Mekong Delta in Southern Viet Nam
Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam has thousands of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies.
Despite modern developments in recent years, Mekong Delta still keeps its own unique cultural and natural environment as well as bringing a fabulous vacation to those who love the hidden beauty of nature. The significant spots can be named Tra Su forest, the charm of Sa Dec ancient towns and countless places to explore in Can Tho city – which commonly called as the Capital of Western region. Additionally, tourists can submerge themselves in the stories narrating the secret of Vietnamese army during the war like in Xeo Quyt or witness the booming busy cities as seen in Chau Doc town, or enjoy the magnificence of the sea in Phu Quoc island. From another sight, tourists can also reach the un-touch tourism life of Cambodian people around Soc Trang and Tra Vinh.
Mekong people always look forward to the future, keeping the past, cherishing the present and wishing to extend their hospitality to all people around the world coming to their mother-land. Come and see the real local life in Mekong to understand and discover the spectacular nature, the friendliness of the local inhabitants and relax in the amazing world.
About Can Tho City
Can Tho is located on the south bank of the Lower River. It is the biggest city of the Mekong Delta, also referred to as “Tay Do” meaning “Western capital”. Can Tho is a place to experience the local life in a relaxing way. It is like a real-life cultural experience with load of things to do, especially is famous for its floating markets, street-food tour, bird sanctuary, canals, and rice paddies.
The people in Can Tho – Heart of Mekong Delta always look forward to the future, keeping the past, cherishing the present and wishing to extend their hospitality to all people around the world coming to their mother-land. Come and experience their real lifestyle to understand and discover their spectacular nature, the friendliness of the local inhabitants and relax in the amazing world.
A visit to Can Tho City would be so memorable because of the region’s diversity and landscapes as well as its activities if you know how to take your time, or are guided by a local guide.
What must you see in Mekong Delta?
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Floating market: If you have found your way to the Mekong Delta, don’t miss visiting floating markets or “Cho Noi”. In Mekong Delta, there are more than 10 floating markets, but Cai Rang Floating market is the biggest one with lots of small boats carrying the wholesale of tropical fruits, cereals and agricultural products in general. Visiting the floating market will deliver visitors a real scene of exploring the real life of the local people who live on the river.
Rice Noodle Homemade: In Mekong Delta, we have noodle soup for breakfast and it is one of the typical foods in Vietnam as well. We have many small villages where they make the rice noodle by themselves. It’s recommended to come and see them all.
Cacao Farm: Mekong Delta is a very good place for Cacao trees to grow up. When you visit the Cacao farm you will know how to make a hot chocolate from the Cacao bean and also hear about the story of Mr. Cacao – one of the most famous farmers in Mekong Delta (International Farmer).
Orchards: Mekong Delta area, which owns favorable natural conditions, mild climate and fruit seasons all year round, is the best destination for tourists. Traveling to fruit gardens have become the favorite activity of many tourists who visit this area. There are orchards ornamented heavily with fruits all year round that fascinate many visitors. Let’s make a plan to visit these famous orchards and enjoy the wonderful memory.
Cycling in rural Villages: Taking your time to go to the Mekong Delta, see several small villages and go along various small canals by bike is an incredible way to immerse yourself in rural Southern culture. We promise it will be your most beautiful time in Viet Nam.
Tra Su Cajuput Forest: It’s located so close to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. The cajuput forest, submerged in the red-brown water, is an ideal habitat for numerous kinds of birds, fish and wild animals, typical for the tropical region. Due to its flexibility and resistance to rotting, the cajuput timber is often used in house building and basement floors. Tra Su – a small part in the vast cajuput forests, was a successful undertaking to restore and preserve the cajuput forests to their original historical and ecological background. It is the best place to see real wildlife with many activities: motorboat, rowing boat through small canals, walking and bird watching. Endowed with peace and tranquility, Tra Su Forest will certainly become a unique and attractive destination for tourists who love the beauty of nature.
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