Explore the wild nature beauty of Nam Cat Tien National Park with Secondary VASers


Nam Cat Tien National Park with green fresh space and diverse ecosystem is the next destination in the field trip series of Secondary VASers from March 15 to April 9. The trip back to nature has left in VASers different emotions and memorable experiences, especially the "forest-bathing" opportunity.

Unlike the previous team-building field trips, the journey to Nam Cat Tien National Park allowed VASers to immerse in the breath of nature with the golden rays of sunshine passing through the trees, the sound of cicada and water stream – these images and sounds that students could hardly experience in the city centers.

The experience of enjoying the fresh air and the typical forest scent while trekking in the forest is also known as “forest bathing” – an entertaining activity, which helps promote mental comfort and health, is popular in Japan and Western countries currently. “Forest bathing” helps students relax after long days in the urban environment filled with air and noise pollution.

The trip begins with a trekking trail to explore the primary forests characteristics. As trekking, students listened to the forest keepers introducing about the topographic features and vegetation patterns of the area; from a youthful sapling to the old trees that it almost takes even ten adults to encircle them.

The most impressive moment was probably when VASers visited the Largerstromia ovalfolia with 6 tops and the 400-year-old Tetrameles nudiflora. These ancient trees' majestic beauty made the students feel amazed and overwhelmed at the wonder and greatness of the nature.

After finishing the walk, the students stopped at the wildlife sanctuary to observe, learn and have a better understanding of the responsibilities of a forest keeper, thereby appreciating the abundant natural fauna and flora resources of the country.

Coming back from the field trip, VASers have accumulated lots of practical experiences, supplemented knowledge about the nature and environment, practiced disciplines and respect, and fostered their love of nature as well as awareness of environment protection.

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