Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta, photo by McKay Savage
Mekong Delta (photo by McKay Savage)
 

The Mekong Delta is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries.

It is a popular 2-3 day trip from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), with boat trips a common and interesting way to travel.

The Mekong delta encompasses a vast part of the region, estimated at 15,000 square miles, (39,000 square kilometers) but varying by season.

Travelers frequently head to two destinations:
1. Ben Tre – a sleepy town just over the river from My Tho.
2. Soc Trang – a dynamic Khmer-culture influenced town in the far southwest

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Linh Phuong 2 Hotel

Linh Phuong Hotel is located 500 metres from Cai Khe Market and provides comfortable rooms with private bathroom facilities and free Wi-Fi. It houses a restaurant which serves a selection of Vietnamese cuisine. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27

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Queen Hotel

Queen Hotel offers accommodation in Can Tho. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Queen Hotel features free WiFi . You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

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Nam Bo Boutique Hotel

Nam Bo Boutique Hotel is located in Can Tho, 100 metres from Ninh Kieu Pier and 1.8 km from Vincom Plaza Xuan Khanh. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$140

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Cat Phuong Hotel

Situated 1.2 km from Ninh Kieu Pier in Can Tho, Cat Phuong Hotel features free WiFi access and private parking. Certain units include a seating area where you can relax. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

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Hau Giang Hotel

Modern guestrooms and suites with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning can be found in Hau Giang Hotel. Located in Can Tho, the hotel features its own restaurant and provides free parking. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Thanh Tung Hotel

Thanh Tung Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Thanh Tung Hotel offers accommodation in Can Tho, 1.4 km from Ninh Kieu Pier. Every room has a TV with cable channels. Certain units include a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13

$13-
Hoa Phuong Hotel

Hoa Phuong Hotel

Hoa Phuong Hotel offers accommodation in Can Tho. Free WiFi is featured and private parking is available on site. The rooms are equipped with a TV. The rooms come with a private bathroom. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13

$13-
Ngoc Lam Can Tho Hotel

Ngoc Lam Can Tho Hotel

Situated in Can Tho, 800 metres from Vincom Plaza Xuan Khanh, Ngoc Lam Can Tho Hotel boasts a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13

$13-
Minh Tien Guesthouse

Minh Tien Guesthouse

Set in Can Tho, 3.9 km from Ninh Kieu Pier, Minh Tien Guesthouse boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. All rooms include a TV with cable channels. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13

$13-
Hotel 17

Hotel 17

Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Hotel 17 offers accommodation in Can Tho, 300 metres from Ninh Kieu Pier. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13

$13-
Khoa Phu Hotel

Khoa Phu Hotel

Khoa Phu Hotel is located in Can Tho, 200 metres from Vincom Plaza Xuan Khanh and 1.6 km from Ninh Kieu Pier. Free private parking is available on site. Khoa Phu Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$13

$13-
Kim Anh Hotel

Kim Anh Hotel

Situated in Can Tho, 2.5 km from Vincom Plaza Xuan Khanh, Kim Anh Hotel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. The rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Huy Hoang Hotel

Huy Hoang Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Huy Hoang Hotel is set in Can Tho, 400 metres from Ninh Kieu Pier. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a TV with cable channels. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Hotel 199

Hotel 199

Nestled in the prime area of Ninh Kieu Quay, Hotel 199 offers a no-frills accommodation just 400 metres from the Ninh Kieu Pier. Offering complimentary WiFi throughout the property, Hotel 199 also offers parking on-site at a fee. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Phuong Rose Homestay

Phuong Rose Homestay

Featuring free WiFi, Phuong Rose Homestay offers accommodation in Ấp Nhơn Khánh. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain rooms have a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Hoan Cau Hotel

Hoan Cau Hotel

Hoan Cau Hotel is situated in Can Tho, 1.4 km from Lotte Mart Can Tho. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Hoan Cau Hotel features free WiFi . You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Hotel 68

Hotel 68

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel 68 offers accommodation in Can Tho, 1.9 km from Lotte Mart Can Tho. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some units include a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Spring Hotel

Spring Hotel

Placed in the peaceful area of Khu Dan Cu and just a 20-minute drive from Tra Noc Airport, Spring Hotel offers well appointed rooms with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi access at all areas of the property. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Cat Phuong Hotel

Cat Phuong Hotel

Situated 1.2 km from Ninh Kieu Pier in Can Tho, Cat Phuong Hotel features free WiFi access and private parking. Certain units include a seating area where you can relax. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Thanh Ha Guesthouse

Thanh Ha Guesthouse

Thanh Ha Guesthouse has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi in Can Tho. The property can assist guests with arrangements for private Mekong tours. Special diet menus are available on request. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Mai Chi Hotel

Mai Chi Hotel

Located just 400 metres from Ninh Kieu Pier, Mai Chi Hotel offers no-frills accommodation in the southern Vietnam city of Can Tho. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Tay Nam Bo Guesthouse

Tay Nam Bo Guesthouse

Tay Nam Bo Guesthouse is set in Can Tho, 3.1 km from Ninh Kieu Pier. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this guest house is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-

Highlights:

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Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Vast & Culturally Interesting Delta Region

The Mekong splits in Cambodia into two main rivers, the Bassac (Hậu Giang) and the First river (Tiền Giang), then in Vietnam into a more complex system, creating a maze of small canals, rivers and arroyos interspersed with villages and floating markets. The Mekong Delta has recently been dubbed as a "biological treasure trove". Over 10,000 new species have been discovered in previously unexplored areas of Mekong Delta.

As with all deltas, it receives the bounty of the siltation from the upper Mekong, and as such is a very rich and lush area, covered with rice fields. It produces about half of the total of Vietnam's agricultural output (in fact the delta produces more rice than Korea and Japan altogether), and is the place for timeless sceneries of farmers planting or harvesting rice.
Boat Tours
Boat trips are the best way to visit the network of channels. But it is also worth getting off the boat to visit the land in between the waters, following small trails along the channels, crossing sidearms on very basic bridges and walking by fruit and coconut orchards.

Ben Tre is only a 20 min ferry-ride away from bustling My Tho, but this is enough of a barrier to give the town a genuine backwater feeling. The larger region provides some of the most beautiful scenery in the Mekong delta.

Soc Trang is a modern city of around 120,000 with a very high Khmer population and cultural influence. The many temples here are in the Cambodian Khmer style.
Also of Interest:
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Temples
Natural
Scenic Waterways

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