The Mekong delta province of Cần Thơ is best known for its endless green rice fields and abundant orchards. The beautiful scenery of thousands of storks spreading their wings over the fields has made the city become the most attractive tourist destinations in the Mekong Delta city. And Bằng Lăng stork sanctuary is one of the best places, where you can admire this panoramic view.
About Bằng Lăng stork garden
Bằng Lăng stork sanctuary located in Thới Bình 1, Thuận An ward, Thốt Nốt district, about 60 km from Cần Thơ city. It was founded and self-developed from 1983 with an area of 13,097 m². Up to now, the garden has been expanded to 16,500 m² for ecotourism purposes. Bằng Lăng stork garden is a home of more than 300,000 storks with around 20 kinds such as cattle egret, Chinese pond heron, striated heron, cinnamon bittern, purple heron, cormorant, mallard … live together. In particular, a number of species such as pelicans, black-crowned night heron, tits, and some rare birds also converge here. Their combination creates bustling sounds.
What is the best time to visit?
The stork garden is “busies” in each breeding season, from August (lunar month) until January (lunar month) next year. Only the Chinese pond heron species is from February to April (lunar calendar). You can climb up to the 8m-high observatory to enjoy the panoramic view of the stork garden.
In order to fully admire the beauty of the stork garden, you should visit between 5-7 am when the storks beginning searching for food, or between 16-18 pm when the sunset fell. This is the most ideal time to observe storks find their nests, flocks of storks landing on bamboo branches, calling in the flock … disturbing the whole sky.
Here are some notes when you visit the sanctuary:
- You should wear long clothes, shoes, or boots to avoid insects that can affect your health. In addition, bringing full personal belongings, common medicines, as well as special treatment, is never forget a thing.
- Prepare bottle of mineral waters for refreshment as there is no shop inside the sanctuary.
- Entrance tickets to Vietnamese tourists are 10,000 VND and foreign visitors 20,000
Bằng Lăng stork sanctuary is an attractive tourist destination in Cần Thơ for those who like to explore nature, admire the scenery of a peaceful countryside. Also, there are many other sights such as Cần Thơ Floating Market, Mỹ Khánh Tourist Village, Bình Thủy Ancient House … To discover the beauty of Cần Thơ, you can contact with Vietdreamtravel at (+84) 02838388322.