Usually, spending a day tour to Mekong Delta in summer time (June, July, August) will give tourists the opportunity to explore vast and fruitful orchards. Mekong Delta with a sunny and warm weather throughout the year and seasonal attraction makes it a must-go destination when traveling to Vietnam. Still, coming to Mekong Delta in different seasons will bring visitors different surprises.

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1. Cai Be orchard, Tien Giang

What to do at Cai Be orchard?

Traveling to Mekong Delta Vietnam in summer months of June, July, or August, travelers could experience Cai Be orchard. Cai Be is located 70 km (2 hours drive) from Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest fruit garden in Mekong Delta with many tropical fruits hard to find in Western world such as mango, mandarin, guava, apple, plum, etc. Furthermore, since owning a vast variety of seasonal fruits, travelers could taste different types of fruits in any season Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

Cai Be orchard

Furthermore, Cai Be is also famous for its floating market.  Since very early in the morning (4-5 AM), the floating market here is crowded with boats and ships trading fruits, flowers, and many other commodities. These two destinations could be combined into 1 day trip to Tien Giang.

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2. Vinh Kim orchard, Tien Giang

Vinh Kim orchard

What to do at Vinh Kim orchard?

Vinh Kim orchard is famous for its brand of star apple fruit. Star apple fruit is a tropical fruit that is known for its richness in vitamin, control diabetes, and lose weight benefits. Moreover, travelers have many other options such as pomelo, rambutan, durian, etc.

3. Vinh Long orchard, Ben Tre

Vinh Long orchard

What to do at Vinh Long orchard?

Vinh Long is famous for its rambutan, its own line of oranges, mandarin, durian, mango,… Traveling to the Vinh Long orchard, you will feel exciting to be boating on the river through the isles. You can relax and enjoy the fresh air, tranquility space while watching the river view and enjoying a cool coconut. You can enjoy fresh ripe fruit throughout the year; each season has a particular fruit.

Read more: Enjoy fresh and sweet Fruit in Vinh Long Orchard Garden

4. My Khanh orchard, Can Tho

My Khanh orchard

What to do at My Khanh orchard?

This orchard located between Cai Rang floating market and Phong Dien, Can Tho Province. My Khanh fruit garden owns more than 20 kinds of specialty Southwest fruits. Traveling to this orchards in the summer, tourists have the opportunity to observe the fruits journey from the garden, go on the boat then move on the floating market to customers. In addition, tourists can visit the garden and freely enjoy many delicious fruits here.

5. Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho

Cai Rang floating market

What to do at Cai Rang floating market?

Cai Rang Floating Market is the most vibrant scene in a tour to Southern Vietnam. As the largest floating market in the Mekong Delta, Cai Rang often starts from 4 AM and lasts until midday. But, it is better to arrive in it before 9 AM. The main goods here include wholesale fruits, agricultural products and specialties from Chau Thanh District and other neighboring areas. As mentioned above, each boat has a long upright pole where the samples of the goods are hung on the top for sale.

During the early morning, the waterway does become a maze of many different boats packed with papaya, mango, bananas, pineapple, and even cigarettes. To meet the demands of both domestic and foreign visitors, different services are also available on the floating market. Apart from fresh fruits, they are quite able to enjoy Vietnamese breakfast dishes, like Pho, Hu Tieu or coffee.

6. Cai Be Floating Market, Tien Giang

What to do at Cai Be floating market?

Another prominent floating market in Mekong Delta is Cai Be, which is located at Tien Rive in the intersection of Vinh Long, Tien Giang and Ben Tre Provinces. This market is busy from the early morning (around 3 AM) to late afternoon. The goods exhibited here are abundant and multiform, ranging from fruits, seafood, animals, chicken, materials and commodities to sweet mandarin, coconut soap and candy. About 400 to 500 rafts and boats packed with vegetables, fruits and other regional products will be anchored along the 2 sides of the river. Just like Cai Rang Floating Market, the samples of products in each boat here will also be hung on a pole to attract customers.

