Mekong delta is considered a giant rice bowl of Vietnam. When you arrive here, you will find endless rice fields, delicious fruit gardens, and rivers full of fish. It can be said that this is a paradise for those who love the natural and peaceful natural landscape. Mekong delta is so beautiful, why not put on your backpack and go now? Wait! I have some exciting things to share with you if you want a great trip here. Scroll down to read on.
Visit floating markets
Floating market / Source: Vietfuntravel
We all know the Mekong River originates from the remote Tibetan plateau and flows through many East Asian countries. The downstream area of the river in Vietnam. Here, there are many things to be reminded, for example, the name that Kinh people call this river is Cuu Long, and the Mekong is Khmer.
The floating markets take place every day in many provinces in southwestern Vietnam. There, they exchange goods and exchange cultures. The river area was not only an internal trading place but also a place where traders from other countries in the region gathered.
We can mention very famous names like Cai Rang (Can Tho), Cai Be (Tien Giang), Nam Can (Ca Mau). If your purpose is only to visit the floating market, you should go early because the common feature is that the markets only crowded at the beginning of the day, precisely from 5 am to 8 am. After this hour it will be quite sunny.
Discover Tan Chau silk village
Tan Chau Silk Making Village / Source: Pinterest
Vietnam tourism is famous not only for its charming natural landscapes but also for traditional products. Among the Mekong Delta craft villages, perhaps it is impossible not to mention Tan Chau silk village.
If possible, visit Tan Chau silk village to have a chance to watch the skillful craftsmen beside the loom. You will certainly feel and appreciate more traditional values of Vietnamese people.
Explore Tra Su cajuput forest
Tra Su Cajuput Forest / Source: Whereto
Tra Su cajuput forest is located in Van Giao commune, Tinh Bien and An Giang districts. Currently, Tra Su cajuput forest is one of the ideal places to visit for An Giang floating water tourism with an area of up to 850ha. Also, this is also a submerged melaleuca forest with rich flora and fauna in the Southwest region.
Tra Su Melaleuca forest is considered to be the most exciting site of An Giang, Mekong delta areas. Visitors coming here will feel overwhelmed by the rows of melaleuca trees along the road. Not only that, but you also see the rice fields spread out straight wing stork flying interspersed rows of palm trees high.
Visiting Tram Chim National Park
Tram Chim National Park / Source: Vietnnamnet
Located in the vast wetlands, the area of Tram Chim National Park reached more than 7,313ha. This region is home to diverse vegetation with over 130 different species.
The fauna here stands out with the bird’s system including 233 species, belonging to 25 genera, 49 families. Of these, 88% are found in the dry season, accounting for a quarter of the total number of birds discovered in Vietnam. And especially here is the Sarus Crane. It is the most giant bird in the crane family – an invaluable natural asset of Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap.
The Mekong Delta is the ideal place for traveling to South Vietnam. I’m sure this article has brought you some useful information. I wish you have a pleasant trip.