Hon Khoai Island
Hon Khoai Island is one of the most well-known landscapes of Ca Mau, about 15 kilometres from the mainland. It attracts lots of tourists in Vietnam travel coming there to admire its natural landscapes. The local people get used to call it Hon Khoai because it looks like the shape of a giant potato.
A path to the top of the island zigzags round the hillside and is shadowed by high and big trees. The sound of running water and the chirping of birds complete a heavenly beauty. On the Hon Khoai coast, there are numerous algae used to cook delicious dishes. There are many species of birds, some of which such as: wild geese and swallows, have made Hon Khoai their home.
Ngoc Hien Bird Sanctuary
This is one of the Vietnam’s largest natural bird sanctuaries, belonging to Tan An Commune, Ngoc Hien District, Ca Mau Province. Measured 130 hectares in area, Ngoc Hien Bird Sanctuary is surrounded by a network of interlacing canals. The natural environment here is airy and pleasant round the year, creating a very favorable habitat for thousands of birds and storks. It would be better to come to the sanctuary in the morning or early evening to watch flock after flock of birds searching for food or getting back to their nests.
Hon Da Bac (Silver Stone Island)
It takes one and a half hours by motorbike from Ca Mau city to travel about 50km to Hon Da Bac linked to the mainland by a bridge. Tourists can also reach the island by canoe or ferry.
Seen from far, Hon Da Bac (Silver Stone Island) looks like a natural rock-garden among the immense sea. There are the large and smooth rocks called Gieng Tien (Fairy Well), Ban Chan Tien (Fairy Foot) and Ban Tay Da (Stone Hand). Surrounded by a lot of large rocks and small rocks, Hon Da Bac creates a dreamlike and grandiose landscape. Hon Da Bac is also home to several tourist attractions such as: Hung Hue Pagoda, Ca Ong Temple.
From September on, when the sea is the most beautiful with blue water and quiet waves, the tourists stroll or join the locals in catching squid or diving to find oysters in their underwater caves. In order to catch the oysters, the tourists must swim underwater in the sea, use hand-hammers to catch each one. The sea oysters are present at a lot of places, however according to a lot of gourmets, only the oysters in Hon Da Bac are most delicious and nourishing.
U Minh National Park
U Minh National park is not primarily for visiting, but to preserve the fauna and flora. Just follow the signs to U Minh Ho (26 km from Ca Mau). A motorbike or bicycle is needed, and there is a paved road with banana trees on both sides.
Tourists will see some long canals full of mangroves and a lot of colored and big birds, snakes and other animals can be seen. The area is surrounded by small canals, swamps and wetlands and it is not recommended to walk off the road. The road ends more or less in the centre of the park where a 'Ranger station' and small path can be seen. In the north of the park, accessible from the northeast road, there is a jail, and some prisoners can be seen doing useful work for the community.
Mui Ca Mau National Park
Mui Ca Mau National Park is located in the administration territory of Dat Mui, Vien An and Dat Moi communes, Ngoc Hien district,
Mui Ca Mau National Park is the habitat of various rare precious animal species such as long-tailed monkey and ca khu (Trachypithecus cristatus), Chinese stork, white-faced stork (Plegadis chihi), grey-legged pelican, ibis leucocephalus, etc with a quite large quantity. These are the animal spieces listed in the Red Book of Vietnam and the world.
Come to Mui Ca Mau National Park, tourists shall have a chance to contemplate mangrove ecosystems and wetlands of Mui Ca Mau with fresh air, pristine landscapes, high values in terms of bio-diversity, etc. This is also an attractive destination for local and international scientific researchers and tourists.