Top 4 Best Things to Do in Mekong Delta
25 May 2017 by Hoang Cuong
Mekong delta is located in the southwestern of Vietnam. This wonderful place owns full of fruits thanks to its fat agricultural land that is consolidated the alluvium produced by Mekong river. The Mekong river approaches the delta and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. The network has nine distributaries which look like nine big dragons in the map, therefore the Mekong delta is well-known with the name of “Nine Dragons” delta.
It is the best destination for the visitors who enjoy adventurous trip experience with a numerous experience of strange things and want to take impressive pictures. Here are top 4 best places to visit in Mekong Delta that are outstanding tourism destinations for the visitors such as Floating Markets, My Tho, Ben Tre and Can Tho.
1. Floating Markets
Mekong delta definitely draw attraction of the visitors by the floating markets including the three best ones are Cai Rang, Phong Dien and Cai Be, with the former being a standout. The tourists can reach both market by sampans from Can Tho. The floating markets, belong to the highlights of the Mekong delta, where the travelers can chose and buy fruit and vegetables from local production as gifts when coming back home. It is a suitable time for the tourists to experience floating markets early in the morning and enjoy the rich and beautiful of these floating markets.
2. My Tho
My Tho is considered as the most accessible Mekong Delta town. It takes the visitors just two hours from Saigon to My Tho by bus. The buses to My Tho regularly leave from some bus stations at big markets in Ho Chi Minh city. After landing, the travelers should pile into town from mid-morning to late-afternoon and take a boat across the Tien River to Tuoi Son Island. The tourists can visit coconut candy factories, wander through fruit orchilds farm and enjoy fresh seafood. For the purpose of taking great pictures, the visitors should come to My Tho in the mid-evening when the lights are the best.
3. Ben Tre
Ben Tre province is made up of three main islands wedged between Tien Giang river to the north and Co Chien river to the south with the Ham Luong river running straight down the centre. Compared to My Tho, Ben Tre is smaller and attracts little tourists but it offers the visitors precious chances to take a great number of beautiful pictures with peaceful farming scenes and nice sunlight. It is famous for coconut desserts, and it is suitably covered in coconut trees. To reach Ben Tre, the tourists need to walk along the river out of My Tho and then get the car ferry pier. Ben Tre itself is a compact little market town.
As the above-mentioned trip to My Tho, the main activities are boat trips along the Delta canals and the travelers may be taken to some similar places like candy factories, fruit orchids and fresh seafood restaurants, etc. However, wandering down to the river in late-afternoon and grabbing a boat can give special and wonderful experience to the guests' memories. The visitors can take pictures of stunning rice paddy scenery, coconut desserts and also the smiles from friendly Vietnamese local people.
4. Can Tho
Can Tho seems to be the big daddy of the Mekong delta with its center of political, economic, cultural and transportation. The city has a harmonical waterfront area, an tremendous range of accommodation and varied eating options. Therefore, Can Tho is an ideal and all-year-round travel place. The most destinations for the tourists to explore this city are Cai Rang Floating Market, Nam Nha Pagoda, Tay Do Night Market, Bang Lang Stork Park, Binh Thuy French House.
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