As one of the most magnetic charm in a Vietnam tour, the Mekong delta rise in popularity in tourist and become definitely a must visit destination by far in the country shaped like the letter S. If you still have a vague idea about this place, let this article give you some inspirations which make you long for an ultimate discovery in Vietnam Mekong delta.
Located next to South East, Mekong delta border Cambodia on the north, the gulf of Thailand on the southwest and the East Sea on the southeast. Spreading over 40.500 square kilometers, this famous river delta encompasses a large portion of southwest with one province-level municipal of Can Tho and 12 provinces: Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Dong Thap, An Giang, Bạc Lieu, Ca Mau and Kien Giang.
Mekong delta also known as the Western Region is the extreme south of Vietnam. Dubbed as a “biological treasure trove”, this fertile area is not only home to many species of plants and animals but also the “rice bowl” of the nation. In fact, due to the alluvial Mekong Delta River, this region is the ideal place for development of agriculture and aquaculture. Unlike the northern Vietnam, the regional climate feature an equatorial climate, hot but humid.
As a matter of fact, by looking the maps in the late 19th century, the Mekong River distributed into 9 Mains River which empties into the sea through a network of distributaries from northeast to southwest. But in 60s, one of them was disappeared by the accretion of silt. But always the Mekong delta is figuratively called “Dong bang song Cuu Long” or “Nine Dragon river delta” in English though the change of the nature.
Thank for the favor of Mother Nature, Mekong delta Vietnam is no doubt an ideal destination for ones who are looking for a memorable journey. It’s not only about the colorful culture, the delicious cuisine but also the wonderful landscape and many interesting experiences that broaden your mind in a whole new level.
What are you expecting in your trip? Admiring breathtaking mountain, relaxing in crystalline sea and golden beach, immersed in vast rice field stretched into the horizon or floating slowly on the peaceful river? Guess what? You can have it all by spending your holiday in Mekong delta such a wonderful land.
For those who are eager to have a beach holiday, let visit the island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc, which will surprise you with its intact beauty and amazing experiences from scuba diving adventure to night squish fishing… And for those who love to immerse yourself in peaceful and tranquil ambiance, don’t hesitate to come by any orchard in Can Tho, Dong Thap or Tien Giang which treat you to delicious and fresh fruits or even a part of the folk culture, the legendary southern amateur music.
Furthermore, if you are a true explorer you must check the famous floating market Cai Rang, Nga Bay or Long Xuyen to get lost in the hustling bustling rhythm of such an exotic way of trading activities. Besides, remember to visit many famous sacred places such as Vinh Trang pagoda in Tien Giang, Xiem Can pagoda (Bac Lieu) or mieu Chua Xu Thanh Mau (Land Lady’s temple) in Chau Doc… to learn not only to admire the unique architecture but also the culture of such a multiethnic country…
You will never know how much you can learn from the Mekong delta, just the more you complete your discovery the more you love it. Let us give you a wonderful holiday with our Mekong delta tours and best services.
How to Get There?
Tra Noc Airport, at Can Tho has a large international terminal with good facilities. The airport connects to Hanoi and Phu Quoc with Vietnam Airlines and Con Dao with flights on Air Mekong. Other flights are being added all the time. Vietnam Airlines customer service: +84 (0) 20 3263 2062 Vietjet customer service: +84 (0) 1900 1886 Air Mekong Call center: Hanoi: +84 (0) 437 188199 – Saigon: +84 (0) 838 463666
There are no train services to the area
There are many bus services running from Saigon daily. Travel companies around Pham Ngu Lao in the centre of Saigon’s District 1 offer trips to the Mekong, with dozens of buses leaving early every morning. Public buses servicing Can Tho and other towns in the Mekong run every one or two hours round the clock from the Western Bus Station.
There used to be a regular boat service from Saigon to Can Tho, but since the Can Tho Bridge opened and roads out of Saigon improved the road journey time of four hours made the boat trip unprofitable. There are still private companies who charter boats for the trip.
Getting around the Mekong is not an issue, despite the obvious obstacles. Boats run everywhere and provide a really enjoyable way of travelling. Taxis, motorbikes and bicycles, within the towns, are the favoured route to take.