U-Minh, which in Vietnamese means "twilight" and which is red as "ou ming" is the largest mangrove swamp forest that can be found in the world excepting the Amazon. Once in U-Minh forest you can take very interesting walks around the rice fields, indigo and mangrove forests and honeybee breeding areas. It is very quiet and spacious, making a worthwhile day trip from Ca Mau. Unluckily, the newest of this zone is a very bad news that a vast area had been burnt during the dry season in early 2002 and thus limited most of the present visits.
There are two bird parks that you can visit from Ca Mau. The first, Bac Lieu bird garden can be found about 3 km out of Bac Lieu. The second bird garden is in Minh Hai in Vuon Chim in the Bam Doi District.