Mekong River Delta Tour in flood season | Cruise Mekong River

Mekong River Delta Tour in flood season

Mekong River Delta Tour in flood season

Every year, about from September to October, banks throughout Mekong River Delta are submerged due to flooding of the Mekong river upstream. Because the water doesn’t come all of a sudden but rises gradually, the local people don’t call it the “flood season” but “water rising season”. The peak of the water rising season late October is ideal to discover the region’s wildlife.

Visitors to the ecological site in Dong Thap Muoi (the Plain of Reed) are always amazed at the local primitiveness. The vast fields of rice and white and pink lotus reflect the vitality of the region. Visiting Dong Thap province during the water rising season and touring in a rowboat, tourists are inspired to the sound of the mangrove forests, bird singing and the natural life. The wildlife and natural wilderness makes tourists feel refreshed and relaxed. Duong Thi Lan, a visitor says: “I have always lived in the city and this is the first time I have visited this region, I feel very tranquil. The scenery with grasses and water is wonderful. I’m very owed by the landscape here”.
Visitors to the ecological site in Dong Thap Muoi (the Plain of Reed) are always amazed at the local primitiveness. The vast fields of rice and white and pink lotus reflect the vitality of the region. Visiting Dong Thap province during the water rising season and touring in a rowboat, tourists are inspired to the sound of the mangrove forests, bird singing and the natural life. The wildlife and natural wilderness makes tourists feel refreshed and relaxed. Duong Thi Lan, a visitor says: “

In Cao Lanh and Tam Nong districts, tourists can also row boats through the mangrove forests to admire the beauty of nature, the forests and blossoming lotuses. Duong Quang Dat, a photographer says: “I like the wild nature and the beautiful water scenery. My clients like to take photos of the water scenery. During the water rising season, the beauty of the landscape here is unique”.

Naturally beautiful, Dong Thap province benefits from developing its tourism potential. Recently, Dong Thap Tourism Company and Saigon Tourists have launched a tour for experiencing Dong Thap during the water rising season. Tourists are taken to famous destinations in the region including the Huynh Le Thuy ancient house, Sa Dec, an ornamental tree village and the Nguyen Sinh Sac historical relic. A boat tour will also take tourists to discover the wilderness of the Gao Giong tourist site and the Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong district, which is the 2000th Ramsar site in the world. Le Ngoc Kieu Oanh, Deputy Director of Gao Giong Travel Company says: “This year, our company launched a new boat tour, which takes place during the water rising season allowing for tourists to travel through mangrove forests, water lily and lotus lakes. Also notable during this season are the blossoming of many sesbania flowers. Our company also works together with local people to give tourists opportunities for fishing”.

At the end of the day, tourists join local people to cook and sample local food and the most delicious dishes include fish, snails, and snakes. Living with frequent floods, people in the Mekong River Delta have created several ways to develop their production and incomes from floods. Developing tourism in the water rising season promises an effective way for local people to earn a better living.

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