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Pocket the standard Western travel experience without adjustment (Part 1)

The following top Western travel experiences will help you have a fun and interesting trip to discover the delta and rivers, especially those who have a love of traveling to the Southwest, passionate about checking in from destinations . of Long An tourism to the Cape of Ca Mau. 

For any visitor, when it comes to the West, the first image that appears is always the horizontal and vertical canals interwoven with river boats, fruit-laden fruit orchards, and bustling floating markets scattered about. throughout Cochinchina Luc Province such as Cai Rang, Nga Nam, Nga Bay, Cai Be floating markets, Tra On, unique customs showing the traditional culture of the Chinese and Cham people, straight rice fields with flying storks, Beautiful islands and seas in the South of the country such as Phu Quoc, Ba Dong sea, Tan Thanh sea, … Traveling to the West , those who love to move can also experience a completely different travel journey compared to other countries. other destinations in the North or Central region because of the natural scenery and the culture – cuisine with many unique points. Let’s be with LuhanhVietNamDiscover all the interesting experiences of traveling to the West through the article below.

Canoeing on the western river. Photo: msquare

The West or the Mekong Delta is the short name of a large area including 13 provinces in the Southwest region including Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Dong Thap, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Can Tho, An Giang, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Kien Giang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau. Although there are many provinces and spread over a large area, this is a place with similar natural and cultural conditions. Therefore, you can combine visiting many provinces in the same trip. Take the time to explore the strange and familiar beauties of this most unique river region, you will surely have a very rich one-day or many-day Western travel experience .

Pocket the standard Western travel experience without adjustment (Part 1)
Map of the Southwest region. Photo: vinpearl

Western travel experience: Climate, time to visit

In terms of geography and climate, the West belongs to the tropical monsoon region, with an average annual temperature of about 28 degrees Celsius. Coming to this place, visitors will feel two distinct seasons in a year, the dry season and the dry season. rainy season. Almost 13 provinces in the West have favorable wind and rain, so you can travel to the West at any time of the year. However, there are still some times you need to keep in mind to have the most complete outing.

Southwest tourism has become a trend and is chosen by many tourists. Photo: metrip

Whether you choose to travel to Tien Giang or check in to Ca Mau, visit Can Tho or any other western province, you need to pay attention to the time of your visit to have the most fun and complete trip. Because choosing the right time to go, your trip will be convenient without being affected by external factors such as climate and weather. It is even more ideal when visitors choose the right festival season or watch the right time when the natural picture of the river is at its best. Please choose the following times to check in the West!

Flooding season

The floating season in the Southwest region is a unique and interesting time with rare natural scenery and many products that cannot be found in other places or seasons. The floating season, also known as the flood season, usually takes place around July – August of the lunar calendar, with a later floating year, lasting from September to November of the solar calendar.

Floating water season will not disappoint you. Photo: traveloka

Traveling to Dong Thap or An Giang or any other western province at this time, you will admire the wild but extremely poetic and lyrical scenery of the river region. Standing in front of the scene where there is water everywhere, the water overflows the fields and gardens, you will realize the magic of nature and do not forget to enjoy the specialties of the floating season in the West such as the famous Linh cotton fish hotpot. , hot pot with fish sauce, sour soup of copper fish cooked with cotton so chopsticks, snakehead fish with water, grilled hamster,… ok

Summer – the season of ripe fruit

The summer vacation of students often coincides with the ripe fruit season, so this is an ideal time to explore the southwestern river garden. Let’s plan an excursion, explore the beautiful scenery of the homeland and enjoy dozens of sweet and fragrant fruits such as durian, mangosteen, rambutan, longan, tangerine, cherry, mango, watermelon, jackfruit, grapefruit, etc. … is in the best season to relieve all stress or fatigue after a long time of work and study.

Garden fruit season is usually summer. Photo: dulichmientay

During the period from June to August, traveling to the West, visitors can easily encounter luxuriant fruit orchards. And do not hesitate to go to the garden to pick fruit, enjoy ripe fruit under the tree, right in the garden. It will be a very interesting and unforgettable experience. Some suggestions for you are Cai Mon, Tam Sang, Cai Be, Bay Thao…

Can Tho Three Cong Garden. Photo: metrip

Weekend or short holiday

Many tourists have chosen the weekend or holiday, the short Tet as a time to reward themselves. Traveling to the Mekong Delta at this time, you will be immersed in the exciting atmosphere of the festival. Going on the occasion of Tet, do not forget to stop and check in Sa Dec flower village or Cho Lach flower growing area to admire the colorful and fragrant flower village. 

