Ca Mau fascinated vast of visitors by many famous attractions and here we want to introduce to you some famous destination that you should not skip when travelling to Ca Mau
1. Da Bac Island
Da Bac Island is located in Kinh Hon village, Khanh Binh Tay commune, Tran Van Thoi district, Ca Mau province. It is 480m from mainland, 50 km from Ca Mau city in the West and has a natural area of 6.34 hectares, consisting of three islands: Ong Ngo Island, Da Bac Le Island and Da Bac Island. In the cluster of 3 these island, Da Bac Island is the highest; therefore, people call them Da Bac Island generally. This is a small island located close to the shore, not as big as many other islands; however, Da Bac Island has a strategic position in ensuring national defense and security and facilitating marine economics and tourism.
Coming to Da Bac Island is coming to the paradise on the rock island. The marvelous natural characteristics and the legends of the fairy yard, the fairy wells will take us to be lost in the Elysium. On this island, there are many mysterious stories passed through the generations, particularly the story about the whale rescuing people in the sea.
Beside beautiful natural landscapes and a convergence place of spiritual values of coastal people in Kinh Hon village, Da Bac Island is also the place where happened the case of CM12 – dismantled the illegal immigration of Le Quoc Tuy and Mai Van Hanh to overthrow Socialist regime. CM12 is a large- scale counterintelligence campaign in terms of time, space and fighting force arrangement. This is one of the best and proudest victories of the People’s Police Force.
On June 22nd, 2009, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued the decision on recognizing Da Bac Island – the command center of counterintelligence plan CM12 (September 09th, 1981- September 09th,1984) as a National historic relic. To promote the significant historic value, the Ministry of Public Security continued to invest in building a number of other important items. Up to now, Da Bac Island has 3 major works: The monument of Homeland Security Protection 21m high, President Ho Chi Minh Temple; People’s Public Security Museum and Relics Exhibition Zone. Da Bac Island has really become a “red address” to promote, educate traditions and an attractive tourism destination for domestic and international visitors in Ca Mau. All the historical values and natural beauty made a small coastal island always shone and sparkled like a pearl in the sea and sky in the southernmost point of Vietnam.
2. Unique bird sanctuary in the heart of the city
Bird sanctuary in Ca Mau city is located in President Ho Chi Minh Memorial House in Unit 1, Ward 1, Ca Mau City. Bird sanctuary has an area of 4.5 hectares with more than 14,000 birds that make their nests, breed and live here.
Come to the bird sanctuary in the heart of the city, especially at the dawn or sunset, visitors will observe thousands of birds, storks, little cormorant, dendrocygninae, “mong ket”, herons, “cum num”, etc flying down the trees, perched on bamboo banks. They dance and create a “great symphony” until the sunset. This bird sanctuary has existed for years and been always protected strictly and carefully.
The bird sanctuary in Ca Mau city is a special thing rarely seen anywhere. It has become the attractive destination of domestic and international tourists. Despite streets and buildings built around, the bird sanctuary has been preserved, developed, creating a valuable characteristic of the southernmost city of Vietnam.
3. U Minh Ha National Park
U Minh Ha National Park has a total area of 8,256 hectares, is located in Khanh Lam and Khanh An communes, U Minh district and Tran Hoi, Khanh Binh Tay Bac communes, Tran Van Thoi district. U Minh Ha National Park is a seasonal wetland. The flora here consists of mangrove forests, seasonally flooded grassland and vacant swamps. Standing on the forest observation deck 25m high, visitors are surprised at the immense green leaves, endless forests and feel human become small in front of a large nature.
U Minh Ha National Park also has the task of preserving and reproducing the values of natural landscape, ecology and biodiversity of characteristic wetland ecosystems, melaleuca forests on peat soil; conserving and developing genetic resources of precious plants and animals, cultural, spiritual and historical values, serving the scientific research, tours and ecotourism.
After trans-forest trips, visitors can watch bailing out water or manually spreading nets, fishing, throwing away bail, eating honey, picking wild vegetables, picking lilies, etc; enjoying various special dishes of U Minh melaleuca forests such as roasted snakehead, hot pot with sauce and wild vegetable, braised eel with noni leaves, young bee salad, etc and many other rustic dishes.
If you love nature and are fond of exploring and experiencing the ecological environment to enjoy the beauty of the homeland, U Minh Ha National Park – Ca Mau province – is a tourism site tourists could not be missed. Coming to U Minh Ha National Park, visitors have a chance to breathe fresh air, contemplate and live in harmony with nature; watching melaleuca flowers, touching bees’ nests, listening to the bird singing, footsteps of animals, legends from the wind in the U Minh Ha forest.
4. Thi Tuong Lagoon
Thi Tuong lagoon is a unique natural landscape in the southernmost point of Vietnam. In order to reach Thi Tuong lagoon, visitors can go along the National Highway 1A to Nam Can for approximately 27km (here watching a signage to Xeo Duoc Provincial Party Committee Base), turn right and go straight 12km along a newly built concrete road to this charming nature spot.
Thi Tuong lagoon is located in 3 districts of Cai Nuoc, Tran Van Thoi and Phu Tan and is known as a peaceful, idyllic and rustic nature and human spot of Ca Mau. It is considered the most beautiful lagoon in the Mekong Delta. Thi Tuong lagoon is nestled in the heart of immense water surface and is surrounded by green nipa trees. Thi Tuong has three main lagoons: Dam Trong (inner lagoon), Dam Giua (middle lagoon) and Dam Ngoai (outer lagoon), of which Dam Ngoai is the largest. It shapes like a balloon swelling out. Looking down from above, Thi Tuong lagoon shapes like a guitar, is nearly 2 kilometers wide and 10 kilometers long and has the total water surface of around 700 hectares.
Thi Tuong lagoon is attached to a strange legend: in the ancient time, Ms. Tuong was one of the first to explore Ca Mau. She was resilient and brave to drive birds that were assigned to take stones to fill in the sea by Chua Ho away because King Thuy Te refused its betrothal gifts to get married to the Princess. The gaps guarded by Ms. Tuong were still intact and not filled in by stones and the habitat for fish and shrimp. Moved by the merits of Ms. Tuong, people have named the lagoon after Ms.Tuong, i.e Thi Tuong lagoon nowadays.
Coming to Thi Tuong Lagoon, we are lost in a romantic scene. At a far distance, there are large and small stilt house scattered approximately 100m – 200m apart. That gap is the boundary of each household who exploits and raises marine products here. Every house group is a “small village” lying on the vast water surface where there are fish traps, nets, etc. The destination of visitors on the lagoon is not an experience restaurant or a luxury hotel but stilt houses of fishers right on the lagoon. It can be said that at no anywhere else in the Mekong Delta, visitors can feel vast nature, contemplate the beauty of the homeland, enjoy local food specialties and observe poetic and lyrical daily life of local people in Thi Tuong lagoon.
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