Your Guide To Can Tho, Mekong Delta

Experiencing the 12th longest Delta in the entire world with your folks is what you should live for. If you are a traveling freak then Mekong Delta is the best destination for you to have the best time of your life.

If you are interested in visiting Mekong Delta, you cannot miss Can Tho City. It is the fourth largest city in Vietnam, and the largest city in the Mekong Delta. Cần Thơ is famous for its floating markets, where people sell and buy things on the river, as well as the bird gardens and the port of Ninh Kiều. The city offers a wide range of tropical fruits such as pomelo, longan, jackfruit, mango, guava, banana, rambutan, mangosteen, dragon fruit and durian. The Cần Thơ City Museum has exhibits on the city’s history.

Floating Life

Life in Mekong Delta is pretty challenging. The life cycle of people revolves around traveling from one stop to another by paddling their way to the desired destination. Marketing, fishing, and trading are the most popular suits of people which keep them quite content with their lives. The 6 best floating markets found in Mekong Delta are:

  1. Cai Rang floating market
  2. Cai Be floating market
  3. Phong Dien floating market
  4. Nga Bay floating market
  5. Nga Nam floating market
  6. Tran On floating market

Mekong Delta Specialties – Food To Eat

Add these dishes to your checklist before you head over to Mekong Delta.

1. Bun Ca

This is one of the famous fish noodle soups made of thin noodles, fish from Mekong Delta, green herbs and freshly made soup from fish bones. Tourists absolutely love it and usually save it for breakfast.

2. Ban Canh Ca Loc

This unique dish is popular for its tremendously appetizing soup which is thick in consistency and the taste is incredibly first-class because the soup is cooked with snakehead fish meat.

3. Hu Tieu Sa Dec

This food is colorful and appealing to tourists because one bowl serves multiple dishes including shrimp, green celery, red peppers etc.

4. Banh Xeo

Tourists from all over the world come here to taste Vietnamese pancake which is a specialty of the Western region.

5. Lau Mam

Lau Mam is basically a salted fish hotpot which tourist find enormously succulent because of its ingredients including shrimp, meatballs, slices, blood cake etc.

Sights to Visit

Being an extremely cultural and traditional places, this city offers incredibly beautiful sights for the tourists including orchards in the streets, strolling around while sitting in a Xe Loi (motorbike cart), visiting historical temples, and getting the buzz of narrow streets and walkways all the while keep yourself safe from getting tangled into the long thick branches. This city is full of emotions and thus entertains you in a melodious way. The natives also tell their fascinating stories to the tourists which calm their soul. Following are some of the temples that you must visit:

  1. Vinh Trang Temple
  2. Truc Lam Phuong Nam Temple
  3. Doi Temple
  4. Kh’leang Temple
  5. Khmer Pothisomron Temple
  6. Phat Lon Temple

Bird Watching

The Mekong Delta is called Kingdom of birds for a reason. Tram Chim, located Dong Thap province, has the most pleasant sight, especially for tourists. Do not forget to pay a visit to this heavenly place where birds huddle together to create magic.

Net Fishing

Since there are dozens of natural lakes and ponds spread all across Mekong Delta, it becomes exceptionally easy for fishermen to do their jobs. The net which is used for the said purpose is formed by hand and there is not a single trace of any modern equipment. The net is thrown into the water when the time is right and the dear fishes are eventually trapped inside.

If you complete this checklist before checking out from Mekong Delta then we would say that you have accomplished a grand objective of your life! Goodluck.

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