10 Best Things To Do in Mekong Delta
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Discover a new culture in your excursions by visiting Mekong Delta which is known as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in South Vietnam. Mekong Delta makes a strong impression on tourists by green or yellow rice paddies, fruits orchards, rivulets and brown canals. If you decided to visit this charming place, I would like to share 10 best things to do in Mekong Delta in this post.
10 best things to do in Mekong Delta
1. Paddle down the Mekong Delta
The best way to explore the beauty and uniqueness of Mekong Delta is padding through zigzag canals under the shadow of water coconut trees. It is a great time for you to feast your eyes on stunning sights of lush orchards, paddy fields and local houses. Besides, you can also see the brick factory and coconut candy factory along the river.
While immersing in an interesting boat trip through this delta, you will not only have a wonderful time to enjoy the colorful scenery but also discover local’s traditional lifestyle. You can see locals go to the market or go to school on boats which is different from other areas in Vietnam.
2. Visit the Floating Markets
Visiting the Floating Markets will bring a unique and fascinating experience in Things to do in Mekong Delta. Here, a wide range of products such as tropical fruits, dried foods, lively animals are sold on hundreds of boats, canals and rowboats. The floating markets also offer some coffee shop where you can enjoy tea, coffee or even fruit juice. And don’t forget to try tasty dishes like Hu Tieu ( Vietnamese clear rice noodle soup), Xoi ( Steamed sticky rice), Bun Ca ( Rice noodle soup with fish) and so on.
Cai Rang Floating Market
The most incredible floating markets are Cai Rang in Can Tho province and Cai Be in Tien Giang province because of the various products and friendly locals.
3. Cycle around the quiet villages
Riding a bike is one of the most interesting experiences that you should try when you visit Mekong Delta. The reasons make this place become an ideal location for cycling are the quiet back roads, friendly people and stunning scenery. You will have a great chance to explore the picturesque villages through the canal trails and orchard paths.
Cycle around the peaceful village in Ben Tre
4. Get Unique Experience at Homestay in Mekong Delta
What do you attend to do on your holiday after hard- working days? I would say that spending a day at a homestay in Mekong Delta is the best option for you to relax and enjoy a tranquil life. Far from a busy and noisy city, a quiet and peaceful atmosphere in a rural village will definitely make you feel comfortable.
5. Visit and taste fresh fruits in local gardens
Mekong Delta is not only famous for stunning rice paddies but also for tropical fruits such as plump, orange, dragon fruit, coconut, etc. Blessed with climate and natural conditions, these fruits grow and develop well over years. You can stop by a fruit garden, listen to the story of the garden's host and enjoy the freshest fruits.
6. Experience fishing techniques in Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta is a perfect natural environment for many kinds of freshwater fishes to live and give birth. Coming to a fish farm, you can choose between feed the fish with the farmer's help and go fishing. Catching fish in the area is different from catching fish in the lake or ocean. You will need a fishing rod with bamboo material to catch catfish, carp and snakehead fish. Then, you can enjoy your achievement by tasting delicious dishes using fresh ingredients.
7. Stroll around Tram Chim National Park
Being known as the kingdom of birds in Vietnam, Tram Chim national park covers an area of 7 villages and Tram Chim town in Tam Nong district. Coming to Tram Chim, you will have a chance to see and learn more about rare birds in this reserve. It is home to 200 types of birds including many rare and precious water birds. Among them, nearly 60 percent of red-headed cranes – one of the most endangered cranes in the world reside in Tram Chim National Park.
8. Listen to traditional Vietnamese music
Listening to a traditional Vietnamese music is a great way to relax after a day full of activities /busy sightseeing day.The traditional Vietnamese song called “ Don Ca Tai Tu” is one of the special kind of musical arts. It reflects the lifestyle of the locals, helps them to express feelings and encourages them to overcome obstacles in life.
9. Climb Cave Pagoda
If you want to explore the characteristics of Buddhism in Vietnam, Cave pagoda is a sacred place that you should visit to worship and explore its legend. Here, you will have a great time to enjoy the beautiful sights, delicate architecture, statues of Budha. Furthermore, you can discover the beauty of this place by visiting surrounding sites such as Ba Chua Xu temple, Tay An pagoda and Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.
10. Explore The Beauty Of Phu Quoc Island
You can expand your Mekong Delta tuor by visiting Phu Quoc island. It is known as “The Pearl Island” which has beautiful beaches with lines of coconut palms, soft sand, yellow sunlight and crystal water. Beside admiring the pristine and attractive beauty of natural sights like Da Ban Stream, the Cape of Ganh Dau, etc, you can also visit Ham Ninh old fishing village, pepper garden and fish sauce factory to learn more about the life of people on the island. And don’t miss a wonderful chance to relish fresh seafood and specialties such as ocean crab, herring salad and sea urchin.
» Consider our Mekong Delta Tour & Phu Quoc Beach Holiday to experience the most amazing boat trip and relax on the romantic island.
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