Ca Mau VietnamCa Mau, Vietnam
Ca Mau or Cà Mau in Vietnamese is located in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, and is the southernmost of Vietnam’s 58 provinces.
Ca Mau or Cà Mau in Vietnamese is located in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, and is the southernmost of Vietnam’s 58 provinces. It is about 180km from Can Tho, and 380km from Ho Chi Minh City bordering on the north by the Kiên Giang and Bạc Liêu provinces, on the west by the Gulf of Thailand, and on the south and east by the East Sea.
It’s interlacing rivers and canals have generated tangled flows in the province. Seven large rivers are: Ong Doc, Bay Hap, Cai Lon, Ganh Hao, Dam Doi, Trem Trem, and Bach Nguu. Some offshore islands are: Hon Da Bac, Hon Khoai and Hon Chuoi.
When to go
Ca Mau, with its sub-equatorial monsoon climate has two main seasons: the rainny season from May to October, and the dry season, extending from November to April of the next year. The province is average annual temperature is 26.50C. It is coolest in January with 250C. The annual rainfall averages 2,500mm, 90% of which is distributed over 6 months of the rainy season. Average humidity is about 80% in dry season and 85 % in rainny season. Ca Mau rarely suffers storms and floods.
What to visit
Ca Mau has great potentiality in ecological tourism thanking to salt-marsh ecological systems and diversified plants and animals. It has long seaside so there are many shrimp farms here. Then it is considered one of the key fishing grounds of the country, with great reserves of seafood of different types.Besides that, there are wild animals, such as deer, pig, and monkey.
Hon Khoai Island is a historical vestige that had related with the insurrection led by hero Phan Ngoc Hien. Ca Mau is famous for U Minh cajuput forest and Nam Can mangrove forest.
Rather than those, Ca Mau is also well known for its bird sanctuaries: Cai Nuoc, Dam Doi, Ngoc Hien…