Cai Mon Orchard Village is considered as the kingdom of bonsai in Vietnam, and the cradle of fruit trees in South Vietnam, with fruit ready for visitors in any season. Located on the bank of the Tien River in Tien Thuy village, Vinh Thanh Commune, Cho Lach District, Ben Tre Province, Cai Mon’s professional village annually supplies products such as durians, mangosteens, mangoes, longans and varieties of citrus.
Tourists in Vietnam vacations coming there in any seasons can enjoy various fruits around the year. Cai Mon farming village has and narrow paths are covered with green trees bearing heavy sweet fruits. There are also many graft and multiplication artisans who create the diversity of bonsai shapes by the very spectacular figures of deer, stag, dragon, phoenix, etc. The products are widely sold in Thu Duc, Bien Hoa, and exported to many Asian countries. Cai Mon Orchard Village is an ideal place to discover and enjoy the fresh fruits despite being in any reason of the year. Only 4 days in Mekong Delta, tourists can enjoy all the kinds of fresh fruit and the peaceful environment of Mekong Delta Countryside.
According to research documents on South, in the past, two banks of the canal in Cai Mon was the gathering place of honey bees because Cai Mon has lush orchards with flowers bloom throughout the year. The name Cai Mon was originated from that. Cai means the grand canal and Mon is slang of Mum, which means honey in Khmer language. In Mekong Delta Cruises, tourists can visit Cai Mon canal by the high-speed tourist boats from Tien Thuy Market in Chau Thanh District, Ben Tre Province.
The tide of Cai Mon Canal begins from both its head and end while all the rivers and canals flow in one direction. Dragon’s navel is the meeting place of two tides. One of the most beautiful floating markets of Mekong Delta is formed by the larger part of the canal with the calm tide.
There are thousands of households in Cai Mon growing the traditional flowers such as marigold, dahlia, carnation… In particular, Cai Mon also preserves a dozen of rose species including velvety rose, yellow rose, Elizabeth rose, Korokit rose…In addition, visitors can find valuable hundred-year ornamental trees such as fig, carambola, areca, apricot… All of them become excellent art works by the skilled hands of artisans. Therefore, Cai Mon has many rest and recreation places according to the garden tourism model. Visitors can visit the areas of cultivating saplings, planting and manipulating bonsai.
After visiting the “kingdom of bonsai”, visitors can stopover in lush orchards in Cai Mon to taste delicious fruits such as langsat, mangosteen, durian… Walking along winding paths round lush green gardens, visitors will feel as lost in royal gardens. In the afternoon, visitors can stand on the rope bridges to see sunset and enjoy Ben Tre specialties in small restaurants with coconut roof along the banks of the canal or nestled among the picturesque gardens, hear the melodious tune of Don Ca Tai Tu music and song.
Considered as the kingdom of bonsai in Vietnam, and the cradle of fruit trees in South Vietnam, with fruit ready for visitors in any season, Cai Mon always brings the pleasure to the tourists from the fun when freely discovering in the orchards and eating many kind of fresh fruits. Mekong Delta Discovery tour will bring tourist the integrated beauty of the South Vietnam especially Cai Mon Orchard Village.
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