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What to expect about a Mekong Delta boat trip

Con Phung
Covering a total vast area, the Mekong Delta (Nine Dragon river delta) – one of the most enormous site for rice fields, fruit orchards and sugarcane groves in Vietnam is a gorgeous travel destination not only for its exceptional landscape as backdrop but also for its unique people’s life. Travel to Mekong delta with: The best Indochina tours
Visit floating houses

Visit floating house in the Mekong delta

Visit floating house in the Mekong delta- source: internet

Even though it is possible to find these floating houses all around Asia and other regions in Vietnam such as: Halong Bay, Mui Ne and throughout the Mekong Delta, Chau Doc, An Giang is the best place to visit a whole village peacefully situated on the water, to witness the bustle of the floating villages. In these villages, people use water for drinking, cooking, bathing as well as for irrigating the endless swaths of rice fields and for transportation. Life on these waterways is simple but interesting! Come to see it by yourself!

Visit islands around My Tho

If someone only considers My Tho as a base for a boat trip into the Mekong eyes cruise, he might have got a mistake! My Tho is not an address but an attractive place with plenty of river islands for you to visit by boat.

Do not only spend time embarking on a boat trip visiting few islands in the Tien Giang branch, plan to visit islands around My Tho, whose beauty is not appreciated by day-trippers. Among a number of islands in this Mekong Delta’s gateway, these 4 largest ones, which are all very green, tranquil and romantic overlooking the river and a wonderful garden, are the most value-for-time experience. It might be a more relaxed and enjoyable experience if you locally arrange trips, but if you want to get the best memory, it is wise to sleep over at least one night.

Con Phung

Con Phung- source: internet

Con Phung (Phoenix Island) is special with temple of the coconut monk while Con Thoi Son (Unicorn Island) – the largest island, Con Long (Dragon Island) – the most famous address among tourists, and Con Quy (Tortoise Island) – the smallest one are the places to go to visit these vast fruit orchards. Moreover, on a 3 to 4-hour trip here, you will also be encouraged to see how locals make coconut candy, ginger tea, banana liquor, etc to know more about cottage industries and finally, enjoy meal at a riverside seafood restaurant. For one-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City, it is likely that there is no better choice than the Mekong Delta tours.

Discover the rustic charm of Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island- source: internet

Anyone having a few days to spare in the Mekong Delta area should put Phu Quoc Island, which is famous for the busiest stretch of sand, long white beaches lined up with green trees, an astounding variety of seafood, on top of places to visit. If you are looking for great stretches of white sand beaches set against swaying palms and wild jungle, look no further than Long Beach – Bai Truong – the busiest beach on the west coast of the island. If you want an ideal place for snorkeling experience, the prettiest one called Bai Dai Beach, with its clear turquoise waters, is your dreaming destination. If you are excited about learning more about the lifestyle of local people on Phu Quoc Island, fish sauce factory, Ham Ninh old fishing village and pepper garden are must-visit spots. For those who want to sample all the fresh seafood and Phu Quoc’s specialties such as: eggy squids, sea urchins, mantis shrimp, abalone, herring salad, Dinh Cau night market is where to spend your money! A great place to unwind, relax and enjoy these simple things in life, Phu Quoc deserves its name as the jewel in the crown Vietnam.

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