Vietnam is a country with rich natural resources and diverse cultures, attracting many travelers and adventurers from around the world. The Central Highlands region of Vietnam, particularly the Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve, is a place full of mystery and beauty, worth exploring. The purpose of this article is to introduce our hunting trip with two friends in Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve, and our needs and expectations for night vision binoculars.
My two friends, Christian Chaplin and Tim Ralph, and I are all nature and adventure enthusiasts. We often explore unknown landscapes and animals in different countries and regions. We are interested in hunting because we believe it is a way to exercise our bodies and minds, and to experience local cultures and ways of life. We all have some hunting experience, but we want to challenge ourselves with more difficult targets, such as the wild animals of the Central Highlands region of Vietnam.
We chose to go hunting in the Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve for several reasons. First, this reserve is located on the edge of the Central Highlands region of Vietnam and is part of the Truong Son Mountains. It has rich vegetation and biodiversity, with many rare and precious animals. Some of these animals are unique to Vietnam, such as the gray-shanked douc (Pygathrix cinerea), an endangered primate. We hope to see and capture these animals, or at least take pictures of them.
Second, this reserve has a spectacular and beautiful waterfall called K50. The waterfall is 50 meters high and its width varies from 20 to 100 meters depending on the season. It is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam, and we want to see it with our own eyes and camp near it.
Finally, there are also villages of the Ba Na ethnic minority living in the reserve. The Ba Na are a major ethnic group in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam, with unique cultures and traditions. We want to learn about their way of life and beliefs, and participate in their festivals and ceremonies.
To achieve our hunting trip goals, we need some appropriate equipment and tools. The most important one is night vision binoculars. Night vision binoculars can allow us to see distant animals and scenery clearly in the dark, increasing our chances and safety of capturing targets. We have the following needs and expectations for night vision binoculars: high clarity, good stability, strong durability, lightweight, easy operation, and reasonable price.
Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve is a nature reserve located on the edge of the Central Highlands region of Vietnam, and is part of the Truong Son Mountains. It spans two provinces, Gia Lai and Quang Ngai, covering an area of approximately 410,000 hectares. It is one of the largest nature reserves in Vietnam and one of the most important biodiversity conservation areas.
The geographic location of Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve determines its diverse climate and terrain. Its altitude ranges from 200 to 1700 meters, with a tropical monsoon climate and a subtropical climate. Its rainfall ranges from 1500 to 3000 millimeters per year, with distinct dry and wet seasons. Its terrain consists of mountains, hills, plains, and valleys, forming various landscapes.
The ecological characteristics of Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve are reflected in its rich and unique animal and plant resources. There are more than 2000 plant species, many of which are unique or endangered in Vietnam, such as the Apocynaceae, Rhododendron, and Orchidaceae families. There are also more than 400 animal species, many of which are unique or endangered in Vietnam, such as the gray-shanked douc, northern yellow-cheeked gibbon, changeable hawk-eagle, clouded leopard, and dhole. There are also some precious and exotic animals and plants, such as leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, python, and carnivorous plant.
The conservation significance of Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve lies in its important contribution to biodiversity and ecosystem services in Vietnam and the world. It is the last well-preserved primary forest in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam, and is the habitat and refuge for many rare and precious animals and plants. It is also the most important water conservation area in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam, providing clean and stable water resources for surrounding areas. It also provides various ecosystem services such as climate regulation, soil erosion prevention, flood control, tourism, and research opportunities.
We, three friends, witnessed the beautiful and magical natural landscapes and animals in Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve during our hunting trip. We entered the reserve along the Kon River valley and saw various trees and flowers along the way, smelling the fresh and fragrant air. We camped near the K50 waterfall, enjoying the spectacular sight of the waterfall and feeling the coolness of the water vapor in the air. We hunted in the reserve for two days using our night vision binoculars and rifles. We tried hunting during the day and at night, encountering different animals and challenges. During the day, we saw some birds and small mammals such as woodpeckers, parrots, squirrels, and hedgehogs. We also saw some tracks of large mammals such as wild boars, deer, and foxes. We tried to track and shoot these animals, but it was not easy as they were alert and sensitive and would escape or hide once they detected us.
