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Full-Day Bike Tour to Can Gio Eco Reserve from Ho Chi Minh City
"Brief Itinerary: 30km cyclingIn the morning we’ll transfer out of Ho Chi Minh City and cross the Saigon River en route to Can Gio. We’ll bike to the National Forest Park (Monkey Island) and visit the Can Gio Museum along the way. We’ll take some time in the park to see the extensive restored mangrove forest and visit it’s saltwater crocodiles wild cats otters pythons deer
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Day Trip to Vam Sat Mangrove Forest from Ho Chi Minh City
"8:00 Am Our guide will pick you up at your hotel to transfer to Vam Sat mangrove forest in Can Gio Province.10:00 am Arrive in Vam Sat station:Go on a sightseeing at “Can Gio mangrove forest ” by boat and enjoyed the river scenery the specific botanical system of mangrove forest and many kinds of catching fish and fisher at the same time you will pass LO REN river VAM SAT river.Visiting the bats biosphere reserve and enjoy crab fishing.Climb and conquer TANG BONG tower and view all the sight of Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve.12:30 Have lunch at VAM SAT restaurant with many specific dishes of fr leisure time13:30 Visit “ Crocodile farm ” ( special have a lilac crocodile species noted in Red Book ) discover the process of brooding crocodile eggs and visit little crocodiles. Play the strong thrill feeling game “ sit on the yacht and angle the crocodiles.”14;30 Get in a car go back HCM CITY and end the tour16:30 Come back to Ho Chi Minh City."
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Private Half-Day Can Gio Forest Tour by Speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City
"​Itinerary:08:00 - Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to our boat at Saigon’s central pier Bach Dang.08:15 - You boat will depart Saigon for the lush green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast of pastries or sandwiches tropical fruit and Vietnamese coffee (ca phe sua da) is served.08:45 - Visit Can Giuoc Market a bustling local riverside market at the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Great photo opportunities!09:45 - At around this time the surrounding landscape will begin to change from lush riverside water palms to dusky mangrove swamps as you move from the Delta towards Can Gio Forest.10:00 - Arrive at the Giant Bat Lagoon and explore gently by rowing boat before trekking through the mangrove jungle.12:00 - Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch at a private riverside location
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Bo Tung Xeo: Awesome Beef

This is an awesome restaurant if you want to go somewhere in Vietnam where a lot of locals eat as well as tourists. It is famous for the dish the restaurant is named for Bo Tung Xeo which is a bbq beef dish that you get to cook yourself after the waiters bring a little stovetop contraption to your table. It reminds me a lot of bulgolgi (the Korean bbq beef dish). One order is definitely enough for 2 to share. Very tasty beef that is marinated in a soy and garlic sauce prior to being bbq.

If you are a little more adventuresome, since this is a restaurant that caters to a lot of the locals as well as tourists, there are many outrageous dishes that you can order from too. I finally know where they came up with some of the eating options on the show Fear Factor. I so wished I had my camera while I was in the restaurant so that I could take a picture of a sign that hangs on the wall with a menu for scorpions, cow and goat johnsons, field rat (I guess as opposed to city rat), and worm. My husband and I imagined if we had too of the dishes listed which would we be willing to try first.

Favorite Dish The Bo Tung Xeo is very tasty and one order has a lot of beef. Definitely enough for a couple to share. I also loved the garlic rice. The rice was fried rice really done Vietnamese style. Be careful though, it isn't like the typical fried rice that you get in a Chinese Restaurant and if you don't like garlic don't order it. Their fried spring rolls were good too.

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Mar 24, 2006

Bo Tung Xeo: Great restaurant

The Bo Tung Xeo is a HUGE open air place and totally packed, predominantly with locals, which is not surprising since the food here is terrific and inexpensive.

Favorite Dish Try salmon sashimis (3 $), trout baked in a claypot (4 $), grilled squid (2 $) or the huge king prawns (8 $).


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Oct 24, 2005

Bo Tung Xeo: BBQ at your table!

This is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with great food. In the picture you can see the recommended dish, which is called Bo Tung Xeo! It is deliciously marinated tender beef steak pieces (plenty of garlic), which you barbecue yourself at your table. The waiter seemed worried about my cooking skills and intervened, but it was all part of the fun. The service is good here and the staff speak English. The locals tend to fill this place up, which is a good sign. You can park your motorbike in the restaurant!!

Favorite Dish The restaurant is named after its most famed dish - BBQ beef. It's delicious and fun.

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May 03, 2005

Bo Tung Xeo: Dont skip scorpions!

Big hall in two floors, hundreds of seats, noisy, living, crowded and amazing amount of service stuff!
The food is extremely good, service is fast and polite and the prices are dirt cheap compared to quality of food and size of the dishes. Extremely good value, also mentioned in Lonely Planet book.

Favorite Dish Well, you really have to try almost anything. Scorpions tastes like pop-corn, really! You can eat the whole scorpion, cause the poisonous parts has been removed. The body of the scorpion isnt as good as the other parts, so eat the the legs and siccors first...

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Nov 08, 2002
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