Mekong Delta is recognized as the largest rice bowl of Vietnam, ranking top 5th world rice exporters. This Delta is a water land with low-lying paddies, a complicated complex of rivers surrounded by mangroves and palms, especially many early morning floating markets. The Mekong discovery bring tourists a chance to explore local rural lifestyle on a sampan boat along the network of channels and canals here. Departing from Ho Chi Minh City, you can choose a lot of daily excursion to escape the bustling urban city life, such as trips to Vinh Long, Can Tho, My Tho, and Tra Vinh. More interestingly, you can take overnight cruise to discover Mekong Delta to Sa Dec or Chau Doc, even to Phnom Penh. Moreover, this Mekong Delta is also well-known for typical cuisine of West – Southern local residents with tropical fruits, coconut candy and Elephant’s Ear Fish.
Mekong Delta or Nine Dragon River Delta, located in southwestern Vietnam is a network of distributaries with a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies.
- When is the best time to visit Mekong Delta?
Two main seasons in southern Vietnam are dry season from November to early May and rainy season from late May to October. The best time to visit Mekong Delta is between April and June with light rain and sunny warmth and from June to September if clients want to try tropical fruits.
- How to visit Mekong Delta?
Bus: Clients can take the bus to Mekong from Mien Dong and Mien Tay bus Station in Ho Chi Minh city.
Boat: There are a lot of daily slow and speed boats between Phnom Penh and An Giang. It is easy for visitors to reserve it in advance.
- What to do in Mekong Delta?
Floating Markets: are considered Mekong Delta symbol, where take places in the early morning when local people sells their products on the sampan boat. The most popular ones are Cai Be, Cai Rang, Ninh Kieu and Phong Dien.
U Minh Thuong National Park and Tram Chim National Park: are biodiversity preserve of fauna and flora species in Kien Giang and Dong Thap province, respectively. They are homes of rare and endangered species. Especially, the latter is regarded as the kingdom of birds in Mekong Delta.
Tan Chau Silk Village: it is a traditional silk making village and very famous for natural silk material. Tan Chau Silk is well known for its softness, toughness and high absorbability.
Vinh Trang Temple: Vinh Trang is a very famous Buddhist temple in Mekong Delta with amazing combination of European and Asian architecture, built in 1850.