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Western travel: A guide from A to Z

Favored by nature for the river topography with fruit-bearing orchards, straight rice fields, the West is always an ideal destination for tourists to immerse themselves in nature. Busy working days in noisy cities.

Western travel: A guide from A to Z

It does not carry in itself a beautiful and splendid beauty like any other prosperous land, but with its mellow and peaceful beauty and extremely hospitable people, anyone who has ever been to the West has “a heart that does not want to return.” “.

The western provinces are also known as the Mekong Delta. The full name must be the Southwest region, but it is often referred to as the West. This area includes 12 provinces and 1 city directly under the central government: An Giang, Bac Lieu, Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Long An, Soc Trang, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, and Can Tho.

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Western travel: A guide from A to Z

The West (photo collection)

The West is the Mekong River Delta, in the southern region of the country. This area includes 12 provinces namely Bac Lieu, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, An Giang, Tien Giang, Soc Trang, Long An and Can Tho.

Experience of backpacking in the West (collected photos)

This is a famous place mentioned many times in poetry with the characteristics of interlaced canals, transportation mainly by waterway. In addition, this place also has rich flora and fauna, landscapes and tourist attractions. The most prominent of which are fruit-laden orchards, mangrove forests and rivers full of shrimp and fish… These factors have made the West extremely attractive to tourists.

When to travel to the West self-sufficient and how to move?

The ideal time to travel to the West is in the dry season (photo collection)

According to experienced backpackers in the West, the best time to visit this area is around March to May and September to November. The reason is that the climate in the West has two clear seasons. distinctly rainy and dry seasons. If you come in the remaining months, it is in the rainy season and the weather is very erratic.

Visitors who want to go to the West can choose from a variety of means of transport. For those who live far away, the plane is the most suitable means of transport. You can take the flight to Can Tho airport and start the journey. If you stay closer, you can choose a coach, bus or personal motorbike. When coming to the West, you can move between places by motorbike or rent a boat or boat to travel.

A few notes on choosing self-sufficient western travel luggage

Luggage is light but still full of essentials (collected photos)

When starting your trip, you should choose moderate luggage, not carrying too much will make it difficult to move. The weather here is very pleasant, so just choose casual clothes and a jacket to avoid the sun. Because this place has a mostly river-like terrain, clothes also need to be colored and easy to wash fabrics to avoid staining and making it difficult to wash. For shoes, you should choose soft soles or flip-flops, not high heels. Because when traveling on a boat, it will be quite difficult.

Another note is that visitors should bring insect repellent, prepare extra walking sticks and flashlights to make the trip more perfect.

Where to go when traveling in the West?

The West is an area consisting of 12 provinces and 1 city. Therefore, this place has many interesting tourist attractions. With our knowledge and experience of backpacking in the West, we would like to suggest a few places for your self-sufficient trip to the West.

Tan Lap Floating Village (photo collection)

Coming to Long An, this is a province adjacent to Saigon, which is a tourist attraction attracting tourists. In Long An, you should visit Dong Thap Muoi. This is an eco-tourism area with wild beauty and rich flora and fauna. A tourist attraction not to be missed. In addition, in Long An, there is Tan Lap floating village, giving visitors the feeling of being lost in a fairyland.

Vinh Trang Pagoda (photo collection)

The next place in the self-sufficient Western tour in Tien Giang. Here gather many famous tourist attractions. If you want spiritual tourism, there is Vinh Trang Pagoda. If you want to eco-tourism, there is Dong Tam snake farm, where many rare snake species are raised. Even more Western-style, there are orchards laden with fruit…

The land of coconuts – Ben Tre (photo collection)

Ben Tre : This is the ideal place when you don’t know where to go to the West. This is a very famous land with rows of green coconut trees. In addition, there is also Long Lan Quy Phung eco-tourism area which is very attractive to tourists.

Cai Rang Floating Market (photo collection)

Can Tho : This is the most magnificent tourist destination on the West River. Choosing Can Tho for a self-sufficient trip to the West, you can go to many places such as: Cai Rang floating market, My Khanh eco-tourism area, Bang Lang Stork Garden tourist area, Ninh Kieu Wharf…

Ca Mau is a place that should not be missed when traveling to the West self-sufficient (collected photos)

Ca Mau: The land of the cape is a place not to be missed. Coming to Ca Mau, you will admire the beauty of the end of the country. There are also many attractive places to visit such as Dam Thi Tuong, the specialties of this place.

Delicious dishes in the West:

The cuisine is also a factor attracting tourists to the West River region.

Fish noodles (collected photos)

Coming to the West, the first dish that you should taste is fish noodles. This is a very popular dish in this area. Each place will have different processing methods and delicious flavors.

Delicious dishes in the West (collected photos)

Snakehead fish soup. The snakehead is a very poisonous fish, it needs to be processed carefully to be safe. However, for the people living in the river area, this is too easy. The bowls of porridge with a sweet, nutty flavor will remind you of this peaceful land forever.

Western hot pot sauce (collected photos)

Hotpot with fish sauce . This is a dish that appeared in Can Tho a long time ago and has become a specialty of this land. This dish has the main ingredient of lucky fish in Chau Doc, the broth is made from fish sauce and coconut water or bone broth. In addition, there are other hot pot dishes such as Linh cotton fish hotpot, field crab hotpot…

(photo collection)

Banh xeo, Banh Canh, Banh pia, and noodles… are all rustic dishes and appear all over the West. If you come to this land, do not forget to taste these dishes!

The above are useful experiences for a self-sufficient trip to the West. Hope it can be of some help to make your trip more convenient!

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