Mekong River Delta tours – top things to see
Mekong River Delta is not only the biggest granary of Vietnam, but also a famous tourist destination in any Vietnam tour packages. The region captivates tourists by both natural landscapes, ancient French architectures, and floating culture
Mekong River Delta Vietnam is a large wetland in the southwest. The region consists of six provinces. Each province has it own culture and tourist attractions. Yet, all of them have the same thing in common is that the major means of transportation when visiting these attractionsin Mekong River Delta are by waterway. The best time to visit Mekong Delta is during dry months (from December to May); however, coming here from June to September, tourists will have a chance to taste a lot of tropical fruit. From October to November, it is the flood season, tourists should follow the local weather forecast before departing. If do not having too much time traveling all attractions, let’s refer the following top things to see in Mekong River Delta suggested by AloTrip to make your trip more interesting and meaningful.
Thoi Son Island
Thoi Son Island or Unicorn Island is located in My Tho City, Tien Giang Province. After a half an hour of enjoying landscapes by boats, tourists will approach Thoi Son Island. Owing to the rich alluvial, trees in this island are green all year round. Coming here, tourists will enjoy the comfort in lush green gardens, laying in a hammock or sit on rocking chairs and enjoy the cool breeze and juicy fruits. Popping into orchards of these fruits trees will bring you interesting experiences. Visiting the island, tourists apart from discovering specialties as delicious traditional food, facilities of making candy and other products, also have a chance to enjoy sweet melodies of Don Ca Tai Tu – a traditional music of Southern Vietnam in particular and of Vietnam in general.
Binh Thuy ancient house
Located in Binh Thuy District, Can Tho, Binh Thuy ancient house, one of famous attractions in Can Tho in particular and Mekong River Delta in general, seems to be much brilliant in the sunlight with its sophisticated French architecture. Unique harmonious East-West architecture makes Binh Thuy ancient house to become one of the must-see attractions in Can Tho. The main house is the wonderful rendezvous for tourists who prefer to explore the unique architecture. Discovering the unique characteristics of design and architecture of the ancient house is truly one of the fascinating things to do in Can Tho.
Chau Doc Floating Market
Chau Doc Floating Market is located in Chau Doc Town, An Giang. Not just being the “granary of basa” in Mekong Delta, Chau Doc is also a featured cultural traditional land, as well as a religious center of Southern Vietnam. The floating market is always busy with boats and people who come from everywhere in the region and in the country. Products purchased from the market will be transported to other place for consumption. Coming to this Mekong Delta attraction, you will have a chance to witness exciting and bustling atmosphere here.
Phong Dien Floating Market
In Mekong Delta travel, floating markets seem indispensable sights. One of famous floating markets in Mekong Delta is Phong Dien Floating Market. The market is about 17 km from Can Tho City to the southeast. However, unlike Cai Rang Floating Market closing at about 9 am, Phong Dien Floating Market remains trading activities until the afternoon. The market is not only a place of exchanging agricultural products, but also supplying domestic working and producing tools... When visiting Phong Dien Floating Market, you will have not only the most typical experiences of floating markets, but also have the opportunity to feel the real life of local people in Mekong Delta River.
Ninh Kieu Pier
NinhKieu Pier is a long-lasting and attractive tourist site in Can Tho with poetic landscapes and favorable position near Hau River. Ninh Kieu Pier is adjacent to Hai Ba Trung Street, Tan An Ward in Ninh Kieu District of Can Tho City. Near Ninh Kieu Pier, there is Can Tho Market, a large trading center in Southwestern Vietnam. On the waterfront, it is always crowded with boats up and down carrying a large number of Mekong River Delta products. From Ninh Kieu Pier, you can see the largest cable-stayed bridge in Southeast Asia - Can Tho Bridge, also Xom Chai - a fishing village, and Con Au (Au Island).
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