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The best time to travel to Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta is always an attractive tourist destination in southwestern Vietnam. It owns a wide range of charming landscapes including paddy fields, lotus fields, fruits orchards and so on. Recently, many people choose Mekong Delta as a must-go destination in their itineraries.But do you know when is the best time to travel to Mekong Delta?
Now, let’s discover when is the best time to travel to Mekong Delta to experience your trip in the most wonderful way.

The climate of Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta has timely rains and favourable weather without natural disasters. The average annual temperature in Mekong Delta is about 28 degrees Celsius and it is stable throughout the year. Actually, the climate is divided into two seasons, namely rainy season and dry season. To be specific, from May to November is the long period of the rainy season and the rest is the time of the dry season. Especially, there is a floating season starting from July to November, depending on each year. To sum up, each season in Mekong Delta is characterized by its own beauty and attractiveness so you will always have a chance to admire the beauty of Mekong Delta whenever visiting in Mekong Delta tours.

The best time to travel to Mekong Delta

If you want to enjoy the fresh specialty fruits of Mekong Delta, you should come here in May or June of the lunar calendar. At that time, a lot of fruits orchards in Mekong Delta are in the blooming season so you can visit these places to pluck fruits on your own and favorably enjoy it right there. Unlike the Central or the North of Vietnam, Mekong Delta rarely has flood but it is called the floating season. For those who like taking Mekong Delta tours in this season, September to November is the best time to experience in this wetland.

Spring in Mekong Delta lasts from December to January or February. Like other regions, Mekong Delta is covered by a plenty of colorful flowers. Thanks to this characteristic, spring is always one of the best times to travel to Mekong Delta. Especially, this occasion will be convenient for you to learn about the traditional cultures as well as customs of Mekong Delta people on Tet holiday.

The best places to visit

Cai Rang Floating Market

Loccated in Cai Rang District, Can Tho City, Cai Rang floating market is about 30 minutes by boat from Ninh Kieu Wharf. The market stretches half kilometre from Cai Rang Bridge downstream Can Tho River. From early morning to 8-9am everyday, hundreds boats gather here to sell agricultural products.

Most of the boats are loaded with a lot of agricultural products and specialties of Mekong River Delta such as vegetables, coconut, banana, watermelon, grapefruit, dragon fruit and so on. Small boats which sell drinks and food for breakfast go among the others to serve market-goers and visitors. Other products such as clothes, candy, medicine... are available here, not different from what are sold in mainland markets.

Cai Be floating market and Tan Phong Island

Tan Phong Island has long attracted tourists thanks to the immense orchards and unique cultural characteristics. It has recently become an ecotourism attraction in Mekong Delta, which deeply leaves special impression in the hearts of tourists.

Running along Cai Be floating market, Tan Phong Island is situated on Tien River, Tan Phong commune, Cai Lay district, Tien Giang province. With its alluvial and freshwater throughout the year, Tan Phong retains the convenient position in the gardening economic development as well as aquaculture and fisheries. The island is the specialized cultivation of fruit trees and also one of the famous eco-tourism attractions in Tien Giang province. On annual vacation of festivals or Tet holiday, thousands of tourists from all parts of Mekong Delta converge in Tan Phong Island to enjoy the pleasures of "tam con" (bathing on the island) and specialties on island.

Visting Tan Phong Island, you will have a real experience on the landscape, local people and rich culture of the Mekong Delta. Going on a bicycle tour is one of the most relevant ways to discover this charming island. 
Also, fruit orchard is the ideal destination which you should visit once in your Mekong Delta tours at the best time. Some of the most favorite orchards are Vam Xang (Can Tho), Vinh Kim (Tien Giang), Cai Mon (Ben Tre), An Binh Islet (Vinh Long) and so on.

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