What to do in South Vietnam (Part 1)

If the North has poetic and attractive destinations, the South of our country is also famous for its names like Phu Quoc, Nam Du or Ca Mau and Vung Tau, etc.

Cat Tien National Park


Cat Tien National Park

Flora and fauna system in here is so various (Source: Internet)

Are you wondering what to do in South Vietnam? Cat Tien National Park is a nature reserve belonging to the area of 3 provinces, Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Binh Phuoc provinces, about 150 km north of Ho Chi Minh City. This is a biosphere reserve with diverse flora and fauna system; many species of rare species are listed in the Red Data Book.

Coming to Cat Tien in the hot weather, visitors will experience many interesting entertainment activities. You can bike around the tour routes in the forest to feel the fresh air and admire the hundreds of years old ancient trees.

Another attractive activity that you must attend is visiting Bau Sau. This place attracts tourists with the pristine beauty as a water-based painting, with its primitive forests wrapped in marshes, blue water, and blue sky.

The cape of the Ca Mau


Ca Mau

It is the only place in Vietnam where one can see the sun rising in the East and setting in the West

This site deserves to be one of the best places to visit in South Vietnam. Ca Mau is the end of the Vietnamese Fatherland, the "paradise of forest and sea interference". Ca Mau has many interesting spots, many specialties of the countryside. Ca Mau is still unspoiled, but it seems that the tranquility and peace of this place make the visitors have the desire to least once to set foot here. Furthermore, this is a unique spot of Vietnam Tourism not only because of its southern-most location but also because of the fact that it is the only place in Vietnam where one can see the sun rising in the East and setting in the West.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is one of the two largest economic and cultural centers in the country but still preserves its graceful architecture from the French colonial period. As suggested by Hello Vietnam, international visitors can go to the War Remnants Museum, Cu Chi Tunnels to find out more information about the Vietnam War, or to visit Notre-Dame Cathedral, Jade Emperor Pagoda. If you want to go shopping, Ben Thanh Market is a popular destination for a wide variety of items

Phu Quoc

Being the largest island in Vietnam, Phu Quoc is an ideal resort destination with pristine rainforests, undamaged coral reefs and large beaches with clear water. Outstanding things among them are Bai Dai, which is on the list of 5 beautiful beaches in the world voted by ABC News. To find out about culture – history, visitors should go to Ham Ninh fishing village, “Nhà Thùng” where produces famous fish sauce or Phu Quoc prison.

Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

So many interesting things to do in this market (Source: Internet)

Why mentioning the things to do in South Vietnam, southernvietnamtravel immediately think about this amazing market? First of all, it is the bustling scenes here that make people feel attached. Next are the boats which are full of goods. Does it sound weird right? In general, you can only see people gathering markets and selling goods on the land, but selling on boats like this is very rare. Each boat will sell a different variety of items, from the freshest fruits of the West to the household items which are necessary for daily life.