Mekong travel guide
Date posted: 22/06/2017 - 1625 views
Vietnam Travel Guide
Vietnam is a diverse country. It covers 16 degrees of latitude from north to south, has an extensive coastline yet offers lush forest and stunning hill scenery elsewhere. It is a place where history and culture mix with natural wonders, great cuisine and naturally friendly people. It is not surprising that the number of tourists visiting this wonderful country is growing. They will leave with great memories, often determined to return to see more and certainly carrying positive memories that will only encourage family and friends to tread the same path in the future.
When Is the Best Time to Visit?
The many treasures that make Vietnam travel such an experience are there all year round. It is difficult to be definite about the best time to visit because there are regional variations between north and south, coast, and Highland. Having said that there is a defined high season which avoids the monsoons; that is between October and April when rainfall is likely to be at its lightest and temperatures moderate somewhat.

Best time to visit Mekong Delta:

Mekong Delta is one of the attractive regions of South Vietnam tour packages. The Delta has a pleasant tropical monsoonal climate with two alternate seasons: dry and rainy. The dry season runs from November through April/May with an average temperature around 28 °C and the rainy season from May to October.

Travel to Mekong Delta gets plenty of rain and hot, humid weather during the southwest monsoon from April to September, with June and July being especially wet. The southwest monsoon brings most heavy rains from May through October, giving additive effects on Mekong high flows, there is no problem to visit the Mekong Delta in the rainy season – typically the rain lasts for about an hour so.

The beginning of the rain season, mostly in April, May, and June, has a comfortable climate with light rain and warm weather so that the visitors can have a good time exploring Mekong river areas and fruit gardens. At this timeNew, Year Festival events and the Opening Crop Festival is more exciting for you are in the areas.

During October and November is also the income season for local people with abundant fish and water vegetables. Farmers engage themselves in fishing either for home consumption or as an 'off-season' business. The waterfront life is the most fascinating in this season.

During the floating season in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, wild water lilies grow everywhere in rice fields covered by water. Given its seasonal flooding, the Mekong Delta reveals its best during dry months from December to May when the sky is crystal clear, the land is lush and the water is calm.

To sum up, Mekong Delta can be visited all year round with fruits in the four seasons and fresh environment. It is most vibrant in spring (flower season: late January - March) and early summer (fruit season: April - May), the best time to visit Mekong Delta, also the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam in general.
Nearby Ho Chi Minh City: Located quite near Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta is easily accessible.

By roadway

From Ho Chi Minh City driving is both tourist and local buses to Ben Tre, My Tho and Can Tho. A bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre takes four hours and costs VND 69,000 (around $3). 2 main bus stations in Ho Chi Minh City are Mien Dong Bus Station and Mien Tay Bus Station. In Ho Chi Minh City, you can also make it easy on yourself book a complete 2- to 5-day Mekong Delta Tour, where everything for you is regulated.
From Cambodia, it is easy to travel from Kampot to Ha Tien in Kien Giang Province. Besides, bus connection between Phnom Penh and Can Tho are now available.

By waterway.

Go to Mekong D
elta by boat more convenient nowadays. Boats are available, and the river way through to parts of around areas such as Chau Doc, An Giang , Can Tho Province. Fast and slow boat available and if you want to start a journey as the way you wanted. We can manage that as your needs.Slow boat can take up to 10 hours while the fast boat takes around 5 hours. Going by waterway is absolutely a perfect way to enjoy the beauty of Mekong River.

Tips for a Better Mekong Delta Trip: 

If you have loved Mekong Delta trip at first sight, why don’t you take a chance to explore the rural lifestyle and find out many nice things?

Let’s note some tips for a perfect Mekong Delta tour.

Mekong Delta tour package is not only a perfect place for sightseeing, experiencing the unique and authentic culture but also a great destination for shopping.

