Mekong Delta Tourist Attractions – Mekong Delta region is located in southern most of Vietnam, shares it’s border with Cambodia, Pacific ocean and Gulf of Thailand. Mekong Delta comprises 12 provinces are An Giang, Bạc Liêu, Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Long An, Soc Trang, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh, Vĩnh Long and one big city is Can Tho. Floating markets, huge system of cannels, vast rice fields, fresh fruit gardens are among the first things refer to Mekong delta tour.
Here is list of Mekong delta tourist attractions recommend by Hanoi Tours Expert. The list will be good tip for planning a trip to Mekong delta.
You can easily get to Mekong delta by different means of transport such as airplane, bus or motorbike from Ho Chi Minh city. Can Tho is the biggest city in Mekong delta and is about 200km from Ho Chi Minh, you can also take a short flight from Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho.
Mekong delta offers warm weather all year round, so you can visit Mekong delta whenever you want. Each season has it’s own beauty to discover.
Summer: From June, July, and August. Summer time is the season of fruits. Fertile land of Mekong delta has created many different type of orchards. If you are big fan of fresh fruits you should visit Mekong delta in this time to enjoy them with right at the garden with very cheap price.
Floating season: From September to November is the floating season. Visit Mekong delta in this time of the year you will see water everywhere, from river, cannels or even rice fields. You will have a great experience and enjoy a lot of attractive specialty from water.
Time before Lunar new year: From December to January when all kind of flowers are in blossom. You will visit many famous flower villages such as Sa Dec, Tan Quy Dong, Vi Thanh. Etc.
The Mekong Delta is fertile land created by the alluvial of the Mekong. Mekong delta has a more than 54,000 km long of water system that help to feature a typical culture with floating markets which are is not found anywhere in Vietnam. Floating markets are associated with local people since the land reclamation, floating market is a place to live, trade and exchange goods and is a distinct tourist attraction in the region of Mekong delta.
Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho
It takes about 30 minutes by motorboat from Ninh Kieu wharf to the Cai Rang floating market on the Hau river. Time of operation of the floating market from 5 to 9 am, mainly specializing in trading agricultural products, fruits, goods, food …. This is a very special culture in the Mekong Delta, attracting a lot of foreign visitors to visit.
Cai Be Floating Market, Tien Giang
Cai Be floating market is located in Cai Be Town, Cai Be District, Tien Giang Province, in the Tien Giang River, between Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre provinces. This is one of the largest wholesale markets in the Mekong delta, not only fruits but also fabric, household items, seafood, food and drinks, …
Orchard is one of the typical tourism products in Tien Giang. Located about 70 km from Saigon, Cai Be orchard is located along the northern bank of the Tien River, in Cai Be district. Cai Be is not only the largest fruit area in the Mekong Delta, but also a attraction for many visitors thanks to the famous fruits such as mango, grapefruit, guava, apple, mandarin, jackfruit, plum …
Cai Mon orchard – Cai Mon orchard belongs to Vinh Thanh Commune, Cho Lach District, Ben Tre Province. It is one of the second largest fruit growing regions in the South and is recognized by the Vietnam Book of Records as the largest producer of fruit trees in the country. Cai Mon orchards are nested between two rivers are Co Chien river and Ham Luong river so that climate is pleasant and trees are lush green year round. Durian is one of the most famous fruits in Cai Mon.
Fruit orchards in Vinh Long – Vinh Long has long been famous for its fruit orchards. Visitors can visit Vinh Long’s orchards in the harvesting rambutan from May to July.
My Khanh orchard, Can Tho – From Can Tho city, you follow the National Highway 1 towards Soc Trang and make a turn at Cai Rang Bridge to reach My Khanh orchard which is about 6 km away. My Khanh is one of the most famous orchards in Mekong delta.
Tan Lap Floating Village – also named as Tan Lao Melaleuca forest, located in Moc Hoa district, Long An province, about 100 km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, the road is quite easy. You should visit Tan Lap in October and November to be able to admire the lotus blooming.
Tra Su mangrove forest, An Giang – Located about 30 km from Chau Doc city, is considered the most typical and unique natural habitat conservation zone of the wetland ecosystem in the Mekong delta. Melaleuca forests are most beautiful in floating season (from September to November).
Here is our suggestions for Mekong delta tourist attractions. Try to put them into your itinerary. Please contact us if you need any further assistance for your trip to Mekong Delta, Vietnam.