Do not rush to assert that Can Gio is boring because there are only sea and monkey islands. Coming to Can Gio, you will have the opportunity to visit countless famous landmarks that no other locality has.
Vam Sat tourist area
If it comes to the famous tourist area closest to Saigon today, it is Vam Sat, because it does not suffer much interference from humans, so Vam Sat still retains its pristine and mysterious features. From Saigon, you can ride a motorbike via the Binh Khanh ferry to reach Vam Sat, and with genuine backpackers, it will be impossible to ignore the dreamlike road throughout the journey. Leaving Saigon to find the space in Can Go extremely comfortable.
Destinations worth noting when entering the Vam Sat tourist area are Vam Sat bird sanctuary, Dam Doi, and Tang Bong Tower. Vam Sat Bird Park is a natural habitat for hundreds of bird species, which is required to keep its pristine features, so the main walkways are trails and rope bridges. Dam Doi is a mangrove forest located separately in the middle of the lagoon-like a peninsula, you will have to rent a canoe to go there and visit. Tang Bong tower is 28m high, bow-shaped, young people often like to climb this tower to enjoy the whole scene of Can Gio mangrove forest.
Address: Ly Nhon Commune, Can Gio District, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Can Gio Beach
Because it is a mangrove forest, the sea in Can Gio also has a dark color because it contains a lot of silt. But that’s not why Can Gio sea is estranged. Most people come to Can Gio beach because of its quietness and serenity. Not crowded, not crowded like Vung Tau beach, Can Gio is quiet and peaceful. Sitting here with friends talking and singing will feel much less depressed.
Because there are not many people coming and going, there are no amusement parks around, so Can Gio beach is still very blue. In the early morning, walking leisurely along the beach, you will feel at peace even when the waves outside are still lapping. This is the most beautiful and pristine beach that everyone should visit once. Surely, you will be attracted by its gentle and idyllic beauty.
Address : Can Gio District, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Can Thanh Town
An ideal wedding photography destination for couples or young people who love art. The charm of Can Thanh lies not in the flashy luxury but in the calm feeling of a suburb. Coming to Can Thanh in the season of scallops, you will be overwhelmed in that romantic scene, and there is also a small park overlooking the sea, try to imagine a sunny afternoon lying in a hammock and looking at the sea. nothing is better than that.
Although it is a town, it is not too busy and noisy. From Ho Chi Minh City down here, you will feel like you are lost in a quiet suburban area. The rural atmosphere is both simple, friendly and quiet, which will bring different levels of emotions. Only 40km from the city center, so you can comfortably ride your motorbike down here, watching the seafood scene. It is really no exaggeration to say that Can Thanh is the second Vung Tau. If you have the opportunity to come to Can Thanh, live and sleep here for a few days, it will definitely be a memorable experience during your trip.
Address: Can Thanh Town, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Monkey Island is a familiar name associated with Can Gio. Here, monkeys are not kept in cages or classified according to species but can live freely in nature. The number of monkeys here is very large, more than 2000. Note to the main visitor is not to bring too expensive belongings because it will be snatched by “hairy bandits”. Monkeys here are very brave, they are often interested and curious with people and many children have had to cry because of fear when walking on Monkey Island.
Monkey Island has 2 main seasons, the dry season and the rainy season. The trees are lush all year round. This is a great living environment away from the city’s smog and pollution. The green trees along the entrance to the archway are very beautiful. You will see it when running all over the roads. You can take pictures with them. Can Gio tourist area with Monkey Island is considered as the best biosphere reserve in Vietnam? It is not only the lung of the city, but also the kidney that filters out the pollution of the surrounding areas.
Address: Can Gio District, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Open: 8:30 – 17:00
Ticket price: 35,000 VND/person
Hang Duong Market
It is a famous seafood market in Can Gio. Most tourists coming here come to Hang Duong market to buy seafood. This place is not only attractive by the variety but also has a reasonable price. You can buy delicious pre-prepared dishes if you don’t want to cook them yourself. Coming to Hang Duong market is going to the seafood paradise with the most delicious and freshest seafood. The market has countless stalls that are clearly divided by items, so visitors don’t spend too much time searching.
Hang Duong Market provides countless restaurants and hotels, large and small in the district. Most of them are bought from seafood carriers whose boats have just landed in the morning, so they are guaranteed to be fresh. Most of the salesgirls are very gentle and enthusiastic, if you are flexible, you can reduce it more or less. Going to Hang Duong to buy seafood to eat or as a gift is really reasonable.
Address: Thanh Thoi, Long Hoa, Can Gio, Ho Chi Minh
Open: 8:00 – 21:00
Thanh An Island
As a relatively unspoiled island, Thanh An attracts tourists by its coolness and tranquility. In recent years, Thanh An island has been known by more people, but it still retains the pristine beauty as in the beginning because the resort tourism service here has not really developed. Coming to Thanh An island, you can enjoy snorkeling or just walking along the mainland. The seawater is blue and very clear, in shallow places you can also see feet and seashells below.
Going to Thanh An Island to escape from the hustle and bustle of life, breathe freely in the air and feel the saltiness of the sea is the pleasure of many young people. If there are many people flocking to Da Nang, to Saigon on the holidays, there are many people who just want to hang around this lovely island. Many couples come here to take wedding photos as well as honeymoons. It will certainly be an unforgettable experience.
Address: Can Gio District, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Thieng Lieng Island
The name does not seem to rhyme very well, so it is often difficult to remember for some people. But when it comes to “salt island”, people immediately think of Thieng Lieng island . The reason for the name is that most people here live by making salt. The pure and beautiful white salt fields are images that you can easily see here. If you go in a crowd, you can contact the owner to ask to enter the salt field to take pictures, they are very close and friendly to visitors.
Unlike Thanh An Island, which possesses beautiful beauty, Thieng Lieng Island is more inclined to the beauty of simple but simple living. Visitors here will be able to see the scenery of salt-making with each specific stage, both simple and very rustic. The island is not too big, so you can walk around by roaming the roads by bicycle or motorbike, the fresh air is quiet, making you feel like you are lost in a certain countryside. Here, you completely cook your own food by buying seafood sold all over the beach in the morning and then cooking it in the kitchen of the people. Surely this experience will bring you unforgettable impressions.
Address: Thanh An Commune, Can Gio District, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Ong Fish Mausoleum
Located in Can Thanh commune, Thuy Tuong‘s mausoleum is an extremely sacred temple of fishermen in the sea. This place currently worships the skeleton of Ong fish up to 12m long, drifting ashore in 1971. If you come to Can Gio on the full moon of the 8th lunar month, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Fishing Festival. This is also a unique and long-standing culture of this land. Visiting the Tomb of Ca Ong, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the origin of the mausoleum as well as the legends surrounding it.
Lang Co Ong is a very attractive tourist destination, every year there are many visits by both domestic and foreign tourists. However, the mausoleum still retains its original and mysterious beauty. It is the simple, quiet and idyllic beauty that has made many visitors fall in love and flutter. Come here once and want to visit again.
Address: Can Thanh Commune, Can Gio District, City. Ho Chi Minh City
Located close to Saigon, Can Gio promises to be an extremely ideal destination for young people of the bustling city. People who are already tired of the hustle and bustle of life can also come to Can Gio to find a sense of peace again.