Top things to do in Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta (Nine Dragon river delta) is the region in southwestern Vietnam. Currently, the West of Vietnam is known as the image of the deep blue river, an open space, pure water, green trees, and luxuriant fruit gardens. Away from the noisy and bustling city, down to the South to enjoy fresh air, tourist will find the soothing and refreshing…


01Floating market

Floating marketThe floating markets belong to the highlights of the Mekong delta. These markets are central markets in the delta, where people can buy fruit and vegetables from local production.
The goods are sold directly from the boats – the owners hang the available products on long poles, so that people can see what’s on offer from far away. Small sampans serve as mobile cafés, where you can buy soft drinks, an iced coffee or a strong noodle soup for breakfast…
To visit the floating market, you should stay in the Mekong Delta area, wake up early and take one of the boats first hour in the morning.
Top 5 floating markets in Mekong Delta: Cai Rang (Can Tho) – Cai Be (Tien Giang) – Tra On (Vinh Long) – Nga Nam (Soc Trang) – Nga Bay Phung Hiep (Hau Giang)
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02Cai Mon Orchard Village

Cai Mon Orchard VillageLocated on the bank of the Tien River, Vinh Thanh Commune, Cho Lach District, Ben Tre Province, Cai Mon Orchard Village is not only considered as the kingdom of bonsai but also known as the cradle of fruit crops in Southern Vietnam where you can enjoy tropical fruits in any season of year.
In the name of Cai Mon, “Cai” means a big canal while “Mon” is is referred to Mum which means honey in Khmer. Explaining the origin of this name, locals say that once upon a time, the two banks of the canal in Cai Mon used to have a lot of honey as this region is a land off lush fruits, flowers are blooming all year round…
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03Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National ParkTram Chim National Park is a national park in the reed fıelds Dong Thap Muoi, Tam Nong District, Đong Thap Province of Vietnam. This national park was created to protect several rare birds, especially the sarus crane (Grus antigone), a species listed in the IUCN Red List.
The vegetation of Tram Chim National Park comprises a mixture of seasonally inundated grassland, regenerating Melaleuca forest and open swamp. Melaleuca is distributed throughout the national park, both in plantations and in scattered patches in areas of grassland or open swamp…
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04Ba Chua Xu Temple

Ba Chua Xu TempleA visit to Ba Chua Xu Temple might be interesting for those who want to discover Vietnam religionism, another hidden beauty of Vietnam. It is located on Sam Mountain, Vinh Te Commune, Chau Doc, An Giang.
Ba Chua Xu or Chua Xu Thanh Mau (Holy Mother of the Realm) is a prosperity goddess of southern Vietnam’s Thanism. She is a tutelary of business, health, and a protector of the Vietnamese border…
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05Phuoc Dien Pagoda

Phuoc Dien PagodaOne of the highlights of the tour to Chau Doc – An Giang is climbing over 400 stairs to Phuoc Dien Pagoda which is also Hang Pagoda (Cave Pagoda) on Sam Mountain.
The lower part of the pagoda includes monks’ quarters and two hexagonal tombs in which the founder of the pagoda, a female tailor named Le Thi Tho, and a former head monk, Thich Hue Thien, are buried. The upper section has two parts: the main sanctuary, and an astounding complex of caverns and grottoes…
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06Tra Su Indigo Forest

Tra Su Indigo ForestTra Su Indigo Forest is located at Van Giao Commune, Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province, Tra Su is a typical flooded forest in the Southern region. With an area of 845 ha, Tra Su is the home to about 140 plant species, 11 mammal species and 23 fish species, including rare species which have a great value in science.
Go to Tinh Bien district, An Giang province, about 100 km from Long Xuyen town. You will see a red soil road leading to the Tra Su indigo forest. Along the road are immense rice fields and tall palm trees…
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07Quan Dao Hai Tac – Pirate Archipelago

Quan Dao Hai TacHai Tac, literally translated as “Pirate” archipelago, 30 km from Ha Tien township, is a new tourist attraction in Kien Giang province. The pristine natural landscapes of this place are amazingly beautiful.
Hai Tac archipelago comprises 16 islands. These islands have been called the Pirate Islands from a long time ago, because they have been related to many myths and legends about the pirates that existed in the 19th century, when Vietnam was in chaos…
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08Ba Lua archipelago

Ba Lua archipelagoBa Lua archipelago (quần đảo Bà Lụa) is an archipelago locating in the gulf of Thailand. It constitutes sơn hải commune of Kien Luong district, Kiên Giang province, Vietnam. The archipelago is known as “Little Ha Long Bay of the south”.
According to the remaining traces, Ba Lua Archipelago was the last fragment of Ta Lon Mountain Range and created during the movement of the earth crust hundreds of millions of years ago. Spreading over an area of ​​about 70km², Ba Lua Archipelago consists of more than 40 islands and islets…
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09Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc IslandPhu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, this natural and untouched wonder covers a total area of about 580 km2. A part of Kien Giang province, the district of Phu Quoc includes the island itself and 105 wonderful islets of all sizes.
The island has a roughly triangular shape with a north-south length of 50km and a west-east width of 25 km. A great part of the terrain is filled with beautiful sandy beaches, but there is a mountainous region with 99 peaks, among which the Peak of Chua Mountain is the tallest one at 603 meters…
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