Welcome to Ca Mau Province

Traveling to Ca Mau, visitors are immersed in blue color of the sea and melaleuca forest at the first place of Fatherland. Ca Mau is a suitable destination to escape the cold of Northern and the heat of Central region.

Time of traveling

Ca Mau has a cool climate all year round but you should come here in dry season, from December this year to April next year. 

Means of transport

Aircraft: From Can Tho airport, travelers move to Ca Mau by bed-car. Ticket prices are from $6 to $7.
Cars: From Saigon, tourists buy tickets at Mien Tay bus station to move to Ca Mau. Ticket prices range from $7 to $9.

Sightseeing places

Ca Mau's Edge is the place putting up the landmark 0001 GPS coordinate (kilometer No.0). This landmark is full-of-wind ship shape which is reaching out to the sea. This is the only place that you can watch the sunrise and sundown. 
 

The south pole of Vietnam. 
Mui Ca Mau, a favorite destination of many backpackers. 

U Minh forest is located adjacent to Thai Lan Gulf, listed in populations of rare and abundant forest, with more than 250 species of plants and many precious birds. This is the place starting stories about Uncle Ba Phi.

Ngoc Hien bird sanctuary covers an area of 130 hectares. Here focuses many rare birds and rich plants. Interleaving blue color of vast mangrove are fertile alluvial river branches. This will give tourists a feeling of peace, quiet.

Hon Khoai island is located in Ngoc Hien district, far 14.6 km from the mainland. The island is impressed by many blocks of huge rocks, undulating hills and endless green forest.

Da Bac Island is a famous and beautiful island by its pristine beauty with colorful rocky blocks which are estimated forming 180 million years ago. This place is located in Kinh Hon village, Khanh Binh Tay commune, Tran Van Thoi district.

Khai Long Beach has winding sandy beach along the coast such as dragon in Khai Long village, Dat Mui Commune, Ngoc Hien district. It is located in mangrove ecosystems of the region. The sea here owns a wild beauty.

Cai Tau Strawberry Garden is situated in Nguyen Plugs commune, U Minh district. This is the country of thousands of shrubbery trees. Travelers are advised to go on a dinghy to easily wriggle through canals to enjoy the peaceful scenery and try sweet strawberries at your fingertips.

Trem River Cruise: With a length of 42km, starting from Kien Giang to fork of Cai Tau and Ca Mau. Trem river is exotic by the flow changing following season and time. The water is red in rainy season, dotted by blue hyacinths flower drifting downstream. The water is milky in dry season, both sides are rows of green coconut trees.
 
 
Ca Mau river area is always interesting destination of many tourists

Tan Hung Temple is a historic relic, built in 1907. This is the place where the Republican Guard soldiers stayed to build fortifications, dig barricade to fight in a long time with French colonial.

Foods and drinks 

  • Hemibagrus sour hotpot has strong taste broth, featured sour, sweet, spicy taste. This dish is served with sesbania grandiflora flowers, banana flowers.
  • Delicacies from freshwater crabs are considered as the most famous and characteristic dishes of this land. Freshwater crabs can be made salad served with sticky rice, boiled or roasted with tamarind then dotted with lemon & pepper salt which has characteristic aromatic meat making people hard to resist.
  • Snakehead fish dish has gracious sweet taste, fragrant smell of alluvial and salty flavor of the homeland sea.
  • Goby porridge is a popular dish of the Ca Mau. This dish has many nutrients, aromatic and strong tasty meat.
  • Đuông chà là (a larvae type) fried with dough then sprinkle fish sauce or đuông “lôi song” always are the top choice of many diners.
 
Duong cha la - an insect known as the specific of Ca Mau.
Đuông chà là is a nutritious food, but full of challenges if you want to try.

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