The Mekong Delta is an ideal destination with unspoiled beauty. The place known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam. It’s an ideal destination with many fascinating experiences, unspoiled beauty with tropical water channels, mangroves, rice fields and floating markets.
1. Visit floating market
One of the most fascinating experiences for visitors to discover the local way of life is to visit the area’s bustling floating markets. The tradition of selling in the market goes back many centuries. Come here, guests can buy delicious fresh fruits, flowers, raw foods and more. Five famous markets, many visitors include Cai Rang, Cai Be, Phong Dien, Nga Nam and Long Xuyen. Cai Rang and Cai Be are two markets that are easy to visit. To enjoy the most bustling atmosphere, visitors should visit the market early in the morning.
2. Vinh Trang Pagoda
With an attractive blend of Eastern and Western architecture, the 150-year-old Vinh Trang pagoda in My Tho, Tien Giang is a fascinating place. It is a magnificent cultural monument surrounded by four interconnected zones and 5 buildings, 60 statues, 178 pillars. Especially an ancient bell Dating back to 1854. The pagoda also displays collages showing stories of nature and folklore, as well as 18 Arhats statue carved from jackfruit wood.
3. Tan Lap village
Tan Lap Floating Village is one of Vietnam’s famous eco-tourism destinations visited by discerning travelers. It is unaffected by the world of tourism developing in the direction of industry. Visitors can easily visit this village from Ho Chi Minh City in a day trip. The most interesting in the village is boating through the mangroves canal
4. Cruise Trip
Cruise around the rivers in the Mekong Delta is an experience recommended. Spending most of the time on the boat, visitors will better understand completely the life revolving around the rivers of the locals.
5. Sampan canoes
One of the most popular experience is to explore the river region on sampan canoes. Glide through the emerald mangrove forests to reach various tourist attractions, time seems to slow down as you can discover a sense of peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are some famous places should be visit like Tra Su Melaleuca forest, An Giang, Thi Tuong lagoon, Ca Mau and Thoi Son island, Ben Tre.
6. Visit Khmer temples
Visiting Khmer temples in Tra Vinh is an experience not to be missed. Because the most Khmer people in Vietnam is living in Tra Vinh province. Tra Vinh has about 140 Khmer temples scattered. The most recommended temple to visit is Hang Pagoda or Kompong Chray Pagoda.
7. Local cuisines
Vietnamese cuisine in general. Therefore, visitors cannot ignore the culinary discovery experience when visiting the Mekong Delta. There are many taste-stimulating dishes worth trying, including vermicelli noodles, pia cakes, pancakes, and noodles…
8. Enjoy fresh fruits right in the garden
Enjoy the fresh fruits pick direct from garden is one of the best experience travel to Mekong Delta. Cai Be Fruit Garden specializes in longan, jackfruit, tangerine, guava, rambutan… In which, dragon fruit is a favorite fruit of many Western customers, famous in Long An province, with variations in pink or bright yellow. Mango lovers should not miss the experience at Hoa Loc Cat Mango Garden in Tien Giang.
9. Bird watching at Tra Su Melaleuca forest
Bird watching at Tra Su Melaleuca forest in Chau Doc, An Giang. It’s a special experience for nature lovers and photographers. Visitors immerse themselves in the song of more than 70 species of birds. Guests can only visit part of the reserve to ensure a safe space for the bird population. August to November is the best time to visit when the water level is at its highest, favorable for birds.