Lý Nhơn Commune, Cần Giờ District, Hồ Chí Minh City
Located between stream flows of Vam Sat and Long Tau River, Vam Sat Ecological Tourist Site with species fauna and flora is recognized as a biosphere reserve of the world by UNESCO and as one of the two “Sustainable Development of Eco-tourism” of the world in Viet Nam by the World Tourism Organization.
Inside Vam Sat Tourist Zone, there is a wide variety of activities included both ecological and recreational aspects. The basic tour must include observing the unique ecological system of mangrove forest, exploring Bat Swamp (the most exciting activity is crab angling), crocodile farm (it is quite thrilling to nervous people while watching them devour the fish you cast over and looking at their red greedy eyes) and bird-watching (Tram Chim here is the home to bird species including migratory birds, birds listed in Red Book and water birds). In addition, a 50-foot-tall wildlife observation tower offers a great vantage point for panoramic pictures of marsh wilderness, at Monkey Island visitors can stroll island trails among thousands of monkeys.
Vam Sat Tourist Area at Can Gio mangrove forest receive a large amount of silt and nutrients from the upper reach and valley of rivers. This place holds new, interesting competitions, games and activities for tourists namely Get Love Luck, rowing coracle competition. Even at night, people still don’t find it boring since they can join common life activities of fishermen like catching crabs or shrimps. Camp fire or karaoke singing aren’t bad ideas though, especially for group of travellers or team building tours.
Even though was destroyed during Viet Nam War, Vam Sat is regrown and protected as a wilderness park. Nowadays, Vam Sat Ecological Tourist Site has been listed as the one of the world’s best eco-tourist site and recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. It becomes a stop point where travellers can enjoy the speciality of Can Gio River region.