We reach the end of the series on Vietnam vacation ideas, as your Vietnam travel winds down to the southernmost tip of the country and you finally reach the bewitching Mekong Delta!
In the southernmost tip of Vietnam is where the Mekong River flows. The Mekong River is famous for more reasons than one. It flows through six countries and it is said to be the longest river in all of Southeast Asia. In terms of volume, it is the 10th largest in the world. And its world ranking among the longest rivers in the world stands at 12. And surrounding this mighty river is the Vietnam attractive place - Mekong Delta.
The Mekong Delta appeals to one and all and especially all you women who want to catch the best sights and experiences there are in Vietnam. The Mekong Delta offers some interesting experiences, amidst greenery, lush paddy fields, the many waterways, and canals. Always a pride of place among all beautiful places to visit in Vietnam.
And once you head to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam vacation ideas could include:
1. Go on a River Cruise
Take a river cruise in the waterways in the Mekong Delta. And you will be treating yourself to some special, incomparable, and unforgettable river cruise experience. And if the river cruise is an all-woman river cruise, then it becomes even more special and a treasured experience. As you glide along the water, crisscrossing the waterways, you pass through beautiful, lush landscapes, fields, and foliage, mangroves, the floating markets, the bustling locals and large green vistas of land that are a treat to the eyes and senses.
2. Be a part of the Floating Markets
A trip to Mekong Delta would be incomplete if you don’t make it to the many floating markets unique to this place. The best floating markets would be Phong Dien and Cai Rang in Can Tho. Just spending some quality time here, and catching the positive energy and enthusiasm of the people by itself is memorable and great Vietnam vacation ideas.
What makes Mekong Delta a Vietnam must visit? It's the rustic homes, the waterways all muddy, the hustle and bustle of people, the floating markets that are piled with fruits, veggies and more and most of all, the markets floating on water in an all-natural surroundings is what makes it an overwhelming experience by itself. You are surrounded by beautiful nature and you also get to see how local life is and you learn a lot by just observing. You can definitely go bargain shopping in the floating markets and early morning hours are the best time to do so.
3. Make a visit to the Cajaput Forests
If adventure is your Vietnam vacation idea, head to the Xeo Quyt Forest in the province of Dong Thap in the Mekong Delta area. It is filled with Cajaput trees and a host of birds and thick foliage. The green cover reflects in the waters too, and as you go silently in small canoes or boats, the quietness and peace makes it a very warm and relaxing experience.
4. Indulge the Foodie in you!
A visit to the beautiful Mekong Delta is not complete without tasting the interesting local foods. But, you need to feel a little adventurous and the options made available are more for non-veggies than veggies! So, try a bun mam that is typically made of fish and shrimps, or another fish delicacy, the loc nuong, and yes there’s the bahn cong too, a shrimp and meat filled, Vietnamese cake.
by Holxo Travel Specialist
by Holxo Travel Specialist
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