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Relax in the ‘Endless Field’

LONG AN – tourist spot brings wild features with melaleuca forests, grasslands, and many activities to help visitors relax outdoors.

Located about 80 km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, the tourist area “Endless field” belongs to Dong Thap Muoi Center for Research, Conservation and Development of Medicinal Materials, located in Quarter 3, Binh Phong Thanh Town, Moc Hoa District. . This place has more than 1,000 hectares of primeval Melaleuca forest hundreds of years old and a “medicinal forest” that preserves more than 80 types of rare herb genes.

This is an emerging destination in Moc Hoa district, once the main setting of the film Endless Fields by director Nguyen Phan Quang Binh, based on the work of the same name by writer Nguyen Ngoc Tu. A tourist destination close to nature, suitable as a place to relax and help visitors let go of the fatigue of everyday life.

Relax in the ‘Endless Field’
The season of water lilies blooms in the Endless Fields. Photo: Le Minh Huan

On the weekend, a group of friends of Ngo Phuong Tam, born in 1992, had a day trip to explore the “Endless Field” with many unforgettable experiences. Mr. Tam said, after many months of social distancing, he and his friends have started traveling again in many places such as Can Gio (HCMC), Chua Chan mountain (Dong Nai) and Endless fields in Long An.

“I have seen the movie Endless Field and was impressed with the scenery in the film, which is both beautiful and sad, so I really want to come and experience it once,” Mr. Tam shared.

From District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Tam and 4 other friends departed at 7 a.m., took Trung Luong Expressway and turned to National Highway 62 in the direction of Moc Hoa – Long An. At about 10 o’clock, the group was present at Truc Dau Tram bridge point and was brought into the tourist area by the staff of the resort by boat (motorboat).

Just walking on the bark, visitors can see with their own eyes many species of birds living in the Melaleuca forest, below are clusters of tiny flowers blooming. Photo: Le Minh Huan

Going to martial arts (a type of motorboat) to visit the melaleuca forest is an activity that many tourists love because they can watch the pink water lily blooms on the water, the stork flying around, and the top of the head is Melaleuca trees cover the shade, bringing a pleasant fragrance.

Arriving at the place, the delegation went to visit and learn about the essential oil processing factory, medicinal herbs at the resort and the display area of ​​medicinal products for health care and protection. At noon, the group enjoyed a local-style meal such as steamed chicken with lotus leaves, boiled vegetables, braised eel with pepper, frog hotpot with sour and fruit… The afternoon is the right time to experience. outdoor activities such as walking to visit the film studio Endless field with flooded eagle grassland, Melaleuca wooden bridge, thatched roof; Cycling in the middle of the Melaleuca forest to enjoy the fresh air, kayaking to enjoy the scenery, swimming in the clear rainwater lake to see the bottom…

Tam said that his travel after the epidemic was not too different from before, the way from Ho Chi Minh City to Long An was convenient and easy, as long as the visitor had had 2 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and declared Full medical report, 5K compliant. The tour costs 550,000 VND/person, including meals, travel and guides in the resort, Tam’s group only brings personal items and costumes to experience activities such as swimming. , take a photo. Tam and his friends had fun until about 5 pm, then left Long An and returned to Ho Chi Minh City.

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