Things to do in Mekong River

Mekong River, in the southern Vietnam, is a must-visit destination when you are in Vietnam. With beautiful landscape, stretching rice fields and lush orchards, the region offers many attractions and things to do. I’m sure these attracting things are worth your visit. Indochina travel services

Visiting float markets in Mekong river

Float markets are an unique feature, a highlight of the Mekong delta. There are many different float markets such as Cai Rang, Cai Be, Chau Doc and Long Xuyen. Most of them are open in early morning when people go there to buy fruits and vegetables. Items are harvested from local orchads so they are very fresh. Various kinds of fruits with different colors create a stunning picture of trading in river. For those who are bored with shopping in supermarket, I bet that these float markets would give you a totally different experience.

Floating market in Mekong river
Floating market in Mekong river -source: internet

Visiting floating houses and fish farms

Floating houses can be found in many countries in Asia. In many ways, they are all varied and very fascinating. In Mekong delta, I recommend you to visit these houses once to get to know daily life of local people as well as the Southern culture. There is a floating village in Chau Doc that you should visit. You can ask villagers to stay there and see them cultivate fresh fish and shrimps in wire baskets and nets right under their houses.

Mekong floating house Ben Tre
Mekong floating house Ben Tre -source : internet

River cruise on the Mekong River

A relaxing river cruise is the best choice if you want to get the colorful life in the Mekong delta. The classic and exclusive river cruise ships like Pandaw and Amalotus often run in 5 to 7 days, gliding on the main branches of the Mekong River, between Saigon and Phnom Penh. These ships mainly serve classic audience in a sophisticated ambience. If you want an individual tours, it is better to hire a smaller ships which offer tours between 2 and 5 days.

Mekong river cruise
Mekong river cruise -source: internet

Bicycle tours

To explore and enjoy the vastness of the Mekong delta, a bicycle tour is among the best choices. The area’s traffic is not crowded so you can easily biking on small roads along river arms and canals. Especially, travellers will enjoy the beautiful landscape in a relaxed and active way when coming across lush green fields and orchards. Besides, traveling by bicycles, you have many opportunities to talk to hospitable locals to understand more about their life in the Mekong river. Luxury mekong river cruise

Bicycle tours
Bicycle tours -source: internet

Listen to Don Ca Tai Tu (local folk song)

This is a kind of local musical art that flourished in the late 19th century in the Southern Vietnam and still remains as a traditional music. You can listen to Don Ca Tai Tu in many parts of Vietnam, but there is nowhere else better than in Mekong Delta. The music reflects the Mekong Delta people’s lifestyle and expresses their emotional feelings, as well as encourages them in hard days.

Performing Don Ca Tai Tu
Performing Don Ca Tai Tu -source: internet

With these activities and things to do I mentioned, I hope that you find it useful and select some of them for your trip. Wish you a nice trip and happy time in the Mekong River.

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