With the uniqueness in culture, cuisine and landscape, this land has been called by The Travel by the name “jewel” which few people know.
The international travel website The Travel described the Mekong River as located not far from Ho Chi Minh City, winding through the South of Vietnam before splitting and forming the Mekong Delta. This land is the dream of tourists who are passionate about eco-tourism.
The rich agricultural lands and lush mangrove forests along the river are the advantages that make up the beautiful landscape. Thanks to the dense river system, the area is rich in fertile soil and lush vegetation.
With temples, floating markets, long narrow streets for leisurely cycling, and only a short distance from Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta can offer wonderful and rare experiences.
Things to know about the Mekong Delta
The Mekong River is one of the largest rivers in the world, originating in the Tibetan Plateau where the river originates in Qinghai province, and flowing through Yunnan China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. into the East Sea in Vietnam. The large delta region here is famous for its dense interweaving of rivers and canals, creating waterways that bring visitors closer to the gardens. Small wooden boats take turns turning the water, bringing visitors from far away to visit the “green oases”.
The community and culture that grew up in the Mekong Delta have a lot to offer. Tourism here thrives with visiting floating markets, and mangroves, taking boat tours, cycling to admire the natural scenery and more.
Discover what and where?
Can Tho is one of the big cities in Vietnam, known as the capital of the West. The tourist attractions here always attract a lot of domestic and foreign tourists. With a long-standing culinary culture, visitors can easily come here by road, then rent a motorbike to freely move around every corner of the city. You can also rent a rowing boat and cruise along the many canals.
Places to visit: Can Tho Floating Market, Binh Thuy Ancient House, Ong Temple
Food to try: Mango, mangosteen, rambutan, dragon fruit, longan, vermicelli and Vietnamese coffee
Cai Rang Floating Market – one of the largest floating markets in the Mekong Delta.Photo: @vietnamlocaladventures
Cai Be is a small city with many hidden charms. This place is famous as a fruit garden of the West with all kinds of fruits such as tangerines, oranges, durians, rambutans… At the same time, Cai Be – Tien Giang also owns many attractive tourist attractions for tourists to visit. such as Cai Be floating market, An Binh island, Bac My Thuan bridge… Here, people can relax in the rustic countryside atmosphere, enjoy the beauty of fruit gardens, rice fields and tributaries of rivers. tranquility. The people here are very friendly and hospitable. After tiring working days, visitors can find serenity and peace again.
Location to explore: Cai Be Floating Market, Tan Phong Island
What to eat: Peanut ginger candy, rice paper with chili sauce, fish broth soup
Chau Doc has a unique location, in front is the confluence of rivers, behind is the majestic That Son range, with rocky mountainous terrain floating in the middle of the rich plains. Around here is a system of canals and canals creating a charming and poetic natural landscape. These things are associated with a land with a long history, bearing the imprint of Southern culture during the opening period. This place also has the cultural interference of many population groups, making the city more colorful.
Locations to explore: Chau Doc Market, Jamuil Azhar Church, Hang Pagoda, Temple of Ba Chua Xu Mountain Sam
What to eat: Chau Doc fish vermicelli with turmeric yellow broth, delicious fresh river fish, served with fresh vermicelli, banana flower, bean sprouts, dandelion flower and fermented garlic sauce.
Sa Dec, Dong Thap, always attracts tourists with its simple, peaceful and nostalgic beauty. Coming here, visitors seem to be lost in the West of the old days with many European architecture and riverside roads, scattered canals, far away are ancient palaces and temples. The markets are the main activity center of Sa Dec, a unique highlight that visitors should not miss. There are also flower nurseries and greenhouses that nurture thousands of species of tropical plants.
Explore places: Huynh Thuy Le ancient house, Sa Dec market, Sa Dec ornamental flower garden
What to eat: Rice vermicelli, tam cake, noodle soup, Nam Vang noodle soup, My Tho noodle soup
Ben Tre is often the most popular destination for day trips to the Mekong Delta. Some visitors even want to stop by for the night while staying at one of the riverside cottages. Popular activities to experience the landscape of Ben Tre are kayaking and sightseeing boat rides along the canals lined with nipa palm trees. You can also rent a bicycle and walk around the area.
Location to explore: Ben Tre Museum
What to eat: Coconut candy, Fried giant fish, served with cucumber, pineapple, herbs and vermicelli, dipped in light fish sauce.
Keyword: 1 place in Vietnam is called ‘Jewel’ by the international travel website: Ecological enthusiast’s dream