Along with many different kinds of boats, Cai Be Floating Market also leaves tourists from admiration to admiration by the magnetic sights along the river, such as lines of coconut trees and stilt houses on 2 banks. At that time, boats and sampans can serve as “water taxis” which help travelers to sightsee and visit somewhere more conveniently and easily. The best way to immerse in the essence and uniqueness of Cai Be Floating Market is to let us become your travel partner.

7. Vinh Trang Temple, Tien Giang

Vinh Trang Pagoda

What Vinh Trang temple has to offer?

Known as the biggest pagoda in Tien Giang, Vinh Trang temple was built in 1849. The unique structure of the pagoda is a mix of Vietnamese, Chinese and Cambodian architectural style. The temple was restored many times since it was built and the structure is meant to resemble an Indian Raj Palace. It is set amongst lovely gardens packed with flowers and shrubs, lotus pools and tombs of the monks and has huge ornate triple arched gates. The temple is easily reached by a bike ride or could even be walked to while staying at My Tho, Vietnam.

8. Ong Temple, Can Tho province

Ong pagoda

What to do at Ong Temple?

Ong Temple or Quang Trieu assembly hall is a temple built formerly as the assembly hall for the Chineses from Guangdong, China in 1894. The temple is the place for locals to worship deities such as God of Earth or Goddess of Fortune. Therefore, when coming to Ong Temple, travelers will experience the Chinese-style architecture as well as witnessing the locals worshiping. This temple is one of the rarest temples in Can Tho that retains the architecture of its origin.

9. Binh Thuy Communal House, Can Tho

Binh Thuy Communal House

What to do at Binh Thuy Communal House?

The communal house was built by Emperor Tu Duc in 1893. The architecture of this house is different from the communal houses in the North. Binh Thuy Communal house is a valuable monument of art and architectural style in the newly-expanded South Western area. Every year, the local people organize “Thuong Dien” (land breaking) ceremony and “Ha Dien” (farm work initiation) ceremony in honor of the God of Agriculture.

10. Sau Hoai rice noodles workshop

Sau Hoai rice noodles workshop

What to do at Sau Hoai noodle shop?

This family workshop, which belongs to Mr. Sau Hoai, recently be added to the itineraries of many tourists. Here, travelers will see every step of the noodle manufacturing process and get to try making by yourself.  The factory itself also includes a mini zoo with various pets and an open-air restaurant where you could taste the freshly made noodles and purchase some to bring home for future enjoyment.

11. Huynh Thuy Le ancient house, Sa Dec

Huynh Thuy Le ancient house

What does Huynh Thuy Le ancient house have?

This house is known for its structure and historical event. Its structure is a mixture of Western and Eastern architecture. The house includes three compartments as the typical house in the South and built of wood in 1895. The restoration in 1917 brought the house with the character of French villa in harmony with Eastern architecture. Historically, this house is the home of Huynh Thuy Le – the main character in the famous novel called “The Lovers” written by his lover Marguerite Duras.

12. Ba Dang crocodile farm, Long Xuyen

Ba Dang crocodile farm

What to do at Ba Dang crocodile farm?

This farm is one of the five biggest crocodile farms in Vietnam. With the combination of ornamental trees, bonsai trees, and over ten thousand crocodiles, Ba Dang crocodile farm is a very interesting destination for travelers. This is the destination best fitted for travelers who love plant or want to learn more about the fierce four-legged lizard as well as the techniques to grow them. At the end of the trip, travelers could purchase souvenirs that made of crocodile skin such as shoes, purses, or belts.

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Celeste Pham

My name is Chi but you can call me Celeste. I was born in Haiphong, the dynamic port city lying 100 km to the east of Hanoi, and also the gateway to Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island. I graduated from Hanoi University, majoring in Hispanic Language and Culture. I have passion for traveling and I love planning my own trip myself following my own interest. I’m willing to help others visitors to make their own dream trip to my charming country and make them feel at home.

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