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Ca Mau is Vietnam's southernmost town and the only city in the Ca Mau province. Braced against the Bac Lieu Canal, Ca Mau is a town that is still trying to decide its identity. While on one hand, it is a trade hub and a bustling metro, on the other, it is a quiet town with a bird sanctuary!
The silky silt deposited by the Mekong River creates swamps which are home to a variety of wading birds. Peculiarly, the entire area is dotted with rice fields and shrimp cultivation farms.
Just about 360km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, Ca Mau can easily be reached by road. A complex network of houses, markets, beaches and trade hubs; it is best navigated on foot. The city is also famous for its relatively unpopulated beaches and is an offbeat favourite among travellers.
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Beautiful scenery, great beaches, friendly locals
Barely any English speaking population, Not very tourist friendly
Ca Mau is a fairly remote town. However, it has its own airport, with frequent flights from Ho Chi Minh City. The roads to Ca Mau are quite good and can be easily traversed by cab or car. There are... (Read More)