Western flower village on Tet holiday. Photo: vntrip

The ideal means of transportation to travel to the West

According to the Western travel experience of many young people, the most ideal means of traveling to the West are:

– Bus is the right choice if you have a fixed schedule and travel time. With this way of transportation, you need to buy a bus ticket to the destination you want. The disadvantage is that using a bus to go out will take a lot of time to wait for the bus, not be late for the bus and have difficulty moving from one point to another. With Western tourist destinations located near Ho Chi Minh City, you should prioritize choosing high-quality tourist cars with a fixed schedule for your journey to avoid having to worry about where to pick up and catch the car, How to be reasonable and reasonable.

– Outsourced tourist car: If you are traveling with your family or a large group of friends, the optimal way to travel is to rent a private car. In this way, you will be able to control your schedule and time to go out, but in return, you need to spend a large amount of money and should go in large numbers to save costs.

Prepare well for the trip to the West by motorbike. Photo: Kinhhiemdulichmientay

– Motorcycle: If you are a backpacker or a backpacker, motorbike is the best means of traveling to the West. With this way of moving, you can follow your own schedule and rest according to each leg as you like. However, note that if you are traveling in groups, are crowded or have small children, you should not choose this way.

Which province should tourists go to in the West?

Each province in the Southwest Delta region has its own beauty and unique features. If you have plenty of time, take the whole trip to explore the impressive Western tourist destinations below:

An Giang is an indispensable name in the list of destinations in the South with the diversity of topography and beautiful natural scenery. Who has never heard the name That Son Bay Nui, Sam mountain, Cam mountain, Tra Su Melaleuca forest, O Thum lake, Tinh Bien jaggery field, Chau Doc market . If you choose the right time of the water season, your trip will be adorned by the beauty of flooded fields, a heavy river covered with silt and the green color of the Melaleuca forest… So a beautiful picture of nature is enough to captivate you. In addition, this land is also home to many sacred religious works such as Ba Chua Xu Temple of Sam Mountain, Hang Chau Doc Pagoda, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb, etc., attracting hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and tourists. beauty scene.

Check in Tra Su Melaleuca forest in An Giang. Photo: @nhatblackblooded

Can Tho : not only has its position as the largest administrative center and urban center in the West, but Can Tho also possesses a system of interlaced rivers, immense orchards and immense fields worthy of the country’s name. “White rice with clear water” with famous tourist sites in the country such as Cai Rang floating market, Ninh Kieu wharf, Binh Thuy ancient house, My Khanh village,…

Cai Rang floating market is bustling in the early morning. Photo: dulichmientay

Hau Giang : located right next to Can Tho city, Hau Giang is also one of the attractive destinations you can note in your Western travel experience. Phung Hiep floating market, Long My ruins or Kitty & Minnie amusement park are famous destinations here.

Kittyd & Minnied Park in Hau Giang. Photo: FB Kittyd & Minnied

Long An : is located adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City, Tien Giang, so Long An is a convenient and fast destination, suitable for those who want to find a place to have fun and relax in a short time, without having to move much. This locality possesses many attractive relics such as Tan Lap and Binh Ta floating villages , the Hundred Pillars house, Ton Thanh pagoda and especially nearly 100 Oc Eo cultural sites dating back to prehistoric times.

The pristine forest is located right next to Saigon. Photo: @chinhcodon

Tien Giang : located right next to Long An and very close to Saigon, Tien Giang is a land of sweet and healthy trees with many beautiful landscapes such as Thoi Son Con, gardens and Cai Be floating market, Vinh Trang pagoda, etc.

Dong Tam Snake Farm, Tien Giang. Photo: @chullifer

Especially, Tien Giang also has the famous My Tho noodle dish near and far, attracting many tourists every time they stop in this beautiful and friendly land.

