& FOREST IN SOUTH
137/4 Tran Huu Trang, Phu Nhuan District
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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BA DEN MOUNTAIN
Den Mountain, the highest elevation in the south at
986 m, is the last peak in the Truong Son Mountain Range.
It is located 15 km northeast of Tay Ninh. The area
is a historical and beautiful site, and covers more
than 24 sq. km.
Den is also called Black Lady Mountain. Legend has it
that the beautiful Ly Thi Thien Huong was forced to
marry the son of a rich mandarin while her true love
was fighting against Chinese invaders. Rather than marrying
the man she did not love, she threw herself from the
peak of the mountain.
shrines and pagodas were built on the mountain and in
caves. The Ba and Hang pagodas attract many pilgrims
during the Lunar New Year and Vu Lan Festivals. Unreligiously,
Ba Den Mountain was also once the headquarters of the
liberation force of South Vietnam. Many battles were
fought in the area.
NAM CAT TIEN
Cat Tien National Park is in Dong Nai Province, 160
km north of Ho Chi Minh City. In 1978, the Nam Cat Tien
Forest was classified as a restricted area; being transformed
into a national park in 1992. Along with Tan Phu Forest,
Nam Cat Tien is part of the primitive and tropical rainforests
of South Vietnam.
area attracts many biologists and tourist, who come
to study and admire 600 plant species, including hundreds
of valuable medical herbs and flowers. It is said there
are 240 species of birds, including rare examples such
as the red pheasant. Over 50 species of mammals such
as the one-horned rhinoceros also live in the vicinity.
early 1997, a tomb of primitive man was excavated in
the center of the park.
Long Xuyen, one has to travel almost 60 km to get to
Sam Mountain that lies west of Chau Doc, at approximately
2 km from the fronties between Vietnam and Cambodia.
230m high mountain does not only offer beautiful landscapes,
but it is also where many historic remains deeply loved
by the inhabitants of Nam Bo plain are located Ba Chua
Xu Temple, Tay An Pagoda, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb, Tao Ngo
Garden, and Bach Van Hill are among the famous sited
to visit near Sam Mountain.
large percentage of Ca Mau province’s area is
covered by forest, 150,000 ha being alluvial soils,
typical of the tropical monsoon climate. Being flooded
everyday by tidal waters, the salt-bearing trees grow
in this environment with animals and microoganisms.
U Minh forest comprises several types of plants, the
most common being man, mangrove, and indigo. The biological
productivity of this land is the highest among Vietnam's’ecosystems.