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Bang Lang Stork Garden

Located 52 kilometers from the center of Can Tho City, Bang Lang Stork Garden in Binh Thoi Hamlet, Thot Not District is one of the Mekong Delta’s best stork sanctuaries. Off the beaten track, the garden is sure worth your time if you still looking for that hidden charm of Mekong Delta. The garden covers about two hectares and is home to thousands of storks as well as many other kinds of birds.

There are various species of storks living at Bang Lang Stork Garden including cattle egret, ibis, striated heron and painted stork. There are also other species making it their home such as black-crowned night heron, little cormorant and greater causal heron.

The garden was spontaneously established in 1983. It is strange that a large number of storks chose to make their home at the garden of Mr. Bay Co. At first, there were very few but then Mr. Bay has created good conditions for the storks to live in his garden. Since then, Bang Lang garden has gradually been expanded with the current area of about 2 hectares and number of storks ranging from 100,000-150,000 of more than 20 species.

Travel Advisory:

From Can Tho City, you can go on National Road No. 91, passing O Mon District then traveling to Thot Not District. Then continue through a bridge which is also named Bang Lang. Around one kilometer from the main road is Bang Lang Stork Garden.

Car don’t allow to access, you have to rent a boat (10 USD/1 boat) or take a xe om (2 – 3 USD/person)

Entrance fee: 20,000 VND

The best time to admire the garden is 5 p.m. when flocks of storks fly back to their nests. They hover on the sky then perch on tree peaks, twitter together and pose in the wind. You must not forget to take photos of those moments. There is a three-meter watching tower for tourists to see birds. Wearing a hat might help as the site is smothered with their droppings.

Highlights:

A visit to Bang Lang Sanctuary will take you back to the nature to watch thousands of storks including fly stork, egret, heron, pelican, woodpecker, etc, returning home in late afternoon after the whole day seeking food.

Bang Lang Stork Garden is surrounded by immense rice paddies as well as the interlacing canals of Can Tho. You can join a cruise on Hau River, or cycling past the orchards, craft villages and green fields to access the garden. It is a vast area, flood with water under the shady trees. Inside, a watching tower of 3 metres allows you to look around the gardens and learn peaceful scenes of the of the Mekong Delta’s countryside, fiddled by the chord of storks.