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Jan 31, 2015

Ca Mau Cape is the tip of the cape, under Dat Mui Hamlet, Dat Mui Commune, Ngoc Hien District. The cape tip is shaped weird and heading out West Sea (Gulf of Thailand) at speeds from 50m to 80 m per year. This is considered to be the southernmost point on the mainland of Vietnam Fatherland. On the national landmark, there is pentagram numbered GPS 0001. Ca Mau Cape icon is shown the coordinates 8037'30" North latitude - 104043' East longitude.

In the minds of the people of Vietnam, Ca Mau Cape has been a long-lasting point to verify the national sovereignty. Ca Mau Cape is the only place on the mainland to watch the sun rise over the sea from the East in the morning and the sun set into the sea west in the afternoon. Ca Mau Cape is surrounded by shallow sea areas. As the largest tide, the seawater only floods around 1 meter.

At the low tide, mudflats are exposed, stretching out to sea some kilometers. This is a place where two ocean currents of North - South and West - South meet each other, with 2 modes of diurnal and semi-diurnal tide making up the sedimentation (Bai Boi dune) large in tens of thousands of hectares along the West - South coast of Ca Mau province.
 Ca Mau cape is annually accreted from 50 to 80 meters. Photo: Thanh Dung.

Ca Mau Cape is located in the area of Ca Mau Cape National Park, with more than 42,000ha of inland and shoal. There are Nam Can mangrove forest, majestic Khai Long beach. Surrouding Ca Mau Cape area is a typical and diversified natural flora and fauna. Animals have fish, shrimp, crab, oysters, mud clamp, snail, etc. Plants are “mam”, mangrove, vet, coc, “ban” trees, etc. The “mam” tree is a pioneer species in sea penetration. Mangrove species follows to keep land and alluviate Ca Mau Cape always spreading to the sea.

The core area of Ca Mau cape National Park. Photo: Huynh Lam
Ca Mau Cape has Cultural Park - Ca Mau Cape Tours. Coming here, tourists can see the sacred national landmark, downward Thuy Ta restaurant to enjoy fresh seafood dishes typical of Dat Mui, climbed 20.5 meters high Vong Lam Dai to broaden eyes far to feel the majestic beauty of the country at the first wave place; visit wartime model of forest villages, the “every water can is saved, eat avicenniaceae fruit due to being hungry” of coastal residents of Rach Goc, Tan An.

From Ca Mau Cape, overlooking the East Sea is green, majestic Hon Khoai island appearing in the vast sea. Domestic and international tourists once arrived at Ca Mau, rare of them do not wish to visit Dat Mui one time.

Bestowed with natural features, Ca Mau, the southernmost province of Vietnam, with Ca Mau cape located a national coordinates landmark, is geographical tourism destination very attractive to domestic and foreign visitors.

Corner of Hon Khoai. Photo: Thanh Dung

With two interlaced ecosystems of mangrove and brackish water forest, among tree forests are snaking rivers, formerly was open point of Ho Chi Minh sea route (Vam Lung station, Ngoc Hien District); where witnessed, saw off children the South to the North, carrying along star apple trees for presenting Uncle Ho (Ong Doc estuary, Tran Van Thoi district); rivers with many glorious victories (Tam Giang, Cai Lon, Cai Tau, Ong Doc river, Dam Doi).

Strawberry garden, Cai Tau, U Minh district. Photo: Huynh Lam

Under the forest canopy are the shrimp ponds, rice fields and orchards, wild bird yards with a variety of rare precious birds etc. creating attractive ecotourism. Islands of Hon Khoai, Hon Chuoi, Hon Da Bac, Hon Buong, Khai Long Beach etc. still retain the original beauty of nature.

Sunset on Khai Long Beach. Photo: Thanh Dung
In addition, Ca Mau has many historic relics of national level, provincial level; many traditional festivals such as Nghinh Ong, Via Ba, Dua Ghe Ngo (Ngo Boat Racing) etc. that imbued with cultural identities of three ethnic groups of Kinh - Chinese - Khmer.
Cajuput forest eco-tourism. Photo: Tan Diep

Coming to Ca Mau, tourists can hear story of Uncle Ba Phi, Don Ca Tai Tu (amateur music), boat on the river, enjoy special dishes of the forest, the sea etc.


  • Ca Mau Cape National Park
  • U Minh Ha National Park (Lower U Minh)
  • Ca Mau Cape World Biosphere Reserve
  • Thi Tuong lagoon (also called Dam Ba Tuong)
  • Khai Long Beach
  • Bird yard in the heart of Ca Mau City
  • Ong Trang Dune
  • Trem River
  • 184 Ecotourism area
Some beauty photos of Ca Mau:

Source: Director Board of Ca Mau monography - Ca Mau Provincial Statistics Department

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