Often called the 'green lungs of the city', Can Gio Mangrove Forest is a wetland biosphere about 40 kms from Ho Chi Minh City. The forest features more than 150 species of flora and fauna, and tourists can explore the swamps to catch a sight of the monkeys, crustaceans and fish there. There is also a restaurant and a swimming pool to refresh visitors.
One of the most iconic attractions of the city, Cu Chi Tunnels were a part of the extensive underground network in Vietnam that was used by the Vietnamese Congress as a hideaway during the war. Visitors can now go through some of the safer parts of the tunnel, which have been widened and lighted up for ease.
Known For : Christ of Vung Tau White Palace Vung Tau Lighthouse
As you first approach Vung tau, two spectacular mountains greet you. When you move in further you realize that these mountains are surrounded by ocean on both sides. The sight that Vung tau presents as you approach it is one of for sore eyes – with the Big Mountain and Small Mountain surrounded on both sides by the blue waters of the Back beach and the Front Beach. With such serene nature, Vung tau is the perfect place to catch some sun and some rest.
Best Time: March - May
Cai Be Floating Market gives you a unique insight into life on the Mekong Delta. Though the size has considerably reduced over the years, the Cai Be Floating Market continues to be one of the best tourist attractions in Vinh Long. This floating market is the best at 6:00 AM and a boat ride through this area will let you observe the way the vegetable and fruit sellers sell their wares from boats. A beautiful Catholic church is located on the river bank and tourist boats often take detours to visit the canals and orchards.
Accommodating about 50,000 followers at a time, the Cao Dai temple of Da Nang is the largest Cao Dai temple in Central Vietnam. Constructed between 1933 and 1955, this temple renders a unique styled-architecture based on the blended religion frame of reference.
Now that you have a clear picture of the adventures around Ho Chi Minh City, let us know your experiences in the comments below!