With the intention of exploring Can Gio District for your Ho Chi Minh City, surely the first step you will be interested is to seek for useful information concerning things to see and do in Can Gio. Then, don’t hesitate to read here before diving in!
Penetrating into Vam Sat Mangrove Forest
Vam Sat Mangrove Forest is regarded as a World Biosphere Reserve with a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Taking an opportunity to visit here, you can get lots of things to experience, such as a bird sanctuary, a bat swamp, crocodile farm, etc. Associated with those specific destinations are irresistible activities: fishing (especially crocodiles), kayaking through the mangrove forest, catching fishes by net, and so forth.
To absorb the comfortable ambiance as well as chill out among the isolated forest, just getting on a canoe is the best way. You will be taken through cannels with green trees and cool breeze around. It is absolutely fantastic to explore the Vam Sat Mangrove Forest for your Vietnam day trips.
Learning about the local fishermen’s lifestyle
Another thing to see and do in Can Gio is getting closer to the local fishermen’s lifestyle to know about the tranquility here. Although Can Gio is also a district of the hustling Ho Chi Minh City, witnessing the way the locals earn their daily living will give you some different thoughts. It is supposed that having a homestay here will help you understand more as well as get a deep taste of their life. If not, just need to walk along the beach, and you will gain some ideas about what they are doing for their daily life.
Visiting Monkey Island
Monkey Island is one of the most attractive places when you decide to choose Can Gio for your Ho Chi Minh day trips. While the island is home to over 1,000 monkeys varying in type, this species is funny and smart to play with. You can shake hands with them, feed them, or take unique photos of them and yourself. Be mindful that you should watch out for the naughty monkeys that probably snatch your belongings without your notice.
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At the Vam Sat tourist destination, there is an extremely vast crocodile farm where you can gaze into different sorts of crocodile and get to know about their habits. Especially, this place brings you an opportunity to challenge yourself to an adventure game: fishing crocodiles. Despite the fact that the game sounds dangerous, it is actually safe for all players. You will be taken to a lake with lots of hungry crocodiles and just sit on the composite boat enclosed with the wire B40 to fish. By that time, drop the bait and wait until some crocodile bites it.
Enjoying fresh seafood
When it comes to interesting things to do and see in Can Gio, you are advisable to keep an eye on seafood – an irresistible specialty here. Of course, it is not too hard to find seafood anywhere in Ho Chi Minh City for your day trip, but it is believed that seafood of Can Gio is not only fresh but also costs quite cheap. Especially, Can Gio District has not been touristy, so there is no seafood stall here. The best way to enjoy fresh seafood is to head to Hang Duong Market, choose your favorite types, and ask the locals to cook for you (just pay them about $1 for this food preparation). Later, bring the cooked food with you to the beach and enjoy it while soaking up the calm atmosphere here.
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