Mekong Delta overview

Mekong Delta is located in the Southern region of Vietnam and is usually called as beloved Western area. It is comprised of 13 provinces and cities and plays an important role in economic and cultural development of the Southern region.

The total area of Mekong Delta is about 40548,2 square kilometers. It consists of one municipality of Vietnam namely Can Tho and other provinces namely Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Bac Lieu, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Dong Thap, An Giang, Kien Giang and Ca Mau.

Mekong Delta has a diversified flora and fauna system. In addition, the national park was constructed to maintain biodiversity and protect rare species.

The provinces of Mekong Delta are surrounded by rivers. Industrious farmers have taken advantage of alluvial soils of Mekong river to cultivate rice and fruit trees. Besides, they also raise fish and shrimps.

Mekong Delta has a lot of favorable conditions for tourism development. You can visit the delta by means of high-speed boat or airplane. Especially, you will have chance to participate in many interesting festival and enjoy traditional musical performance such as “cai luong” and Khmer dance.

More interestingly, you will be able to experience ecotourism, visit floating market and fruit garden. It is wonderful to try fresh fruits and local specialties prepared by hospitable local people.

Travelling in My Tho – Tien Giang

My Tho became Tien Giang’s city in 1976. In 17th century, My Tho and Cu Lao Pho – Bien Hoa were 2 most noisy trade centers in the South.

My Tho now still keeps its cultural features after nearly 3 centuries. From Ho Chi Minh city, travellers can choose private cars, coach, bus, or motorbike to get to My Tho. It is only 70 km from Saigon.

When arriving in My Tho, catch a bus, or buy a ferry ticket, or most conveniently hire a motorbike to go sightseeing.

Hotels in My Tho are cheap. Chuong Duong (No.10, 30/4 street, My Tho), and Cong Doan hotel (No.61, 30.4 street, My Tho) are considered as the most luxurious hotels in My Tho.  Other cheaper accommodations are on Ly Thuong Kiet and Ap Bac street with the rate from 100.000 to 150.000 per room per night.

In My Tho, don’t forget to taste some famous specialities such as: noodles, pancakes, seafood,…

Some places you should visit in My Tho are Vinh Trang pagoda, Tien Giang museum, Dong Tam snake farm, Rach Gam – Xoai Mut relics,…

One of the things you can not ignore when visiting My Tho is exploring fruit gardens where you can witness many kinds of fresh fruits that bring you wonderful experience,…