The Top 3 Destinations in Mekong Delta Flood Season
Can Tho, An Giang or Kien Giang are popular destinations when the water season reaches the West.
Floating season is a natural phenomenon of the Mekong Delta from late September to November. Many Western provinces attract tourists by the characteristics when the water returns. Here are the itineraries you can refer to.
1. Chau Doc – Tra Su, An Giang
The stops in An Giang is a typical sightseeing route because this area receives the most flood water in the West. You should set foot in Chau Doc first to conveniently move to places. This city is famous for many spiritual destinations as well as unique cultural features of the Khmer. When you first come here, you can visit the central market in the morning to eat fish noodles and rent a motorbike to Sam mountain, visit Ba Chua Xu Sam mountain, check-in infinity pool with rice field view.
Far from the center are Cham villages. There, the mosque is the ideal stop. Some houses in the village also make handmade sponge cakes with copper molds, using hot coal to cook cakes. If you go to Tan Chau, you can find those who preserve traditional weaving.
From Ho Chi Minh City to Chau Doc, you can ride a motorbike or car, but the bus sleeper is the most popular, costing about VND 200,000 per person one way. The distance is about 250 km.
Referring to An Giang, it is impossible not to mention the Tra Su cajuput forest which is a “hot” destination on Vietnam’s tourism map. Melaleuca forest is about 30 km from Chau Doc center. On the boat, you gradually go deep into the melaleuca forest. In the core area, you turn to sit and try to go deeper into the habitat of birds and storks. This is the most typical sights of the palm-leaf country.
In addition, Tinh Bien or Long Xuyen are also places you should not miss on the journey to discover An Giang in flood season.
2. Ben Tre – Can Tho
Ben Tre and Can Tho are located quite close to HCMC, so you can plan to explore this route in about 2-3 days. From Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre by motorbike or car is convenient but if you are afraid to drive long distances to Can Tho, you can use the bus.
Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre is about 80 km long. On the way, visitors can enjoy My Tho noodle soup or beef noodle soup in Chau Thanh. Coming to the land of coconut, the experiences should try to visit the honey farm or check-in the crocodile farm in Phung isle, visit the Dao Dua relic, sit on the wind and wind in Giong Trom river.
Can Tho is one of the most attractive destinations in the south. Despite the rapid economic development, Tay Do retains the typical cultural features of the river region. Do not forget to get up early to visit Cai Rang floating market, one of the special features of the people; Or enjoy the Western-style meals at Ninh Kieu wharf. Bang Lang stork garden, Binh Thuy ancient house, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, fruit garden … are some of the attractions you should visit.
3. Ha Tien – Rach Gia, Kien Giang
Ha Tien is located in Kien Giang province, about 350 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Travelers traveling by car will take about 7-8 hours. This place is famous for Mui Nai beach and the stories of the history of the Mac dynasty.
The weather in Ha Tien is fresh and cool, suitable for cruises and sightseeing seasons. Tombs of the Mac family, Da Dung mountain, Thach Dong and Hon Chong are attractions in Ha Tien. Ha Tien Night Market has just come into operation and is also a nightlife you can visit.
Rach Gia is a port city, an administrative, cultural and economic center of Kien Giang province. Come here, do not forget to check-in at Tam Quan gate, the city greeting gate with impressive architecture. During the day, visitors can visit Nguyen Trung Truc temple or stroll around the new urban area along Ton Duc Thang coastal road, watching the sunset fade away at the seaport on the 3/2 bridge.