5 things-to-do with Mekong Delta tours
Below are 5 interesting things to do in Mekong Delta Vietnam.
1. Cai Rang floating market (Can Tho Province)
You cannot miss Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho Province, and the chance to buy things while rowing on a boat up and down the river - Photo: Internet
Joining Mekong Delta tours, you definitely must visit some floating markets, which has been considered a specific feature of the Mekong Delta culture. One of the most well-known floating markets is Cai Rang in Can Tho, Vietnam.
Cai Rang floating market starts at 5am, but you should visit this one at about 7am to 8am because this is the best and the most ideal period when the market is the most crowded.
Then you would witness the scene of hundreds of boats floating up and down the river, each carries its own agricultural products - mostly tropical fruits, foods or daily essential items, etc. And if there’s one thing tourists should know about people’s lives around this area, it is that the boats are also their homes.
You can take your time savouring such delicious and varied flavors of fruits, coffee while watching the trading scenes at Cai Rang floating market in the middle of the vast river.
2. Boat Rowing in Tra Su cajuput forest (An Giang Province)
There are palm-leaf conical hats equipped on the boats, which are very suitable accessories for the tourists’ photo-takings, as well as useful “helmets” to defend the tourists from the birds’ droppings - Photo: Internet
Tra Su cajuput forest in An Giang is covered with a lush green of duckweeds floating on the river. And it is home to more than a hundred insects, plants and animals.
Visiting Tra Su, tourists often find lots of love and interest in the activity of boat rowing through the damp and cool air of this indigo forest. The charge on each tourist for a 2-hour boat rowing trip is about 50,000 - 60,000 VND (2.29 USD - 2,75 USD).
While floating on the boat through the forest, tourists can wear palm-leaf conical hats which are equipped on every boat. These hats are very suitable accessories for your photo-takings, as well as “helmets” which are always ready to defend you from the sudden “attacks” of birds’ droppings.
If you explore Tra Su cajuput forest at the sunset or sunrise, you can have the chance to witness the spectacular and magical sceneries of bird flocks flying back to their nests.
3. Floating village in Chau Doc (An Giang Province)
Each boat in Bassa floating village (Chau Doc, An Giang Province) is also a home to a family - Photo: Internet
Bassa is a floating village in Chau Doc, An Giang, and it has become an interesting tourism destination with such unique cultural features portraying the life style of people in this delta region.
The residents in this village originally live on fishing, then the need of services arise as modern life styles reach this remote area so they decided to start developing their village by opening shops of essential items, gas, petroleum, etc.
Certainly, tourists will visit this floating village on boats. You will have the chance not only to know more about the exciting life here, but also to experience the fishing with live bait and to wait for the result in the fresh and cool breezes.
4. Visiting the house of Bac Lieu Dude (Bac Lieu Province)
At the house of Bac Lieu Dude (Bac Lieu Province), the guides will tell you a lot of stories about his one-time fame of wealth and luxurious life-style - Photo: Internet
The house of Bac Lieu Dude is located at 13 Dien Bien Phu Street, Ward 3, right next to the bank of Bac Lieu River.
One day at this historical house will not disappoint your travel in Vietnam.
The house is French-style designed and constructed and it used to belong to the wealthiest family in Bac Lieu at the early 20thcentury. After many times of restoration, the house still remains its original antique features. It is also considered a “museum” about Bac Lieu Dude with many and many objects exhibited for tourists to know about the luxurious life of such a famous character of the wealthiest family of the region in the past.
Visiting the house, the guides will tell you stories about the noble and prosperous life of Mr. Tran Trinh Huy (or Ba Huy) who earned the folk-title of Bac Lieu Dude.
5. Visiting Ben Tre, the legendary coconut land in Vietnam (Ben Tre Province)
Ben Tre Province is considered the coconut land of Vietnam - Photo: Internet
Ben Tre (Vietnam) is called the green island of Mekong Delta Vietnam. It is also the coconut land in Vietnam.
Upon the arrival in Ben Tre, you can see a lot of local products, such as food, beverages, souvenirs, arts and handicrafts, etc. - all are made from coconut. The activity of travel on the vast river in Ben Tre is another chance of yours to contemplate another kind of beauty of pure streams of river inMekong Delta Vietnam.
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