Visit the floating village in the middle of the Melaleuca forest, enjoy the food only for ‘brave travelers’
‘s pen The Travel give winged compliments when referring to the Mekong Delta with the beautiful words ”unspoiled, amazing beauty”. As the largest rice granary in the country, this place owns a system of interlaced canals, mangroves, rice fields and floating markets… helping visitors to have a variety of experiences when coming here.
First suggestion of The Travel to be Discover the bustling life of local residents on the floating market. The writer of the travel magazine wrote: “The purchase and sale of ripe fruits, fresh food and many other goods all take place on the river with the means of sampans – a type of traditional boat used by local people. use”.
Here, 5 floating markets are where tourists can visit, including Cai Rang, Cai Be, Phong Dien, Nga Nam and Long Xuyen. According to The TravelCai Rang, Cai Be are the two most famous and bustling markets that you can go back to during the day if you come from Ho Chi Minh City.
In the article, the editor of cheerful travel magazine said that this experience is not for those who are afraid to get up early in the morning. Because the most suitable time to explore the floating markets is from 3 am, when hundreds of people start rowing along the river to exchange goods.
With a blend of Eastern and Western architecture, the house Vinh Trang Pagoda 150 years old in My Tho (Tien Giang) is the next destination suggested by this travel site. This is a magnificent historical and cultural relic consisting of 5 buildings, 60 statues, 178 pillars and a large bell dating from 1854. The pagoda also owns works of art, mosaics telling stories about sentences. natural stories and folklore, as well as 18 Arhats carved from jackfruit wood. In particular, the temple also owns a Maitreya Buddha image, which is listed in the list of 10 largest Buddha statues in the world, according to the website Wanderlust.
Photo: Pham Huong Giang
Travelers who love to explore the natural environment are recommended to come Tan Lap floating village. ‘s pen The Travel considered that this is one of the famous ecotourism destinations of Vietnam visited by the most discerning tourists. About 100 km from Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can completely come here by car, motorbike and move back during the day.
Here, visitors can take a boat ride through the mangroves, explore the rich flora, enjoy the shade from the tall tropical trees, and hide from the sweltering Western sun.
With people’s lives largely taking place on rivers, Cruise down the Mekong River will help you immerse yourself in the rhythm of life here. Not only riding a boat and going on the river to observe the natural scenery, participating in this experience, you also have the opportunity to discover the activities of the local people. The cost for this experience is estimated at several hundred USD/person.
With luxury ships, tourists not only visit the provinces in the Mekong Delta but also have the opportunity to go to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap.
A more casual experience than Explore the river region on the sampan canoes. Surfing through the green mangrove forests, in addition to discovering tourist attractions, you can also enjoy the feeling of peace and quiet while floating on the pristine canals.
With just a few USD, three to four people on a sampan boat can visit some famous places such as Tra Su Melaleuca forest, An Giang, Thi Tuong lagoon, Ca Mau and Thoi Son island, Ben Tre.
Visit Khmer temples in Tra Vinh is an experience not to be missed. Tra Vinh is also home to the largest number of Khmer people in the country. Tra Vinh has about 140 Khmer temples scattered around. The recommended temple to visit is Hang Pagoda or Kompong Chray Pagoda.
Discover the cuisine of the Mekong Delta region is the recommended experience. ‘s pen The Travel praise for Vietnamese cuisine in general and dishes imbued with the culture of the Mekong Delta region.
Not known for its lavish feasts, according to the travel magazine, the area is enticing for its unique local cuisine that can’t be compared to anywhere else in Asia. Some dishes you can try when coming here such as vermicelli, noodle soup, pancakes and a special dish for “brave travelers” are coconut worms.
Coconut weevils are insects belonging to the family of heliotropes, beetles, ”enemies number 1” of coconut trees because of their death. Photo: Truongminhieu1111
Although the coconut worm is harmful, it is considered an attractive specialty in the West of the river. However, for many people, just looking at the appearance makes them feel… scared of this dish. Coconut worms can be processed into a few different dishes such as charcoal grill, deep fried bread, porridge, steamed sticky rice… In which, a common and very popular processing method is raw coconut worms soaked in fish sauce. Chili. At that time, the worm was still squirming and placed in a bowl of spicy chili fish sauce, making those who enjoy this specialty for the first time also feel scared.
In addition, the interesting thing that makes the special feature of the dishes here is that they are made from ingredients derived from nature such as flowers, vegetables of the region….
With a tropical climate, the Mekong Delta is also a place for you to experience enjoy fruit in the garden. Cai Be Fruit Garden specializes in longan, jackfruit, tangerine, guava, rambutan… In which, dragon fruit is a favorite fruit of many Western customers, famous in Long An province, with variations in pink or bright yellow. . Mango lovers should not miss the experience at Hoa Loc sand mango garden in Tien Giang.
According to The Travel
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