Interesting things travelers should experience while traveling to the Mekong Delta

12-Jul-2019

You should pass by Saigon during your visit to the Mekong Delta. In this largest city in Vietnam, District 1 is the central area, where there are many hotels, shopping centers and major tourist areas located. However, if you want to experience a different aspect of the Saigonese, travel across the Saigon River to District 2. This place has many new developing neighborhoods with high-end shops, bars, cafes and restaurants including The Deck, a beautiful riverside eatery, favored by many foreigners.

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ENJOYING L'USINE CAFÉ 

L'Usine is a famous coffee outlet located in District 1. There is a small shop in a French-style building that is quite difficult to find on Le Loi Street, while another shop, easier to find, is located in a beautiful art decoration space on Le Thanh Ton street. Each L'Usine cafe has a space for selling fashion, household items and books.

VISITING BA DUC ANCIENT HOUSE IN TIEN GIANG

The Mekong Delta is distinguished by a mix of Vietnamese traditional and French colonial architecture, with towers of Catholic churches in the 19th and early 20th century in riverside villages. One of the most typical examples of this architectural combination is the Ba Duc Ancient House in Hoa Hop, Dong Hoa Hiep, Cai Be, Tien Giang, dating from 1850. This famous house is full of ornamental plants and fruit trees, making the place the most attractive destination for tourists to take pleasure. 

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TRAVELING TO TRA SU CAJUPUT FOREST 

If you’re curious about what the wetlands of Mekong Delta look like, come to Tra Su Cajuput Forest. Tra Su Cajuput Forest is located in Van Giao Commune, Tinh Bien District, An Giang province. This is a typical flooded mangrove forest in the West of Hau River, which is home to many species of animals and plants in the special-use forests system in Vietnam. You can travel by motorboat through this 1,500 hectares mangrove forest. It must be an awesome experience when sitting on the boat with local people to explore the forest and observe the life of the birds here.

OBSERVING PHNOM PENH FROM ABOVE

In Southeast Asia, Bangkok is most famous for its many cool rooftop bars. This amazing news has spread to many other cities in the area and Phnom Penh is a typical example. The 188-meter-tall Vattanac Capital Tower has its own grand opening not long ago. There is also the newest hotel of the Cambodian capital, Rosewood Phnom Penh and the rooftop bar Alfresco Sora. Observing Phnom Penh from these newly built locations is also a very interesting experience.

WATER AND MOON FESTIVAL IN PHNOM PENH (BON OM TOUK)

The Water and Moon Festival is held annually in Phnom Penh, bringing together a hundred thousands of Cambodians flocking to the street to participate in the festival. This significant cultural event lasts for 3 days, marking the end of the rainy season and the remarkable direction reversal of the Tonle Sap River. During these festival days, you can witness the thrilling racing scenes among traditional Khmer boats.

EXPLORING ANGKOR WAT

A visit to Angkor Wat is the first choice for any tourist who comes to Siem Reap for the first time. If you travel by Spirit ship, you will be served a unique dinner and enjoy the traditional Angkor cultural show. Seeing the sunrise at Angkor Wat and taking a hot air balloon tour to admire this historic monument from above is a very wonderful experience for visitors.

Tonle Sap Lake

VISITING TONLE SAP LAKE

Tonle Sap is one of Siem Reap’s top attractions, where you can experience life on the Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake. You can start early in the morning with a floating market tour, where the fisherwomen sell their daily catches, then followed by a boat tour to floating villages, visiting bird reservations and local craft shops.

VISITING KANDAL VILLAGE, SIEM REAP

Kandal Village in Siem Reap is famous for its French-style neighborhoods. It has many shops selling household, fashion items, quality gifts and especially the Little Red Fox Espresso, which is considered the best cafe in the city. In addition, Christine, a nearby shop run by a French woman with the same name, also sells beautiful fashion items and accessories.

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