One of the must-visit places in Dong Thap Province is Sa Dec City. Blessed with many things to experience, Sa Dec promises to bring you unforgettable memories once you land in the Mekong Delta.
Something you want to know first about Sa Dec
Sa Dec is labeled as a flower paradise and the most renowned flower village in the Mekong Delta. It’s possible to state that this land is among the most large provider of flowers in Vietnam. Just 3 kilometers from the city center of Ho Chi Minh, it is also an ideal spot for sightseeing each time Lunar New Year is coming. The sky of Spring in Sa Dec is totally amazing for an excursion.
With the coming of spring, Sa Dec seemingly turns itself into an eye-catching and ravishing painting in which countless flowers are in full bloom, drawing dozens of tourists from many areas through Vietnam. Apart from colorful flower gardens, Sa Dec is also famed for ancient structures with unique architecture, dating back to the French colonial area. It’s possible to assert that Sa Dec is taken into account as the idea land for those who prefer things in days of yore and tranquility.
Best time to visit Sa Dec – Sa Dec Travel Guide
It’s highly recommended that you should pay a visit to Sa Dec in the 12th lunar month as it’s time to witness most flowers beginning to blossom. And it’s also the harvest time when Sa Dec Flower Village is described as the most enchanting and vibrant painting.
You should come to Sa Dec from the 1st to 23rd of Lunar December to observe the pulsating prospect in which local people are harvesting and transporting flowers to Ho Chi Minh City. Often the flowers will be sold out before the Saigonese celebrate Lunar New Year’s Eve.
Where to stay in Sa Dec – Sa Dec Travel Guide
Maison En Bambou Phong-le Vent
Address: Khanh Hoa Hamlet, Tan Khanh Dong Commune, Sa Dec City
Phone: (+84) 93 929 83 88
Price: USD25/bungalow for 2 guests
Maison En Bambou Phong-le Vent is well-known as the Sa Dec’s most impressive homestay with the unique bamboo design. The homestay is nestled right in the middle of the Sa Dec flower village, so it’s fairly remote from the outside. You can find out specialties of the Mekong Delta in this homestay, and there are also many interesting activities to experience, such as fishing, kayaking, cycling around the flower village. The bamboo design looks amazing, and there is a private restroom in your own room.
Keep in mind that there is no air-conditioning in any room of the homestay. The ambiance there is peaceful and awesome for people who love things of the countryside.
Flower & Frog Homestay
Address: 43 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Tan Quy Dong Ward, Sa Dec City, Dong Thap Province
Tel: (+84) 91 864 53 90
Price: VND 600,000/4 guests; VND 300,000/2 guests; VND 150,000/dorm
Flower & Frog Homestay is absolutely ideal to experience the life of local people. Staying there is a chance to soak up the pleasant atmosphere full of flowers. Right when you step to the front of the homestay, it seems that countless colored flowers are welcoming you. Near the homestay is the Tien river, making the scenery around more romantic.
Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House
Address: 225A Nguyen Hue Street, Ward 2, Sa Dec City
Tel: (+84) 27 73 77 39 37
Price: VND 550,000/2 guests
The authority in Sa Dec is currently exploiting the tourism potential of Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House – an exquisite design with many historical values. They have offered homestay accommodation for tourists to Sa Dec. That’s why you should try a homestay experience in the house.
Address: 156 TL 848 Khanh Nhon Hamlet, Tan Khanh Dong Commune, Sa Dec City.
Tel: (+84) 27 73 76 55 55
Price: VND 270,000/2 guests; VND 350,000/3 guests; VND 400,000/4 guests; VND 100,000/guest/dorm
Tucked away in the large flower gardens, Rose Homestay looks like a princess protected by pretty flowers. What do think about staying in a place full of flowers? If you love, Rose is exactly the place you choose.
How to get to and get around Sa Dec – Sa Dec Travel Guide
How to get to Sa Dec from Ho Chi Minh City
Located just 140 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, Sa Dec may be reached by motorbike or bus. You can take a bus from Phuong Trang Bus Line, Phu Vinh Long Bus Line, or Loc Dien Bus Line at the Mien Tay bus station. The bus runs every hour, and the bus fare is from VND 80,000 – VND 105,000.
How to get around Sa Dec
Most tourist attractions in Sa Dec are not far from each other, so it’s easy to travel around Sa Dec by motorbike or bicycle. You can rent a bicycle from Minh Chanh Service – tel: (+84) 793 97 97 89, and address: Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Tan Quy Tay Commune, Sa Dec City, Dong Thap Province.
At hotels and homestays you are staying in Sa Dec, motorbike rental services are always available. Nevertheless, cycling through village paths is surely more thrilling than you think.
Top things to do in Sa Dec – Sa Dec Travel Guide
Sa Dec Flower Village
This village is where to admire a myriad of flower species. It’s sure that you will be overwhelmed by the alluring charms of different flowers. More wonderfully, if you visit Sa Dec Flower Village in spring, it’s actually a colorful painting you can’t find anywhere else. The entrance fee is VND20,000/visitor.
Happy Land Hung Thy
Here is a tourist attraction with artificial scenes and fascinating outdoor activities and games. The artificial scenes are for those who love taking photos, but especially the outdoor activities, inspired by the life in the countryside never let you down. There are swings, cycling through bamboo bridges, boat-rowing, etc. The entrance is VND20,000/visitor. The ticket for the games and activities is VND100,000/visitor.
Phuoc Kien Pagoda
14 kilometers from the city center of Sa Dec, Phuoc Kien Pagoda is renowned for ponds full of huge lotus leaves. It’s known that the lotus leaves are big enough for 1-2 adults to stand on. You’ll be astonished by that kind of lotus leaves once you visit Phuoc Kien Pagoda.
Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House
Located right next to the Sa Giang river, Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House is viewed as a witness to a sad love story of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, the house’s owner and Ms. Marguerite Duras, French author. If you have ever watched the film of L’Amant – the Lover (1992), you will recognize the house at once. The house is indeed a unique design as it’s a perfect fusion of the Oriental and Occidental styles of architecture, dating from the 20th century.