Mekong River – Have You Ever Been Come?
- Can Tho
The biggest city of the Mekong Delta, 173 km from HCM City down south, 4 hours by car, 4 hours by hydrofoil.
Mekong River Delta produces most rice for both domestic and export, with a large system of rivers and canals. It often attacks provinces of Mekong River Delta from September to November and caused seriously hardship for residents there, traditional transportation is by boat along the vast network of canals. A cruise along these canals with their floating markets always proves to be a fascinating experience for all visitors. Can Tho is the capital of the Mekong Delta
Sightseeing: boat ride to the bustling Cai Rang & Phong Dien floating markets. Visit to Khmer pagodas and villages in Soc Trang, 60 km from Can Tho. Sampan ride to Bang Lang stork reserve, 35 km from Can Tho.
Facilities & services: international standard hotels, restaurants, boat and sampan ride.
- Cao Lanh – Dong Thap
Capital town of Dong Thap Province – a part of Mekong River Delta, 162 km southwest of HCM City.
Sightseeing: boat ride to the Xeo Quyt cajeput forest, the My An stork reserve, the Tam Nong flamingo reserve and the Plain of Reeds.
Facilities & services: tourist class hotels and restaurants.
- Chau Doc
290 km from HCM City, on the lower tributary of the Mekong River, 6 hours by car and 5 hours by hydrofoil from HCM City. There is also daily hydrofoil Chau Doc – Phnon Penh – Cambodia and return. Chau Doc is a part of An Giang province, near the Cambodian border and possesses both the largest Khmer and Cham populations in Vietnam. An interesting and curious feature of Chau Doc are the floating houses in the River. There are many ranges of mountains, beautiful landscapes such as Sam Mountain, Tay An pagoda, Temple of Lady Chua Xu …
Sightseeing: a commercial and religious center of the Mekong Delta and near the Cambodian border, also a Vietnamese, Khmer, Chinese and Cham cross-cultural town where you can visit Lady Temple, Tay An pagoda, Mount Sam and houseboats with fish-breeding rafts.
Facilities & services: International standard hotels and restaurants.