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The Mekong River is not only the life and heart of Southeast Asia region but also a beautiful gift that Mother nature bestows generously for us. Located in South west of Vietnam, Mekong Delta brings visitors an ordinary picturesque scenery filled with coconut palms, fruit gardens and paddy fields.

Cai Rang floating market

The land of rivers

After flowing into Vietnam, the Mekong River splits into 2 main streams ( including the Bassac and the First River) and then creates an amazing maze of small canals and arroyos. This complex river system also opens a whole different world in Vietnam with the diversity of river life. There will be no place in Vietnam that you could be able to see local residents scampering over bridges or rowing boats on small canals through villages like in this region. Spending time on the river to explore fish farms, floating houses and colorful floating markets offering a wide range of local products like fruits and vegetables will be the best way to understand the locals’ life of the Mekong Delta. Don’t forget to taste some local delicacies selling on boats or to make a conversation with the farmers, even if they might not understand you, they will sure reply with the brightest smiles!

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The Mekong Delta is one of the few regions in the world where thousand kinds of flora and fauna are planted and grown. It’s time for you to leave behind the hustle and bustle of daily life and join an intrepid explorer to this ecological heaven! Enjoy a walk through the deep forest, visit the world of endangered species and take a boat along the river.

Many vibrant scenes in the Mekong Delta have appeared in Vietnamese and international movies, from children with bright smiles walking to school through small roads to farmers wearing conical hats working on paddy fields, fruit gardens and coconut palms of the Mekong Delta. Whether you want to come and discover a charming river town or enjoy the most fascinating landscapes in Vietnam, the Mekong Delta will never make you disappointed. A camera is a must in your pre-departure list when travelling to this land.

There will be a dozen of interesting activities in the Mekong Delta that you cannot miss to complete your journey at this land. You can learn how coconuts are processed to produce coconut oil, candies and matting. You can visit a small village in Chau Doc where Cham people live, meet lots of friendly monks in Cham temples…

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