The southermost province of Cà Mau has reopened the U Minh Hạ National Park. The forest was closed after six months during the dry season when there is a high risk of fire.
Located about 25km away from Cà Mau City, the 8,000ha national park in U Minh and Trần Văn Thời districts has diverse varieties of flora and fauna typical of a seasonal wetland.
The flora system includes immense cajuput forests on peat soil, seasonally flooded grasslands and vacant swamps. Visitors can use a boat or take in views from a 25-metre high tower.
Freshwater fish are now reproducing in the park’s submerged forests. Visitors can join local people to fish, or collect honey from beehives. Popular local dishes are roasted snakehead fish, sweet and sour soup cooked with fish and wild vegetables.