Cruise Mekong River | - Part 40

National Parks in Mekong Delta – Con Dao National Park

Con Dao National Park is centred on an archipelago of 14 islands, the largest of which is Con Son. The topography of Con Son island is mountainous, and dominated by a granite ridge, which runs from south-west to north-east, sheltering the bays on both sides of the island from strong winds. The highest points on

Cao Dai Great Temple – Mekong River Attractions

Cao Dai is an attempt to create a perfect synthesis of world religions. It is a combination of Christianity, Buddhism , Islam, Confucianism, Hinduism, Geniism, and Taoism . Established in the Southern regions of Vietnam in the early 1920’s, the religion was officially codified in 1926. The functioning center of Cao Daism is located in

Monkey bridges – Mekong River Attractions

One of the most endearing sights in the Mekong Delta is a person making their way across one of the fascinating ‘monkey bridges’ (cau khi). These simple, arch-shaped footbridges are usually built of uneven logs about 30cm to 80cm wide and have only a simple bamboo railing. They are suspended anywhere from 2m to 10m

Fruit Orchards – Mekong River Attractions

The majority of Vietnam’s fruits come from the many orchards of the Mekong Delta. On any given season, one can find a variety of tropical fruits that are produced by farmers of this region in the markets of Saigon, Hue, and Ha Noi. For many tropical fruits, the season is very short because they cannot

How To Get Mekong River – The Mekong Travel Guide

The Mekong delta is near to Ho Chi Minh City, and Can Tho (Cần Thơ) is merely 4 hours’ drive away, so it is easy to access by road, although there is only one main road, and as such it is rather crowded. There are some flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho,

Wooden boat – The Mekong Travel Guide

Being a very rich, beautiful and lush area, Mekong Delta is the southern most region of Vietnam end of the Mekong River. It splits in Cambodia into two main rivers, the Bassac (Hau Giang) and the Upper River (Tien Giang), then in Vietnam into a more complex system, creating a maze of small canals, rivers

Things to do in Mekong River – The Mekong Travel Guide

Travellers to the Mekong can join the languorous clamour by boating into the crush of floating markets or visiting local fruit orchards and fish farms. Those wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle can travel to towns on the eastern edge of the delta, which is notable for having the highest proportion of

How to discover Mekong & around – Mekong River Overview

Most travellers head to the Mekong Delta on an organised tour – a cheap and easy way to get a taste of the delta. Those travelling on their own will have greater access to areas off the beaten track, with many little-visited places to discover. Travel by express minibuses is cheap, efficient and comfortable (though

Names of Mekong River – Mekong River Overview

The Mekong River is one of the world’s 10th rivers in its river length and has great influences upon nature and societies of the Indo-china Peninsula. In English the river is called “the Mekong River”, derived from “Mae Nam Khong”, a term of both Thai and Lao origin. In the Lao-Thai toponymy, all great rivers

Life in the Mekong Delta – Mekong River Overview

The Mekong Delta was an ancient Khmer territory. The area was mostly marshland and forest. When the Nguyen Lords took control of this region, a series of canals were built and a system of transportation was implemented in the maze of water ways in the area. The Mekong Delta is divided into 9 provinces: Long