Just a three-hour ride away from Ho Chi Minh City, Trang Co – better known to locals as “The heavenly ground” – is a picturesque swath of grassland that presents a fascinating tourist spot in Binh Phuoc Province.
The road leading to Trang Co is a portrait of dreamlike beauty, with clumps of reeds swaying along sloping streets, along with two quaint bridges over silt-laden streams and green gardens filled with banana trees.
Once a visitor views the trove of wild violet flowers, one has arrived in the vicinity of Trang Co.
Herd of buffaloes roam lazily, while flocks of white storks comb the grassland searching for food here.
One can even hear the tinkling sound of wooden rattles attached to the neck of the lead buffalo amidst the tranquil scenery.
The manicured field boasts a great variety of colorful floras dotting the green pasture.
Trang Co has many clusters of forests scattered among the grassland.
These forests are small but vibrant with melodious bird songs.
In the past, visitors could see deer scampering playfully.
Nowadays, one can still discover many species inhabiting the environs, from birds to squirrels and weasels.
Those who do not want to trample on the beautiful grass can instead follow the dirt pathways, which lead to a series of large ponds lying at the heart of Trang Co.
Legend tells that fairies once came to bathe in these pools.
Sitting by the reflective water, travelers can pause to listen to the gentle sounds of buffaloes puffing in the water.
Stilt houses built by the Stieng ethnic minority people borders along the small lakes, providing a charming complement to the primeval setting.
In Bu Dang District, adventurous tourists can also visit the Ndrot Fall, ride their motorbikes through forests, or spend a night camping out in nature with friends.
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