Mekong River Delta

Area: 40,576.0 sq. km.
Population: 17,590.4 thousand habitants (2015).
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa, Cham.

FEATURES

The Mekong River Delta is located at the end of Indochina Peninsula, adjacent to key economic areas in Southern Viet Nam (including Ho Chi Minh City). With its strategic position, the region plays an important role in cooperation and exchanges with other regions in Viet Nam and other countries in the peninsula. The Mekong River Delta is a particularly important economic - cultural region of the South.


The Mekong River Delta has a great advantage in rice farming, fruit tree planting and tourism development. It is known as the largest granary of Viet Nam. The region boasts several significant national tourist destinations, creating favorable condition to develop various types of ecotourism, cultural tourism, cruise tourism, sea and island tourism…
 

NATURAL AND ECOTOURISM

Fertile alluvium of Mekong River with 2 main branches of Tien River and Hau River, the canal system along with forests and sea - islands create diversified ecosystem and unique landscapes for Mekong River Delta. The region has national parks, bird sanctuaries with countless species of rare and valuable birds, animals and plants such as Tram Chim National Park, Thap Muoi Stork Sanctuary (Dong Thap); Phu Quoc National Park (Kien Giang); Vam Ho Bird Sanctuary (Ben Tre); Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary (Bac Lieu); U Minh Thuong and U Minh Ha National Park, Nam Can Mangrove Forest, bird sanctuaries of Cha La, Dam Doi, Ngoc Hien (Ca Mau)... The Mekong River Delta also attracts visitors by lots of colorful flower gardens and immense orchards such as Sa Dec Flower Village (Dong Thap), Thanh Tam Flower Village (Long An), Cai Mon Fruit Village (Ben Tre)…
 

The bustling floating market days in the early morning such as Cai Rang (Can Tho), Phung Hiep (Hau Giang), Cai Be (Tien Giang), Nga Nam (Soc Trang) ... or islets with sunny all year round such as Phung Islet, Oc Islet, Tien Islet (Ben Tre), My Phuoc Islet (Soc Trang); Thoi Son Islet (Tien Giang)… are also distinctive beauty of the Mekong River Delta.

 

Cai Rang Floating Market (Can Tho Province)
 

CULTURAL TOURISM

In addition, the traditional folk festivals with unique cultural identity such as Ba Chua Xu, Ook om bok, Ngo boat race, Bay Nui cow race... and gentleness and hospitality Southern people are also interesting tourism products for tourists.
 

To the Mekong River Delta, visitors can enjoy folk art forms including cai luong, tones of ly, ho or traditional songs and dances of Khmer people. In particular, the Mekong River Delta’s provinces also preserve and develop art of Don ca tai tu music and song – Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity recognized by UNESCO.
 

RIVER CRUISE

Boats are the main transportation vehicles of local people in daily life in the Mekong Delta. A boat trip is definitely worthwhile, for the incredible experience of awakening in the early morning to contemplate floating markets and peaceful villages in this region. Cruise along the Mekong River and its small canals and estuaries, visitors can enjoy the unique cultural experience and the idyllic scenery; taste local specialties such as fresh coconuts, seasonal fruits, natural honey, honey wine, coconut candy and learn how it is made…


Visit the Mekong River Delta to experience types of eco-tourism, culture tourism and wallow in green fruit gardens. The Mekong River Delta willingly welcomes visitors to enjoy and explore.

