The 7 Best Things to Do in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

January 20, 2018 Velvet Champine

The Mekong Delta (Vietnamese: Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long, "Nine Dragon river delta" or simply Vietnamese: Đồng Bằng Sông Mê Kông, "Mekong river delta"), also known as the Western Region (Vietnamese: Miền Tây) or the South-western region (Vietnamese: Tây Nam Bộ) is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. The Mekong delta region encompasses a large portion of southwestern Vietnam of over 40,500 square kilometres (15,600 sq mi). The size of the area covered by water depends on the season. The region comprises 12 provinces: Long An, Đồng Tháp, Tiền Giang, An Giang, Bến Tre, Vĩnh Long, Trà Vinh, Hậu Giang, Kiên Giang, Sóc Trăng, Bạc Liêu, and Cà Mau, along with the province-level municipality of Cần Thơ.
Restaurants in Mekong Delta

1. Old Quarter

Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Old Quarter

Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter comprises nearly 40 streets packed with shops selling all kinds of goods, each street named for its primary good or service.

Reviewed By PeterF_Syd - Sydney, Australia

My visit to Hanoi started by wandering the streets of the Old Quarter. Reportedly over 1000 years of human habitation, it’s what you might expect from a crowded Asian trading area. Shops, narrow streets, bustling motorbikes and authentic eateries. I spent 2-3 hours strolling, browsing and marvelling at the sites, sounds and smells, which was mostly pleasant, but occasionally pungent. Consider joining a foodie walking tour so you know where to eat. I was somewhat cautious of the street food vendors but plenty of tourists were indulging in many of the eateries. I kept my souvenir shopping for other places on my trip as there is a lot of choice here, but quality was lacking. Mostly imported goods, probably from China. Locals are friendly. Well worth a visit.

2. Can Tho Touring with Susan

Dong thanh, Binh Minh, 890000, Vietnam
Excellent
98%
Good
1%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 64 reviews

Can Tho Touring with Susan

Reviewed By elisanne01 - Leiden, The Netherlands

The tour with Susan was amazing! She is young, funny and unique and with a small group (max 6 persons) you will have a wonderful time at the Mekong Delta! I absolutely recommend this tour; you will experience the local Vietnam feeling and you will...MoreThank you very much Alisanne Very appreciated you wrote us reviews I got a great time with you ^^ . Many Thanks Susan Bui

3. Da Dia Reef

xa An Ninh Dong, Tuy Hoa 650000, Vietnam
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Da Dia Reef

Ganh Da Dia or calling Da Dia Reef is a seashore area of uniformly interlocking basalt rock columns located along the coast in An Ninh Dong Commune, Tuy An District, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam

Reviewed By None of Y - Vancouver, Canada

Da Dia is located a bit in the middle of nowhere, but the drive is well worth it, leading through both villages and empty country side..
The stone formation looks just like in the pictures you've seen, but there is more to the park. A path leads around it and the views are stunning.

4. Vinh Trang Temple

Nguyen Trung Truc, My Tho, Vietnam +84 73 3873 427
Excellent
39%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

Vinh Trang Temple

Reviewed By Mrsfoodie11 - Chandigarh, India

We had taken the Mekong delta tour. And this place came midway . This is a beautiful park with a central pagoda, reclining, sleeping and laughing Budha idols are super sized, the seem to be talking to the sky. Very well maintained parks and Gardens and neat and clean religious place.
Shops outside sell local bamboo hats and souvenirs. You can haggle with shop keepers though the things are not very expensive!

5. DinHo Ecotour

Ben Tre, Vietnam
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 40 reviews

DinHo Ecotour

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I had an amazing experience spending the day in DinHo's boat tour of Ben Tre. We started travelling down some of the larger rivers within the Mekong, before visiting some coconut and coconut candy factories. We then moved further into the smaller rivers of the...MoreThanks a lot for joining us on that day, Max Gold and your friend! DinHo

6. Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Excellent
41%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

A rare breed of turtle enjoys this popular lake almost as much as countless locals and tourists. Hoan Kiem Lake is a dynamic daily tableau, from morning walks amid locals doing exercises on the shore, to young couples water-gazing on park benches, to the multiple shopping and sight-seeing opportunities in the vicinity. Centrally located in the city, Hoan Kiem Lake serves as a massive home base, and provides endless people-watching and recreational opportunities on the edge of the Old Quarter.

Reviewed By DublinEdM - Dublin

Hoan Kiem Lake is so centrally located in Hanoi. For any tourist, it’s hard not to touch on this super lake. There is so much activity all around it - Bar, restaurants, coffee shops, and lots of people! People are always lively somewhere around this lake - tourists, visitors, families, young people, and lots of entertainers. And at weekends most of the area is pedestrianised with fun and games. It’s near the Opera House, the Sofitel Mettopole Hotel, the Old Quarter.....just go there!! It’s great and atmospheric!!

7. Mekong Prestige II - Day Cruises

25 Truong Cong Dinh str, Cai Be District, Vietnam
Excellent
84%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 58 reviews

Mekong Prestige II - Day Cruises

Luxury Mekong River Day Cruises to Cai Be Floating Market in An Giang, at best price and deals.

Reviewed By suelchardon - Hervey Bay, Australia

this was a wonderful experience. we met wonderful people and got to see places that we wouldn't have been able to by doing it ourselves. the staff were wonderful and extremely helpful. the only thing we would like to see is a bit of entertainment on days cruising.trivia or charades maybe.

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