http://localhost:3000/v1/Post/251 Discover Seven Destinations in the Mekong Delta (part 2)
Discover Seven Destinations in the Mekong Delta (part 2)

Discover Seven Destinations in the Mekong Delta (part 2)

With tours on Mekong river Vietnam, you will have a chance to visit one of seven new typical tourist sites. Continuing with the Seven Destinations in the Mekong Delta part 1, we will visit the two most famous tourist sites in Can Tho which are Cai Rang floating market and Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery. The two remaining attractions included on the list of seven new typical tourist sites in the Mekong Delta in 2014 are the Tram Chim National Park and Nguyen Sinh Sac monument in Dong Thap province.

Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang market is one of the most famous floating markets in the Southwestern region. From early morning until about 8.00 AM - 9.00 AM, hundreds of boats gather at the market to sell fruits and agricultural products of the region. Coming to the floating market, visitors will see the bustling atmosphere of the market and also have the opportunity to observe the life of traders on boats. These boats are like "mobile homes" on the water with full amenities.

Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery

Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery

Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery

Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery in My Khanh commune, Phong Dien district is one of the largest temples in the southwest area, with an area of four hectares. It was built under the Buddhist architecture of the Ly-Tran Dynasty, including the main hall, the drum, bell towers, the Mercy Goddess temple, the Maitreya temple, the One-Pillar Pagoda, the auditorium, the guest house, the library, and the medical room.

Inside the main hall, there is a bronze Buddha statue weighing 3.5 tons and the statues of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, Bodhisattva Manjushri, Bodhidharma, and the three founders of Truc Lam sect.

Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National Park

With an area of 7.588 hectares, Tram Chim National Park (in Tram Chim town, Tam Nong district) is a miniature Dong Thap Muoi, the home to many species of plants and nearly 200 species of waterfowl, accounting for 1/4 of bird species in Vietnam, including many rare species.

The most typical bird species here is the red-headed crane, which is 1.7 meters high with a smooth gray coat, high neck, red head, and large wings. This is one of 15 remaining species of cranes in the world that is in danger of extinction.

Nguyen Sinh Sac Monument

Nguyen Sinh Sac Monument in Cao Lanh city

Nguyen Sinh Sac Monument in Cao Lanh city (baotanghochiminh.vn)

Along with Tram Chim National Park is Nguyen Sinh Sac Monument in Ward 4, Cao Lanh City is also one of the most popular destinations in Dong Thap that attracts many domestic and foreign tourists. With an area of 3.6 hectares, the monument is divided into three main areas, including the tomb of Mr. Nguyen Sinh Sac, President Ho Chi Minh’s father, President Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, and lotus ponds. This architectural ensemble was recognized as a national monument by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in 1992.

The Mekong Delta with all kinds of tourist attractions is truly a must-go spot for travelers in Vietnam. If you need more information, feel free to contact us and don’t forget to like, share with others. Thank you.