The Best Things To See in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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The Mekong Delta is a vast maze of rivers, stilt houses, and rice paddies. In addition to the tropical climate found here, the Mekong Delta gives the area unique landscapes, particularly charming characteristics, and a special floating lifestyle of the people. Pay a visit to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam and it’ll be a unique experience. Here are the must-visit attractions in the area.

#1: Cai Rang Floating Market

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Photo by Vietnam Typical Tours team
These markets are a great example of how they all once were.  Located only 6km from the main city of Can Tho, they have a larger population, and a lot more tourists, from which to support their business.  As such, they are the largest floating wholesale market in the region.  This area can get quite busy with tour boats. The market is open from as early as 03:00 a.m. but is at its liveliest at around 5:00 a.m. You can easily catch a boat from the Ninh Kieu Wharf. Take your time to observe what life is like for those that live here – how they conduct their business, how they eat, drink, sleep, and live life on boats.

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#2: Cai Be Fruit Orchard

Endowed with the fertility of alluvial soil from the Tien River, Cai Be Fruit Orchard in Mekong Delta has become a large provider of fruits for both domestic demand and export. Not only that, the awesome spectacle of lush tropical fruit orchard makes it one of the ideal travel spots for those who tend to plan a Mekong Delta tour. You can take a tour through the premises, pick ripe fruit off the trees and enjoy them right then and there.

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Photo by CIA World Factbook

#3: Vinh Trang Pagoda

The Vĩnh Tràng pagoda is one of the most well-known in the Delta and located approximately three kilometers from the center of Mỹ Tho city. The architecture is a melting pot of Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer and European styles, and the site features various Buddha statues, a beautiful ornate gate built by craftsmen from Hue, mosaic decorations made out of broken pottery, and intricately detailed woodwork inside. Visit around 10:00 a.m. and you will hear the sound of monks chanting peaceful Buddhist prayer verses.

#4: Tra Su Mangrove Forest

Located in the An Giang province of the Mekong Delta, this fascinating ecotourism site is a vibrant forested area that is dry most of the year. However, come end of year during the rainy season, the area turns into a flooded forest, making it ideal for a guided boat tour through the region.

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Photo by Bui Thuy Dao Nguyen

#5: Sam Mountain

Sam Mountain is near the city of Chau Doc, and climbing it is an adventure. Not only are the views scenic, composed of breathtaking rice fields, stilt villages and beautiful greenery, but you will also pass dozens of shrines, tombs and even a temple on the way to the top. Once you reach the summit you will find a small military outpost with a grand view featuring Cambodia on one side and Vietnam on the other.

#6: Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National Park of Dong Thap province is also called the kingdom of birds in Vietnam. The park spans over 7,500 hectares, and houses as many as 200 types of birds (many endangered and rare), and makes up a quarter of the bird population in Vietnam.

Wonderful food, fascinating fruit, awesome landscapes and, friendly and lovely people are the memories you will take home after your trip to the Mekong Delta. If you are still looking at the computer screen and reading these lines, don’t think, just open another tab and begin planning your trip to the Mekong Delta.

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