Mekong Delta tour is to discover the world of river and water areas and many interesting things that you might not expect to by cruising and paddling on a boat. Nine Dragon river delta or Western Region, Western garden or simply the Mien Tay are familiar names that refers to Mekong Delta.
Sai Gon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho Tours
In order to set your foot on the Western Region with Mekong River, visitors should choose the most convinient starting point is Ho Chi Minh City (also called Saigon by locals). From the Mien Tay bus station of Saigon, it takes about 3 hours by bus to first stop in Cai Be. Cai Be is a district located in western Tien Giang province, where there the most famous floating market. Cai Be floating market is the gateway to go to the city of Vinh Long and the entire area of Nine Dragon river delta which also known as the Mekong Delta.
Floating Markets are typical cultures in the Mekong Delta only, formed and orgainized similar to the normal markets, sell of necessities, everyday materials. However, there is a new and unique feature here is that the market is floated on water. Along the Cai Be floating market in Tien Giang, there is a famous Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho, where is known as a place of “white rice and clean air”. Cai Rang floating market is situated 4-5km Ninh Kieu Wharf. There are also Tra On floating market in Tra Vinh, Long Xuyen floating market in An Giang, Nga Nam floating market in Soc Trang, and Nga Bay floating market in Hau Giang should be also the names for tourists’ Mekong Delta tour.
Freely eating in Western gardens
With its year-round tropical climate, high level rainfall, so the vegetation in the provinces of Mekong Delta is quite diverse and abundant. It has been dubbed the “fruit heaven” with all kinds of tropical fruits to eat famously such as breast milk, dragon fruit, rambutan, longan, boong boong frut (Lansium domesticum),etc.
After enjoying Mekong Delta fruit garderns, tourists should try to taste the specialties of the West Rigion here. Typically, farming fish, river fish, lagoon fish immediately being caught and grilled during the trip. Among western delicacies, there are not only ca linh –henicorhynchus, a braised fish with pepper or with bong dien dien – sesbania sesban are incomparable delicacies but also snakehead fish grilled with delicious and chewy Trui, bamboo grilled fish, ca keo – pseudapocryptes elongatus pot, etc that you should try once.
Other relaxing activities in Mekong Delta Tour
In addition to visiting the floating markets and enjoying all kinds of interesting specialties of the Southwest, tourists can diversify their fun trip by sighseeing historical sites as well as trying horse race and dog race in My Khanh tourist area (Can Tho), passing O Thuoc bridge, fishing crocodile, listerning to traditional music in Con Phung tourist area (Ben Tre), etc. With numerous canals, ” paddle ” and “boat or canoe” are seem to be the main means of transport in this South West land.
Mekong Delta tour – an attractive destination
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