At night, we saw different animals such as felines, primates, and snakes. We used the night vision binoculars to observe and capture these animals, and found them more active and relaxed in the dark. With the night vision binoculars, we could clearly see their shapes and behaviors, and even see their eyes sparkling in the dark. We shot some animals with our rifles, such as wild cats, gray-shanked doucs, and cobras. We also took pictures of some animals, such as leopards, northern yellow-cheeked gibbons, and changeable hawk-eagles.
During our hunting trip, we felt the beauty and danger of nature and the fun and challenge of hunting. We gained more confidence and exercise in our hunting skills and physical strength, and more awe and respect for nature and animals. We believe that hunting is a way to harmoniously coexist with nature, rather than a cruel and greedy way. We only capture the animals we need, rather than indiscriminately killing them. We also followed the regulations and laws of the reserve and did not capture protected or endangered animals.
In our hunting trip, we used a night vision binoculars called Wildguarder owler1. This night vision binoculars is produced and sold by Wildguarder, a high-tech enterprise specialized in night vision equipment and monitoring systems. Wildguarder has years of experience in research and development, production, sales, and service, providing high-quality and high-performance products and solutions worldwide.
Wildguarder Owler1 Night Vision Binoculars is the latest night vision device introduced by Wildguarder company, which has the following product features and advantages:
It can be used in both day and night, with various functions such as taking pictures, recording and playback.
It supports 20x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, allowing users to observe distant targets clearly.
It can see targets clearly in complete darkness, with a maximum observation distance of 1640 feet/500 meters.
It adopts advanced infrared illumination technology, which can provide bright and even light in the dark without affecting the behavior of the target.
It is equipped with a 4.3-inch high-definition LCD screen, which allows users to comfortably watch the screen and adjust brightness and contrast.
It has a 32GB memory card slot, which can store a large number of photos and videos, and can be connected to a computer or TV via USB or HDMI interface.
It has a rechargeable lithium battery that can last for more than 6 hours and can be charged via USB interface.
It has a lightweight and sturdy shell that is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and has a comfortable and adjustable shoulder strap.
It has a simple and intuitive operation interface with only 6 buttons, making it easy to adjust and switch between various functions.
It has a reasonable and cost-effective price compared to similar products.
During the use of Wildguarder Owler1 Night Vision Binoculars, we have experienced the convenience and fun it brings us. We use it to observe and capture active animals in the night, such as felines, primates, and snakes. We use it to photograph and record these animals’ appearance and behavior, such as leopards, northern yellow-cheeked crested gibbons, and chameleons. We use it to appreciate and record natural landscapes in the night, such as the starry sky, moon, and waterfalls. We use it to improve our hunting efficiency and safety, such as locating targets, judging distances, and avoiding danger.
We are very satisfied and appreciative of the performance and quality of Wildguarder Owler1 Night Vision Binoculars. We believe that it is a night vision device suitable for hunting and outdoor activities, with the following advantages:
Its clarity is high, allowing us to see the details and features of the target, such as fur color, eyes, and horns.
Its stability is good, allowing us to maintain a clear and stable picture when moving or bumping, without blurring or shaking.
Its durability is strong, allowing us to use it normally in harsh environments such as rainy, foggy, and cold weather, without failures or damage.
Its weight is light, allowing us to not feel tired or burdened during long walks or climbs, and it does not affect our balance and speed.
Its operation is simple, allowing us to quickly switch or adjust functions in tense or emergency situations, without missing any opportunities or dangers.
Its price is reasonable, allowing us to enjoy high quality and high performance while saving some costs, without exceeding our budget or burden.
Of course, Wildguarder Owler1 Night Vision Binoculars also has some areas for improvement or perfection, such as:
Its battery life is limited and can only last for more than 6 hours of continuous work. If you plan to hunt or engage in outdoor activities for a longer time, it may be necessary to bring spare batteries or a charger. Its memory card capacity is limited to only 32GB. If you take a lot of photos or videos, it may be necessary to clear or backup data in a timely manner or bring an extra memory card. Although its infrared illumination technology can provide bright and uniform light, it may also be detected by some sensitive or alert animals and may affect the night vision of other people or equipment.