Visit Floating markets:

Join South Vietnam tours, you could not pass Mekong Floating markets The first image appearing is crowded and bustling floating markets, the among is Cai Be, Cai Rang, Phong Dien and Ninh Kieu are the biggest and most outstanding areas

Name of a list of local shopping locations:

- Chau Doc Covered Market: Bach Dang Street, Chau 
DocTown, An Giang Province
- Phu Quoc Pearl Farm: Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province
- Ngoc Hien Pearl Private Enterprise: Duong Bao Street, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province.
- My Tho Central Market: corner of Trung Trac and Nguyen Hue streets, My Tho Town, Tien Giang Province.
- Central Market In Can Tho town: Between A1 and A2 streets (Near Dona Hotel In Tran Phu Street)
- Co-Op Mart Ben Tre: 26A Tran Quoc Tuan Street, Ben Tre City, Ben Tre Province
VietArtisans: An Binh Island, Long Ho District, Vinh Long Province

Local food must try taste:

Get a taste of the local food in the Mekong can be quite interesting:
Tropical fruits: Mekong Delta is not only famous for rice but also tropical fruits as the majority of Vietnam's fruits come from the many orchards of the Mekong Delta. Visitors can enjoy the seasonal fruits all round year. Some suggestions for visiting Mekong Delta fruit orchards: Phong Dien orchards (Can Tho), Cai Be (Tien Giang), Tan Quy (Tra Vinh), Tam Binh (Vinh Long), Cho Lach (Ben Tre) with the famous brands of fruits like Vinh-Kim star apples, tangerine Cai Be, Vinh Long grapefruit, Cai Mon durian, Hoa Loc mangoes, Hau Giang oranges... If you want to enjoy Vietnam eco-tours of rice paddies, fruit orchards, flower growers, and riverbeds. Mekong Delta will be a great choice for Vietnam eco tour.

Here is highlight local traditional food in the regions of Mekong:

Ben Tre province with famous Coconut candy: Coconut candy is not only a specialty but also a traditional handcraft product of Ben Tre Province. Food artisans in Ben Tre have created and developed the technique of making coconut candies. For a long time, coconut candies have become a major commodity which brings economic benefits as well as introduces Ben Tre food cuisine to the outside world.

Steamed coconut rice in Ben Tre: Vietnamese at least once listen to the song: "Who is standing in the charming posture of a coconut tree Her hair is flying in the breeze?"

Soc Trang Pia Cake: Coming to Soc Trang, tourists not only have the chance to take part in the bustling festival but also enjoy specialties of three ethnic: Kinh,
Hoa, and Khmer.

Grilled "climbing" fish in
An Giang: Two branches of Mekong Delta have brought An Giang rich and abundant source of fish among which "climbing" fish are the most delicious ones with toned flesh and tasty crunch. "Climbing" fish are most available in August and September.

Purple Tet Cake in Can Tho: Purple Tet Cake is one of the most colorful and beautiful cakes in Vietnam Cuisine. Its outside appearance is quite similar to other kinds of Tet cakes; however, its inside is absolute gets you amazed.

Hu Tieu noodle My Tho:

Originating as an age-old Chinese noodle soup, Hu Tieu My Tho was changed to suit My Tho people’s taste and became a famous dish in both the north and the south. The main ingredients of Hu Tieu My Tho are meat, pig’s intestine, pig liver, sliced barbecue pork, dried shrimp, noodles, and broth but the feature to distinguish Hu Tieu My Tho from Hu Tieu Nam Vang (Cambodia Kuy
teav), Hu Tieu Tau (Chinese noodle soup).

Snake: For the more adventurous try snake. This local delicacy tastes, believe it or not, a lot like chicken. What makes it interesting though is the wide range of dishes that can be produced from the animal such as “Thit con ran” which is snake blood mixed with rice wine.

Banh Bo: These tiny rice flour and tapioca cakes are not unique to Vietnam, however, the Delta puts a special twist on them by sweetening them with coconuts, sweet potato, sweet onions, and mint.

Ca Kho 
To: This specialty of Can Tho consist of sea bass caramelized in a clay pot served with steamed rice and clear soup? Simple, yet delicious.

Bun Rieu is the popular favorite food of Vietnamese. this dish can be found throughout Vietnam, and in some variation in neighboring countries. .Choose from soft shell crabs, prawns, fish and the ubiquitous blood pudding. Combined with the freshest vegetables you’ll ever find and it’s a mouthwatering surprise.

General, the Mekong Delta is truly a unique experience, unlike anywhere in Vietnam. One of the most attractive features of the Mekong is the local hospitality. Whether you want to come and discover a charming river town, fascinating landscapes in Vietnam, A camera is a must in your pre-departure list when traveling to this land to not pass memorial views in your itinerary.

Vietnamese is the local language but you can expect good tour guides to speak English, French, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. If you are on an organized tour the guides accompanying that tour will reflect the nationalities of the tourists involved. Directional signs are likely to be in both Vietnamese and English which is now far more common that the language of the colonial masters, French which is no longer widely taught in any schools though some of the better-educated locals may still speak it.

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