Nam Can Mangrove Forest: Mangrove forests and Melaleuca forests surround the Ca Mau cape from east to west. It’s ranks second in the world in importance area after mangrove forests in the Amazon Estuary of Latin America.
Ca Mau has two famous large forests in the country and around the world. When it comes to U Minh forest, people think of the common tree is Melaleuca, a vast mangrove forest in Nam Can. The mangroves and melaleuca forests surround the Ca Mau cape from East to West.
How Nam Can Mangrove Forest is unique?
Ca Mau is a province in the tours Mekong Delta. It’s located to the southernmost part of the country, shaped like a V or a peninsula with 3 sides bordering the sea. Along the mainland and coastal areas of Ca Mau. There is a unique and diverse ecosystem, which is mangrove forest. This is a vegetation consisting of many types of trees. Such as mangrove, macaw, cork, macadamia, toad, longan, dates, many kinds of ferns and vines … in which mangrove is the majority and High economic value should be called mangrove forest.
Mangroves (mangrove forests) Ca Mau has an area of 63,017 ha, ranking second in the world, behind Amazone forest of South America. Most concentrated in 2 districts Ngoc Hien and Nam Can. The remaining area is allocated in Dam Doi, Phu Tan, Tran Van Thoi and U Minh districts . Therefore, it is also called Nam Can mangrove forest or Ca Mau mangrove forest.
Most of the area of Ca Mau mangrove forest is located in Ca Mau World Biosphere Reserve plus more than 15,000 ha of Ca Mau Cape National Park.
Here, according to 2006 statistics of the Ca Mau Mangrove Research Center. There are abundant flora and fauna systems with 22 species of plants, 13 species of animals (belonging to 9 families). 74 species of birds (belonging to 23 families). 17 species of reptiles (belonging to 9 families). 5 species of amphibians (belonging to 3 families). 14 species of shrimp, 175 species of fish (116 varieties and 77 families) and 133 species of plankton.
The coastal protection forest stretching from East to West (from Bac Lieu down to Ca Mau Cape and along the West Sea to Khanh Hoi estuary in U Minh district). It’s about 307 km long, of which 254km in Ca Mau province alone helps to prevent sea encroachment, anti-vortex, environmental protection, ecological balance…
In addition, there is a large flood plain in the west of Ca Mau Cape with a total area of 6,456ha. Especial each year encroaching into the sea hundreds of meters, making our country more long and wide; At the same time, it is also a shelter and breeding ground for aquatic species. It’s special source of endless natural seeds for Ca Mau province’s aquaculture industry.
With the weather of Ca Mau, you can go to Nam Can forest at all times of the year. However, according to the experience of traveling in Nam Can mangrove forest. You should come here in the dry season, from December to April of the year after the weather is dry, not favorable for exploring the landscape in the forest.
Who to go to Nam Can from Ho Chi Minh City?
Nam Can mangrove forest is about 110 km from Ca Mau city. So, from the city center, you move towards National Highway 1A to reach Nam Can. You can go to the mangrove forest by private transfer or public transport:
+ By bus: At Nam Can bus station, there is a provincial bus with the route: Nam Can town – Lang Tram (Nam Can town – Dam Cung – Cai Coc – Rau Dua – Nha Phan – Ca Mau city – Tac Van – Lang Tram)
+ Passenger car: From Ho Chi Minh City, you can also catch a bus to Nam Can with reference information such as:
- Giap Diep Bus: Western Bus Station – Nam Can
- Phuoc Thanh – Thanh Tuan passenger car: Tan Phu bus station (Ho Chi Minh City – Nam Can bus station)
Notes on traveling to Nam Can forest
- Should hire a guide: You should come here to hire a local guide to help you get through the forest. The deeper into the grandeur of nature the richer and more diverse.
- Join the outdoor activities: You should manually fish in the mangrove forest and enjoy as soon as ashore through the rustic barbecue.
Above are the experiences of mangrove forest in Ca Mau new experience hope you had more stops in your upcoming trip to Vietnam. Origin Vietnam is happy to be with you all the way.
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