Always covered with enormous green rice paddy fields and lush mangos, pineapples, oranges and coconuts gardens, Mekong Delta area is the biggest rice basket in Vietnam. It is also the only area in Vietnam where because of low-lying, soft soil condition and complicated system of rivers and canals, locals use sampans and riverboats as the major means of transportation. Indochina holidays Vietnam
Moreover, Mekong river is regarded as an important part in the daily life of local people here. What create an attractive landscape and unique culture here is the combination between locals and this river. Join in the Mekong delta tours and you will have a chance to explore spectacular landscapes and know more about peaceful daily life of indigenous people. If you are looking for a place where you can relax your mind after whole tired week working, Mekong Delta region is also a perfect choice.
Joining in amazing Mekong delta tours, you will have a great chance to visit two most famous floating markets in Mekong delta area: Cai Be and Cai Rang floating markets by motor boat. In addition, you can directly experience the daily activities of local people by taking part in many interesting activities in noodle factory, coconut candy factory, bee farm as well as sample unique local foods and tropical fruits or leisurely enjoying traditional folk music show performed by locals in Southern Vietnam. Or simply, experiencing the fresh air and picturesque landscape along the canals while being on board of cruises or hand-rowed sampans that you cannot find elsewhere. Mekong river cruise
If you are on a tight schedule, a day tour to My Tho is a good idea. After the scenic journey along the National Highway, lined with green rice fields, you will reach this area. Upon your arrival, you will take a leisurely boat trip around the four magnificent islands called as Unicorn, Phoenix, Dragon and Tortoise islands. You can also get a special rowing boat ride in the large shadows of the very high water-coconut palms along the small canals of Ben Tre Province. Here, you can pay a visit to the picturesque tropical fruit gardens and taste the freshly picked fruit at the invitation of hospitable local farmers. Or have free time knowing more about the daily lives of the farmers, enjoy their traditional folk music performances as well as observe them gather together for traditional birth and death ceremonies, or exultant weddings parties in the villages.
Mekong trip gives you a great opportunity to experience the old-world river life of the Mekong, and enjoy a lesser-popular glimpse into Vietnam’s countryside as it acts along a slow speed, as it has been for centuries. A riverside market, Cao Dai Temple and a pagoda together with impressive farmlands and local pottery workshops are key cultural stops in Ben Tre.
Always covered with enormous green rice paddy fields and lush mangos, pineapples, oranges and coconuts gardens, Mekong Delta area is the biggest rice basket in Vietnam. It is also the only area in Vietnam where because of low-lying, soft soil condition and complicated system of rivers and canals, locals use sampans and riverboats as the major means of transportation. It is highly recommended to join in Mekong trip and take home your own interesting collection of unforgettable memories and beautiful photographs of the picturesque peaceful village life and idyllic river scenery.
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