PRIMEVAL FOREST AND HOT SPRING IN BINH CHAU
Binh Chau – Phuoc Buu forest is the only
primeval forest that is still intact in
Vietnam. The 11,293-hectare forest, which is
in Xuyen Moc district, stretches about 15kms
along the sea.
Binh Chau-Phuoc Buu has some 100-150 meter
high mountains on the West and gently
sloping hills with natural fresh water
ponds. Seaside fresh ponds and lakes (as Coc
Lake, Tram lake, Linh lake, Bang pond, Nham
pond) are now famous and boast wonderful
resorts at Xuyen Moc.
The floristic composition in the forest is
varied, including 113 families, 408
branches, 661 species, many of which are
precious species. Animals are also varied
with 70 families, and 178 species, including
96 species of birds, and 33 species of
The hot spring is open – cast in the middle
of the primeval forest Binh Chau – Phuoc Buu.
The spring was discovered by the French in
1905. In 1928, a French doctor, Albert
Sallet, presented it in “Indochina Study”
magazine, which has made the spring well
known since then.
The hot spring water covers an area of one
square kilometer, creating various small hot
spring water ponds. Many of these are
screened by natural rock walls. These ponds,
which always seem to be ready to boil, can
reach the highest temperatures of 83 degree
Celsius. Yet the trees around these still
grow fresh and green.
Tourists can not only enjoy the spectacular
view of nature but also bath in still
mineral water with considerate benifits.
Binh Chau – Phuoc Buu Forest has been in the
list of national protected forests since
For more information:
1/ Saigon – Binh Chau eco resort
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