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A visit to Can Gio World Biosphere Reserve

Can Gio mangrove forest, which was recognised by UNESCO in 2000 as the biosphere reserve, has attracted numerous local and foreign visitors for its distinct fauna and floraAs the only coastal district of Ho Chi Minh City, Can Gio has a total area of 714sq.km, half of which is mangrove forest. Can Gio has around 32,000 hectares of natural and planted forests, considered as the ‘green lung’ of the city and opening up great prospects for ecotourism.

It also has more than 200 species of animals, including 11 species of reptiles listed in the Vietnam Red Book. It boasts of 125 species of seaweeds, 69 species of fish, 24 species of amphibians, and 22 species of birds.

Let’s make a tour of the biosphere reserve: 

Covering 714sq.km, Can Gio is blessed with very rich biodiversity

Walking along the wandering paths of the mangrove forest

Walking through a suspension bridge into the reserve

Yellow-cheeked crested gibbons are in dire need of protection
The coastal habitat supports many species of monkeys, including baboons  



Deers also have their own living space

Crocodiles are cross-bred in reserved areas

They are released back into the wild when they are grown

Can Gio bird sanctuary is an ideal destination for tourists

It is home to many endangered species of birds




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