Saigon is beginning its hot summer months, this is the ideal time to organize a picnic with friends not too far from Saigon but can bring joy to everyone.

1. Nam Cat Tien National Park

Nam Cat Tien forest about 160 km from Ho Chi Minh City, located in Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Binh Phuoc provinces. To reach Nam Cat Tien, take the National Highway 1A to Dau Giay junction, turn left along Highway 20 (way to Da Lat) go about 58 km to Ta Lai fork, turn left and continue about 24 km to come to Nam Cat Tien.

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Nam Cat Tien national park

This place attracts tourists to enjoy the feeling of enjoying the fresh nature or adventure to find peace with rich flora and fauna. To Nam Cat Tien, you can choose for yourself accommodation is sleeping tent with hiring price ranges from 80,000 to 200,000 VND.

2. Thoi Son Island, Tien Giang

Thoi Son Islet is also known as Thai Son or Lan Islet, located in the Tien River, in Thoi Son Commune, My Tho City, Tien Giang Province. What makes the attraction and temptation of Thoi Son not only is its delicious fresh fruits, but also an ideal garden for weekend holiday.

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Thoi Son island of Tien Giang

Coming to Thoi Son Island, visitors will experience the typical form of tourism to the water regions, with zigzag dirt roads between the two rows of water coconut trees. Besides, you can also take a stroll along the winding stone road, through lush fruit gardens, and sit in the garden drinking honey tea and listening to folk music.

3. Lan Vuong Tourist Area, Ben Tre

Lan Vuong Resort is located in Ben Tre City, in front of Provincial Road 887, just 90 km from Saigon. With the unspoiled farmland, this place has been designed to create a riverside waterfront resort, in which the small river stretches the entire area. Come to Lan Vuong, you not only enjoy the delicious food, but also enjoy the fresh open space with orchard, sweet fruit, flowers, rowing boat which are very charming, poetic.

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Lan Vuong tourist area of Ben Tre

When you come to Lan Vuong, you will be exploring the natural ecological environment for picnic, river cruises, fishing, specialty fruit such as green grapefruit, An Phuoc plum, Hoa Loc mango, sap coconut, pineapple coconut,… or have the opportunity to enjoy “Don Ca Tai Tu” performance, karaoke singing,… In addition, you can shop for handicrafts items, enjoy the Typical South Vietnamese unique dishes.

4. Eagle island and Dong Truong Island, Dong Nai

Island and Dong Truong are two islands located in the heart of Tri An Lake (Vinh Cuu District, Dong Nai Province). From Ho Chi Minh city, follow the National Highway 1A toward Dong Nai, turn to Tri An T-junction, turn left, go to Vinh An town center (Vinh Cuu district) and then to Dong Truong. After 30 minutes enjoy the fun sailing on Tri An Lake, you will set foot on the eagle island.

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Eagle island and Dong Truong island of Dong Nai

Set foot on the island, visitors will be surprised with the green foliage, hundreds of blooming flowers. The road around the island at times shady trees, flutter butterflies and windswept. The sandy beach is still where you can soak up the fun in the clear blue water.

5. Suoi Mo Park, Dong Nai Province

Just about 100km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Suoi Mo Park is one of the new attractions that youngsters love to explore and also a destination for families to choose to relax​, enjoy the open space on every weekend.

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The poetic Suoi Mo park

Located in Tra Co commune, Tan Phu district, Dong Nai province, Suoi Mo Park is considered as the sacred “sea in the forest” with impressive nature tones and crystal clear streams.

The water here is quite special, the water is extracted from the groundwater, the small streams washed through the rocks, poured into the lake cool and can see the seaweed grow up from the water.