Mekong Delta is the heart of agriculture in Southern Vietnam and is also the country’s largest site for rice fields, coconut palms, fruit orchards and sugarcane groves. The uniquely southern charm with its welcoming introduction to life along the river is the real draw, and visitors can explore quaint riverside towns, sample fruits bartered in the colorful floating markets or dine on home-cooked delicacies before overnighting as a homestay guest.
In particular, the highlights of Mekong Delta lie on several top destinations. Can Tho is famous for the “white rice, pure water”, the animated floating markets, and also the developing hospitality industry; Chau Doc is the reputable venue for people to gain healthy spirituality by praying for goodness in Ba Chua Xu Temple; Vinh Long is a peaceful land of fishing; Ben Tre is the evergreen land of coconut, and Cai Lay offers glamorous riverscape via onboard sightseeing.
Climate: The temperature in Mekong Delta are about 25-28°C all year round with only slight variations. The dry season in the Mekong delta from October/ November to April/ May is the preferred travel time. But even during the rainy season from May to October, the Mekong delta can be visited too.
Best time to travel:
The peak season lasts from October to January. So far only a few travelers find their way into the Mekong Delta during the off-season from March to September, even though the weather at this time is not necessarily perfect.
Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate, dominated by the south or southwesterly monsoon from May to September and the northeast monsoon from October to April. The southern summer monsoon brings rain to the two deltas and west-facing slopes, while the cold winter monsoon picks up moisture over the Gulf of Tonkin and dumps it along the central coast and the eastern edge of the central highlands. Within this basic pattern there are marked differences according to altitude and latitude; temperatures in the south remain equable all year round, while the north experiences distinct seasonal variations.
In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it one of the healthiest cuisines in the world.
In Vietnam you’ll discover one unmistakable fact: Vietnamese people love noodles. They eat them every day, sometimes for every meal. Vietnamese noodles are made from a few basic ingredients, the most common being rice, wheat and mung beans, but a whole sub-cuisine is built on these basics.
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