Ca Mau Tip, the southernmost part of
Vietnam, is located in Ca Mau Province and is
about 470 km south of Ho Chi Minh
It is a land with a mix of Vietnamese, Chinese and Khmer ethnic groups and is the
only place on the mainland where people can see the sun rise in the East Sea and
set in the Gulf of Siam.
The Ca Mau Tip, the land which links the East Sea with the Gulf of Siam, extends
for hundreds of meters every year because of sedimentation.
It is a site of scientific research and ecotourism development.
Ca Mau Province has a salinity-intruded forest with an area of 100,000 hectares and
a rich ecosystem.
The forest at Ca Mau Tip is the second largest salinity-intruded forest in the
Natural resources, especially fishery products, are a big source of economic
At Ca Mau Tip, visitors can spend holidays at a tourist resort with cottages tucked
away in the forest.
They can stand on the 20-meter Sea Watching Tower to take in a panoramic view of
At night, tourists can sing songs, play games, tell stories and enjoy fresh seafood
around a camp fire.
Performances of Mekong Delta traditional music are available on request.
Visitors to the Tip will also hear stories about Uncle Ba Phi, a man who was famous
for his humor and was called the "king of telling lies." Some of his famous stories
include how he managed to force a tiger to husk the rice for him and how a giant
snake bailed out a pond to catch fish and shrimp.
Soon a tourist agency of Ca Mau will operate games such as mud-surfing and
crab-catching for local and foreign tourists.
These games together with the scenery and legends of this land make for a unique
Nature lovers should not omit a visit to the tip of Ca Mau Province when in the
Reported by Diem Thu