If you are finding a place to escape from the busy Saigon city center and be immersed in the wild nature and simple life in a day, you should go to Can Gio.
Monkey Island is an interesting destination you should not miss when coming to Can Gio. With the ticket price of 35,000VND/guest, you will see more than 1000 monkeys, animal circus and be immersed in the fresh and cool nature of primary mangrove forest ecosystem.
In addition, you will see the crocodiles lying hidden in the mud layer and visit the memorial in Sac – Can Gio forest historical relic. It should be noted that you have to keep your things carefully in Monkey island because the naughty monkeys sometimes hitch the bags of tourists.
Hang Duong seafood market
Hang Duong seafood market is an interesting place not only to buy seafood as a gift for friends and family but also to enjoy fresh seafood dishes. Different from the quiteness in other tourist destinations, Hang Duong market always attracts the big concern of local people and tourists from many regions, mainly from Ho Chi Minh city. In the morning, the market occurs in a busy and bustling atmosphere with the sounds of sellers and customers.
The market sells amny kinds of fresh and delicious seafoods from low to high price such as snail, fish, sea crab, octopus and mantis shrimp. The price ranges from several thousand dong to several hundred thousand dong. In addition to choosing the fresh seafood, if the tourists do not have the condition to cook them, they can buy some processed dishes to enjoy immediately while watching the sea.
Vam Sat Ecotourism Area
Vam Sat Ecotourism Area is located in Ly Nhon commune, Can Gio district. This destination is considered as one of the ideal green place for young people in Saigon to relax at the weekend.
Vam Sat is the most sustainable ecotourism area in the world which is recognized by World Tourism Organization. Dam Doi area has beautiful landscapes as a picture. In the middle of the green rivers is the image of adorable birds. Going inside, you will see bats and crows hanging in the foliage of the tall mangroves.
Coming to Vam Sat ecotourism area, you will have the opportunity to discover the mangrove forests, visit the bat conservation area, relax by crab fishing, conquer 26-meter Tang Bong tower, walk to explore the path through the forest, visit the natural zoo, try crocodile fishing, experience the suspension bridge, visit the bird conservation area and enjoy many delicious seafood in Vam Sat tourist area.
The entrance ticket price is 35,000VND, crocodile fishing is 35,000VND, visiting Dam Doi is 40,000VND/person. In addition, you can buy the package ticket from 350,000 to 550,000VND/ticket depened on the number of tourists. This package includes services such as entrance ticket, ticket for exploring Can Gio magrove forest, ticket for visiting the bat conservation area by boat, crab fishing, going on the path through the forest, watching wild deers and crocodile farm, studying the process of incubating alligator, going by boat for crocodile fishing, conquering Tang Bong tower and challenging with the suspension bridge.
Nam Hai bridge
Coming to Can Gio, the tourists can stay in Phuong Nam Pearl Resort (Duyen Hai, Long Hoa, Can Gio). After the time for visiting, relaxing and entertaining in the big swimming pool, you can go to Nam Hai bridge straight to the restaurant on the sea. Going along this bridge to take photograph and watching the sea is an interesting experience in here.
Nam Hai bridge was built with the purpose of taking the tourists to the restaurant on the sea. However, the young people coming here calls it as the love bridge because many youngters choose this place to take photographs.
Phuong Nam Peral Resort is an unique sea eco-resort which bring for you and your family many convenient and high-class services. Located in an ideal location, next to the famous 30/4 beach. The resort campus is very wide and hamonious with the cool natural landscapes with many trees and flowers, creating a comfortable feeling for tourists.
Can Thach town
Can Thach town is located in the suburban of the city. When entering this town, you can see a different world, peaceful and quite. All worries and tiredness are disappeared. The way to Can Thach town is shady and colorful with the yellow flowers along two roadsides. In this season, this road is as beautiful as the roads in Saigon.
In Can Thach, there is a small park looking over the sea. This is the place where the tourist can rent a hamrock to lie and watch the beautiful Can Gio sea in the summer sun. Nothing is better than lying under the green tree shadow at noon, listening to the sound of wind and sea waves.
Thanh An island
Thanh An island commune is located in Can Gio district, 50km from the center of Ho Chi Minh city to the east and only 8km from Can Gio district. Still belonged to Saigon, however, Thanh An looks like a girl standing next to the busy flow of the city. Nearly 5000 habitants live in here, mainly by fish catching and salt making.
Because the island commune is not a tourist destination, coming here, you will be immersed in the peaceful life of local people on the island. Thanh An has not much travel services or luxurious facilities like in Saigon, but backpacking in here, you will never regret because of the peaceful landscapes, friendly people and especially fresh and delicious dishes.
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