Duyen Hai

Can Gio

Facing Vung Tau at the southeastern tip of Can Gio district, this small town has a Cao Dai temple and a large market, which is made very conspicuous by some rather powerful odours. Seafood and salt are the local specialities; the vegetables, rice and fruit are all imported by boat from around HCMC. Adjacent to the local shrimp hatchery is a vast cemetery and war memorial, 2km from Can Gio Market.

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1. Hang Pagoda

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2. Kampong Ksan

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3. Ong Pagoda

23.27 MILES

The very ornate, brightly painted Ong Pagoda is a fully fledged Chinese pagoda and a very active place of worship. The red-faced god on the altar is…

4. Khmer Minority People’s Museum

23.53 MILES

This nicely presented Khmer Minority People’s Museum displays photos, costumes and other artefacts of traditional Khmer culture.

5. Ong Met Pagoda

23.55 MILES

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6. Ang Pagoda

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7. Ba Om Pond

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