Top 5 Places to Visit in Mekong Delta
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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. Follow Excursion Vietnam to find out the best places to visit in Mekong Delta.
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1. Floating Markets
Perhaps, floating markets is the most outstanding characteristics of the 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 for 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 the most famous floating markets such as Cai Rang, Cai Be, and Long Xuyen. To explore the floating markets as well as narrow waterways in this tranquil region, you can take any Mekong Delta Tours. to get the best offers now!
Cai Rang Market in the morning
2. Fruit Orchards
Owning one of the most fertile lands in Vietnam, Mekong Delta is extremely famous for luxuriant orchard gardens. Taking one of our best Mekong Cruises to those places, you will have the chance to taste wonderful native fruits in Mekong Delta, which is picked down directly from their trees.
Special Tropical Fruits
You can also 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.
Catching Fish in an Orchard Garden
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 the water surfaces is covered with the 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 the most famous mangrove forests in Mekong Delta.
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U Minh Ha Forest
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 the 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 the 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.
Fascinating Bird Sight
5. Vinh Trang Pagoda
Vinh Trang is one of the most well-known Buddhist pagodas in Mekong Delta, which is located in the idyllic riverine countryside of My Tho, Tien Giang province. The pagoda was built in the early 19th century in an area of 2000 square meter. The highlight of Vinh Trang is the combined architecture of both Asian and European countries.
Paying a visit to this unique pagoda surely offers you an insight into the development of Buddhism in Southern Vietnam as well as the strong beliefs of local people in this sacred religion. Besides over 60 impressive wooden and bronze Buddhist statues, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the green space inside the pagoda with fresh bonsai gardens, orchards, fish ponds. For the religion and culture explorers, then this sacred site is one of the best places to visit in Mekong Delta.
Vinh Trang Pagoda - An Architectural Masterpiece in Mekong Delta
Hopefully, Above suggestions of best places to visit in Mekong Delta are useful for your future expeditions. Consider our Mekong Delta Travel Guide to get more experiences for your trip to this peaceful land!