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Food for the brave

Without sparing compliments, TheTravel (Publication of digital media company Valnet, based in Quebec, Canada) calls the Mekong Delta as one of the must-see destinations of favorite tourists. discover.

In addition to the ‘unspoiled and amazing beauty’, the Mekong Delta appearing through the beautiful descriptions of TheTravel is also a place that contributes to affirming the position of Vietnamese cuisine around the world.

And according to this magazine, in order to make the journey to the fertile land of Vietnam a “dream trip”, there are 9 fascinating experiences that every visitor should try when coming here. Notably, there is a mention of a dish “only for the brave”.

Food that challenges courage

“The Mekong Delta region is not famous for its lavish and lavish parties, but is attracted by unique local delicacies, unmatched anywhere else in Asia” – TheTravel wrote. .

The interesting thing that makes the dishes here different is that they are made from ingredients derived from nature such as flowers and vegetables of the region.

There are many dishes that you can try when coming here such as vermicelli, noodle soup, pancakes, and not to mention a special dish only for “brave travelers”, which is coconut worms.

Tourists enjoy Vietnamese coconut worms. Source: New York Post

Although the Canadian magazine did not describe it carefully, the name of this dish must not be too strange to Vietnamese people.

Coconut weevils are the larvae of ants that nest in the soft old part of the coconut tree and suck up nutrients in it. This is the tastiest, cleanest and most nutritious part of the coconut tree. Therefore, coconut worm is a clean and nutritious food source, because it eats the most quintessential part of the coconut tree.

Coconut worms are processed into many ways such as butter-fried, deep-fried, salad, … but the most famous and most mentioned dish is coconut worms bathed in fish sauce.

This is a dish that tests the courage of all diners because it is a combination of still alive and wiggling coconut weevils, dipped in a bowl of spicy chili sauce.

The gardens are full of fruit

If you don’t want to try a little thrill with coconut weevils, according to TheTravel, visitors can come to the gardens full of fruits in the Mekong Delta.

Hoa Loc mango. Source: Instagram ping.homegarden

The tropical climate makes the orchards here flourish, making the area one of the largest fruit suppliers in Vietnam. The best time to visit the gardens is in the summer, when most of the fruits are in their ripeness and full of fragrance.

There are many orchards to visit in the area such as in Tien Giang, Cai Be, Long An, Hoa Loc, Phong Dien, Tan Quy, Tam Binh, Cho Lach. In particular, Hoa Loc mango was praised by TheTravel as one of the “best all-time” mangoes in the world.

A series of destinations not to be missed

In addition to extremely stimulating experiences in terms of taste, TheTravel also suggests more unique attractions in the Mekong Delta.

First, according to this magazine, it is a must to discover the bustling life of local residents on the floating market, where all activities of buying and selling ripe fruit, fresh food and many other goods take place on the river. with sampan boats – the traditional means used by the people here.

The second is to visit the 150-year-old Vinh Trang pagoda in My Tho (Tien Giang) – a magnificent historical and cultural relic with 5 buildings, 60 statues, 178 pillars and a large bell dating from 1854.

Next, let’s go to Tan Lap floating village – one of the famous eco-tourism destinations that attracts even the most discerning tourists to visit. Coming to this place, visitors can experience boating through the mangroves, enjoy the shade from the tall tropical trees, and explore the rich flora.

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Visitors can explore the Mekong Delta on sampan boats. Source: Instagram orzel_wyladowa

Cruise down the Mekong River is another interesting option that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the rhythm of life here. The cost for this experience is estimated at a few hundred USD/person, but with luxury boats, visitors can not only visit the provinces in the Mekong Delta but also have the opportunity to go to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. .

The more affordable option is to explore the Mekong Delta on sampan boats.

A boat of this type can carry 3-4 tourists, with a cost of only a few USD, to visit famous places such as Tra Su Melaleuca forest, An Giang, Thi Tuong lagoon, Ca Mau and Thoi Son island, Ben Bamboo.

The Khmer temples in Tra Vinh are also a unique attraction.

Currently, Tra Vinh is the province with the largest number of Khmer people living in Vietnam. It is therefore not surprising that there are about 140 Khmer temples scattered throughout the province, giving the Mekong Delta a distinct appearance compared to other regions.

The last name on TheTravel’s suggested list is Tra Su Melaleuca Forest eco-tourism area. This is one of the typical tourist attractions of An Giang province with an area of ​​850 hectares.

Tra Su Melaleuca forest has a large natural habitat of the Mekong Delta because of its rich flora and fauna and diverse aquatic resources with more than 150 species of plants, medicinal herbs, and more than 140 species of animals. wild animals, other rare animals.

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