The trekking journey of Ma Da Dong Nai forest is a fascinating travel experience when you can weave through each canopy of the jungle, admire the precious trees, and chase the butterflies in the forest.
Ma Da Dong Nai Forest – An attractive trekking spot in the South
Dong Nai is one of the lands owning the most unspoiled and popular destinations in the Southeast. This place has a large Tri An Hydroelectric Lake, there are a series of ecotourism areas such as Buu Long, Cao Minh, Giang Dien Waterfall …
In particular, Dong Nai province also has Nam Cat Tien National Park, there is a beautiful Chan Mountain, and many other attractive destinations. In particular, this land also has Ma Da forest – a forest located around Tri An Lake – opening up a beautiful trekking route for adventurers and young people who love to move.
Ma Da Old Forest is located in Vinh Vinh district, about 90 km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City. You can come here by motorbike, bus, or drive your car in the direction from Linh Xuan overpass, turn onto National Highway 1K running directly to Tri An junction 3. Then you turn left to Provincial Highway 767 and go straight to Vinh Vinh district.
Preparing for Ma Da forest trekking equipment
Compared to trekking the high mountains or The Ta Năng – Phan Dung road, the trekking journey of Ma Da Dong Nai forest is relatively easier to breathe due to the relatively favorable climate, weather, and terrain structure.
You can trek through the forest every season of the year, except for the slippery and muddy rainy season. However, the most suitable period is from October to June of the following year. At this time, Ma Da forest has a cool atmosphere, and dry roads, favorable for walking through the forest and exploring Ma Da forest to the fullest.
Before trekking through the forest, the most important thing is to prepare well physically. The scientific activities, daily training before conquering this forest is very important.
Usually, adventurers or tourists who want to trek Ma Da will combine with other fun and entertainment activities in Tri An Lake. The most typical activities are boating, camping, and enjoying local cuisine.
Therefore, the luggage that you should prepare when traveling to Dong Nai this time in addition to sports clothes, shoes, and trekking sticks,… you need to bring more food, water, and tents to be able to stay overnight. In addition, rechargeable batteries, medical cotton bandages, or miscellaneous items are essential for a full trip.
Note because trekking through the forest, do not forget to prepare more insect repellents, choose costumes, and discreet hats. If there is more sunscreen to protect the skin will be better.
Journeying through forests, crossing waterfalls, conquering nature
Ma Da forest has a fairly large area. However, the Ma Da trekking journey is chosen by most people as the road from the edge of the forest to the marina to Cao Minh Island. This stretch of road is only 7 km long but enough for you to enjoy the beauty of Ma Da jungle, breathe fresh air and admire the diverse flora and fauna.
Ma Da is a primeval forest, surrounded by the famous Tri An Lake. This is home to many wild animals, especially the beautiful butterflies in April. In addition, during the trekking journey of Ma Da forest, you can also catch small squirrels passing branches on the trees extremely fun.
Compared to the mountain roads, the trekking route through Ma Da forest is quite easy to go. At the edge of the forest, there is a trail leading directly into the marina. If you do not know the way here, go to Ma Da commune and ask the local residents for instructions.
The road through the Ma Da forest is a red dirt road, relatively flat. Surrounded by dense forests crammed together with shades of cool trees covering their heads. It feels like you are weaving in the middle of a green tunnel, although outside the sun is still cool and pleasant.
The deeper you go into the forest, the more you feel the monumental beauty of this primeval forest. The green color of the leaves covers all directions, somewhere in the groves are the singing as well as the birds. It is an interesting experience for those who are trekking for the first time in the Ma Da Dong Nai forest.
Conquering this 7km forest road is not only health training, a passion but also an opportunity for you to understand more about nature, about the greatness of creation. Along the way, you will come across a lot of plants, and precious vegetables, which have a good effect on human health. Wasn’t it a meaningful trip?
Trekking ma Da forest in the late afternoon, you will feel the peace mixed with a little ghost of the forest. The trees are as tall as oil, mausoleum, and redwood,… Soaring into the sky creates a really majestic, immense picture of this place.
Depending on the trekking experience of each person, the time from the edge of the forest to the marina is different. In addition, you can stop on the road to rest, take photos or take in the scenery. After all, this road is not too long, so you can relax.
Other exciting activities in Ma Da forest
Behind the Ma Da old forest is a crowded residential area by Tri An lake, this is where fishermen live with the main occupation of fishing in the lake bed. Once you get here, you can board a boat to the island or choose to camp by the lake as you like. Any choice brings memorable experiences.
Usually, visitors choose to camp by the lake to easily participate in activities on Tri An Lake. Find a small flat corner to set up a tent to prepare for a night of fun.
It can be said that Tri An Lake is an attractive destination in Dong Nai for visitors because you can experience many interesting activities such as boating, making friends across the lake, swimming, bathing streams, and recreational fishing,… In addition, you can also catch fish with local fishermen on the lake bed, and experience being a real fisherman.
Around Tri An Lake, there are beautiful roads, charming scenery, and green fields. You can take a walk, and take some photos to celebrate the trekking trip to Ma Da Dong Nai forest this time.
When night falls, you can burn a campfire with your companions, and organize a BBQ party by the lake. Although not as luxurious as going on vacation, the feeling of sitting by the windy lake, enjoying the hot pot of wild vegetables, eating grilled dishes, and “floating” with some fresh water is not great.
In particular, having trekking ma Da Dong Nai forest and reaching Tri An lake, you can not miss the experience of watching the sunset and sunrise. This place is known as the “Vietnam First Lake” because of the romantic scenery when the sun goes to bed.
In addition, the moment of dawn is also a memorable experience for visitors. On the horizon are warm yellow rays of sunshine and the sun appears like a beautiful red chicken egg. The higher it gets, the warmer the sun. In the morning, you can take a photo or rent a boat for a walk.
In addition to the fun activities in Tri An Lake, visitors here also have the opportunity to enjoy the specialties of the indigenous people. Mainly fish caught from the lake and vegetables picked in the forest. It’s as simple as that it’s definitely delicious to refuse.
The most attractive dishes are dried pliers squeezed mango salad, fried breaded fish, wild vegetable cloves, or sour mausoleum fish hotpot with vegetables. Although the recipe is simple, every dish is delicious, also attractive because fresh fish, and fresh vegetables, are both more delicious and strange than urban dishes.
Note when visiting Ma Da forest
Besides the main activity is trekking Ma Da Dong Nai forest and exploring Tri An lake, visitors can also spend time visiting the Historical Cultural Ecology Center of War Zone D or the Monument of the Eastern Committee Area. These are all famous destinations of the province.
In order for this journey to be complete, you should list about 2 weekends to experience the trip. Surely backpacking, trekking will not be as comfortable as luxury resort travel. But each type of travel brings valuable lessons for youth and youth.
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