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Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve

Location: Ly Nhon Commune, Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh City, 50km from the city’s centre.
Characteristic: Can Gio Mangrove Forest was recognized as World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000. Is is the first biosphere reserve in Viet Nam and is the 368th member of the international network of biosphere reserve.



Covering an area of 75,740ha, Can Gio Mangrove Forest is a lively world of 150 kinds of flora, 137 species of fish, 31 species of reptiles, 4 species of mammals, 130 species of birds which has inspired biologists and nature lovers alike. At Can Gio, visitors have opportunities to indulge in a fresh green environment and also to explore the mysteries of the tidal swampy ecosystem and thrill to the legends of amphibious commandos during the Viet Nam War.



Vam Sat is located in the core area of Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve. The eco-tourism site of Vam Sat Mangrove Forest with an area of 2,000ha has beautiful landscapes and clean environment. Visitors to Vam Sat can stay overnight at the houses by the seaside, under the foliages. This area has many interesting activities that attract a large number of domestic and foreign visitors.

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