My Tho noodle soup is a property that should not be missed when returning to the West. Photo: Foodi

According to the Western travel experience of many tourists, Tra Vinh not only has a special geographical position, surrounded by two rivers Co Chien, Hau River and one side facing the sea, but also the land of temples. Ancient with diverse cultural identities of Khmer, Chinese and Vietnamese people. Ba Om pond, Ang pagoda, Vam Ray pagoda, Ba Dong beach, Tan Quy island, Khmer Culture Museum are extremely famous tourist attractions in Tra Vinh. 

Ba Om Pond is a place associated with the legend of the same name of the Khmer people. Photo: traveloka

The most famous specialty here is Tra Cuon Tet cake, so you should remember to try it or buy it as a gift when you check in this Southwest province.

The wild and rustic beauty of Ba Dong beach. Photo: vntrip

Ben Tre : is known as the “coconut land” of the West with immense coconut gardens. In addition to the poetic countryside scenery in famous tourist destinations such as: Con Phung, Phu Da dunes, Cai Be garden, Vam Ho bird sanctuary, etc., Ben Tre is also a great destination for tourists. Those who love eco-tourism or community-based tourism, attend folk fun games in teams at Lan Vuong, Phu An Khang, Ha Thao tourist areas ,… Schedule a check-in date to enjoy the beauty of coconut trees. Delicious sweet tropical fruits and delicious Ben Tre dishes that few people know but extremely delicious here!

Back to Ben Tre coconut land, check in Quy island. Photo: dulichbentre

Bac Lieu : Coming to this land famous for many fish, shrimps and traditional salt making, you should remember to visit Uncle Ho’s temple, Bac Lieu’s son’s house, bird garden, hundred-year-old longan garden,… and especially Let’s enjoy the specialty fruits of the West such as longan, rambutan, mango, mangosteen. In addition, do not forget that in October in Bac Lieu, there is a monumental festival of Khmer people.

The wind power field in Bac Lieu is as beautiful as the European sky. Photo: toplist

Ca Mau : The beloved land in the southernmost part of the country, where “the land can bloom, the forest can walk and the sea grow” impresses visitors because the landscape still retains its wild and pristine features, and the nature is favored. many resources and the friendliness and sincerity of Ca Mau people . bird garden…

Cape Ca Mau – the first place of the country. Photo: metrip

Dong Thap is honored as the land of pink lotus of the West. When visiting Dong Thap, you will be able to travel around the river on a dinghy. Please take the time to check in Gao Giong tourist area, Dong Sen Go Thap, Tram Chim National Park, Sa Dec flower village, visit the relics of Pho Bang Nguyen Sinh Sac, visit Huynh Thuy Le ancient house… if any come to this land.

Dong Thap Tram Chim National Park. Photo: Devil Coc Tu

Vinh Long : lush green orchards laden with fruit, peaceful and peaceful scenery, each canal with crystal clear water will surely help you feel the beauty of the land and people here. Vinh Sang tourist area , Mang Thit pottery village, Tra On floating market, Van Thanh Mieu, … are Vinh Long tourist attractions with beauty and rich culture and history, attracting enthusiasts. Travel in a very unique way. These are the information that you should add to your Western travel experience so as not to miss these interesting destinations.

Vinh Long Mang Thit Pottery Village. Photo: baovinhlong

Kien Giang : mentioning Kien Giang, everyone immediately thinks of Phu Quoc pearl island, but this place is not only that. In addition to the most famous Western tourist destination above, Kien Giang has many attractive places worthy of the title of one of the island paradises of our country such as Tre island, Son island, Phu Tu island, check-in points . beautiful in Nam Du island , U Minh Thuong national park, Da Dung mountain,…

Pearl Island Phu Quoc – worldly weasel scene. Photo: PYS travel

Soc Trang not only attracts tourists with delicious and strange dishes, but also owns an islet with lush green gardens and fruit gardens all year round. In addition, the ancient temples with unique architecture, the year-round cool eco-tourism area are precious gifts that nature bestows on this country. Bat pagoda, Chen Kieu pagoda , Nga Nam floating market, Dat Set pagoda, etc. are outstanding tourist attractions in Soc Trang.

Soc Trang has many beautiful pagodas. Photo: alongwalker

Pocket the experiences when traveling to the West here, you will get the necessary and extremely useful information for your travel guide. Wish you have a fun and exciting trip to explore the Mekong Delta.

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