Tan Long Stork Garden area, which is home to thousands of varieties of stork, cauldron and many other bird species… attracts thousands of visitors every year. In addition to the purpose of eco-tours sightseeing, visitors can also enjoy the dishes: porridge, fried rice, steak… It’s hard to forget every time someone mentions it.
How Tan Long Stork Garden is unique?
Nearly thirty years ago. This place formed a bird sanctuary with thousands of storks living on the familiar bamboo and coconut trees of Mr. Huynh Van Muoi’s family. In the past few years, Mr. Muoi has welcomed tourists to visit stork garden. Here he built an observation tower of more than 10 meters high. That visitors can see the stork in his garden of about 1.5 hectares.
The house living here belongs to several varieties: the stork, cauldron… Along with the opportunity to observe the real life of the storks, visitors have a chance to relax, camp in the green campus or enjoy many specialties.
Calculated, it has been 18 years of construction, every year he dives and hooks mud for 3 months. Every day he had to carry 10 boats, each with about 500 kilograms of land, to build up. In addition, he had to plant more bamboo shrubs, coconut trees,… instead of dead melaleuca trees. Because he could not stand the acid sulphate soil.
Perhaps the local stork has a premonition that this is a new good land. So, since 1978, they started to live in. At first, the number of storks was only a few dozen. Gradually they reproduce and invite friends to settle more and more crowded.
How to go to Tan Long Stork garden?
From Nga Nam town, in Nga Nam district, Soc Trang. You go along the provincial road 42 for about 5km. Then keep going to Tan Long stork garden in Tan Binh hamlet, Long Binh commune, Nga Nam district, Soc Trang province. Accompanying, there is a winding channel along the provincial road 42 carrying heavy alluvial, cool steam. This stork garden location is very convenient for visitors to visit, by water as well as by road.
In addition, visitors can enjoy or participate in the Dan Tai Tu singing program. At hungry, guests can use the delicious dishes here. Such as banh xeo (price VND 10,000 / piece), vermicelli with pork, pork bun with pork (VND 15,000 / part).
At present, Tan Long stork garden is far away, so visitors to visit are sparse. Occasionally, Mekong delta tours to Tan Long just a few groups of Japanese, French, American and Australian customers coming here, most of them are backpackers. Therefore, tourism business is not the main source of income for Mr. Muoi’s family.
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