How to get to Sa Dec? | Cruise Mekong River

How to get to Sa Dec?

Sa Dec Noodle Soup

With tree-lined streets and faded colonial villas, ringed with huge flower markets and tropical fruit gardens, the riverside town of Sa Dec is a comparatively peaceful city, which has enough to keep you occupied for a morning or afternoon. To get more information, you can click: Tours to Indochina

How to get there

By public means of transportation

Bus to Sa Dec

Bus to Sa Dec- source: internet

If you want to go Sa Dec from Ho Chi Minh City by bus, you can get a VND 90,000 ticket of Trung Kien bus company, which offers an hourly ride dropping you off in the town center. It is possible to catch a bus to go to Chau Doc from Vinh Long, however, since Sa Dec is not within walking distance of each other, riding your own motorbike to get access to this town is not a bad idea. Travel to Sa Dec with: mango cruise mekong

By motorbike

Ride a motorbike to Sa Dec

Ride a motorbike to Sa Dec- source: internet

Route 1: a 3-hour ride on the distance of 145kms on the Highway Ho Chi Minh – Trung Luong and the National Route 1A

After leaving Ben Thanh Market, in the center of District 1, you will go to the direction of Tran Hung Dao and Yersin to Vo Van Kiet and An Lac. You will keep on going 120km on Vo Van Kiet to the National Route 1A and Ho Chi Minh – Trung Luong. And then, once reaching My Thuan Bridge, you will have to go on 16.2km on the National Route 80 to reach Sa Dec. The kilns from the bricklaying factories across the river on your right will tell you that you are on the outskirts of town.

Route 2: a 3-hour-34-minute ride on the distance of 151km on the Highway Ho Chi Minh – Trung Luong and the National Route 62

Like the route 1, you will also start off at Ben Thanh Market. But you will go on National Route 62 instead of No 80. This way, you will also make stop at Sa Dec ferry.

What to eat in Sa Dec?

Sa Dec Noodle Soup

Sa Dec Noodle Soup

Sa Dec Noodle Soup- source: internet

Satisfying any kinds of eaters, Sa Dec Noodle Soup must be on the top of the list of what to eat in this beautiful town. In spite of not being as popular as My Tho and Nam Vang rice noodle soups, the perfect combination of tender rice noodles and delicious stock of pig’s bones is amazing enough to attract any food lovers coming to the Mekong Delta. Protein source in this noodle soup is the boiled meat such as: meat balls, grinded lean meat, sliced lean meat, pig’s organs and steamed pork paste. A bowl of Hu Tieu Sa Dec is garnished with other ingredients such as fresh herbs, onion, scallions, coriander, vegetables, cabbage and chilies. A harmonious combination of the grease of pork, the freshness from vegetables with a kick of taste of sauce, chili and lime juice will give you an exceptional dining experience. For a new experience, you can try a bowl without the stock – a dish of noodles and a small bowl of broth.

Where to visit

Huynh Thuy Le Ancient

Huynh Thuy Le Ancient

Huynh Thuy Le Ancient- source: internet

Located on the bank of Tien River at 225A Nguyen Hue Street, Sa Dec Town, Dong Thap Province, the wonderfully atmospheric 1895 residence which was once the residence of Huynh Thuy Le, is the town’s biggest attraction. For French film and culture lovers, especially those who have fallen in love with the novel L’Amant (The Lover) of the famous writer Marguerite Duras, this lovely courtyard house with a mixture of Southern Vietnamese, Chinese and French architectural designs is a must stop.

French style outside but Vietnamese design inside, this Sino-French house with original floor tiles, heavy ancient wooden furniture and treasure trove of ancient objects, which observed the passionate love between Marguerite Duras and Huynh Thuy Le, which is thought to be the male character in the The Lover story, is also a place to visit for any architecture enthusiasts.

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