Sang Le Forest
Starting from Pu Mat National Park's headquarter up to the route Tuong Duong-Ky Son. 40km from Pu Mat National Park's headquarter is Tam Dinh commune(Tuong Duong district). Tam dinh commune is regarded because there's an attractive tourist site. Whoever comes by the commune, he would spend his time on experiencing and enjoying Sang Le forest's fresh air. Sang le forest is a well-known tourist site.
Coming here, visitors will see leaves' endless green colour mixed Sang Le stems' white colour. Some visitors visiting Sang Le forest didn't keep their feelings in front of poetic landscape. So, they had composed a great number of poets, songs praising the beauty of Southwest Nghe An's forest. Having experienced and been surprised by primitive forest's beauty, they gave Sang Le forest a poetic name "green valley".
Sang Le forest with an area of 70 ha(it's extended with an area of 300 ha in the project) managed since 1964 has been still preserving its own natural beauty. The local people's life is very peaceful. In the summer, it's very hot, but the forest plays the role of an enomous machine moderating cool and fresh air. In the rainy season, flood usually happens, but local people are still safe thanks to the forest's protection. The forest always protects the commune from flood, landslide and preserves water resource for native people. Visiting the forest, tourists'll experience its beauty, listen to forest songs. This brings a pleasant feeling to visitors. Sang Le trees change its colour, leaves and cast the shadow around year. The forest is a great family of Sang Le trees under Bang Lang group. Sang Le is a local name, and Lagerstroemiatomentsa Presl is its scientific name. Sang Le trees bloom purple flowers in the summer. If any visitor visits the forest in the season, he'll have opportunity to experience green valley being full of purple flowers. In the middle of hot summer, reaching the forest, visitors will experience a feeling of footing into a world being far different from outside world. Look! Sunlight is filtering through space of leaves. It looks like ribbons of Galaxy shining peaceful and poetic moutainous countryside. If you have opportunity to relax your mind in breezy and cool atmosphere, you'll feel very comfortable. There're ranges of tree with 30-40m height superbly standing as if they were defiant of time, following by lower trees with height of 20-30m under the second layer, and many kinds of creepers. Carpet of grass, moss, fern is the last layer. Light white coloured Sang Le trees with reddish yellow leaves emerging in the middle of blue sky create a peaceful and mysterious beauty for the forest. The view is so quiet that we can obviously hear the rustling of falling leaves, the babble of stream in line with the melodious birdsong…All of them are like perfectly beautiful natural picture. Standing in the middle of the forest, we can recognise several familiar species of trees. However, there are many trees with their name being even strange to scientists because of a floral diversity and abundance in the forest. And it’s the diversity and plenty that gives foreign visitors incentives to study science.
Sang Le looks like a masterpiece of some intangible painter. He had contributed a great of time and effort to sketching and adorning the enomous picture being more grandiose and inspirational. Arrogant orchid baskets hiding theirselves on very high branches make the natural picture become more lively. Enjoying landscape in the forest , we experience that the beauty seems to be neglected, but is luring visitors’ mind, encouraging them to further love the nature. Coming to the forest, visitors will have opportunity to relax their mind in accordance with the sound of mountain and forest and the colour of plants and trees, of flowers and leaves.
Sang Le forest is an attractive site for tourists to visit, to camp, and to picnic,…for both of individual and collective having requirement for tourism. Coming here, the forest will certainly awake your desire of studying and exploiting interesting things being implicit in the forest.
The forest naturally still preserves its own primitive beauty is due to spirit and responsibility of Thai people living around it. They are very kind-hearted, plain, and hospitable. If visitors want to taste rice liquor with Thai people, tonight you’ll have opportunity to mix yourselves into Sang Khan dance being familiar and famous in Thai people’s festivals, to experience colourful and ethnic cultural character imbued clothes, to sing and dance around rice liquor jar. All make visitors be happy and content when they have opportunity to live in a jubilant and exciting atmosphere in here.
In order to have a more risky and adventurous journey, visitors should spend a little time on exploring mysterious caves and glottoes surrounding Sang Le.
Please visit Sang Le forest to experience and explore the beauty of mountain and forest, to mix yourselves into Thai people’s life, to take photograph beautiful landscapes, to explore and conquer the nature in Nghe An Southwestern gateway.
In company with the time, Pu Mat National Park will certainly welcome you not only to Sang Le forest(green valley), but also to fairy bath stream, Khe Kem waterfall once more.