About 10 kilometers away from Dam Ha town in Dam Ha district, Hua mountain (Lang Ruong hamlet, Dai Binh commune) is not merely a historical and archeological site but also a a peaceful stork forest with picturesque natural landscapes.
“Several small flocks of white stork have gathered in Ruong village due to its pure atmosphere since the very first households settled down in this place in 1970s . This species has long been fully protected by the local people and acted as important part of their community. At present, this area is home to thousands of storks of diverse categories”, said local people.
The habitat of these storks is divided into 3 floors. Adult storks often stand on the top floor on the peak of high trees, the middle one includes countless branches where storks build their nests, and small storks learn to eat and fly at the bottom floor covering different branches close to the ground.
The best time to see the vivid and beautiful scene is summer, or the breeding season of storks. The space becomes nosier, especially in early morning and late afternoon as various herds of storks are hovering in the sky of the village, making visitors overwhelmed and fascinated.
In addition to the stork forest, the archeological and historical site of Hua mountain is a must-visit destination that tourists should not miss. A range of ancient stone tools have been excavated and on display there. Historially, Hua mountain used to be a revolutionary base where the first Communist Party Branch of Dam Ha District was established.
What is more, travellers should experience a special journey of climbing 459 steps towards the flag collumn on the top of Hua mountain so that they can grasp the panoramic view of this naturally charming area.
In 2012, the historical, archaeological and scenic relic of Hua Mountain was recognized as a provincial relic.
By Hung Son – Minh Ha