Mekong Delta is one of the largest and most fertile areas in Vietnam. With a dense system of rivers and canals, this destination is featured by unique landscapes that visitors will never find the same one in any regions in Vietnam. It seems that natural conditions have a huge effect on native culture and daily activities of local people. Let follow us to discover Top 5 must see places to visit in Mekong Delta.
1. Floating Markets
Perhaps, floating markets is the most outstanding characteristics of Mekong Delta. For a long time, the destination is well-known as the king of rivers and canals. There are thousands of rivers and canals interconnecting to each other, which creates a good opportunity to the development of floating markets. The special thing in those markets is that everyone (both merchants and customers) uses small boats to exchange and purchase their goods. All kinds of goods can be found in those markets, from commodities to daily goods. You can visit one of famous floating markets such as Cai Rang, Cai Be, and Long Xuyen.
2. Orchard Gardens
Owning one of the most fertile lands in Vietnam, Mekong Delta is extremely famous for luxuriant orchard gardens. Taking a visit to those places, you will have the chance to taste wonderful native fruits in Mekong Delta, which is picked down directly from their trees.
You also can enjoy many fantastic daily activities of local people in this place such as harvesting fruits or catching fish on small canals in the garden. Some suggestions for large orchard gardens may be useful for you such as My Khanh orchard garden in Can Tho province and Cai Be orchard garden in Tien Giang province.
3. Mangrove forests
Along with distinctive features about farming and trading, Mekong Delta owns a golden treasure of coastal mangrove ecosystems in Vietnam. The most suitable time to visit mangrove forests is from September to November. At that time, all forest is filled with seawater and all of water surface is covered with green color of water-fern.
It is a wonderful feeling of relaxation when rowing along lush melaleucas and enjoying peaceful atmosphere among the vast space of the forest. There is no noisy sound of vehicles in big cities. Instead, it is a tranquil space with impressive twitter of birds and the sound of paddles gliding through the water surface. Tra Su melaleucas forest and U Minh Ha forest are top 2 most famous mangrove forests in Mekong Delta.
4. Tram Chim National Park
Situated in Dong Thap province, Tram Chim National Park is certainly an ideal destination for bird lovers. The park is the paradise waterbirds. With an area of more than 7,500 hectares, the park is home to more than 200 types of birds, many of them are listed in Vietnam Red Book. In particular, you will have an opportunity to watch the beautiful dance of red-headed crane – one of the rare birds listed on Red Book of the world.
It is a wonderful feeling when jumping into a boat, rowing among vast wetlands, and watching thousands of birds on the top of trees.In every morning, flocks of birds turn back their nest under the sublime sunset. It offers a taste of peace to our soul among the wildland in the park.
5. Phu Quoc Island
Located in Kien Giang province, Phu Quoc is an ideal choice for a beach holiday in your Mekong Delta trip. For a long time, the island is renowned as “the pearl of Vietnam” with the stunning beaches, the pristine forests and beautiful coral reefs. With Vietnamese people, the island is a tourist attraction but also a historical place where retains a piece of Vietnam war in the 20th century.
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