U Minh Thuong Forest


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Location: The section of U Minh Forest in Kien Giang Province is U Minh Thuong (upper U Minh) and the other section in Camau Province is U Minh Ha (lower U Minh).
Characteristics: U Minh Forest, a special swamp in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, is habitat to hundreds of precious fauna and flora species.






A large percentage of Camau Province’s area is covered by forest; 150,000ha being alluvial soils, typical of the tropical monsoon climate. Being flooded everyday by tidal waters, the salt-bearing trees grow in this environment with animals and microorganisms. U Minh Forest comprises several types of plants, the most common being mam, mangrove, and indigo. The biological productivity of this land is the highest among Vietnam’s ecosystems.

 

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