Mekong Delta has been famous for a place of many interesting travel activities. However, if you have not experienced the 5 special things below when visiting Mekong River, your trip would have not been actually completed. Let’s discover Mekong delta peaceful life.
1. Sleeping on boat on Mekong River
Mekong River is one of the largest river on the world. It origins from China, flows through Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and ends up at the East Sea in Vietnam. Traveling by boat on Mekong River will give you a very pleasant experience of taking a view on modern cities and peaceful floating villages.
At the transitional time between day and night, the Mekong’s river-bed is overwhelmed by splendid red clouds. So, viewing the sunset on Mekong River will be a wonderful experience.
Thanks to the complicated canals and waterway system of Mekong River, the canoes and junks are main transporting means for local people here. Therefore, the goods exchange or life activities are also taken place on the river as well. Because all trading activities are happened mostly on every canal and stream in the western region of Mekong, so we call such crowed place as floating market.
You can discover and find out the crowed and rushed scenes on the floating market with all kinds of tasty goods hung up on long thin stakes in front of the junks. Besides, you can also take part in the buying and selling activities for all kinds of fresh and delicious fruits from the fruit gardens of Mekong River.
3. Boating toward the orchards of Mekong region.
Perhaps the most familiar image when referring to the fruit garden is the scene of small canoes and junks drifting along the river below the deep green tree rows. You should not miss this activity. Let’s travel along the river on a small boat, watching normal life of local people here. You will see them traveling on small wooden boats from this riverside to the other side while in another section, you will see the children are swimming in the middle of the river-bed. Discover the Mekong region by boat is certainly the most wonderful activity.
Coming to the Mekong Delta, you will have chances to do sight-seeing and do your own specialties and traditional foods of the local region such as: girdle cakes, coconut candy, green rice flakes, etc… and enjoy the honey tea.
Those traditional villages in Mekong Delta are always reflected the river-culture features with foods and goods that once you eat them, you will never forget their flavors.
5. Experience the cycling tour around the village.
You can also try cycling around the villages on the island, visiting fruit gardens like longan, mango, rambutan, plum, guarva, etc. viewing ancient ornamental gardens, cycling around small lanes by the bicycles. Otherwise, you can rest at the private house of the villagers on hammocks hung near the fruit gardens.
The villages with small paths hidden under the tree rows will bring you the comfortable feeling and fresh air. Besides, the Mekong Delta is also called as “the granary of Vietnam”, therefore, you can cycle through endless immense rice fields with white stork herds flying above, viewing such a peaceful Vietnam’s village’s beauty.