Vam Sat will be a ideal place for travelers who want to venture into the wild but can not afford to travel far from Ho Chi Minh City.
Location and history
Located in Can Gio District, Vam Sat lies between the two rivers Vam Sat and Long Tau. The area used to belong to Dong Nai Province before being merged into Ho Chi Minh City in 1978.
During resistance war against American invaders, Vam Sat was destroyed by bombs and defoliants, yet it’s now having the most gorgeous world biosphere reserve of mangrove forest, thanks to a reforestation program launched in 1996.
What to do
There’s a wide variety of activities which are offered at Vam Sat Tourist Center, of which both ecological and recreational aspects are included. The basis tour must include observing the unique ecological system of mangrove forest, visiting Bat Swamp, crocodile farm and also bird-watching.
For instance, Bat Swamp is one attraction that visitors can find the natural beautiful scenery of flying foxes hanging themselves behind the foliages of high mangroves. Particularly, the most exciting activity in Bat Swamp is crab angling, which adds more flavours to ones’ meals. In addition, crocodile farm would be quite thrilling to nervous people while seeing them devour the fish you cast over and looking at their red greedy eyes.
Even at night, people still don’t find it boring since they can join common life activities of fishermen like catching crabs or shrimps (soi ba khia and xo tom). Camp fire or karaoke singing aren’t bad ideas though, especially for group of travelers or team building tours.