Vietnam – Country of rivers, that’s the name people often use to call this small but full of beauties country. Therefore, if you come to Vietnam but forget to discover one of the greatest rivers here, Mekong river, which loads tons of historical and cultural stories, you’ll miss a really important part of Vietnam.
So let’s follow the Vietnam Tour to travel to one of two biggest deltas of Vietnam, Mekong Delta, which is formed by Mekong River, to somehow explain the attraction of Vietnam, and especially discover the unique beauty of Southern Vietnam.
Mekong Delta, not having an exquisite beauty as any urban area, without scenic wonders, but with the mellow, rustic beauty, Mekong Delta is also sexy enough for anyone who loves nature, loves exploring and looking for peaceful place far away from the noisy city. Weather and climate in the Mekong Delta is very suitable for a picnic trip. You can walk in the gardens, visit the luxuriant fruit gardens, gather or eat fruits in the garden as more as you want, or perhaps having a walk in the green fields, the places are in the harvest.
The busy and unique lifestyle of Cai Rang Floating Market
Floating Markets is a characteristic culture of Mekong Delta. The most famous floating market is Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho Province. Cai Rang Floating Market is located on Cai Rang river, near Cai Rang bridge, from the center of Can Tho City about 6 km by land and 30 minutes if you go by boat from Ninh Kieu Landing Stage. Like other floating markets in the Mekong Delta, the market was formed to meet the needs of sale, barter when traffic by land hadn’t developed yet.
Today, though traffic network by land has developed widely but Cai Rang Floating Market still persists and grows as a culture of this area. The unique feature of Cai Rang Floating Market is specialized in selling all kinds of fruit, specialties of the Mekong Delta. The Market acts busily from dawn with a variety of large and small boats. You should wake up early to visit floating markets on the Mekong Delta.
From Ho Chi Minh City about 70km, located between Tien River flows through Ben Tre and Tien Giang Province, Tu Linh four islands group includes: Dragon Island, Unicorn Island (also called Thoi Son), Turtle Island and Phoenix Island (also known as Con Dao Dua), of which Unicorn and Turtle Islands is the largest islands that are popular for tourists.
You can go on Tien River by motorboat or rowing boat in the canals to visit coconut candy production facility and see coconut candy production process, then go on a carriage to visit orchards, stop next to the house is thatched with coconut leaves, sitting on the bamboo chair to enjoy tea with honey, tropical fruit jam and listen to traditional music. Alternatively, you can sit on the boat, pass through the green canal to explore the lifes of people in here. Unicorn Island is the largest of the Tu Linh four-islands on Tien River. It has winding and snaking canals, two sides cover with coconuts and corks, the tender image of a girl in her “baba” shirt, conical hat, skillful sailing …
All making up the own beauty of the South West area. Contrary to Unicorn Island, Turtle Island is the smallest island. The attractive point in Turle Island is still retaining wild feature with many orchards are planted in rows, it looked very nice. Under the trees, you can lying on a hammock, swinging with the wind.
- Special dishes of Mekong Delta in Vietnam
- Full-moon festival in Mekong Delta
- Explorer along Mekong Delta of Vietnam to Cambodia
Pia cake is a really tasty specialty of Soc Trang.
Visiting Mekong Delta tours , you also have a chance to enjoy some amazing cuisines in here. In Soc Trang we have Pia cake, which is made from durian mostly, the famous coconut candy in Ben Tre, custard-apple candy,… you can buy some for friends and family to let them taste a little flavor of Vietnam.
Well, sounds amazing, right! So may I ask you “Are you ready to take your most memorable journey?”