Mekong Delta

All You Need to Know about Mekong Delta

Being considered as the well-famous as the “Rice bowl” of Vietnam, Mekong Delta River brings the magic inside that appeals all those who have come to this immense land.

Vietnam is unquestionably one of the most appealing destinations all over the world with its breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. If being occupied in the crowded cities, so then just discover life beyond the urban center of the Southern region with a tour to the glorious Mekong Delta. This colorful treasure is rich with meandering waterways and flourishing farmland creating an unforgettable experience that will leave tourists the most wonderful moments.

Scene of Cat be floating village
Cai Be floating market

In particular, the Mekong Delta River is highlighted by lush orchards overflowing with tropical fruit, floating markets and villages built on stilts but it’s really the locals who warmly call the Mekong home. The Vietnamese are hospitable, kind and resilient people so there are plenty of opportunities for tourists to socialize with the locals and get in touch with local culture. The area is deeply rural, but it’s also one of Vietnam’s most densely populated regions. The people in this region are made up of Vietnamese and people of Cham, Khmer and Chinese as well origin that accounts for the variety of religions that add to the cultural diversity of this delta. Being not a big area, but there are various types of religions practiced here including Buddhism, Catholicism, Cao Dai, Hoa Hao and Islam.

tourists on river in Mekong Delta
People call the Mekong river the “Mother of Water”.

The Mekong Delta (in Vietnamese: “Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long” (“Nine Dragon river delta”) is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. The Mekong delta region encompasses a large portion of southeastern Vietnam of 39,000 square kilometres. The size of the area covered by water depends on the season. The heart of the Mekong Delta are Can Tho, Vinh Long and Sa Dec Provinces, from where it is possible to reach the remotest confines of the delta, South towards the mangroves and the South East Asia Sea, North towards Chau Doc, or West towards the island of Phu Quoc.

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Attractions & Activities in Mekong Delta

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