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Ca Mau

Ca Mau is an off-the-beaten path place in the Mekong delta region which offers the real life's experience. Eco tourism, farmstay, fishing, road cycling, float markets some just some highlights of the province.
Ca Mau is an off-the-beaten path place in the Mekong delta region which offers the real life's experience. Eco tourism, farmstay, fishing, road cycling, float markets some just some highlights of the province.

Ca Mau Province is situated in the southern tip of Viet Nam with 307km coastal length. It is surrounded by East Sea on three faces and Kien Giang, Bac Lieu provinces on the north and north-east. The provincial capital is Ca Mau city. Other administrative divisions include Dam Doi, Ngoc Hien, Tran Van Thoi, Cai Nuoc, U Minh, Thoi Binh, Nam Can, Phu Tan.

Ca Mau City is 179km from Can Tho City, and 350km from Ho Chi Minh City. It is the most southern point in mainland of Viet Nam.. National Road N°. 1, 63 connect Ca Mau to Bac Lieu and Kien Giang provinces. Regular connections with Ho Chi Minh City, other destinations in the South, and provinces of Lam Dong and Khanh Hoa are available at Ca Mau Bus Station. Ca Mau has Ca Mau Airport. Vietnam Air Services Company (Vasco) offers daily flights on Ho Chi Minh City - Ca Mau route.

It's interlacing rivers and canals have generated tangled flows in the province. Seven large rivers are: Ong Doc, Bay Hap, Cai Lon, Ganh Hao, Dam Doi, Trem Trem, and Bach Nguu. Some offshore islands are: Hon Da Bac, Hon Khoai and Hon Chuoi.

There are two types of forest in Ca Mau province: salt marsh and cajuput. The cajuput forest has the highest biological value among other types of natural forest, with high economic value and environmental protection.

Ca Mau Weather

Ca Mau, with its sub-equatorial monsoon climate has two main seasons: the rainy season from May to October, and the dry season, extending from November to April of the next year. The province is average annual temperature is 26.50C. It is coolest in January with 250C. The annual rainfall averages 2,500mm, 90% of which is distributed over 6 months of the rainy season. Average humidity is about 80% in dry season and 85 % in rainy season. Ca Mau rarely suffers storms and floods.

Ca Mau things to see

Ca Mau has great potentiality in ecological tourism thanking to salt-marsh ecological systems and diversified plants and animals. It has long seaside so there are many shrimp farms here. Then it is considered one of the key fishing grounds of the country, with great reserves of seafood of different types. Besides that, there are wild animals, such as deer, pig, and monkey.

Hon Khoai Island is a historical vestige that had related with the insurrection led by hero Phan Ngoc Hien. Ca Mau is famous for U Minh cajuput forest and Nam Can mangrove forest.

Rather than those, Ca Mau is also well known for its bird sanctuaries: Cai Nuoc, Dam Doi, Ngoc Hien... Most of all, Ngoc Hien bird sanctuary attracts more and more visitors.

Ca Mau Bird Sanctuary

Ca Mau bird sanctuary is a living and gathering place of indigenous storks. The birds make their nests in tall trees and spend their mornings searching for food; the perfect opportunity for tourists to take out the cameras. Camau Tourist Company has a one-day bird-watching program by boat.

Mui Ca Mau National Park

Covering a land area of 41,862ha, the park boasts an ecosystem of naturally-grown mangrove forests noted for high biological diversity, diverse natural landscapes, and rich cultural and historic values. Every year, the land area of the national park is expanded naturally.

Being an important location in Viet Nam’s national biodiversity preservation program, the park is where scientists have conducted research on sea birds in Viet Nam and Asia Pacific region. Every August, huge number of birds has flocked to the park to nest. Scientists have found here the species that were listed in World’s Red Book, such as Chinese egret (Egretta eulophotes), the Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus phillipensis), and the Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis.

Hon Khoai Island

Hon Khoai is a group of five islands of Hon Khoai, Hon Sao, Hon Doi Moi, Hon Da Le and Hon Tuong. Among them Hon Khoai is the biggest island.

The island is an ideal place for the tourists loving wild nature thanks to its rich source of fresh water and a diversity of flora and fauna with many valuable medicinal herbs such as multiflorous knotweed, fungus, cinnamon twig and animals like varan, python and squirrel.

Ca Mau Map


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