Vietnam has so much to offer to travelers from all parts of the world. The beautiful and amazing country of Vietnam has a wide range of tourist attractions that you will surely not want to miss once you are already in Vietnam, but sometimes because of the limited time that you have, everything is booked and scheduled in a very organized way, so that you can visit different spots.
Those travelers who would like to see beautiful buildings brought by the French colonization will surely love to stay around the Ho Chi Minh City, where you can find various French buildings, such as the Basilica of Notre Dame and the Central Post Office.
Travelers who enjoy nature will surely have a lot of choices because in Vietnam, you can go to different islands, beaches, mountains, hills, waterfalls and landscapes where you can feel the natural beauty of the country. Among those beauties and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Vietnam is the well-known, Mekong Delta.
The Mekong Delta or also known as the Nine Dragon River and is also dubbed as the Biological Treasure Trove, is located in the southwestern part of Vietnam. This region encompasses about 15, 000 sq mi., having more than a thousand species of plants and animals.
If you are coming to Mekong Delta, expect to see islands, rivers, pagodas, floating markets and rice paddies. It will be best to get a boat when you are touring the Mekong Delta because in this region, boat is their primary means of transportation. That is even more exciting because pretty sure that most of your tours are by bus or vans. For a change, why not take a boat tour?
One of the top destinations to visit when you are coming to the Mekong Delta region is the Phu Quoc, having a length of about 1320 sq. km. You will surely enjoy your stay in the mountains, resorts around, the white-sand and clean beaches in the Phu Quoc Some of the famous beaches here are the Long Beach and the Sao Beach. It is also in this region, where you can find the famous fish sauce factory. You will surely enjoy exploring the islands and islets in this area.
Lastly, this place is best for travelers who loves, swimming, snorkeling, fishing and simply cruising the place for a fine sightseeing. It will also be great to try the trail at the Ganh Dau to feel the freshness of the place. If you enjoy fishing, then you may do it at An Thoi, where you may also hire boats to explore the islets. If you would like to see the Suoi Tranh waterfalls, then you have to go to the eastern part of Duong Dong. On the western part of the Duong Dong is where you can also see a pearl farm. It will also be good to visit the fishing village of Ham Ninh on the east coast of Phu Quoc. Lastly, do not fail to visit the Phu Quoc National Park.
Next, you have to come to Chau Doc, this is a city that is located in the heart of the Mekong Delta. This is a very famous spot for tourists who enjoys shopping for various souvenir items. In this place, you will find a Muslim Cham; Mount Sam, where you can find various pagodas and temples; and the Bird Sanctuary, which is 25km from Chau Doc.
Lastly, do not fail to come and visit Can Tho or Tay Do, which is the biggest town in the Mekong Delta region. It is actually located on the southern bank of the Hau River, a river that is bigger than the Mekong River. You can find here the Quang Duc Pagoda, the Buu Tri Pagoda and the Munirangsyaram Kher Pagoda; the Xuan Khanh Quarter, which is the geological center of Can Tho; and enjoy the nature and the riverside park in the Hai Ba Trung area.
Coming to the Mekong Delta takes some time, so that you can fully enjoy the beauty of the place. Here, you can meet people from all walks of life, but what is important is that you are there because you appreciate the place and you would like to witness its beauty and simplicity.