Vietnam: The Mekong Delta Became a New Magnet for Tourists in Vietnam

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If you travel to the Mekong Delta you have the possibility to see a lot, because there are so many tourist attractions. The most famous attractions are the floating markets in Cai Be and Cai Rang (close to Can Tho) and the floating villages near Long Xuyen and Chau Doc. When you visit the floating villages you can see something quite curious: fish farms under floating houses. Other tourist attractions are Khmer pagodas, Khmer settlements and Khmer relics, which you can visit on your way to Cambodia.

There is no better way to explore the Mekong Delta and to learn something about the local daily life, as on board a river cruiser. You will have an absolutely impressive view from the river, where you can see traditional wooden freight ships, shipyards and of course the magnificent landscape along the river. You have the option to travel through the Delta by car as well, but you will never see as much as on board a river cruiser.

A real insider tip is Sa Dec, which is a charming colonial town. Until now there are not many tourists travelling to this little village, although it has a lot to offer: a busy and authentic market at the river and a lot of architecture from the colonial period. Besides you can find the original settings from the autobiagraphic novel "The Lover" from Marguerite Duras, which is a real highlight of Sa Dec. The village is also famous for its flower gardens. Even in colonial times Sa Dec was known as the "Garden of Cochinchina". The Mekong Delta offers besides its colorful cultural landscape with lush orchards and paddy fields a lot for nature lovers. There are many national parks like e.g. the bird sanctuary Bang Lang or the Cajeput forest.

Most tourists choose a one-day trip through the Mekong Delta and travel from Saigon to Ben Tre. During such a day trip you won't have the chance to see much of the river, that's why a two or three day trip is a better option. The perfect way to travel in the Mekong Delta is a cruise vessel, because there aren't that many high standard hotels. You can choose between many different cruise vessels. In addition to various suppliers for traditional curises, there are also providers for tours that last several days (two to six days) in small comfortable boats, which allow individual travel arrangements.

The Mekong Delta has a perfect geographical position to continue your travels northwards to Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat / Siem Reap) or to travel to the holiday island Phu Quoc. There are daily flights from Can Tho to Phu Quoc. Another option is to go by ferry from Rach Gia, but this will take you several time longer. Phnom Penh can be easily reached from Chau Doc by speed-boat.

The Mekong Eyes offer a private atmosphere for four people with various combination possibilities, perfect for everybody who would like to cruise the Mekong in style. Visit for Mekong Delta River Cruise.

 

The Mekong Eyes offer a private atmosphere for four people with various combination possibilities, perfect for everybody who would like to cruise the Mekong in style.
Visit for Mekong Delta River Cruise.

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