Travel Guide

Things to do in Mekong Delta – Explore its landscapes and specialties


Vietnam Mekong Delta is one of the top attractions in Vietnam. A large number of tourists visit this place every year to have amazing experiences with many interesting things to do in Mekong Delta.

Where to go in Mekong Delta

Can Tho

Can Tho is one of the four key economic zones of Vietnam that is highly invested. Thanks to the propitious economy, culture, and ecotourism, Can Tho is coated with the impressive appeal. Also admirably called a green destination, this place is the major draw for tourists. People coming here can enjoy the complex system of rivers, canals, the big shades of coconut trees, the lush fruit orchards, and the modern buildings in harmony.

A part of Can Tho

A part of Can Tho (Source: Internet)

Mekong Delta River Cruises to Can Tho is impeccable and relaxing. Some highlights of Can Tho include Lang Stock Sanctuary, Binh Thuy Temple, but one wonderful feature from Can Tho is to cruise on the river to experience the special way the locals trade their products in the unique floating markets such as Cai Rang and Phong Dien.

Ben Tre

With the picturesque beauty, Ben Tre has long been famous as a land of coconut whose greenness is ever. The coconut trees are considered as the symbol of the land for decades, which are planted in almost every corner, making the green landscape.

Together with agriculture and the coconut brings the regular income to the local people. This is also a good place to arrange boat trips in the area since the majority of its area is water, and also, you can relish the rustic atmosphere along the light wind on the river. Additionally, don’t miss to try a coconut candy – a unique sweet specialty of this amazing destination.

Ca Mau

Ca Mau is the southernmost point of Vietnam. With the wide busy streets, parks, and shops, it has been developing rapidly in recent years. Traveling to here you can visit mangrove forests and evergreen cajuput forests where tourists will admire the fresh atmosphere, and indulge in the pure surroundings.

Cape in Ca Mau

Cape Ca Mau (Source: Internet)

Also, you can enjoy different kinds of fish dishes. Silver Stone Island is one of the most famous spots in Ca Mau that you should visit. It is gorgeous with stones of various shapes. Undoubtedly, it will be the best place to take photos.

What to eat

Bun Ca Chau Doc

Bun Ca Chau Doc

Bun ca Chau Doc (Source: Internet)

Bun Ca is a well-known dish in Mekong Delta, especially in Chau Doc. This noodle soup is a mixture of thin noodles, green herbs, snakehead fish caught from the Mekong River and soup cooked using fish bones. With the unique taste, this is a dish that travelers should try when having a chance to visit Mekong Delta.

Hu tieu My Tho

Hu tieu My Tho is a type of dish that is very famous for Vietnamese in general and the Mekong Delta people in particular. This specialty has a sweet and distinctive flavor with the big, slightly crunchy and chewy noodles. The bowl of hu tieu My Tho is really like a painting which full of attractive colors such as red shrimp, green celery, chrysanthemum, and red peppers. In addition, a very important spice creating the unique aroma of the dish is the minced garlic.

Banh bo thot not

Banh bo thot not is known as one of the popular sweets in Chau Doc, An Giang. It is actually must-eat specialty when you are thinking about the cuisine here. Thot not is a typical tree in An Giang used to get sugar. The locals use it to make this special cake — Banh bo thot not. The taste of the cake is lightly sweet and easy to enjoy; therefore, it is indeed preferred by lots of foreign tourist to this region. It is easy to find where to buy it. Wandering around the streets or in the market, you are able to find small food stalls selling this tasty cake.

When to visit

From December to May is the best time to travel to Vietnam‘s famous water area. They are dry months with the clear blue sky and calm water.

During the months of June and September, the weather will be getting hot and humid; however, this is the time when the local tropical fruits are ready for harvest and visiting the orchards and fruit farms is a very enjoyable pastime.

In October and November, occasional flooding is expected, especially in remote areas around Dong Thap and Tra Vinh, so always consult weather forecasts if you have a. trip here these months.

Mekong Delta plays an important role in the tourism development in Vietnam for its attractive landscapes, various culture, and unique specialties. It is truly one of the top must-see destinations in Vietnam.


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