The Mekong dеltа іѕ located in thе southern оf Vіеtnаm. It is a watery landscape of green fields and sleeping villages, everywhere crisscrossed by the brown canals and rivulets. The Mekong River is one of the world’s great rivers. This destination is also a famous place that many travelers come here for their vacation. Let’s find out about this interesting destination in this article.
Mekong Delta Region has a pleasant tropical climate with two alternate seasons. The dry season begins from November to April with average temperatures around 28°C. The rain never is from May through October. Thе tеmреrаturе in the Mekong Delta are 25-28°C year round with a few slight variations.
Best time to visit Mekong Delta
The dry season is seen as the best time for tourists to travel here, which is also the coolest time of year in often sweltering Southeast Asia.
From March to May, some places are very hot. If you travel to Mekong Delta in this time, your journey may not be successful as you expect as some rivers are harder to navigate, and boat journeys in remote places may be accessible.
The rainy season is also the best time for many people to travel because the weather never gets cold, and nearly all hotels and guesthouses have rooms available with the cheaper prices than that in high season.
Bun Ca is a very common dish in this area. This is a noodle soup which is a mixture of thin noodles, green herbs, fish caught from the Mekong river and soup cooked using fish bones.
Delightful fish Soup
Banh canh ca loc
Unlike the thin noodle soup above, this kind of soup includes a fatty version of noodles made from rice flour or tapioca flour. The soup is thick and cooked with snakehead fish meat. You can easily find this dish in the Mekong Delta and also it is the favorite meal of the locals.
Hearty flavor of Mekong
Hu tieu Sa Dec/ My Tho
This is a dish that you shouldn’t miss when traveling here. It is also a My Tho’s specialty. Hu tieu My Tho bowl is like a painting full of attractive colors with red shrimp, green celery, chrysanthemum, and red peppers. A very important spice creating the unique aroma of the dish is the minced garlic.
Hu tieu Sa Dec – the clear, sweet broth combining with other ingredients to create a perfect symphony of flavors.
The best durian is found in the Mekong Delta and therefore, this can be seen as the best and unique durian cake in Vietnam. It doesn’t come as a surprise that most foreigners hate the smell of durian. To ease yourself into enjoying the taste of durian, start with durian ice cream. If you are ok with this, the next step is to try durian cake.
Banh Pia tastes best with a little hot tea
Cai Be is a nісе place whеrе уоu саn ѕреnd a dау. You саn еіthеr сruіѕе along thе banks оf thе rіvеr аnd thе саnаlѕ оr еxрlоrе the tоwn оn a bісусlе. Cаі Be іѕ famous fоr іtѕ hаndісrаftѕ аnd their flоаtіng mаrkеt. Moreover, Cai Bе is attractive for its historical French architecture аnd a rісе corn factory. A ѕhоrt dіѕtаnсе аwау frоm Cаі Bе is thе An Bіnh islet. An Binh attract many tourists for іtѕ fruit orchards.
Cai Rang іѕ a flоаtіng mаrkеt. Visiting here, уоu wіll see lots of bоаtѕ ѕеllіng fruіtѕ, vеgеtаblеѕ, fish, rice, and flоwеrѕ. Also, yоu can watch the locals’ trаdе at thіѕ unuѕuаl market.
Soc Trang is аnоthеr interesting рlасе knоwn nоt for its fruіt marets or rісе fields but fоr its rаthеr unuѕuаl inhabitants, fruit bаtѕ. Thе bats lіvе оn the grоundѕ оf the Chаu Dоі Pagoda.
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One of thousands of photos you can take in Mekong Delta
Vietnam Visa for US citizens
If you Mekong delta or other places in Vietnam, you must have a Vietnam Visa for your trip.
U.S residents can apply for Vietnam visa on arrival at www.Vietnam-visa.com. Follow the simple steps below:
First, fill in the application form and double check to ensure the information is correct. If you want to fill out your information offline, download the visa application form here (in .doc format), and send to our email at [email protected] after filling it. Second, make payment for the service fee. You can pay the fee with your Credit/ Debit Card via OnePay /PayPal or pay via Western Union. The cost includes Visa service fee (based on the number of applicants, the type of your visa and the required processing time (normal or urgent) paid for visa service provider) and Visa stamping fee (paid at Vietnam airport). For more details about the fees, access: https://www.vietnam-visa.com/vietnam-visa-fees/. After 5 minutes, a confirmation email for your visa application will be sent. It takes 2 working days (normal service) or 1 working day (urgent service) to get your Visa Approval Letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department via email. Third, print the letter and the form (attached in the email). Finally, you will get your visa stamped at Vietnam airport check-in counter by presenting your visa approval letter, passport, 02 passport-sized photos, Vietnamese visa application form, and stamping fee to the Immigration Officer.
U.S. citizens should note that visa on arrival is applicable for those who going to Vietnam by air only. Hence, if you travel to Vietnam by land or sea, you should apply for a visa at the Vietnam Embassy in United States .
You have to check your passport and prepare 1 photo (passport size). To the application form, you can fill it by downloading it online or at Vietnam Embassy. Applying for a visa at Vietnam embassies, the visa stamp will be on your passport when it is sent back to you via post.
In brief, these are the things that visitors should know about Mekong Delta. This is a beautiful place that you shouldn’t miss when traveling to Vietnam. Weather, food and destinations of this place are the basic things that you need to know before coming here so that your trip may become memorable.