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Journey to see Ho Chi Minh City by helicopter

After taking off from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, the helicopter takes tourists to fly over the Can Gio mangrove forest, and rice fields in Long An…

On April 12, the AW-189 helicopter departed from the helipad of Military Medical Hospital 175, Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City to Can Gio district and the endless field tourist area in Long An province.

The 60-minute journey is a survey to build a tourism product ” Viewing Ho Chi Minh City from above “. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism

After taking off from the city center, the group headed towards the Can Gio district, the green color of the mangrove forest, and the green lung of the city gradually appeared. This is also the destination recognized by UNESCO as the first biosphere reserve in Vietnam.

A corner of Thanh An island, Can Gio district. This is the only island commune in Ho Chi Minh City. More than 70 km east of the city center, Thanh An is surrounded by protection forest, with an area of ​​13,000 hectares (18% of the Can Gio area), with more than 1,130 households with about 4,500 people.

Saying goodbye to the vast mangrove forests of the sea, visitors continue to see the bright yellow color of the ripe rice fields in season in Long An. Helicopters take tourists in the direction of Moc Hoa district to the endless field tourist area.

The tourist area of ​​Dong Thap Muoi Center for Research, Conservation and Development of Medicinal Plants seen from a helicopter. 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.

A tourist destination close to nature, with wild features with Melaleuca forests, grasslands and many activities to help visitors relax outdoors. This place used to be 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.

The journey takes visitors from the city to the countryside and then back to the starting point. The mid-range flight lasts 60 minutes with the route connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Long An according to the route: Ho Chi Minh City center – Endless Fields Resort (Long An) or Can Gio (HCMC) – Canh Tourist Area endless copper (Long An).

From the helicopter, visitors see a picture of an idyllic Long An village with a bridge connecting the two banks, a peaceful green river, coconut trees swaying in the wind…

Besides the mid-range flight, the program also has a short-range flight with an estimated time of 30 to 45 minutes to see the center of Ho Chi Minh City and the center of Ho Chi Minh City in combination with Can Gio. According to the tourism industry, this is a high-quality tourism product, the tour price has not been announced yet.

Photo: TST Tourist

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