Ho Chi Minh City: The Mekong Delta Tour
While in school, I came across the words 'Mekong Delta river'. At the time they meant nothing as Geography was anything but a favourite subject. I cringed at the thought of having to recall all those names that were meant to be solely in that textbook. Little did I fathom that one day this little piece of Geography would etch itself in my life's history!
Better known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam - you’ll see why as soon as you get an aerial glimpse of the Mekong Delta River meandering through thickets of green.
The Mekong Delta river can be an overwhelming sight. So mighty, it can feed or eat up all there is. Houses, floating markets and boats live in harmony alongside the Mekong Delta that branches out to several rivers, canals and streams.
“Accompanied by a wonderful guide, you will wade past muddy waters to witness rice paddy fields, fruit orchards, sugarcane groves and coconut trees.”
Accompanied by a wonderful guide, you will wade past muddy waters to witness rice paddy fields, fruit orchards, sugarcane groves and coconut trees.
Take a walk down the coconut candy workshop to understand how candy is made without artificial preservatives. Enjoy traditional folk music as you indulge in the local, seasonal fruits served with Vietnamese tea. Get a glimpse into the bee farm and taste natural honey. You can also buy honey or beeswax from here.
If you're a foodie like me then you are likely to enjoy the food served on one of the islets.
Last but not the least, you will be blown away by the magnificent Vinh Trang Pagoda in My Tho Town.
So get to the western region, better known as Mien Tay and enjoy your holiday to the fullest!
Things to do on this trip
Enjoy a boat ride through the picturesque canals
Cruise along the Mekong river by motor boat
Walk or cycle around the island's villages
Admire green rice fields on your way to My Tho
Enjoy tropical fruits, folk music, honey tea and coconut candy
Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda