Welcome to Mekong Delta Vietnam

Mekong River – the largest fresh river in Vietnam with 9 main branches which uniformly stream into the Pacific. Seeing in the map, Mekong River Vietnam looks like 9 dragons; therefore Vietnamese calls it “Cuu Long Delta” (Nine Dragons Delta). It is also the richest delta with a great amount of alluvium converging every year. In common with an entangled rivers, branches and canals system, Mekong Delta is needed as breath for the life in Southwestern Vietnam .

Thanks to Mother Nature, Cuu Long region is abundant in agricultural productivity all year round. It provides up to 60% in annual rice production, and pride of the granary of Vietnam. Moreover, Mekong region owns profuse in the number of tropical orchards with variety of fruits as mango, longan, coconut, pitaya, pomelo, orange, etc. 

To completely experience Mekong culture in the trips to Vietnam, people often take a boat excursion to go deeper to the real life of local. Sitting on a motor-boat, you will be enjoyed the original scenes of the palm creeks living on narrow canals. It is spattered the houses on stilts which have a half on land, and a half lying on the stilts built solidly under the water. After feeling a part of Mekong culture with floating houses and floating fishing farm, the boat leads you to orchard gardens – the other specific. Trying some tropical picking fruit on the garden and listening to “Đờn ca Tài Tử” (a folk music of the Southwestern) seem to be the integral activities in Cuu Long Delta.

Coming to a waterway area in the trips to Vietnam, visiting floating markets is properly the most interesting time. The most lively and colorful market in Mekong is Cai Rang floating market. Take a local boat and join in these bustling places with hundreds of rowing boats and canoes around. Beginning from the natural trading demand, the floating markets appears as an indispensable elements. Almost of goods is agricultural products and foods such as fruits, flowers, rice, noodle, bread, fruit juice, coffee, the types of bulb, etc. 

It is likely other river regions, Cuu Long Delta have many fishing farms and famous handicraft manufacturers. While exploring Mekong, don’t forget coming over these special villages and buy for yourself some specific of Vietnam Southwestern. The Delta is exotic all year round. It is divided to the two distinguished seasons. From December to next April, Mekong Delta is drier with blue water stream; from May to November, it is rainy more usual and Mekong is in the flooding season with brown waterways because of alluvium.  

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