Being well-known as the Rice Basket of Vietnam, Mekong Delta region is a watery landscape in southwestern Vietnam, formerly belonged to Cham Kingdom, which used to be the base of the glorious wet rice civilization developing alongside the Mekong River.
The delta is formed where the river meets the sea, features green paddy fields, crisscrossed by the brown canals and rivulets fed by the mighty stream. Depending on each season, the area is covered by different levels of water.
Also dubbed as “a biological treasure trove”, Mekong Delta is home to a huge amount of various flora and fauna. It reveals its best during the dry season from December to May, when the weather is calm and the land is lush. Avoid visiting the region during the rainy season to get rid of occasional flooding.
The best way to enjoy the scenic Mekong Delta and make your trip unforgettable is choosing day tours starting daily from Ho Chi Minh City and taking a boat trip along Mekong River to visit its bustling floating villages, colorful fish farms, and tangled fruit orchards.
The surrounding area including Phu Quoc Island with the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam is also an idyllic destination for summer retreat.