Experience Wooden Boat - Mekong Travel Guide
Mekong Delta is famous for the life on the water with unique characteristics of villages and floating markets, so enjoying the scenery on wooden boats will be an unforgettable experience for you.
Tan Lap floating village
Life on the water of Mekong Delta
Being a very rich, beautiful and lush area, Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam and the end of the Mekong River. It splits in Cambodia into two main rivers, the Bassac (Hau Giang) and the Upper River (Tien Giang), then in Vietnam into a more complex system, creating a maze of small canals, rivers, and arroyos interspersed with villages and floating markets. Life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river and wooden boats are still the main means of transport to access villages.
A wooden boat tour on Mekong Delta rivers
The main means of transport of most of the families in Mekong Delta provinces is a small wooden boat (xuong). This boat is part of the life of the inhabitants of the region with its interlacing rivers and channels just as motorbikes are to Ho Chi Minh City residents. Most "xuong" have engines but visitors sometimes see boats propelled by oars. You may burst out laughing on seeing the way some boys use their feet to row the boats.
Tra Su melaleuca forest
With Mekong Delta day tour, you will have an opportunity to sit on wooden boats and explore the Mekong floating daily life as well as floating markets in Can Tho and Cai Be in all day. If you want to have much time to discover the Nine-Dragon river, Mekong Delta tour 2 days or Mekong Delta tour 3 days are also offered. Let's visit our website to find yourself the best tour.
Tan Lap floating village, Long An
Situated in the center of Dong Thap Muoi, about 100 kilometers west of Ho Chi Minh city, Tan Lap floating village (Tan Lap commune, Moc Hoa district, Long An province) is a wetland with diverse forest habitats. Weaving through Tan Lap floating village is Rach forest. Before the village is the quiet and charming Vam Co Tay river.
Tra Su melaleuca forests, An Giang
Melaleuca forests are the characteristic of southwest nature. Tra Su melaleuca forest is located in Van Giao commune, Tinh Bien district, An Giang province. About 30 kilometers from Chau Doc district, this is a typical submerged forest for the West of Hau river. The water surface is covered with green duckweed plants, creating beautiful scenes for the forest.
Cai Rang floating market
Thap Muoi lotus plain
This famous market is a floating market specializing in exchanging, buying and selling agricultural products, fruits, goods, and food on the river and is a special attraction of Cai Rang district, Can Tho city. The most unique feature of the market is the idyllic bustling trade scene of the people as well as the colorful fruits and specialties of the Mekong Delta region. To visit Cai Rang floating market, tourists should go early, because it finishes at about 9.00 AM.
Thap Muoi Plain
This beautiful place is 130 kilometers south of HCMC, in My Hoa commune, Thap Muoi district. It is attractive by the beautiful scenery of the rustic and peaceful countryside surrounding the lotus flower plain. The most appropriate time to come to Thap Muoi Plain is from June to July when the lotus almost blooms.
Southwest fruit gardens
One of the unforgettable experiences when exploring the West river is to visit the fruit garden and enjoy specialties here. The Mekong Delta is the largest fruit source of the country, where there are gardens stretching with vast fruits such as Cai Be - Tien Giang, Lai Thieu - Binh Duong, Cai Mon - Ben Tre, Trung An - Cu Chi, and Vinh Long.
Chau Doc floating village, An Giang
Along the Hau River are floating houses, the fish rafts placed side by side to form a village, lasting about a few kilometers, are the typical images of the rustic and simple life of the West River. In addition, Chau Doc is also known by tourists as a place possessing many temples with unique architecture, as beautiful as a fairytale. Among them, the famous Hang pagoda has a history of over 100 years old, located in the middle of the hill, with ancient architecture bearing the ancient Chinese imprint.
Tan Lap floating village
The southernmost land of the country has never been a boring tourist destination. For the water season, the West is bustling by floating markets, gardens, and villages. If you like the place, don’t hesitate to like and share the article with your friends planning a wonderful trip here. Thank you.