Mekong Delta

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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 5 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 13 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 13 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 9 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 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$38

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hau Giang 2 Hotel

Hau Giang 2 Hotel

Operating a 24-hour front desk, Hau Giang 2 Hotel offers comfortable accommodation situated within 200 metres from Ninh Kieu Port and Can Tho Ancient Market. It provides free Wi-Fi access and complimentary parking on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21

$21-
Chambres D'hotes Mekong-Logis

Chambres D'hotes Mekong-Logis

Chambres D'hotes Mekong-Logis offers accommodation in Can Tho. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Each room has a private bathroom. Chambres D'hotes Mekong-Logis features free WiFi . There is a shared lounge at the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21

$21-
Thien Phuc Hotel

Thien Phuc Hotel

Located in Can Tho, Thien Phuc Hotel offers complimentary WiFi access and is located 9 km from Can Tho International Airport. All rooms at the hotel are air-conditioned, and feature a wardrobe and satellite TV, while certain rooms have a balcony. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Nhat Ha 1 Hotel

Nhat Ha 1 Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Nhat Ha 1 Hotel is situated in Can Tho, 1.6 km from Cai Rang Floating Market. Free private parking is available on site. Each room includes a flat-screen TV. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Dona Hotel

Dona Hotel

Located in Can Tho, Dona Hotel is conveniently placed just 1.7 km from Ninh Kieu Pier. It offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi access. Rooms here are clean, comfortable and fully air-conditioned. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$23

$23-
Madella Hotel

Madella Hotel

Madella Hotel is located in Can Tho, only 300 metres away from Ninh Kieu Pier. Rooms are modern and fitted with carpeted flooring. Guests also enjoy free WiFi access throughout the hotel. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$24

$24-
Lan Vy Hotel

Lan Vy Hotel

Lan Vy Hotel is located in Can Tho. Only 1.3 km from Ninh Kieu Pier, the accommodation provides well-appointed rooms featuring free internet access and en suite bathrooms. The hotel is placed 1 km away from Can Tho Museum and 6. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
Phong Nha Hotel

Phong Nha Hotel

Located in Can Tho Phong Nha Hotel is just 400 metres from Ninh Kieu Pier and 500 metres from Can Tho Museum. Offering simple accommodation, the hotel provides free WiFi access in all areas. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
Linh Phuong 3 Hotel

Linh Phuong 3 Hotel

Situated just 1.3 km from Ninh Kieu Pier, Linh Phuong 3 offers stylish accommodation fitted with large windows and air conditioning. Free WiFi access is available throughout the hotel. This modern building is only 1.3 km away from Ninh Kieu Pier. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
Linh Phuong 2 Hotel

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 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27

$27-
Hanh Phuc Hotel

Hanh Phuc Hotel

Hotel Hanh Phuc is located in Ninh Kieu District’s commercial centre in Can Tho. It provides comfortable accommodation with air conditioning and private bathroom facilities. The hotel offers massage services and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27

$27-
Holiday Hotel

Holiday Hotel

Welcoming guests with a fitness centre, an on-site restaurant and free parking facilities, Holiday Hotel provides modern accommodation cooled with air conditioning. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$28

$28-
Thai Nguyen Hotel

Thai Nguyen Hotel

Situated in Can Tho, 1.1 km from Lotte Mart Can Tho, Thai Nguyen Hotel features free WiFi access and free private parking. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a TV. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$28

$28-
Hong Phat Hotel

Hong Phat Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Hong Phat Hotel is located in Can Tho, 200 metres from Ninh Kieu Pier. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms include a seating area where you can relax. All rooms come with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Saigon Can Tho Hotel

Saigon Can Tho Hotel

250 metres from Can Tho Market and Can Tho River, Saigon Can Tho Hotel features air-conditioned and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel has its own restaurant and bar, a fitness centre and 24-hour front desk. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$31

$31-
Tay Do Hotel

Tay Do Hotel

Centrally located in Can Tho, Tay Do Hotel offers simple and comfy accommodation within a 3-minute walk from Ninh Kieu Port. Operating a 24-hour front desk, it provides free parking and free WiFi access throughout the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$31

$31-
Anh Dao Mekong 2 Hotel

Anh Dao Mekong 2 Hotel

Located in Can Tho, 3.1 km from Cai Rang Floating Market, Anh Dao Mekong 2 Hotel features an outdoor pool and barbecue. The hotel has a sun terrace and spa centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$32

$32-

Highlighted Interests:

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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.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Unusual Local Feature
Temples
Natural
Scenic Waterways

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