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Ru Cha Primeval Mangrove Forest

Ru Cha mangrove forest is famous for its unique landscape and rich ecosystem, creating a beautiful and pristine natural space. Visitors can freely explore trails through the forest and enjoy the breath of fresh nature. Let’s explore this unique forest with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Ru Cha primeval mangrove forest?

Rú Chá is the name of an extremely special primeval mangrove forest. Located in Thuan Hoa village, Huong Phong commune, Huong Tra district, Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam. About 15 km northeast of Hue city center, about 105 km northwest of Da Nang city and about 130 km northwest of Hoi An city.

2. How is Ru Cha primeval mangrove forest unique?

Ru Cha mangrove forest has a total area of ​​about 5 hectares. Right from the name the forest attracts tourists because of its unique and unique features. According to explanations from local residents, the word “Rú” means forest, and “Chá” is the most typical tree here, accounting for more than 90% of the area. Especially during the rainy and stormy season, Ru Cha also often becomes a shelter for many species of birds that fly to and live in the forest.

Not only does it stand out with its very special name, Ru Cha primeval mangrove forest tourist area also possesses a wild and mysterious beauty that captivates people’s hearts. Moreover, Ru Cha is also known as the only rare and precious primary mangrove forest that still exists in the largest lagoon system in Southeast Asia – Tam Giang lagoon.

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3. When is the best time to visit Ru Cha primeval mangrove forest?

You can explore the Ru Cha mangrove forest from February to September, this is the pleasant weather and enchanting beauty. Ru Cha forest is considered especially beautiful in the fall, when the landscape becomes captivating and enchanting.

During this season, the forest is covered with the red, yellow and orange colors of fallen leaves, creating a beautiful picture of color. The dim light of the sun through the trees creates unique light and shade, creating a poetic and romantic space. Moreover, walking in the Ru Cha forest in the fall is an opportunity to explore wonderful natural beauty and enjoy the quiet atmosphere, immersing yourself in pristine nature.

4. How to get to Ru Cha primeval mangrove forest?

4.1 Moving To Hue

4.1.1. By plane

This is the most convenient and fastest means of transportation for tourists from other provinces and cities to reach the Hue tourist area. Most domestic airlines currently have direct flights to Phu Bai airport, Hue. Flight time from Hanoi to Hue takes about 1 hour 15 minutes, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue about 1 hour 30 minutes.

4.1.2 By passenger car

If you live in nearby localities, choosing a bus is quite suitable because the travel time is short and the cost is relatively low. Otherwise, if you are in remote provinces, you can choose a sleeper bus to travel. From Hanoi to Hue, please refer to buying bus tickets from popular bus companies running the Hanoi – Hue route such as Hung Thanh, Camel, Duc Thinh,… The Hanoi – Hue route has a travel time of about 12 – 14 hours.

From Ho Chi Minh City to Hue it takes about 20 hours. Some popular bus companies running the HCM – Hue route include Hoang Long, Huong Ty, Minh Phuong,…

4.1.3 By train

If you have a lot of time to travel to Hue and love sightseeing along the way, choose the train. Train tickets are not too expensive. Trains usually have hard seats, soft seats, beds and air-conditioned or non-air-conditioned compartments. Otherwise, if you go far in the hot season, you should choose trains SE3, SE1, buy air-conditioned sleeper tickets to be comfortable and shorten travel time.

4.2 Moving to Ra Chu primeval mangrove forest from Hue city

You can immediately refer to the following extremely simple instructions for going to Ru Cha forest:

  • Departing from Hue city center and move along National Highway 49B to Thuan An beach;
  • From National Highway 49B, go straight and you will see signs leading to Tam Giang bridge and Tam Giang lagoon. Then continue to turn left following the direction of the sign to cross Tam Giang bridge;
  • Go straight through Thao Long dam for about 4 km to reach Ru Cha forest.
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5. Activities and experiences in Ru Cha primeval mangrove forest

Although still quite wild, Ru Cha mangrove forest will definitely be an interesting destination for you to explore, explore and experience the vast and immense natural scenery.

5.1 Visiting the unique and interesting mangrove forest in Ru Cha

The magical and mysterious beauty of Rú Chá lies in the presence of thousands of chá trees close together with large root systems. More than 90% of the forest space is covered by spindly trees growing together, forming an arc above, completely covering the road through the Ru Chá forest in Hue.

Following the path through the forest, you will gradually feel the picture of Ru Cha forest appearing full of authenticity and color. Especially during the day, sparkling rays of light add color to the Ru Cha forest because tiny streaks of sunlight shine through the leaves onto the ground. In autumn, the whole forest turns yellow and red, creating a vibrant, warm color.

5.2 Enjoying beautiful scenery while traveling on the river in Ru Cha forest

An interesting sightseeing method that visitors to Ru Cha cannot miss is taking a boat on the river. You can rent a small, beautiful wooden boat and go on an exploratory walk, creeping into the deepest corners, exploring the entire extremely rich ecosystem in the Ru Cha primeval forest.

5.3 Checking-in at Ru Cha forest in Hue with many beautiful photos

Known as the most famous tourist destination in the ancient capital, Ru Cha has become one of the beautiful photography locations in Hue attracting many tourists to visit and take check-in photos. Amidst the vast, mysterious scenery of Ru Cha forest, just choose any corner you like, pick up the camera and pose for extremely unique check-in photos.

