Mekong river Vietnam - Is it worth the visit?

Mekong river Vietnam - Is it worth the visit?

Mekong Delta is a wonderful destination in Vietnam with a lot of beautiful places for traveling.

So, whether it is worth traveling in Mekong Delta?

Depending on our tourism experience, we would say that Mekong Delta is so worth traveling. And in order to know the reasons, let's dive into this post.

1/ Rich land

Mekong river

Mekong River Vietnam

With great geographical and climate conditions, and year-round is enriched by fertile alluvial layers, the western soil is also known as the largest granary and fruit bowl in the country. The long rice fields, the luxuriant fruit gardens not only bring sweet fruit to the whole country but also attract tourists everywhere to visit. Therefore, when visiting the place, tourists will have the chance to enjoy fruit in the gardens such as Phong Dien (Can Tho), Cai Be (Tien Giang), Tan Quy (Tra Vinh), Tam Binh (Vinh Long), Cho Lach (Ben Tre) districts. ) with famous fruit brands such as Vinh Kim breast milk, Cai Be tangerine, Cai Mon durian, pomelos Vinh Long, Hoa Loc sand mango, Hau Giang orange and etc. Therefore, you can take a Mekong river cruise at any time of the year.

2/ The river is immense

The second reason why tourists should spend time traveling to the Mekong Delta is that the river is immense. Therefore, people in the Mekong Delta mainly depend on the river. This village connects the other neighbor by waterway instead of the road. The interlocking canals also create conditions for the emergence of lively and colorful floating markets throughout the western provinces such as Cai Rang, Phong Dien, and Phung Hiep and so on. Therefore, when having the chance to visit Mekong Delta, you don’t forget to visit floating markets in there. However, you should remember that you should stay at local people or hotels if you want to visit a floating market because these markets open early from 6 am-8 am only.

Furthermore, when visiting the place, you not only have the opportunity to bring about many kinds of specialty fruits and vegetables but also witness and listen to the special sounds of a floating market at dawn. In addition to choosing Western specialties, going to floating markets, you can also grab small boats serving as mobile cafes, order a cup of ice coffee or soft drink and enjoy a bowl of vermicelli for a meal.

3/ Abundant fish and shrimp

Mekong river

Mekong River Vietnam

From the peak of the Tibetan plateau, the mighty Mekong River flows through six countries, bringing millions of people to life. Pouring into Vietnam, after a long journey of 4,500km, nine estuaries (Cuu Long) carry a large amount of silt to form one of the world's largest plains. The wonderful conditions that nature brings have created a rich and unique cuisine here. In the West, there are many delicious dishes that you can discover grilled snakehead fish, goby hotpot, fish sauce hotpot, pancake, fish noodle, fish porridge, noodles, and grilled chicken clay. Therefore, when visiting the place, you should spend time enjoying wonderful and delicious dishes there.

4/ Traditional villages

Village ecotourism is one of the attractions of the West. Foreign visitors especially like to understand the production process and experience the feeling of making products themselves. The West has many famous traditional craft villages such as Long Dinh projection village, and the old village of My Tho (Tien Giang); Tan Chau silk village (An Giang); Ba So nuggets village (Tra Vinh); My Tuong rice paper village, coconut candy (Ben Tre), Lai Vung village, Sa Dec flower growing village (Dong Thap) and etc.

5/ Friendly local people

The Mekong Delta is a strange paradise for travelers from all over the world with a good climate, a vibrant tropical garden, a relaxed atmosphere and generosity of local residents. Not only with neighbors, but almost visitors can also feel the cuteness of the people on this day and night boat for the first time visiting.

Traditional villages

Traditional villages

6/ Many folk entertainment games

The tour to the Mekong cannot be missed the fun activities of folk entertainment such as rowing a boat between the canals, slapping ditches to catch fish, hunting hamsters, throwing nets, and picking fruit trees, trying "feel sensation ”with bamboo bridges loosely.

7/ Southern amateur music

Referring to the West and mentioning people who are wounded, bear hard cannot ignore the crunching melody of the monochord. In this land, the ancient songs on the background of the rustic monochord have long penetrated into the soul of the generation class here as a soul that cannot be lost. So popular that you can enjoy the melody anywhere, at all times when you have the opportunity to travel on the land of the West.

Southern fiolk music

Southern amateur music

8/ Amazing Phu Quoc island

Belonging to Kien Giang Province, Phu Quoc Island is a popular tourist destination not only in the West but also in the world. At the end of 2014, the prestigious National Geographic travel site selected Phu Quoc into the top 10 best winter destinations of the year. Furthermore, with charming, peaceful scenery of blue sea, white sand, and special places, this place will be an interesting stop not to be missed in the journey to explore the western provinces.

We hope that after the post, tourists will have more useful and necessary information about Mekong Delta and the place will the next destination for your vacation in the future.