Ru Cha Hue mangrove forest has become the destination for many tourists, which is attracted by the wild and romantic features, especially young people. If you set foot in the dreamy Hue once, do not miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in this wonderful natural space.
Ru Cha mangrove forest, also known as Ru Cha primeval mangrove – is the only surviving mangrove forest in the Tam Giang lagoon system. Perhaps the first impressive point of this mangrove forest is its unique name: Ru Cha.
Around 15km distance from Hue city and it takes about 30 minutes to get there by motorbike. In order to reach here, you have to follow National Highway No.49 to Thuan An beach, and then turn the left to Tam Giang Bridge direction, going on 4km you will see the destination.
Ru is known as forest by the indigenous people, Cha is the name of tree living in brackish water, so the name Ru Cha comes from here, the name sounds rustic but dear. Ru Cha is located in Thuan Hoa hamlet, Huong Phong commune, Huong Tra district, Thua Thien Hue province. The forest is more than 5 hectares, where thousands of ancient Cha trees gather, existing more than 100 years old, function to prevent salinity, protect aquatic resources and the mainland.
People come to Ru Cha for different purposes. Many student groups come to conduct field research on the primeval world here. Another people choose here as a place to check-in, selfie and take amazing photos to keep memories. They also spend free time on enjoying life and relieving the stress and chaos of daily work by themselves. From any view, Ru Cha is very beautiful and full of magic.
Not only having tourism value, Ru Cha mangrove forest is also home of many aquatic species in the lagoon. Ru Cha mangrove forest has a quite diverse oganism system such as fish, shrimp, crab and so on creating favorable conditions for the people here to raise aquatic products and create livelihoods.
Come here, you can stroll around the small concrete path or follow the soil roads to admire the roots of Cha trees, the branches on both sides intend to intertwine like a cathedral. This makes many couples come here to save a memorable moment in life. Watching the tree shine into the calm and peaceful water, you will definitely want to stay here all day.
In Ru Cha, there is also an ancient temple to worship Mrs. Duc Thanh Mau. According to word of mouth, once upon a time during a great flood, the incense stick of the Holy Mother at Hon Chen temple drifted here. The villagers saw it, so they set up a temple to worship her. As a sacred place, people often come here to worship, pray and burn incense. In particular, the villagers also celebrate the death anniversary of the Holy Mother on the 3rd of the 3rd lunar month every year.
Recently, the management has built a solid concrete tower in the middle of the forest. This is both a place to observe and manage Ru Cha, and an ideal place for new angles of photography enthusiasts. Standing high, the Ru Cha forest will appear magnificently ahead, encircling it is the vast Tam Giang lagoon that seems to be shrinking. A beautiful picture of nature appears before your eyes.
Currently, the road into Ru Cha is easier than before, the concrete road is clean and convenient. Not like before, you have to leave your vehicles outside, walk, wade, ferry so many people are afraid to falter this experience.
Because here is a free destination, the mangrove primeval forest becomes the place attracting many people in local, even international tourists.
If you want to leave the bustling of the city to find a secluded and peaceful area, Ru Cha mangrove forest is a great point. Come here to enjoy the interesting and unique natural landscape. The whole Cha trees here will change from green to yellow extremely romantic. It is said that Hue does not have autumn, but in fact there is a yellow romance autumn in this ancient capital ground.