Discover the lively beauty of Mekong Delta in the flood season
Referring to the Southwest is mentioning "flood season." It seems to be the recognizable symbol of this passionate, loving land.
The image of the water flooding the whole field was once included in a famous Vietnamese film - "The Buffalo Boy," evoking a grieve.
But no, the flood season here is the season that the water helps revive the land.
If you still don't know when to travel to the Southwest region, this is the ideal time for you. Let’s see the beauty of the land in this beautiful season.
When is the flood season in the Southwest?
Every July - October of the lunar calendar every year (ie around August - November of the solar calendar), the water from the upper reaches of the Mekong River, flows to the Cuu Long River Delta, especially in Dong Thap, An Giang provinces, and Long Xuyen Quadrangle, forming a region full of water.
At this time, the old green fields have become immense waves with extremely beautiful scenes. This is also a bumper season of shrimp and fish raised by the Mekong Delta people, making it one of the best time to visit Vietnam.
Not only does it bring new vitality to farmers here but the flood season in the Southwest also adds color to the lotus flowers, water lily flowers, Eleocharis, and melaleuca forests. The water pours, making the Mekong Delta like wearing a new shirt color. This is also the season when a lot of birds fly to make nests. It can be said that it is the time when everything in this land proliferates.
Mekong Delta in the flood season
Depending on the climate of each year, the water can pour back sooner or later. The flood season in the Southwest provides many wonderful but unique specialties, including the soup of Siamese mud carp and Sesbania sesban flowers, dried snakehead fish, boiled mixed vegetables, crabs, etc.
What to see in the flood season in the Southwest
The flood season is also the peak season in the Southwest when it has the most brilliant colors. Travel companies open a lot of tours for travelers to visit the region, from day tour Mekong Delta to many-day ones. Top attractions that tourists can explore are Gao Giong - Dong Thap Muoi tourist area, Tram Chim National Park, Tra Su melaleuca forest (An Giang), Ta Pa fields (An Giang), and Cai Rang floating market (Can Tho).
Gao Giong tourist area
At Gao Giong tourist area, visitors will seat on a dinghy following the canal to see the strange birds coming here to build nests.
Tram Chim National Park
Participating in ecotourism in the Southwest, you cannot ignore Tram Chim which is full of colors and brilliant dance of red-crowned cranes. You can start your journey in the afternoon to enjoy the wonderful scenery, climb to the observatory to watch the birds or the panorama of the green land spreading out of the national park.
In the evening, you can drop the net and go fishing. Just rowing a boat to go straight and drop the net, and come back for an hour, you will have a delicious dish for the late night.
Enjoy delicious dishes in the flood season
Tra Su melaleuca forest
You will be transported on a motorboat into the middle of the mysterious melaleuca forest. It is the most typical and unique natural habitat of submerged ecosystems.
After going into the deep melaleuca forest, a dinghy will take you into the most beautiful area where green duckweeds cover all the water surface. The boat runs slowly so that visitors could reach out to touch the duckweeds and watch the yellow sesbania sesban flowers.
If you go early in the morning or in the late afternoon, you will see a scene of birds flying everywhere and to their nests.
Pa Ta fields
In the flood season, this place turns into a large carpet with green rice fields and rows of palmyra palm across the blue sky.
Visiting Ta Pa fields in the autumn days, you will have a peaceful feeling with fresh golden rice fields. In the wind is the scent of ripe rice blending into the elegant aroma of palmyra flowers.
Ta Pa fields in An Giang
Cai Rang floating market
As one of the three largest floating markets in the Southwest region, with hundreds of boats, Cai Rang becomes a destination you should not miss when coming to Can Tho.
The market is open from early morning to about 10:00 am, so you should visit from 05:00 - 07:00 am to feel the bustling atmosphere here. In the sound of the boat engine, you will still be able to recognize the voice and laughter of buyers mixed with the invitations of sellers, etc.
Coming to the Southwest in the flood season, watching the revitalizing scenery of the wetland, surely, you will have a great time here. If you need further information about other destinations on a Vietnam tour, feel free to contact us or visit our website. Don't forget to like and share the article if you love the beauty of the Mekong Delta in the flood season. Thank you.