Dong Thap is an interesting and new place to explore for tourists today with vast lotus fields, peaceful countryside scenery and attractive eco-tourism areas. Dong Thap tourist destination is beautiful every season, fresh air, cool, surrounded by wild and rustic beauty bestowed by nature.
How Dong Thap is unique?
Dong Thap is actually a province in the southwestern region, located about 144km southwest of Ho Chi Minh. The North borders Laos, the South borders Vinh Long and Can Tho. The East borders with Long An, Tien Giang and the South borders with An Giang.
Do you know what makes a special “brand” for Dong Thap tourism? Well, anyone who has never come to know that Dong Thap Muoi is the most famous lotus flower, the national flower of Vietnam. Not only that. But this place is also memorable because the sweetness of Lai Vung tangerine and the surprisingly spaciousness of Dong Thap Muoi tourist area has appeared with dense frequency in movies.
For reasons that have no reason to be indifferent to Dong Thap, which is known as one of the most memorable attractive destinations in the Mekong Delta. Let’s go with 10 years of Dong Thap travel experiences that we have collected to have the most favorable start.
When is the best time to travel to Dong Thap?
Talking about the weather of Dong Thap, which is a region located in the thermo-climate zone, there is still a division of dry season and rainy season but not too clear. Sometimes it is still sunny in the rain and the sudden sunny season still has showers “annoying” but not too obnoxious, the weather and temperature in Dong Thap is still wonderful in any season.
There are 3 times when people can travel to Dong Thap, which is from August to November of lunar calendar and near the Lunar New Year. Simply because from the beginning of August, Dong Thap is in the flooding season, freely enjoying the specialties of the countryside. Also do not forget that, everyone will have the opportunity to see the herds of storks dragging each other to nest by the woods at sunset. And also very special, the season of floating water here is also the season where the lotus begins to bloom.
Or go to Dong Thap to travel around July-July, right? An entire orchard of fruits with all kinds of mango, grapefruit, tangerine and tangerine tastes really different from other places. Perhaps, Lai Vung has made a mark in time because of its own inherent sweet and succulent flavor, a specialty that must be enjoyed.
And do not forget that, every December is the season with spring flowers in Sa Dec flower village. This will be the time when flowers in Dong Thap are the most beautiful and the most exciting. Because this is also the time to harvest flowers for the Tet holiday.
How to get there from Ho Chi Minh City?
Travel by car:
To travel to Dong Thap, you will have many choices at the Western bus station. Especially Phuong Trang and Kim Cuong are the two best car companies. Because they have daily trips to Dong Thap from Ho Chi Minh city. That you can go any day any time of the day. Only Phuong Trang bus has 2 routes, 1 route runs to Cao Lang bus station and the other to Sa Dec.
According to Dong Thap tourism experience, if you choose to take a passenger car, to get the best seat. You should remember to book tickets in advance, choose the seats by the window and near the driver. most tired.
Traveling to Dong Thap by motorbike
While passenger cars are convenient and help everyone sleep on the bus, it’s not the only option you can choose from. It will be interesting if you have a trip to Dong Thap with friends by motorbike.
The distance from Saigon – Dong Thap only takes 135km, if the shortest route will take only 2.5 hours. Everyone can start from 6am to 9am to start the Dong Thap tourist journey. Some suggestions for tourist attractions near Cao Lanh city. Such as Xeo Quyt, Gao Giong – with these 2 places you can plan Dong Thap 1-day tour to visit and enjoy the specialties of Dong Thap.
Traveling to Dong Thap by motorbike will become much more active that you can stop at somewhere to enjoy the scenery because Dong Thap is so beautiful.
Where to stay in Dong Thap?
Everyone should know that Dong Thap tourism develops a lot about ecotourism. From there, the hotel system here will not be diversified, mainly medium hotel lines for guests to rest and stay. To have a meaningful vacation, people do not need to spend too much money to stay in hotels. But try to think about homestays. Although not as modern and comfortable as hotels, motels, but in return, everyone will have the most authentic experience.
Tu Ca Linh Homestay
- Address: Thong Nhat Hamlet, Phu Tho, Tam Nong, Dong Thap
- Address: Hamlet Trung, Thuong Thoi Tien Commune, Hong Ngu District, Dong Thap Province
The Frog Flower House
- Address: Tan Dong Quy, Sa Dec, Dong Thap
But if you want to stay more comfortable at the Hotels- Let go to the City of Cao Lanh
Top things to do in Dong Thap
1. Sa Dec Dong Thap Flower Village
It is not a miracle of nature nor a masterpiece in the field of ancient architecture. With the skillful hands of many generations of artisans, over nearly a century to now. It has become an interesting tourist destination with a unique nuance of the Mekong River region. Coming to this attractive Dong Thap tourist destination, you will be immersed in a world of flowers with countless lush and seductive scents. It can help you dispel fatigue, find peace of mind and source inspiration after busy working days.
