A lively green bustle near downtown of Saigon is Can Gio Mangrove Forest. It has a greenery beauty and tranquil atmosphere. Located 50 km from the city center, it takes around one hour to get there by a motorbike or two hours by a bus. Young Saigonese love to get there during the weekend to inhale fresh air and have a seafood meal with family and friends. They are interested in a green suburb surrounding the forest. Also, tourists love exploring this treasure of Saigon. Everything is fully packed in one day.

1. First, here is how to go there

As the Can Gio biosphere is not far from Saigon, together with the developing transportation infrastructures, we can easily ride a motorbike there. You can also get a Grab Bike or Goviet Bike for the trip.

Riding a motorbike has its fun and control over your trip, and travelling by bus has its own convenience (i.e. relaxing on the air-conditioned bus), just taking more time to get there.

You can catch the bus no.20 or no.75 from the Saigon Bus Station to the Binh Khanh Pier (around 6,000 – 10,000 VND), get on to the ferry with a toll of 2,000 VND, then continue taking the bus no.90 and then you can get to the Can Gio biosphere.

Can Gio Mangrove Forest _ Saigon Riders 9People are getting on to the ferry at Binh Khanh pier

2. Now, let’s have some fun

Can Gio Vietnam is famous for its mangrove forest which has various kind of over 1000 flora and fauna, including fishes, birds, plants and trees (mostly mangrove). These livings are grouped into 3 categories, land livings, salt-water livings, and fresh-water livings.

To explore most of the Can Gio mangrove biosphere reserve, you must check-in at the Vam Sat Ecopark where you could observe most of the creatures like the birds, the mangrove forest, the fishes, and even crocodiles.

Can Gio Mangrove Forest | Saigon Riders 11A 28m tower named Tang Bong is built for a broad view of the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve Vietnam

Besides Can Gio mangrove forest Vietnam, which is the most attractive location, you must also pay a visit to the monkey island. Coming to this place, you will emerge yourself truly in nature with the monkeys around. The monkeys are safe for our lives but not for our belongings. So, remember to keep an eye on your package, else it’s hard to get back things from those little animals.

Can Gio Mangrove Forest | Saigon Riders 4Walking to the monkey way, you will be warmly greeted by these cuties

Can Gio biosphere has more to offer. If you like relaxing on the beach, let’s go to 30/4 Beach. You can enjoy sunbathing, swimming in the sea. The beach is a favourite choice of most young people. For travelers, it’s an ideal destination for ones who love the sea and do not want to go far from the city. It’s maybe a luck that the beach is still wild, and not so much invested by human efforts thus it could keep its fresh air and nature around.

Can Gio Mangrove Forest | Saigon Riders 7You won’t love it until you see it, the photo just can’t tell enough

3. Where to eat around

On Can Gio island Vietnam, there is plenty of food served, seafood is always preferable. There are deluxe restaurants for ones love the fancy food and views; there are also food stands and street vendors offer fresh seafood at a common price.

Can Gio Mangrove Forest | Saigon Riders 5This is the so-called “Crab with tamarind sauce”, a must-try speciality in Can Gio island Vietnam

You can also find your ways to the fish market or seafood market. The recommended are the Hang Duong market where you can buy some seafood home.

4. How about spending a night in Can Gio

It is a really good choice when you choose to stay back. How relaxing it is when we walk along the beach at sunset or in the night full of stars, and how romantic it is when you walk with your beloved partner. Here in the Can Gio biosphere area, the cost of services is not as high as Vung Tau (which is 120km from the city, taking us 3 hours to get there), and the quality of services is quite good.

Can Gio Mangrove Forest | Saigon Riders 6A night on the beach promises memorable moment with the beautiful nature

That calls it a weekend, a short trip to the natural suburb in Can Gio mangrove biosphere reserve can recharge your energy for the next week. The attraction is good to go either in a group or alone, depending on the purpose of your trip which is to refresh yourself or find a new place for hanging out with friends, with an affordable cost on weekend. Wish you all the best for the trip, and if you need a motorbike to get there, call us Saigon Riders and we get you covered!

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