Mekong Delta tours, the interesting tours to one of the biggest ‘rice bowls’ of Vietnam, the delta is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens. It’s a water world that moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries.
The bustling commerce of its towns contrasts sharply with the languid, almost-soporific pace of life in the countryside. Here buffalo wallow in rice paddies, coconut- and fruit-laden boats float slowly along the mud-brown waters, and two-wheeled exploration of the narrow lanes is amply rewarded with a true taste of rural hospitality (and delicious river fish).
The green fields of Mekong Delta in Vietnam
Elsewhere, mangrove forests teem with a wealth of bird life and bristle with the remains of Viet Cong bunkers, ornate Khmer pagodas and Buddhist temples reaching for the sky, while off-coast islands offer white-sand beaches and tropical hideaways to some, and pirate havens to others.
Thanks to those potentials, the Mekong Delta tours are one of the most favorite kinds of tours that foreign tourists often choose when coming to Vietnam. The land has the beauty of ecological plains and islands, charming and seductive rivers and canals, fresh environment, rich natural resources combining with cultural and historical tradition of four ethnic groups and many traditional folk festivals with unique cultural identity. Besides, the “Southern personalities” of being gentle, hospitable, generous and magnanimous is also the other thing attracts tourists to travel this land. Set food here, tourists has a great opportunity to immerse themselves in natural landscapes as Ben Tre coconut forests, Sa Dec flower village (Dong Thap), floating market (Can Tho, Tien Giang) with a variety types of fruits, Seven Mountains (An Giang), Nam Can mangrove forests, and Ca Mau Cape, etc. In addition, the Mekong Delta has many beautiful islands, especially in Ca Mau and Kien Giang. In details, the most beautiful island in this land is Phu Quoc Island, also known as the Pearl Island having a lot of beautiful beaches with white sand and blue sea. Other famous beaches include Mui Nai (Ha Tien, near Cambodia border), Ho Chong (Kien Giang), Ba Dong (Tra Vinh).
The fruit orchards in Mekong Delta
Besides those fancy things that you can discover in Mekong Delta tours, the festivals here, consisting of 15 big festivals, which is divided into three types including spiritual beliefs’ festivals, national heroes’ festivals, and traditional festivals, are also an important element that makes this land a must-come place in anyone’s tours to Vietnam. Following are some biggest festivals in Mekong Delta.
1. Ok Om Bok Festival
This is a festival of Khmer people in the South of Vietnam in general and in Kien Giang province in particular. Ok Om Bok is annually held in October 15. This is the last day in a rainy season and also the harvest time. According to the belief of the Khmer, the Moon helps farmers to regulate weather and creates a bumper harvest. Hence, on this day, Khmer people held a big ceremony called Ok Om Bok to welcome the new harvest and express gratitude to the Moon.
Ok Om Bok festival
2. Ba Chua Xu Festival
Ba Chua Xu is known as the local tutelary goddess, which lies at the foot of Sam Mountain, Chau Doc Town, An Giang Province. She is believed to bring good things in fields of business and health to local people and also well-known as a protector of the Vietnamese border. The festival often lasts three days from the 23rd to 27th of the fourth lunar month in a rainy season
Ba Chua Xu festival
Well, sounds very fascinating, right! So if you want to stop by the beautiful Mekong Delta in your Vietnam Tours, make it with our professional travel agency, AsiaTourAdvisor, so that you can enjoy every single fancy moments here!