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Mekong Delta

03 June 2015
A visit to the Mekong Delta is so memorable because of the region’s diversity allowing many activities such as boat trip to go through the region to glimpse of the delta’s northernmost tributary, witnessing the sunrise and early floating market from the overnight cruise board, visiting the handicraft villages, trying the ox cart or horse cart riding or tasting the exotic fruits from orchards along the journey, or even go deep into the jungle for birds and wildlife.
Located right at the confluence of Mekong River (as known as Cuu Long River which is the part flowing through Vietnam means Nine Dragons standing for nine branches of the river to the sea), roughly forming a triangle stretching between several main provinces of the South (My Tho, Cai Be, Chau Doc, Can Tho, Ca Mau, Kien Giang), this region recently has been dubbed as “biological treasure trove". In fact, Mekong Delta is mainly a swampland featuring productive orchards, paddy fields with fertilized soils thanks to sediment from the Mekong deposited over thousands of years as the river changed making agricultural miracle. Rice may be the delta’s staple crop as its title of Vietnam’s rice basket but coconut palms, exotic tropical fruits and sugar cane groves also thrive in this fruitful land. 
 
A visit to the Mekong Delta is so memorable because of the region’s diversity allowing many activities such as boat trip to go through the region to glimpse of the delta’s northernmost tributary, witnessing the sunrise and early floating market from the overnight cruise board, visiting the handicraft villages, trying the ox cart or horse cart riding or tasting the exotic fruits from orchards along the journey, or even go deep into the jungle for birds and wildlife. Everyday scenes include children riding on the backs of water buffalo or cycling to school waving their hands while saying hello, colorful local market selling all kind of goods, the scent of burnt incense sticks spread over the air, Khmer monks walking mindfully in the shadow of dusk. All the offers are so appealing making the region even more charming and memorable.
 
Given its seasonal flooding, the best time to visit the delta is, predictably enough, in the dry season, which runs from December to May.

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