà đãy Java), Asian openbill stork (cò ốc).

The area which is known as “dry fields fired grass for six months, flooded fields for six months” is famous for its abandance of trees and plants. There are more than 130 species of plants and trees, characterized biomes such as lotus, Oryza rufipogon (lúa ma, lúa trời, ghost rice), water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis, năng), dog’s tooth grass (Cynodon dactylon, cỏ ống), cajuput trees and swamp (about 2968 ha), mồm mốc, etc.

Cajuput tree reflection in a canal in Tram Chim

Cajuput tree reflection in a canal in Tram Chim.

A beautiful image with blue sky and water, green trees and plants.

A beautiful image with blue sky and water, green trees and plants.

Mekong Delta Tour

Lotus plants and cajuput trees

Lotus plants and cajuput trees.

Water lily plants in immense Tram Chim Park.

Water lily plants in immense Tram Chim Park.

Water lily leaves and pink flowers.

Water lily leaves and pink flowers.

Read about Lentibulariaceae Purple flowers in Tram Chim National Park and

Read about Xyris indica yelloweyed grass flowers in Tram Chim National Park.

Tourists harvest rufipogon in Tram Chim.

Read about Asian openbill storks in Tram Chim

Sarus crane

Beautiful Sarus cranes.

Tourists catch mouses in Tram Chim.

Welcome Area

Tourists should arrive in the welcome area where there are ticket booth, a gallery of freshwater fishes and water birds, electric car and motorbike parking, projection room, docking area and an observation deck before exploring the national park. The spacious welcome area is located in the middlea green space with lots of plants and trees, surrounded by ponds and swamps.

Tram Chim National Park.

Main gate and ticket booth with nipa palm leaf roofs.

Services and prices

Exploring Tram Chim National Park by electric car and boat is one of the top things to do in Tram Chim eco-tourism area.

Entrance fee: VND 20,000/adult, free for child under 16 year old

Electric car: VND 40,000/2 ways (welcome area – C4 – welcome area, total 10km)

Round year services:

1. Tắc ráng small motorized boat (10 guests/boat)

  • Route 1: 2 ways, 20 km, including electric car and boat: VND 800,000
    • welcome area – C4 – welcome area by electric car, total 10km
    • C4 – Cun Canal – C4 by boat, total 10km
  • Route 2: 2 ways, 10 km, by boat: VND 500,000
    • C4 – Cun Canal – C4 by boat, total 10km
  • Route 3: 2 ways, 21km, by boat: VND 800,000
    • Welcome area – Phu Duc 2 – Cun Canal – Welcome area
  • Route 5: 2 ways, 12km: VND 500,000
    • Welcome area – Phu Duc 2 – C4 – Welcome area

2. Solar Tắc ráng small boat – pulled boat (10 guests/boat)

  • Route 3: 2 ways, 21km, by boat: VND 800,000
    • Welcome area – Phu Duc 2 – Cun Canal – Welcome area
  • Route 5: 2 ways, 12km: VND 500,000
    • Welcome area – Phu Duc 2 – C4 – Welcome area

Seasonal services

1. Dry season (January – April)

  • Nhĩ cán tím (Lentibulariaceae) purple flowers (January – February): VND 150,000/adult
    • Welcome area – C1 – flower field – Welcome area
  • Hoàng đầu ấn (Xyris indica, yelloweyed grass) flowers (March – April): VND 300,000/adult
    • Welcome area – C4 – C1 – flower field – Cun Canal – C4 – Welcome area

Read about Lentibulariaceae Purple flowers in Tram Chim National Park and Xyris indica yelloweyed grass flowers in Tram Chim National Park.

2. High rise water season (September – December)

  • Bird breeding area: VND 240,000/adult
    • Welcome area – C2 – bird area – Welcome area
  • Experience lives of farmers: VND 200,000/adult
    • Welcome area – C4 – area for experiencing – Welcome area
  • Dỡ nhà chuột (Open mouses’ houses): VND 300,000/adult
    • Welcome area – C4 – area for experiencing – Welcome area

Route 1, route 2, route 3, route 5; Electric car, Tắc ráng, pulled wooden boat.

Parking and docking area

The spacious area has parking for motorbikes and electric cars. Cars and buses can park in another parking area.

A vintage electric car.

The parking area for electric cars and motorbikes.

Tắc ráng boat and docking area.

Observation deck made of metal, with a model of egg on its top

Observation deck made of metal, with a model of egg on its top.

Bird Egg and Fresh Water Fish Gallery

Bird Egg and Fresh Water Fish Gallery, roofs made from dried nipa palm leaves and bamboo walls

The gallery is designed beautifully, with the roofs made from dried nipa palm leaves and bamboo walls.

Bird Egg and Fresh Water Fish Gallery

A wide range of eggs of water birds is displayed in the gallery.

Bird Egg and Fresh Water Fish Gallery

Painted giant eggs in the Bird Egg and Fresh Water Fish Gallery.

"painting" on feathers - Bird Egg and Fresh Water Fish Gallery

A “painting” depicting a beautiful Dong Thap woman ride boat in the lotus pond with blossoming lotus flowers on feathers of birds in Tram Chim.

Bird Egg and Fresh Water Fish Gallery

Information about species of freshwater fishes in Tram Chim and tanks of the fishes.

A beehive and a bird's nest found in Tram Chim are displayed in the gallery.

A beehive and a bird’s nest found in Tram Chim are displayed in the gallery.

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Projection room

In the projection room, tourists watch some documentary films about Tram Chim. The lovely house built in the middle of a water lily pond and the bridges are great places to walk and enjoy the nature.

projection room, Wooden bridges are decorated with windmills made from used bottles of water and bamboo and leaf houses

Wooden bridges are decorated with windmills made from used bottles of water and bamboo and leaf houses.

The high ceiling, projection screen and model of Tram Chim Park.

The high ceiling, projection screen and model of Tram Chim Park.

Zone C4 Rest stop

Hidden deep in Tram Chim Area, Zone 4 or C4 is about 5 km from the welcome area. In zone C4, visitors start some boat tours, enjoy amazing specialty foods and drinks, climb up the 18-m observation deck and see the view of Tram Chim using a telescope and stay overnight at homestays.

From the observation deck, tourists can enjoy the nice view of the immense Tram Chim National Park, Tam Nong, Dong Thap.

Grilled snakehead and young lotus leaves, Vietnamese pancakes, Hotpot with Siamese mud carp, Sweet and sour soup with fish and vegetables

Grilled snakehead and young lotus leaves, Vietnamese pancakes, Hotpot with Siamese mud carp, Sweet and sour soup with fish and vegetables.

Homestays

A floating homestay where tourists immerse in local life.

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