Spending 1 day on the weekend in Mekong Delta as a new way to discover the beauty of nature, cultural and human , could be very interesting . Below, there are some of my recommendation that could help you:
• Route My Tho- Ben Tre:
It’s one of the most famous and attractive route in Mekong delta. Ater 2 hours driving from Ho Chi Minh city, you will arrive to My Tho beautiful city. One of the must destination is Vinh Trang temple, combined by Eastern and Western architect. Vinh Trang temple would help you to improve your knowledge of Vietnamese culture.
As you come to My Tho- Ben Tre, you can’t miss these 4 destinations, called Long, Lân, Quy, Phụng . At this destination, you will have many activities to discover. You will have chance to visit the coconut village, the fruit orchard, listen to southern Vietnamese traditional folk music.
• Route Cai Be- Vinh Long:
If you want to experience the floating market, you should go slightly by 1A highways. Taking a seat on boat, you can feel the sound of Mekong Delta, the sound of people talking, the sound of boat engine… It could be great for anyone. Don’t forget to try the food. Banh Xeo, Bun Mam, sticky rice are the most popular dishes here.
• Route Dong Thap
Dong Thap has a great diversity of nature. At Dong Thap, I would like to recommend you these two destinations: Sa Dec and Cao Lanh.
In Sa Dec, you shouldn’t miss the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, a very popular tourist place. It’s combined by Viet-French-Chinese architect. With a great unique beauty, I would recommend it to anyone. Otherwise, the flower village of Tan Quy Dong is also a good one to go, a kingdom of flower in southern Vietnam. You can either take picture or buy gift for your beloved one.
In Cao Lanh, you will have chance to immerse yourself into the nature. You should ask the locals for the bird field, come there and you will see your sky covered by the birds surrounding. Seriously, I don’t think you should ignore it.
Depend on yourself; this list could give you a clear understanding of Mekong Delta. Hope you travel well.