Mekong Delta - Mekong River Vietnam
Mekong Delta vietnam has prominently natural features which are rarely seen in the world. The nature is not only the strength but also the disadvantage of the region. With a system of fertile soil and dense rivers and canals, the Mekong Delta has a good condition for developing agriculture and fishery industry
Mekong Delta is also known as the Southwest of Vietnam. This region consists of 13 provinces including Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Can Tho, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Kien Giang, An Giang, Dong Thap, and Hau Giang. The natural area of the region is 39,734 square kilometer accounting for 12.2% of the whole country. The land shares border with Cambodia in the north, the Gulf of Thailand in the southwest, and the East Sea in the southeast. Located at the end of the Indochina Peninsula and being adjacent to the southern key economic zone, the land has a close and important two-way relationship. In other words, Mekong Delta geography has created favorable conditions to promote exchanging co-operation with other countries on the peninsula.
Can Tho City of Mekong delta
The Mekong Delta was formed from the alluvial sediments and slowly added through the eras of sea level changes. Having experienced from many stages, it gradually formed sand dunes along the coast. The topography of the area is relatively flat with the average height is from 3 to 5 meters above the sea level. Besides, the humid tropical climate with equatorial features can be clearly seen in this land. The annual average temperature is 24 – 27°C and the annual average temperature range is 2-30°C. This area has two distinct seasons, in details, rainy season lasts from May to October; dry season is from December to April.
Can tho Bridge in Mekong river
In the early and mid seventeenth century, the Mekong Delta River history witnessed a flow of Vietnamese people from the north and the north central crossed a sea finding a new land to reclaim. These people mostly are farmers and craftsmen living in poverty; therefore, they had to leave their hometown in search of other lands to improve their lives. They gradually expanded to reclaim lands from the east to the southwest (the Mekong Delta now). In 1968, Nguyen Huu Canh, under the command of Lord Nguyen, set food in the south of Vietnam to establish administrative structures and management systems. Actually, this was a formal recognition of the results of reclaiming new land (the South of Vietnam now). The older generation of Vietnamese residents arrived in the Mekong Delta to reclaim, create farms, and form villages. After more than three centuries of reclamation processing in the Mekong Delta, Vietnamese community is more and more crowded and has presence in almost plains, borders and islands. Villages were established everywhere. Along with the success of developing economics and conquering nature, Vietnamese people in the Mekong Delta created a rich cultural life containing not only the common features of the country but also the distinct features of the Mekong Delta.
Life in Mekong delta Vietnam
Daily life in Mekong delta
The Mekong Delta tourism has a great potential. The land has the beauty of ecological plains and islands, charming and seductive rivers and canals, fresh environment, rich natural resources combining with cultural and historical tradition of four ethnic groups and many traditional folk festivals with unique cultural identity. Besides, the “Southern personalities” of being gentle, hospitable, generous and magnanimous is also the other thing attracts tourists to travel this land. Set food here, tourists has a great opportunity to immerse themselves in natural landscapes as Ben Tre coconut forests, Sa Dec flower village (Dong Thap), floating market (Can Tho, Tien Giang) with a variety types of fruits, Seven Mountains (An Giang), Nam Can mangrove forests, and Ca Mau Cape, etc. In addition, the Mekong Delta has many beautiful islands, especially in Ca Mau and Kien Giang. In details, the most beautiful island in this land is Phu Quoc Island, also known as the Pearl Island having a lot of beautiful beaches with white sand and blue sea. Other famous beaches include Mui Nai (Ha Tien, near Cambodia border), Ho Chong (Kien Giang), Ba Dong (Tra Vinh).
tourist boat to visit Cai rang floating market in can Tho
Can Tho is the region's largest city. Fast developing into a proper hub, this laid-back riverside town boasts its own collection of cultural sights, such as Cai Rang floating market, the most famous of its kind in the Mekong. Other attractions include the Binh Thuy Ancient House, a prime example of French colonial architecture.
While there is an airport in Can Tho and a handful of small hangars in various Delta towns, the primary mode of transportation in this region is bus. In some cases, boats are available. A few tour operators offer Mekong river cruises from HCMC to Cambodia. Whether you're using over-land or water transport, you'll need to set aside extra travel time here.
Can tho airport in Mekong delta (Can tho airport, some 2 and half hours drive from Saigon)
Mekong daily trips
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