|Lush biosphere: Mangrove forests in HCM City’s Cần Giờ District. — VNS File Photo|Viet Nam News
Visitors to HCM City are advised to visit the mangrove forests in the coastal district of Cần Giờ.
Leaving the city’s busy streets, drivers take travellers off to the coast to visit the lush biosphere reserve, where they take a boat through the criss-crossing waterways of the mangrove forest, stop for lunch, and admire the idyllic countryside.
Travellers can also climb on a scooter with an experienced guide to leave the city, watching as the scenery changes from bursting urban street to rural countryside with enormous rice fields, terrace houses hidden under the shade of fruit orchards, and dirt trails.
They can take a ferry across the biggest river in Sài Gòn and perhaps visit a local incense workshop before stopping for lunch at a restaurant by the riverside and savour freshly caught seafood.
They can head to Rừng Sác Guerilla Base and enjoy a boat ride through the waterways of the amazing mangrove system, designated a national biosphere reserve.
The tour also offers a chance for visitors to ride the scooters themselves. — VNS