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Why Dong Thap is well worth your time?

Lotus is the symbol of Dong Thap Muoi

Located some 200km from Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Thap Province, in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam, offers travelers many interesting things to do and many stunning places to visit. Vietnam tour packages

Dong Thap’s Climate

Nice weather in Dong Thap

Nice weather in Dong Thap- source: internet

Being in the tropical climate zone, consistently in the whole province, Dong Thap has two distinct seasons: dry season from December to April of the following year and rainy season from May to November. With the average of 27 degrees Celcius, Dong Thap witnesses the highest temperature of 34.3 degrees Celcius and the lowest of 21.8 degrees Celcius.

The province of Dong Thap owns pretty developed system of canals for irrigation and watery transportation as well as approximately 10,000 hectares of forestland. The specific plant of Dong Thap Muoi region is cajuput. The system of flora and fauna here are multiform with a lot of valuable kinds: alga, especially red headed cranes, grass, water lily lotus, rice, birds, storks, pythons, shrimps, fishes, snakes, turtle and tortoise.

What attracts tourists to visit Dong Thap?

Lotus is the symbol of Dong Thap Muoi

Lotus is the symbol of Dong Thap Muoi -source: internet

Every year, Hau and Tien rivers provide Dong Thap with alluvial soil bringing this province many advantages to grow fruit and food plant. So they call this area Vietnam’s granary. The province has potentiality of short day crops including: soil bean, tobacco, cotton, sugar cane together with other fruit plants with some famous names of Phong Hoa grape fruit, Lai Vung mandarin, Chau Thanh longan and Cao Lanh mango.

Sa Dec Flower Garden

Sa Dec Flower Garden -source: internet

During the months from January to May when the sky is clear, Tram Chim National Park welcomes a number of tourists. Meeting the standard on national ecological parks in terms of terrain, ecological landscape of the Mekong River floodplain as well as lower basin, Tram Chim National Park is one of the few charming natural landscapes found currently in Dong Thap Muoi. Late April or early May, when it is a little bit cold, is the best time to visit the Tram Chim National Park. Seeing thousands of cranes flying off into the blue sky in search of food at dawn and their returning to the nests will be wonderful experience. Travelers can also get the view of the huge bonsai and lotus in Sa Dec Flower Garden. Here, a forest of flowers of all aroma and colors is always waiting for you.

Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National Park -source: internet

Not only the relic of Oc-Eo Culture in Go Thap, Dong Thap also has a number of historic remains and valuable tourist attractions of scenic beauty like Go Thap Site, Xeo Quyt Relic and the Tomb of Junior Doctor Nguyen Sinh Sac which are being protected, preserved and step by step put on operation for the province’s social and economical development. heritage line cruises

Every year, both domestic and foreign travelers go to Go Thap Archaeological Area to take part in the anniversary of the death of Doc Binh Kieu, which is commemorated on the 15th and 16th days of the 11th lunar month and Go Thap Festival – the ceremony dedicated to Lady Chua Xu on the 16th day of the 3rd lunar month. They celebrate Go Thap Festival Ceremony to obtain abundant crops and peace.

Dong Thap’s specialty

Lai Vung fermented pork roll

Lai Vung fermented pork roll -source: internet

The locals in Lai Vung District, Dong Thap province take pride in their stunning recipe of fermented pork roll, which has been preserved through many generations. To make fermented pork roll, local people ground pig liver (what makes this dish different) into a mixture with shrimps meat, rice and many seasonings. So distinctive and recognizable, Lai Vung fermented pork roll as well as other specialty foods from Lai Vung District, has been registered under a domestic label name. To learn more about this regional specialty, travelers to Dong Thap Province can join in interesting Lai Vung Vietnamese fermented pork roll cooking classes.

How to get to this province?

To get to Dong Thap, travelers can get on one of the direct buses from Long Xuyen, Vinh Long, Can Tho, My Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.

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