Mekong Delta in Vietnam

Exploring the Mekong Delta

The best way to experience the culture of the local people on your Vietnam holiday is by arranging a visit to a local market. In Saigon, Ben Thanh is the place that the locals visit to buy their food and catch up with all the weekly gossip. The market is also the perfect place to do a spot of historic sightseeing on your Vietnam holidays, as the Old Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace are all located a short walk away. The Reunification Palace was historically said to be the place that the Vietnam War ended on 30 April, 1973, as it was here that tank number 843 rammed through its gates after Saigon surrended.
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Travelling From Vietnam To Cambodia Through the Mekong Delta

The vast and captivating Mekong Delta lies in the south-east of Vietnam, and is filled with picturesque waterways and exotic scenery as the Mekong River makes its way to the sea through a winding and complex network of distributaries. The delta is the "rice-bowl" of the country, producing enough rice in the watery region to feed the entire country with plenty left over. It is also a major drawcard for visitors to Vietnam, as travellers journey through the region to catch a glimpse of the "real" Vietnam; everywhere you look you'll see locals living their everyday lives, perhaps fishing for their dinner, keeping chickens, doing laundry or working on the land. People in this area are very friendly, and they wave at the travellers as they make their way through the area.
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Exploring the Villages Along the Mekong Delta

Nature has blessed Vietnam with numerous bounties; it is an amazing country with a fantastic coastline, lovely beaches, tall mountains and lots and lots of rice fields. The mighty Mekong River is the lifeline of Vietnam. A number of canals have been dug from the river and the little towns along the banks seem more like small islands. The inhabitants of the area are very amiable people and welcome the visitors with big smiles. There are many small factories in the area such as coconut candy factory, rice husking factory etc. You can see the locals make ceramics and can visit the old houses. Visitors are also given tours of the fruit orchards and the fish farms. You can also find pagodas in the vicinity of some areas.
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Mekong Delta Tour - The Best Travel to a Totally Different Culture

If you want to see a totally different culture and way of life on your dream Vietnam Tour vacation, then have your wonderful journey bring you to the southern end of Vietnam. Here you will find the Mekong Delta which is about four hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. It is a very big area composing of 39, 000 square kilometres of beautiful rice paddies and criss-crossing river systems and canals. You will be surprised how rich and fertile this land is and how it beats the rice production of Japan and Korea combined.
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Floating Markets of the Mekong Delta - Get a Glimpse Into Vietnamese Culture

Vietnam is incredible and still authentic - it's not "spruced up" for tourists. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the Mekong Delta, with its floating markets, where locals live, work and earn a living from the many tributaries of the river. You can easily get a feel for the real workings of this country and how things are done. Here, everyone is an entrepreneur of sorts!
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Cruising the Floating Markets Along the Mekong Delta

On the first day of my cruise along the Mekong Delta, we visited a floating market. The floating market is open all day long, but the busiest time is in the morning, when the weather is cool, a light frost is on the river and the sun is sparkling off the water. If you want to go see the floating market at its peak, you'll have to wake up very early. Heading out early in the morning is more relaxing as you cruise along the Mekong with a fine mist over the water as you head towards the floating market where hundreds of boats are peddling their wares in the bustling markets. Take a deep breath and smell the fresh tropical fruits as boats display various kinds of fruits for the day.
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