After our hunting trip, we decided to go sightseeing in some places in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, experiencing the natural scenery and cultural customs of Vietnam. We chose Danang, Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary, and Cham Island as our destinations, which are introduced as follows:
Danang is the largest city in central Vietnam, a modern and prosperous port city. Danang has beautiful beaches, spectacular mountains, rich history, and culture, making it a great place for leisure and exploration. We mainly visited the following attractions in Danang:
Marble Mountains is a group of five limestone mountains, each representing one of the five elements: gold, wood, water, fire, and earth. There are many Buddhist temples, caves, and sculptures on the Marble Mountains, where you can enjoy different religious arts and natural landscapes. We hiked a distance on the Marble Mountains and felt the coolness and tranquility of the mountains.
Dragon Bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in Danang. It is a steel bridge imitating the shape of a dragon and connects the city center and the seaside area. The Dragon Bridge emits different colored lights at night, which is very spectacular. On weekends at 9 pm, the Dragon Bridge also sprays flames and water mist, attracting many tourists and locals to watch.
Ba Na Hills is a mountain resort located at an altitude of 1500 meters, with European-style architecture, gardens, and amusement facilities. The most famous attraction in Ba Na Hills is the Golden Bridge, a glass bridge suspended in the air, supported by giant stone-carved hands at both ends, as if the Buddha extended his hand to support the bridge. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ba Na Hills and the surrounding area on the Golden Bridge.
Hoi An is an ancient and charming city that was once one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia. It has preserved many Chinese, Japanese, and French architectural styles. Hoi An has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a place full of historical and cultural atmosphere. We mainly visited the following attractions in Hoi An:
Hoi An Ancient Town is the core area of Hoi An, with many well-preserved ancient buildings, shops, museums, and temples. Hoi An Ancient Town shows a simple and elegant style during the day, and becomes a dreamy world with bright lights at night. We took a stroll around Hoi An Ancient Town, admired buildings of different styles, and bought some colored lanterns and handicrafts as souvenirs.
The Japanese Covered Bridge is one of the iconic buildings in Hoi An Ancient Town. It is a wooden arch bridge built in the 16th century, connecting two blocks of Hoi An Ancient Town. There is a small Taoist temple on the bridge, which enshrines the gods who protect water transportation. The Japanese Covered Bridge is one of the most popular photo spots in Hoi An Ancient Town, and we also left beautiful memories on the bridge.
My Son Sanctuary is an ancient site located about 40 kilometers southwest of Hoi An. It was the religious center and royal tomb of the Champa Kingdom. My Son Sanctuary has many brick and stone temples and sculptures in Hindu style, displaying the artistic and architectural achievements of the Champa civilization. My Son Sanctuary has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a historical site worth seeing.
Cham Islands is a group of eight small islands located about 15 kilometers southeast of Hoi An. It is a natural reserve and biodiversity hotspot. Cham Islands have clear green seawater, white sandy beaches, rich and colorful coral reefs and marine life, making it a suitable place for snorkeling, diving, boating, and sunbathing. We participated in an island hopping tour on Cham Islands, experienced the scenery and customs of different islands, and tasted fresh and delicious seafood.
During our trip to Central Highlands of Vietnam, we also tried many local delicacies, such as:
Pho is one of the most famous Vietnamese cuisines, which is a white thin noodle made of rice, served with beef or chicken, coriander, bean sprouts, etc., and poured with clear soup made of beef or chicken bones. Pho can be eaten as breakfast or main course, with a light and delicious taste, and can be seasoned with lemon juice, chili sauce, fish sauce, etc. according to personal preferences.
Banh Xeo is a yellow thin pancake made of rice flour and egg liquid, wrapped with bean sprouts, pork, shrimp, etc., with crispy skin and tender filling. Banh Xeo is usually wrapped with lettuce leaves or rice paper, and dipped in special sweet and spicy sauce or peanut sauce, with a rich and diverse taste.
Coconut coffee (Cà phê cốt dừa) is a Vietnamese coffee drink unique to the Central Highlands of Vietnam, made by mixing condensed coffee and coconut milk. Coconut coffee has a sweet and rich taste, with the fragrance of coconut and the bitterness of coffee, which is a very unique and unforgettable taste.
In short, we had a pleasant and unforgettable trip to the Central Highlands of Vietnam. We not only enjoyed the beautiful natural scenery and cultural landscapes, but also tasted many authentic delicacies and experienced the local customs and cultural atmosphere of Vietnam. We have left a deep impression and beautiful memories of the Central Highlands of Vietnam, and hope to have the opportunity to visit this charming place again.