Can Gio Mangrove Forest

It's hard to believe in Ho Chi Minh City has a wonderful place, where there are mangrove forest, sea and endless salt fields. If there is one piece of advice, we would recommend to Can Gio once. You'll probably love this place from the first time. Let's go!


Can Gio Mangrove Forest.

Vietnamses: Cần Giờ.

Can Gio Biosphere Reserve is a wetland located 50 km southeast of central Ho Chi Minh City.  Can Gio is a very wide area and has many destinations as:

Vam Sat Biosphere Reserve

This is the main area of the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve. This area is very large and has many interesting things, however, the way is relatively difficult and complicated. Please visit the website:   for more details.

The Can Gio beach (30/4 beach)

Perhaps this is the most amazing destinations in Can Gio. Can Gio beach featuring colored sand and dark sea water color than others by the mangroves, the beach is relatively unspoiled and uncrowded. 

Along the coast there are many seafood sold at very reasonable prices, you can stroll and enjoy the delicious seafood dishes here, you can also visit the restaurants along the coast.


Can Gio beach at sunset


Can Gio seafood



Actually, the way to Can Gio is quite hard to go, you should go with the natives. But if you really want to Gio alone, we will guide you.

You should go to Can Gio by bus, because if you take a taxi will be very expensive. We recommend  you to go to Can Gio beach because there is a bus that runs through. You should combine both apps Google Maps and Bus Map for more convenience.

From Ben Thanh Market to Can Gio mangrove forest is about 50 km. You should use BusMap to get there easier. 

In departure you enter: "Ben Thanh Market".

In destination you enter: "Bien Can Gio"

Then click on Directions

Then appears a direction, you select the first direction, and follow the instructions.

Go to Can Gio mangrove forest by bus


Similarly if you depart from another place.

Note: After you gone the bus 75, you have to cross the river by ferry (Binh Khanh ferry, ferry fares: 1,500 dong) then continue to catch the bus 90. 



As mentioned above, the way to Can Gio is quite hard to go so you should go with the natives  or book a tour of travel agency. However, if you want to self discovery Can Gio, that's great, we fully support you, please visit the Messenger column to get the necessary support.

You should dress neatly, wear shoes because most of the time you will have to go in forest and bring a pair of slippers to go on the coast.

Time exploring about half a day, if you go by bus, you should go early in the morning (around 7:00 am) and leave in the afternoon (before 6:00 pm).

You should bring water and snacks enough for long trip.