Tourist Attractions in Ca Mau Province

4:04:27 PM | 14/12/2006

Vietnam Business Forum Magazine would like to introduce some beautiful landscapes and tourism sites in southern Ca Mau province.

Nam Can mangrove forests
Ca Mau is famous for its big mangrove and cajeput forests second only in area and importance to the Amazon forests. During the war of resistance, the people built their bases deep inside the jungle to continue the fight. It was also the strong headquarters of the leading bodies of the resistance forces.
Da Bac islets
A group of islets with a total area of 6.34 hectares is endowed with rich natural resources and landscapes. It is also a holy shrine of the population in the coastal regionwith historic relics as Kinh Hon and Da Bac.
Hon Khoai island
Hon Khoai is the highest and biggest island among other surrounding islands such as Tuong, Sao, Doi Moi, Kho and Lon. Hon Khoai with an area of 4 square kilometres and a high peak of 318 metres, including 15.7 metre light house built by the French in 1939. The light house itself is in the network of light houses from Can Gio to Poulo Condore, Phu Quoc, Hon Khoai serving the offshore navigation.
Hai Yen – Binh Hung Special Area
With a total area of 30 hectares, the special area was “Hell on Earth” set up by former Ngo Dinh Diem regime to detain political prisoners. From 1959 to 1968, 1,600 people died by suppression in the special area. Mass graves and killing fields at Vinh Biet Bridge are unforgettable losses of the local population and Vietnamese people as a whole.
Vam Lung, the far end of Ho Chi Minh trail on the sea
During the Vietnam war, Vam Lung was the seaport receiving arms supply from North Vietnam, the strategic supply line over the sea called “Ho Chi Minh trail on the sea”. From 1962 to 1972, 77 shipments successfully reached Vam Lung and other destinations in Ca Mau cape, supplying arms to the resistance bases in South Vietnam.
Quan Am Co Tu
Under the canopy of Bodhi trees, Quan Am Co Tu pagoda (Ward 4, Ca Mau City) was built on a shrine set up by a farmer in 1826. The pagoda is a unique architecture and high artistic quality of Ca Mau province. After several ups and downs, damages and restoration, the pagoda remains with ancient architecture typical of the Mekong Delta. Many artifacts such as Buddha statues, interior decorations, shrine objects are well preserved in the pagoda. Though the architecture is not big in size, it is closely related to the belief and spiritual life of the population. During the war, it was the sanctuary for the resistance fighters and several monks died for this just cause. On November 24, 2000, the pagoda was recognized as a cultural and historic relic.