It is just so easy to find some Vietnam family tours to any part of the country across Vietnam. However, not every trip is capable of bringing the best lesson to your beloved children. This time, Nam Cát Tiên, a remarkable national preserve in Southern Vietnam introduces you Tà Lài Longhouse, a combination of traditional lodging and authentic experiences.
Ta Lai Longhouse (Source: Google)
For nature enthusiasts whose journeys to far-off wilderness and tranquility are their utmost passion, then Ta Lai Longhouse in Southern Vietnam must be something they cannot ignore. Located by the side of Nam Cát Tiên National Park, the Longhouse sleeps in serenity by the peaceful sound of the current flowing in the heart of Tràn Lake. The area is home to the Châu Mạ ethnicity. This quick escape from the hustle Saigon will be a new highlight of your journey to the Southern woods and expected to go far beyond your initial imagination.
Biking in Nam Cát Tiên (Source: Google)
What is special about this spectacular residential housing architecture?
Nhà Dài Tà Lài or Ta Lai Longhouse was a campaign launched as a gateway raising essential awareness to the ethnic community in the region about the importance of ecotourism around Nam Cát Tiên National Park run by Denmark and Vietnam WWF.
Nhà Dài (Longhouse) is a nature-inclined cultural residential building whose materials are made out of wood and bamboo. The architecture has long been introduced and designed by the villager oldies, which aims at stimulating a typical house of the Châu Mạ ethnicity. Ta Lai Longhouse is located at the top of a hill whose view is set facing the enormous surrounding nature.
Bamboo and wood (Source: Google)
Your trip to Ta Lai Longhouse introduces you a collection of Châu Mạ traditional woven fabrics. The women of Châu Mạ use extremely rustic and simple looms. Processing the fabric, the ladies are supposed to sit on the ground while the legs must be always stretching in order to extend each cotton yarn. As a part of the culture, Châu Mạ dwellers process the whole cotton planting, weaving and dying by themselves. All the dyes are entirely natural, for example, they use Neiru trees for black, Mut trees for yellow and Bosil trees for red.
A souvenir store (Source: Google)
All meals are set at an outdoor dining section. This allows you to fulfill your trip by enjoying the authentic forest-like dishes in the open air amid the mystic jungle of Nam Cát Tiên while viewing towards the poetic scene of Tràn Lake. The gastronomy compartment is built in a complete separation with fresh ingredients freshly selected each day.
Beds in the bamboo house (Source: Google)
Placed in the middle of Ta Lai Longhouse is a lengthy wooden table where every meetup and discussion amongst visitors take place, which can be almost seen as a shared living room. Other than that, the room also exists a huge bookshelf displaying the best sightseeing landmarks and features in the land of Ta Lai, authentic cultural values along various books and magazines showcasing the best of Vietnam tourism to foreign friends.
Ignite the night (Source: Google)
What to experience at Ta Lai Longhouse?
What you should look forward to joining when visiting Ta Lai Longhouse with beloved ones in your Vietnam family tours include interesting activities such as kayaking, mountain climbing, trekking, hiking, camping. Above all, what can be seen as the best thing to do is some extracurricular classes made just for your children. These can be counted as Easter Kid Camp for kids whose ages are from 6 to 12, Talai Teenager Camp for those from 12 to 15 alongside other community activities.
Kayaking (Source: Google)
Talking about which specific souvenir or exceptional beverage to try, you can definitely not forget K’phe TaLai, with K’ in K’phê stand for coffee in the local colloquial language in the Châu Mạ ethnic group. If you have heard a lot about the sensational Vietnamese coffee, then a journey to Tà Là Longhouse is now taking you to a whole new level of this bitter drink.
An authentic meal (Source: Google)
Here are some tips listed down by out Vietnamese locals who have visited the site before:
- The best time to visit Ta Lai Longhouse or Nam Cát Tiên National Park is in between October to May next year.
- If you tend to combine Nam Cát Tiên as a part of your journey beside Ta Lai, do not forget to pack some hats, long-sleeved outfit, anti-insect socks, torch, and binoculars. If you have made up your mind signing up for a trip to Ta Lai, we highly recommend you to join in a camping night for the fullest experience living with the breath of nature at least once, or else your journey to the woods cannot be complete.
Campfire (Source: Google)
If your Vietnam family tours fail to feature Nam Cát Tiên Park and Ta Lai Longhouse, it would be a big mistake. Contact your closest travel agency right away for an absolute organization.
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- Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Epitome of Tranquility, Rusticity, and Tenderness
- This is Why You Should Visit Ba Bể National Park at Least Once
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