MEKONG DELTA: MUST-see EXPERIENCEs

1. Overview of Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is known as the largest delta, located in the southernmost region of Vietnam. This place is famous for its intricate river system, lush fruit gardens, bustling floating markets and unique river culture.
The Mekong Delta is an ideal destination for tourists who love to explore nature, as well as experience new local cultures.
  • Area: 40,557 square km (13 provinces)
  • Region: South of Vietnam
  • Weather: Dry Season (November – April)/ Rainy Season (May – November)
  • Things to do: Visit Floating Market, Cruise on the rivers, Enjoy Don Ca Tai Tu, Explore the “Fruit Kingdom”, Overnight in typical bungalows

2. Must-experience activities in the Mekong Delta

  • Visit the floating market

Floating markets are a typical feature of the the Mekong Delta culture. In addition to being a bustling shopping area, this location draws travelers due to its distinct beauty. When coming here, tourists can buy and savor regional dishes while taking a boat trip around the boats. Also, admire the bustling and colorful scene of the market, and discover the customs of the area
 
Cai Rang - the largest floating market in the Mekong Delta

Cai Rang Floating Market

Floating Market

Vibrant markets every morning

  • Cruise on the river

A river voyage through the Mekong Delta is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should not be missed. In addition to experiencing the typical culture of the Southwest region, visitors will get the chance to explore the unspoiled and lyrical natural beauty of the river area and learn about the modest way of life led by the locals.
 
Mekong Cruise

Mekong Cruise

Mekong Delta Cannal

Tourists explore the canals by dinghy

  • Enjoy Don Ca Tai Tu

Don Ca Tai Tu is a unique form of folk music art of the Southern region, recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013. Coming here, visitors You will have the opportunity to enjoy skillful amateur music performances and feel the distinctive cultural charm of this land.
 

Intangible cultural heritage Don Ca Tai Tu

  • Explore the “Fruit Kingdom”

The Mekong Delta is regarded as the nation’s largest fruit basket. This region’s complex river system and hot, humid tropical monsoon climate are perfect for the development of a wide variety of fruits.

Visitors to the Mekong Delta will get the chance to see thriving fruit gardens, savor the flavor of freshly picked fruit, and learn about the straightforward way of life of the locals.

Tropical fruit gardens in the Mekong Delta

Fruit Garden

Tropical Fruits

Tropical fruits

  • Overnight in typical Bungalows

Located along the banks of the romantic Mekong River, Mekong Bungalow offers visitors a peaceful relaxation space and close to nature. The bungalows are designed simply but sophisticatedly, using natural materials such as bamboo, wood, and coconut leaves, creating a warm and cozy feeling.
 
Looking for a peaceful place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Come to Mekong Bungalow, where you will be immersed in green nature and enjoy the fresh air.
 
Ty[ical bungalow in the Mekong Delta

Mekong Bungalow

Customers with local people in the Mekong Delta

Experience local life

3. Best time to visit Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta has a hot and humid tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons: the rainy season from May to November and the dry season from December to the end of April of the following year. In there:

  • December – April: Cool, pleasant climate, suitable for most sightseeing and exploring activities
  • May – November: The rainy season can cause inconvenience for some tourist activities (rain usually only occurs at certain times of the day). However, this is also the time when the Mekong Delta puts on a cool green coat, suitable for activities to visit fruit gardens, rice fields, floating markets, etc.

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