The nickname for Mekong Delta is ‘the rice basket of Vietnam’, for the rich and lush area is covered with rice fields and fish farms that yield sizable surplus to feed the country.
Traveling Mekong Delta is a must-do for every first-time visitors to Vietnam. Mekong Delta attractions feature the region’s diversity that makes it so memorable: friendly inhabitants working on the life-sustaining river, green rice paddies shine under the sun, kids riding on the backs of buffalo or cycling through country lanes, vendors grinning behind stacks of fruit packed on their sampas, Khmer monks walking contemplatively in the shadow of pagodas, etc,.
Wan to know what do in Mekong Delta? Spend a day or two in Can Tho, the region’s biggest settlement, where you can enjoy a perfect boat trip on the delta's maze of channels. Laid-back lifestyle can be observed along the waterways, bounteous fruit orchards are just a skip away. Visit My Tho fish market and four islands, have a cup of honey tea as refreshment at Mr. Muoi Hai’s House. The next morning, venture out to explore the Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the highlights of your Mekong Delta trip. Everywhere you crisscrossed is a watery landscape of green fields and lively villages fed by the mighty river.
The Lunar New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival are the high times of life in the area. If you want to see the fusions of blessing and happiness, book your trip by that period. The following itinerary has it all!