Where to go in the Mekong Delta in flood season? | Cruise Mekong River

Where to go in the Mekong Delta in flood season?

Tra Su cajuput forest

Lasting from September to October every year, the flood season is not only a source of livelihood for the Mekong Delta locals but also offers its tourism industry a golden opportunity, carry heavy cargo nostalgia for both domestic and foreign travelers to experience the unique focus activitiesm as well as many seasonal specialties of the delta. luxury indochina tours

Gao Giong Eco-Tourism Area

Gao Giong Eco-Tourism Area

Gao Giong Eco-Tourism Area -source: internet

Located 20km away from Cao Lanh City in Dong Thap Province, Gao Giong Eco-Tourism Area, with its vast cajuput forests and beautiful scenery of 1,700ha of cajuput forests including 200ha of primeval forests, is an attractive destination, especially in the flood season. With the sight of the birds perched on the cajuput trees creating spectacular vistas, its 36ha bird park is considered as the largest stork sanctuary in Dong Thap Muoi (Plain of Reeds).

Looking like a green oasis with cajuput trees stretching to the horizon, Gao Giong is much more beautiful during the flooding season. Sitting in a boat and rowing around its canals, one can see images of white and purple water lilies and pink lotus flowers. Also, the common yellow sesbans, an edible specialty flower bloom in the flood season.

Tra Su cajuput forest

Tra Su cajuput forest

Tra Su cajuput forest -source: internet

In addition to brocade craft villages of the Cham people and floating fish-cage villages on the Hau River, many holy destinations, including the ancient Tay An Pagoda, Ba Chua Xu Temple, Thoai Ngoc Hau Temple and mosques are also waiting for participants in the tour to Chau Doc.

The most unique natural habitat conservation area of the wetland ecosystem in the Mekong Delta is Tra Su, which is about 30 kilometers from Chau Doc Town. If having a chance to visit this region in the flooding season, you can find it amazing to take a cruise to the forest to see white charming cajuput flowers in full bloom under the beautiful early sunshine. In the forest, which is now submerged under floodwater, cajuput trees line both sides of the roads while the water surface is covered with duckweeds. Sometimes, the quiet atmosphere of the forest is disturbed by bird singing and the sound of oars stirring in the water.

Long Xuyen floating market

Long Xuyen floating market

Long Xuyen floating market -source: internet

Along the way to Long Xuyen, you can pay a visit to the largest flower village in Sa Dec. During the flooding season, the entire flower field seems to be floating on the water with flowers planted on trusses.

Once arriving in Long Xuyen, travelers will take a ferry ride to Ong Ho Islet, where they can participate in an interesting bike tour around the islet to admire the incredibly romantic and tranquil scenery of Ong Ho Islet, a historic venue in the Mekong Delta. Incense stick-making entities, wooden craft workshops and smithies will remind you of Southern ancient villages in the old days. cruise mekong river

Even though not being as big and bustling as Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho, Long Xuyen floating market on the Hau River, which is a wholesale market supplying agricultural products, still has its own attractions. There, you can find specialties in the flooding season such as water lilies, dien dien flowers and linh fish. To capture the lively moments in the flooding season, it is such an ideal setting.

Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National Park -source: internet

Covering a total area of 7,588 hectares in Tam Nong District, Tram Chim National Park, which was recognized as the 2000th Ramsar Site in the world, is among the last wetlands in Vietnam. Separated from the rest by water and dotted with thousands of white storks, Tram Chim will become an island in the flooding season.

Dong Sen Thap Muoi eco-tourism site

Dong Sen Thap Muoi eco-tourism site

Dong Sen Thap Muoi eco-tourism site -source: internet

Last but not least, Dong Sen Thap Muoi eco-tourism site, where tourists can walk across wooden bridges spanning the lotus ponds or take photos with the immense lotus ponds in the background, is an interesting destination to explore.

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