5.4 Exploring the beautiful scenery from the observatory at Ru Cha forest

In recent years, Ru Cha forest has been invested in and built a small tower as an observatory for the state to manage the forest and help tourists have the opportunity to fully view the panoramic view of Ru Cha mountain forest.

When standing from above and looking down, admire the Ru Cha forest with a completely new perspective, from the vast green forests to the dreamy Tam Giang lagoon – a vast, majestic mangrove forest suddenly appears before you. your eyes.

5.5 Visiting the shrine of Lady Duc Thanh Mau in Ru Cha

Not only possessing a unique and ancient architecture, the shrine dedicated to Ba Duc Thanh Mau is also famous for its sacredness and the extremely mysterious stories surrounding it. Normally on the 3rd of March every year, many tourists come here to offer incense to pray for a peaceful year.

5.6 Organizing picnics and weekend camping

Organizing a picnic and weekend camping at Ru Cha forest is a great choice to escape urban life and enjoy the pristine natural space. You can enjoy a picnic and light a campfire, creating memorable memories.

6. Enjoying a meal while visiting the Ru Cha primeval mangrove forest

In the Ru Cha forest, there is the family of Mr. Dap and Mrs. Hong, who have been involved in protecting the forest for more than thirty years. Visitors can contact them in advance to order food, or come beg for food with their family and send some money to the market. Meager meals only include dishes such as farmed fish and free-range chicken, but they leave a lasting impression on travelers.

If you want to enjoy Hue specialties, then at the end of the tour schedule, you return to Hue city to enjoy the following dishes:

Hue Food Tour

6.1 Hue Beef Noodle Soup

Beef noodle soup is a famous specialty of Hue. When traveling to Hue, you definitely have to wake up early and eat a delicious bowl of beef noodle soup here. The broth is carefully simmered from beef bones, onions, and other traditional spices to create a delicious, attractive flavor. Hue beef noodle soup is large and soft, served with pork patties and a little blood and fatty pork hoof. Before eating, add some fresh lemon, a few pieces of chili and raw vegetables and mix well. The delicious taste of beef noodle soup in Hue is hard to compare anywhere else.

6.2 Hue Duckweed Cake (Banh Beo)

A hot cup of Banh Beo with sweet and aromatic filling comes with a bowl of slightly spicy dipping sauce. When eating, pour fish sauce over a bowl of Banh Beo, enjoy the soft, flexible taste of the dough, the aroma of fried onions, and the sweetness of the shrimp and meat filling.

6.3 Nam Pho Noodle Soup

A delicious bowl of Nam Pho noodle soup, mixed with rich shrimp and meat filling and green onion stalks, sprinkled with a little green chili sauce, who can refuse this unique dish when traveling to Hue.

6.4 Hue Sweet Soup

Hue is famous for many types of sweet soup, each with its own delicious taste such as lotus seed sweet soup, floating sweet soup, taro sweet soup, roasted meat sweet soup. No need to go to big restaurants, just sit next to street vendors or small alleys, order a cup of sweet soup, and you can enjoy the sophistication of Hue’s snacks.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Ru Cha primeval mangrove forest

Because this destination is not far from Hue city, after finishing the itinerary here. You will return to Hue city for an overnight stay.

Hue has many quality hotels and homestays for tourists to choose from. Depending on your needs and cost level, you can refer to resort locations after traveling to Hue.

7.1 Resorts:

If you are looking for a perfect tour in Hue, relaxing amidst beautiful nature. Moreover, if you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere without any problems, the resorts in Hue will be an irresistible choice.

  • Lang Co Beach Resort.
  • Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa.
  • Ana Mandara Hue Beach Resort.
  • Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa.

Above are all names that satisfy your dream vacation. Choose one of the luxury resorts in Hue for a vacation in the tropical paradise of the ancient capital.

7.2 Hotels:

Hotels in Hue are of great interest thanks to their affordable prices, plus beautiful locations – most are located in the central area, or near famous tourist destinations:

  • Golden Star Villa Hue.
  • Cherish Hotel Hue.
  • Thanh Uyen Hue Hotel.
  • Villa Hue.
  • Cherry Hotel Hue.
  • Rosaleen Boutique Hotel.
  • Indochine Palace Hotel.
  • Imperial Hue Hotel.
  • Eldora Hotel.

7.3 Homestays:

For young tourists who travel in the form of discovery, want to save money. But still like a great place to stop, go straight to the hostels and homestays in Hue. What’s better than staying at a very affordable price, you still have the opportunity to own a lovely, small but cozy place to rest, right in the center of Hue city.

  • Deja Vu Homestay.
  • Mosaic Garden.
  • April Hostel.
  • EMT Homestay.
  • Branchiee Homestay.

Ru Cha mangrove forest is an attractive and unique destination. With the magical and mysterious beauty of rows of trees close together and large roots sprouting from the ground. Exploring Ru Cha, you will enjoy the wonderful and relaxing natural space in the heart of the primeval forest.

Please contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator. We will accompany you on your tour Vietnam to explore Hue with wonderful experiences. In order to escape urban life and rediscover your connection with nature.

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