Going to Vam Nao isle at this time, you will feel the mystery of nature where there are two lines of saltwater and freshwater, catching fish and collecting Dien Dien flower.
Vam Nao is an isle of Phu Tan district at the head of Ong Chuong isle in Cho Moi district (An Giang). In the dry season, this place is about 30 hectares. The most interesting is in the flooding season, this place has a unique phenomenon of sharing water from the Tien river to Hau River.
How to go to Vam Nao
Vam Nao isle
In order to go to Vam Nao, from Ho Chi Minh City, whether on the bus, private car or motorcycle, you go straight across the road Ba Hom to the way N2 to Tram Chim National Park. From Tram Chim, you run toward Nang Gu ferry, then you will come to Vam Nao river whose part is belonged to Tan Trung commune, Phu Tan district, An Giang. From the ferry, you go aboard and move about 10 minutes to the Vam Nao isle. This is the main attraction on the journey to visit this land.
Activities in Vam Nao
Vam Nao isle
Boating on the canal, catching fish and collecting Dien Dien flower in flooding season: The canals at Vam Nao isle are very small, only deep in the middle of the line. To discover the beauty of this place, you will turn into a small boat, along the waterline.
The canals are narrow, parallel and meandering; two sides are trees and colorful Dien Dien flowers, bringing a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere. You are free to collect clusters of yellow Dien Dien flower which are the ingredient for your delicious hot pot.
Also while wandering by a boat, if you see local people catching fish, do not forget to ask for permission to participate in it. The result of this action is that you will have a chance to see some type of fish in here, such as Linh fish, Chach fish or freshwater dolphins …
The activities on the waterfront (cutting sugarcane, harvesting papaya) and on the water (collecting cyperus): Each activity brings different experiences. “The biggest surprise discovery of our trip is to seek cyperus which can be eaten raw deliciously”.
Having a meal with dishes from Linh fish, Dien Dien flower and Bong Lau fish… you will feel the freshness of the fish, bitter taste of flower and crispness of pieces of fat fish.
Maybe going to Vam Nao isle at the other time?
Linh fish hotpot
Each time of year, Vam Nao has a different beauty, different specialties. For example, after the flooding season – Linh fish season, from November on the lunar calendar, Vam Naochanges into Bong Lau fish season. You might consider this time to come here depending on your preferences and work.
In currently, Vam Nao just develops the form of the homestay. In addition, you can participate in camping, asking for homestay or renting Chau Doc hotel to explore this place at night.
What to bring?
You should bring clothes, comfortable shoes, preventive clothing if you want to swim in the river and insect repellent. If you want to go camping, do not forget to bring a tent, a light jacket, mosquito nets, and cooking utensils. The cost for a trip like this from Ho Chi Minh City is about 300,000-500,000 VND per person.
In addition, do not forget to explore the nearby landmarks like Tram Chim, Binh Thien, Chau Doc, Ba Chua Xu Temple, Sam Mountain or the seven mountains.