10 places not to be missed in the Mekong delta - Travel blog

10 places not to be missed in the Mekong delta

10 places not to be missed in the Mekong delta

Get rid of all the urban headaches, pick up your bags and and take a trip to the Mekong delta region,you will have a truly relaxing time.

Farm of wind fans in Bac Lieu
As a province located in the Mekong Delta region, however Bac Lieu is a less-visited destination, many people know about Bac Lieu mainly because of the legend regarding the house of "Cong Tu Bac Lieu", but with the fact that Bac Lieu has the largest fan farm in Vietnam also makes you think about a trip here as soon as possible.

From Bac Lieu town along Cao Van Lau road to the sea, in the area of Bien Dong A hamlet, Vinh Trach Dong commune is a wind power plant. The distance from the city center to the factory is about 20 km, but from a dozen kilometers away, you can see the turbines with rotor blades rotating like giant vane against the sky.This is a favorite photography spot for many young people coming to Bac Lieu.
Tra Su cajuput forest in An Giang
Tra Su cajuput forest, An Giang
Tra Su cajuput forest in Tinh Bien district, an area of about 850 ha with rich ecosystems, is a symbol of the beauty of An Giang province in floating season, paddling in the middle of the green carpet, winding through the corners of the Melaleuca forest, listening to the birds playing on the canopy is an unforgettable experience.

Arriving in the Tra Su forest, you can contact the guards to buy entrance fees, price 75,000 VND / person. Motorboat will take you deep into the forest then you will be able to take a smaller boat to visit, takes plenty of photos. According to the guides, you can come to Tra Su every day of the year, but the most beautiful is in the flooding season from September to November.

Tram Chim National Park, Dong Thap
Tram Chim National Park is located in Tam Nong district, Dong Thap province, has been a conservation area since 1994. This is the largest wetland area of Dong Thap Muoi area, recognized as the 4th biosphere reserve (ramsar) of Vietnam and the 2,000th of the world with over 232 species of birds with a variety of rare and precious species such as peacocks, giang sen, Dien Dien, storks�especially the red-headed crane whish is in the world red list of endangered species (see more private tours to Vietnam).

Every year in flooding season, Tram Chim wears a colorful new shirt with colorful dances of nature. Instead of starting at dawn as the majority of visitors, you can start your exploration in the afternoon to enjoy the wonderful scenery.

Dong Tam snake farm, Tien Giang
Dong Tam Snake Farm, also known as pharmaceutical factory of Military Region 9, is located on the banks of Tien River, with an area of about 30 hectares, with green and airy space. This is one of the largest snake farms in Vietnam with more than 400 species and is considered as the first snake museum in Vietnam, attracting many domestic and foreign tourists to visit, learn and research.

Coming to Dong Tam snake farm, you can witness from the un-poisonous to the extremely poisonous snakes. Snakes in Dong Tam are free to move around in 3 areas suitable to the nature of each species: a lake-style farming area, a venomous snake breeding area and a python breeding area.

Cai Rang floating market, Can Tho
Referring to Can Tho everyone must know the Cai Rang floating market. This is almost a must-go place when traveling to Can Tho. Floating market is a cultural characteristic of the Mekong river people that you can hardly find in other regions. Especially Cai Rang floating market is one of the five largest floating markets in the Mekong Delta.

You should go in the early morning because this is the time when the market is most exciting and crowded. All activities of shopping or eating are happening on the river, you will definitely have interesting experiences here.
House of Bac Lieu Dude
The House of Bac Lieu Dude
Located at 13 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 3, Bac Lieu town. With French-style design and materials imported from France, this is considered the most magnificent house in the Southern region of the early 20th century. Tourists come here in addition to visiting, learning about architecture, artifacts in the history, visitors also have the opportunity to hear about the "playboy" life of the richest son in the South at that time. This is a destination that any visitor to Bac Lieu wants to visit.
Xeo Quyt ecological area in Dong Thap
Xeo Quyt ecological area, Dong Thap
Located about 30km from the center of Cao Lanh city, in the areas of My Long and My Hiep communes, the historical area combining Xeo Quyt ecological area will give visitors a feeling of being lost in the primeval forest with stunning scenery, Vietnam excursions.

With an area of about 50ha, including 20ha of Melaleuca forest, the rest is a system of mangrove trees, vines�Xeo Quyt has a beautiful natural landscape with a cool green color. Visiting Xeo Quyt, visitors have two modes of transport. If you like to wander under the forest canopy, you can walk in the unique path in the area, about 1.5 km long. If not, you can experience the feeling of the Mekong canals, by sitting on a sampan boat, slowly weaving along the small creeks to explore the whole area.

Visitors usually go through the An Huu junction in Cai Be district (Tien Giang) to Long Hiep bridge, from there take the boat to Xeo Quyt, or you can take the road from Highway 1 and turn to Highway 30, go straight to Xeo Quyt.
Bat Pagoda in Soc Trang
Bat Pagoda, Soc Trang
Bat Pagoda is located at 73B Le Hong Phong Street, Ward 3, Soc Trang town and is one of the most famous pagodas in Soc Trang, with breathtaking architecture, fresh scenery and strangely thousands the bat hangs on a tree during the day in the garden of the temple. Road to Doi Pagoda is beautiful and romantic, there is also a car rental service to visit. Visitors to the pagoda, in addition to the purpose of spiritual tourism, you can also see very big bats.

Pirate Islands, Kien Giang
Pirate Island in Kien Giang is considered a strange destination right from the name. In fact, this is the name of an archipelago of 16 islands, the largest of which is Hon Tre Island (Hon Doc), located in Tien Hai commune, Ha Tien district. It is located nearly 28 km from Ha Tien coast and 40 km from Phu Quoc island. Most of the island area is covered with forest trees, where salt water is bounded by isolated and wild stone rapids. In addition to learning and listening to the local people telling stories about the origin and the name of Pirate Islands, you will have the opportunity to experience the natural landscape with pristine beauty, cool and fresh air.

Ca Mau cape
Ca Mau cape is located in Mui village, Dat Mui commune, Ngoc Hien district, more than 100 km from Ca Mau town. This is a land protruding from the East Sea in the South Pole of the Vietnam country, this position has extremely sacred significance to local people. Not too beautiful, not too captivating by the poetic or majestic but Dat Mui still fascinates visitors by the simplicity and this place also marks an important milestone - the last point of land of the country .

Because sea level, the "cape of Ca Mau" is really difficult to figure out, so the position of the ship-shaped coordinates is considered a sacred destination. Vietnamese people often talk about their country when they use the phrase "Vietnamese country stretches from Ai Nam Quan to Mui Ca Mau". Therefore, in the minds of Vietnamese people, along with Nam Quan frontier gate, the cape of Ca Mau is a sacred place, remote but very close.

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