“ A region of lush rice fields stretching toward to horizon ”

The lower reaches of the mighty Mekong Delta has created a vast and immense plain, the Mekong River unravels into nine rivers known as the Nine Dragons River, which empties into the East Sea. Life in the Mekong Delta is associated with the change in the flow of water; it plays a particularly important role in people's lives. With abundant alluvium, Mekong River has created a "Rice Bowl" of Vietnam with fields stretching towards to horizon. Arriving in the Mekong Delta, you will overwhelm by the friendliness and openness of the local people, as well as admire the floating houses and floating markets such as Cai Rang Floating Market where the sellers are trading and exchanging goods on small boats.

Within Easy Reach Of…

Ho Chi Minh City 2hr drive
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 6hr drive
Phu Quoc (from Rach Gia) 2.5hrs by speed boat

Travel Tips

  • Wake up early to experience the floating markets where sellers and buyers converge on the rivers with transactions taking place on boats
  • Visit during the green season when boats can easily travel through smaller canals and waterways for an off-the-beaten-path experience
  • Situated near the Cambodian border, visit Chau Doc where a large population of ethnic Khmer people live