CAN THO (part 2)


When the French subjugated Indochina in the 19th century, the hope of an independent Kampuchea Krom would be forever destroyed. Even though the majority in southern Vietnam at that time were the ethnic Khmer, the French didn’t incorporate the colony with Cambodia but made it a separate protectorate known as Cochinchina. It was on 4 […]


Ca Mau


On the swampy shores of the Ganh Hao River, Ca Mau, which covers the southern tip of the Mekong Delta, is the capital and sole city in Ca Mau province. It’s a remote and inhospitable area that wasn’t cultivated until the late 17th century. Due to the boggy terrain, Ca Mau has the lowest population […]


Around Ca Mau


U-Minh Forest The town of Ca Mau borders the U-Minh Forest (admission 10,000d; 6am-5pm, closed Mar-May), a vast mangrove forest which covers 1000 sq km of Ca Mau and Kien Giang provinces. Local people make use of certain species of mangrove as a source of timber, charcoal, thatch and tannin. Together with being an important […]