Many tourists like to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta to explore the typical life and culture. Mekong Delta in the South of Vietnam has a large area including many provinces. Thus, it takes you from 1.5 hours to the first place to 4 hours to the furthest site in Mekong Delta to visit.
Tourists can use transportation to Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh such as Boats, Cars, Buses, or Flights (just to Can Tho City from Ho Chi Minh).
The price is different for each vehicle you choose to go. The highest price is a private car, but the most convenience and high quality. This vehicle is recommended to choose for foreign travelers.
General information of Mekong Delta
Area: 40.576 sq. Km
Population: ~ 18,590,400 people
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa, and Cham
Provinces in Mekong Delta: An Giang, Bac Lieu, Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Can Tho, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Long An, Soc Trang, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh, and Vinh Long.
Mekong Delta is a special economic-cultural area of the South of Vietnam. It combines with Ho Chi Minh City, creating an important tourist area to explore Vietnam.
Which is special to see in Mekong Delta?
Besides many rivers in Mekong Delta, there are national parks, bird sanctuaries, botanical gardens with countless birds and precious plants and animals such as Tram Chim National Park, Thap Muoi Garden (Dong Thap); National Park of Phu Quoc (Kien Giang); Vam Ho bird sanctuary (Ben Tre); Bac Lieu bird sanctuary; National parks U Minh Thuong and U Minh Ha, Nam An mangrove forest, Cha La bird sanctuary, Dam Doi, and Ngoc Hien (Ca Mau).
The Mekong Delta also attracts visitors with many colorful flower farm, and fruit gardens such as Sa Dec (Dong Thap), Thanh Tam (Long An), or Cai Mon (Ben Tre). Especially, floating markets in the Mekong Delta makes this land very unique. They are the early morning market Phung Hiep (Hau Giang), Cai Be floating market (Tien Giang), Nga Nam (Soc Trang), or Cai Rang floating market (Can Tho).
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Besides, there are many islets year round with sunshine and fresh nature such as Phung- Quy- Tien (Ben Tre), My Phuoc (Soc Trang), or Thoi Son (Tien Giang).
In addition, the traditional folk festivals have unique cultural identities such as the festival of the Lord Mountain of Sam mountain, Ook om bok festival, boat race, or Seven Mountain race.
To the Mekong Delta, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the traditional folk songs such as Cai Luong, or the dance of the Khmer.
If you like to find the difference of life on the water, you should come to Mekong Delta to explore it typical life and culture.