 

Thu Giang

 

ALBUM
NEARBY DESTINATIONS
Ha Tien's Beauty

Kien Giang

Thoi Son Island

Tien Giang

Ninh Kieu Site

Can Tho City

Ba Om Pond

Tra Vinh

Doi Pagoda

Soc Trang

MAP
WHERE TO STAY
Hoang Ha Hotel

Add: 126 Ho Tung Mau St., Tu Liem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3764 5087

Anh Trang Hotel

Add: 25 Chau Long St., Ba Binh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 9503

Mai Anh Hotel

Add: 109 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 2702

Hoang Anh Hotel

Add: 209 Cau Giay St., Cau Giay Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3833 5986

Hai Dung Hotel

Add: 383 Hoang Quoc Viet St, Cau Giay Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3756 5778/ 3756 3472

Viet My Hotel

Add: 36 Nguyen Khuyen St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 2910

Tu Anh Hotel

Add: 8 Thong Phong lane,Quoc Tu Giam Ward, Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3845 9663

Ngoc Linh Hotel

Add: 35 Ngo Sy Lien St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3747 4411

Trang An Hotel

Add: 46 Hang Chao St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 2837

Hoa Thinh Hotel

Add: 63 Ngo Sy Lien St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3733 3478/ 3733 4076

Hai Cuong Hotel

Add: 35 Nguyen Khuyen St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3747 4130

Huong Giang Hotel

Add: 147 Ton Duc Thang St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3851 4516

Nu Hoang Hotel

Add: 25C Cat Linh St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3845 9555

Huyen My Hotel

Add: 36 Le Duan St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 0845

Huong Giang Hotel

Add: 44 Le Duan St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 0394

Ngoc Quy Hotel

Add: 50 Tran Quy Cap St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3733 5029

Hoang Hai Hotel

Add: 16 Yen The lane, Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3825 9485

Con Rong Hotel

Add: 40A Cat Linh St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3829 2954

My Linh Hotel

Add: 23 Bui Thi Xuan St., Hai Ba Trung Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3822 7240

Phu Van Hotel

Add: 96-98 Bui Thi Xuan St., Hai Ba Trung Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3822 9797

WHERE TO EAT
Hai Phi Restaurant

Add: National Highway 6 , Son La City

Goat Restaurant

Add: Son La Bridge, Son La City

77 Restaurant

Add: 172 Thanh Nien St., Hai Duong City

Tel: (84-220) 3850 453

Tam Coc - Bich Dong Restaurant

Add: Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu Dist., Ninh Binh

Tel: (84-229) 3860 081

Thuy Ta Restaurant

Add: Vi Xuyen Lake, Nam Dinh City

Tel: (84-228) 3839 160

Ngoc Cuong Restaurant

Add: 110 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoa Binh City

Tel: (84-218) 3852 898

Phu Tho Restaurant

Add: 15 Road 2 Cu Xa Lu Gia, Dist. 11

Tel: (84-28) 3865 0921

II Grillo Restaurant

Add: 116 Ba Trieu St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3822 7720

Q&Q Restaurant

Add: 73 Nui Truc St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 6273 2025

Van Tue Thai Thinh Restaurant

Add: 23 Thai Thinh St., Dong Da Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3564 0285

Cau Am Restaurant

Add: Chu Van An St., Ha Dong Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3382 4514

Hung Hai Restaurant

Add: Dai Lai Lake, Phuc Yen Town

Tel: (84-211) 3856 012

Minh Hai Restaurant

Add: 40 Ngo Quyen St., Vinh Yen City

Tel: (84-211) 3840 883

Son Thuy Restaurant

Add: 600 Dien Bien St., Yen Bai City

Tel: (84-216) 3852 695

Oanh Tri Restaurant

Add: Thau St., Cao Bang City

Tel: (84-206) 3852 797

Thanh Trung Restaurant

Add: 126 Be Van Dan St., Cao Bang City

Tel: (84-206) 3853 513 / 3851 068

Hoa Dao Restaurant

Add: 1 Nguyen Du St., Cao Bang City

Tel: (84-206) 3852 779

Anh Huong Restaurant

Add: 3/10 St., Cao Bang City

Tel: (84-206) 3857 847

Chi Sung Restaurant

Add: 222 Vuon Cam St., Cao Bang City

Tel: (84-206) 3852 186

Dan Toc Quan Restaurant

Add: 3/10 St., Cao Bang City

Tel: (84-206) 3850 878