Mekong Delta: where to do a real countryside trip

Not only is famous for the nine branches of the river, but Mekong Delta is also well-known for its countryside attractions. Then, where should you visit to complete your trip to the Southwest of Vietnam?


Generally, the Mekong Delta is a big area with silty soil making it so-called the rice bowl of Vietnam. When it comes to tourism, Mekong Delta is famous for rice fields, orchard villages, floating markets, homes of endangered animals… Therefore, there are a lot of activities and places waiting for you to explore. Check the list below to keep in mind some must-visit cities in Mekong Delta.


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An Giang - Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta
Tra Su Cajuput Forest

If you want to visit the real Mekong Delta, An Giang is where you should start your adventure. You can visit An Giang anytime all year round, but the best time is from January to April when the weather is the finest. There, take time to sit on the boat floating on the river to admire beautiful water-lilies and enjoy the countryside atmosphere.

Otherwise, you can visit the Forbidden Mountain with 7 imposing mountains including some fewer tourist ones. So, why don’t you prepare and go there to explore them by yourself? These mountains are also attractive thanks to their Buddhist works and statues that Vietnamese annually pilgrimage to pray for health, wealth, and life.

Moreover, Tra Su Cajuput Forest is worth visiting where you can find yourself wallowed and floating in the green color of rivers and trees. Don’t forget to try the specialties and traditional food of An Giang to make your trip more amazing.


Đồng Tháp

Mekong Delta
Đồng Tháp

Đồng Tháp is the home of lotuses immensely flourishing in the river. It is believed that you can visit Đồng Tháp anytime all year round and you can feel the difference of Đồng Tháp in each season.

This is where you can take a sit in some thatched hut, admire the river full of lotuses and keep the peaceful moment in your heart forever. Otherwise, you can do a boat trip along the river, act as a farmer and try to pick lotuses. After that, take time to enjoy local cuisine made from lotus.

Then, take a trip to Tràm Chim National Park, home of animals and endangered species. You will find the scenery that tons of storks are flying along the sky like a play in the theatre. Not only that, coming there to enjoy the fresh air and spectacular natural landscape is not a bad idea.


Bến Tre

Mekong Delta
Bến Tre

Bến Tre is not strange for tourists since it has become one of the must-visit destinations in the Mekong Delta for both locals and foreigners. Normally, some tour operations do a combined trip of Bến Tre and Mỹ Tho since they are close together.

Bến Tre is situated around the end of the Mekong River and with rough terrain and tangled canals, so it used to be one of the most important battlefields in the Mekong. Furthermore, you can visit Bến Tre anytime, but the best time to visit it is May, June, or July, the months of tropical fruits that you can have a chance to learn more about Vietnamese tropical fruits.

There, you don’t have to do a bus trip anymore; instead, take time to do a trip boat along the river to admire how imposing Mekong Delta is and stop by some small islets during the trip. Bến Tre is also famous for its islets such as Cồn Islet, Phụng Islet.

Not only that, talking about Bến Tre, we cannot miss coconut candy, its specialty. If you can visit some place making coconut candy, you can learn about the process to make it and other coconut products.


Kiên Giang


Different from others, Kiên Giang is a coastal city and it's famous for its beaches and islands. Kiên Giang has just opened for tourism that some of its attractions are still waiting for you to explore. If you say that you are not a beach-lover so you will skip this place. Trust me, it’s a big mistake. Not only is famous for beaches, but Kiên Giang also owns a big National Park named U Minh Thượng - home of thousands of animals.


Hà Tiên

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Hà Tiên

Hà Tiên belongs to Kiên Giang Province and is described as a heaven on earth, according to a famous Vietnamese poet in the past. Hà Tiên was explored around 400 years ago by the Mạc family. Thanks to that, Hà Tiên still preserves the beauty that Mother Nature gives it. You can actually visit it anytime, but in the rainy season, from June, your trip might be affected by rain and storm.

For mountain-lovers, you can do a motorbike trip to Đá Dựng Mt, Núi Đèn Mt, and Thạch Động Cave to explore these imposing mountains by yourself. From the very high points, you can admire the boundless ocean offshore.

For beach-lovers, don’t forget to let yourself relax on the beach called Mũi Nai, Phụ Tử Islet (the shape is described as a father and son standing next to each other), or Hòn Chồng Islet.

One more thing you should not skip is Hải Tặc Island (so-called Pirate Island). According to some locals, before being explored, this island used to be a hidden place for pirates that no one could put their feet in. Let’s see, when visiting there, perhaps you can find the treasure they left behind. The most important treasure is its wild natural beauty waiting for you to explore.


Phú Quốc

Mekong Delta
Phú Quốc