2. Huynh Thuy Le ancient house
Located in the bustling market along the river. The people around the old house seem to be familiar with the image of domestic and foreign tourists visiting the house every day. The special feature of this old house is the mixture of Vietnamese – French – Chinese architecture and the romantic love story between the French writer Marguerite Duras and the prince Huynh. In 2009, the old house of Huynh Thuy Le was recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as a National Historical and Cultural Relic.
3. Xeo Quyt Relic
With an area of about 50ha, including 20ha of cajuput forest, the rest are mangrove systems, vines … Xeo Quyt has a beautiful natural landscape with a cool green colour. It takes about 45 minutes to travel, visitors will discover a diverse ecological environment with rich fauna and flora.
Location: Xeo Quyt is located in My Hiep and My Long of Cao Lanh district, Dong Thap province. Located more than 30km from Cao Lanh city.
4. Dong Thap Museum
Dong Thap Museum is a place for visitors to learn about the historical, cultural and human values of Dong Thap in life. Daily activities as well as in the struggle for national liberation. Located on the campus of about 11,000m², the museum is divided into 2 zones: the gallery and the outdoor area.
Location: Dong Thap Museum is located in Ward 4, Cao Lanh city, Dong Thap province.
5. Gao Giong eco-tourism area (or people are commonly known as Gao Giong bird garden)
It has long been famous as a “green oasis” with the charming natural landscape, the land is like a miniature Dong Thap Muoi of the southwestern region by the wild and rustic features bestowed by nature.
Gao Giong Dong Thap tourism, after purchasing the entrance ticket, you will be invited to drink lotus heart tea, eat roasted lotus seeds, watch an overview and detailed video introduction about the resort. Before visiting the garden, you will get to the observatory 18 meters high and borrow binoculars. From here, you can observe almost the entire bird garden with deep green Melaleuca forests.
6. Nguyen Sinh Sac’s Grave
When travelling to Dong Thap, you can visit Nguyen Sinh Sac’s grave. The entire relic area is 3.6 ha wide, divided into three areas: Pho Bang’s grave, Uncle Ho’s house on stilts and lotus pond. This place gives you a sense of relaxation and relief when standing out on the flowers of the works: the tomb, the lotus lake, the souvenir room, the gallery of Uncle Ho …
7. Kien An Cung Pagoda
Kien An Cung Pagoda, also known as Ong Quach Pagoda, is a cultural work recognized as a national historical relic in 1990. The pagoda was built by a group of Chinese people in Fujian province (China) in Sa Dec. to worship ancestors and teach descendants.
Location: located in ward 2, the centre of Sa Dec town
8. Lai Vung Garden Fruit
Lai Vung is a district in Dong Thap province. It’s located in the southern key economic region of Dong Thap province, with a very important position. Between the Tien and Hau rivers, adjacent to Sa Dec industrial park, across the Tra Noc industrial park in Can. Poetry and adjacent to major urban centres of the region such as Can Tho city, Long Xuyen city (in An Giang) are very convenient for attracting investment and development. Lai Vung was famous in the past for Nam Bo Nem Chua, in addition to there are tangerines.
9.Van Thanh Temple
Anyone who once visited the Temple of Literature must be surprised. Because, in the newly discovered land of the Mekong Delta, there is a cultural work to worship Confucius, nearly 150 years ago. Located about 2km from the centre of Vinh Long city, on a large land on the banks of the Long Ho river in Long Ho village, Van Thanh Temple is the second Temple of Literature established in the Southern region.
Location: Ward 1 – Cao Lanh city
10.Tram Chim National Park
Melaleuca forests are full of eyes, green meadows between immense rivers. Along with the flock of birds leaning on the lake surface or the haughty beauty of Red Crane are unforgettable impressions in the hearts of visitors when visiting Tram Chim National Park (Dong Thap).
Location: Tram Chim National Park is located in 7 communes: Tan Cong Sinh, Phu Duc, Phu Tho, Phu Thanh A, Phu Thanh B, Phu Hiep and Tram Chim town, Tam Nong district, Dong Thap province.
What is Dong Thap specialties?
Dong Thap tourism always knows how to please the visitors from far away by the rustic specialties bearing the style of the countryside. Every flood season, the local people have the opportunity to freely collect the attractive products. Such as fish spirit, madame flower, lotus seed, and bird meat to reward the whole family after many hard days. Sometimes, for city people, those are luxury dishes.
Above are Dong Thap tourist sites you can visit. Hope the above information has provided you with useful knowledge to have the most fun and fulfilling trip.