How to spend 3 days in Mekong Delta

Leaving Ho Chi Minh city full of activity and traffic, both domestic and international tourists will arrive at Mekong Delta in order to enjoy the charming nature, fresh atmosphere and get absorbing experiences of unique cultural features of that water area. For sure, a Mekong tour 3 days 2 nights may become a memorable and meaningful visit of those who desire to explore the rural lifestyle, honest people, and traditional cuisine, and everything amazing in Vietnam. That’s the reason why they shouldn’t ignore this tour program, but the most significance is to know about some attractions for spending 3 days here before commencing the journey.

Day 1: My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho

Vinh Trang Pagoda

Vinh Trang Pagoda in Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Vinh Trang Pagoda in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The first destination in the trip to discover Mekong Delta is Vinh Trang Pagoda. Why shouldn’t travellers lose out on that place? This is, because it is known as the largest pagoda in Tien Giang province and surrounded by lots of trees, creating its majestic atmosphere, purity, solemnity. Being designed in the unique style, which is formed from Vietnamese, Chinese, and Angkor architecture, the pagoda includes 2 large yards, 5 buildings, and 178 pillars. There are also sophisticated statues and pictures inside the pagoda, depicting Buddha’s legendary and angels riding animals.

An Khanh Tourist Village

An Khanh tourist village in Mekong Delta, Vietnam
An Khanh tourist village in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Later, the ideal place for foreign tourists to learn about traditional features of the Vietnamese culture in the Mekong rural waters is An Khanh Tourist Village. Coming here, they are comfortably allowed to experience the pastoral life, visit orchards, enjoy many different kinds of fresh fruit and honey tea while watching performances related to Vietnamese folk music. The most special thing they will feel amazed and excited while setting foot at the village is to know more about the process of producing coconut candy at the local workshop along with tasting this kind of yummy candy.

Can Tho Night Market

At the end of the first day, travellers will visit Can Tho night market. Unlike other markets in daylight, the Can Tho night market is illuminated by bright lights hung on booths and stalls. This is a worthy visit to explore interesting features of the locals at the market at night as well as choose a variety of products. Also, it’s great to enjoy delicious traditional Vietnamese food at food stalls inside the market.

Day 2: Can Tho – Chau Doc

Cai Rang Floating Market

Visit Cai Rang floating market to spend 3 days in Mekong Delta
Visit Cai Rang floating market to spend 3 days in Mekong Delta

Cai Rang is referred to as the largest floating market in the Mekong Delta area. Here, we will easily realize that there is a bridge which facilitates the observation of the whole market as well as photography. To get there from the city center, 2 ways can be chosen: reaching the Cai Rang pier by taxi or motorbike (about 15 minutes), and then experiencing the journey to explore the floating market by boat, or starting at Ninh Kieu pier by boat for the whole trip. The market is actually a perfect destination to get exciting experiences of the locals’ life on the river. Don’t miss the visit.

Tra Su Cajuput Forest

Tra Su Cajuput forest is 10 kilometers away from the Cambodian border and lasts in 1,500 hectares. Taking a trip to this forest, travellers will explore everywhere by dinghies or motor-boats. Here, they get a chance to admire the scenery in which there are huge emerald-green duckweed on the water’s surface, beautiful white storks perching branches of cajuputs, and many other kinds of animals and fish.

Day 3: Chau Doc

Chau Doc Floating Fishing Farms

Chau Doc Floating Fishing Farms in Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Chau Doc Floating Fishing Farms in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The journey of Mekong Delta 3 days nights will bring travellers an opportunity to visit and discover Chau Doc floating fishing farms on the last day. In more detail, they will take a boat to the farms (also private houses) in order to know more how people of this water area raise fish. It is a special and traditional form of raising fish which may get the foreign travellers excited.

Cham Village in Chau Doc

Cham Village in Chau Doc is the final destination during a Mekong Delta tour 3 days 2 nights. The main activities include visiting traditional weaving workshop and Mosque. These are also 2 important spots travellers can’t miss as they present the specific features of culture and people in Chau Doc.

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