Mekong Delta Travel in Vietnam 2019
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Ben Tre

Ben Tre As travellers took off in the Mekong Delta, the remarkable small province of Ben Tre was always one ferry beyond the tourist traffic of My Tho and as a result developed at a more languid pace, although the opening of the Rach Mieu Bridge from My Tho funneled more travellers into the place. […] Read More

Can Tho part 1

. It is also the  perfect base for nearby floating markets, the main  draw for visitors  who come here to boat along the many canals and rivers leading out of town.SightsOng Temple TEMPLE(32 D Hai Ba Trung;  6am-8pm)   In a fantastic location facing the Can Tho River and decorated with huge incense coils, this Chinese temple is set […] Read More

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Can Tho Part 2

When the French subjugated Indochina in the 19th century, the hope of an independent Kampuchea Krom would not happen.   Abut made it a separate protectorate known as Cochinchina.   On 4 June 1949, the French formally annexed Kampuchea Krom, a day of sorrow for many Cambodians,   even though the writing had been on […] Read More

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Around My Tho

Phoenix Island It is not until his imprisonment for anti-government activities and the consequent dispersion of his flock that the Coconut Monk (Dao Dua) led a small community on Phoenix Island (Con Phung), a few kilometres from My Tho. The Coconut Monk left his family behind to  pursue a monastic life and  for three years he […] Read More

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Tra Vinh

Tra Vinh which is one of the most beautiful towns in the Mekong Delta , are still lined with shady trees, harking back to an earlier era.  With more than 140 Khmer pagodas dotting the province, Tra Vinh is a quiet destination  for discovering  the Mekong’s little-touted Cambodian connection. The town itself sees minimal tourist traffic, […] Read More

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Phu Quoc Island (Part 1)

Among   a lot of  resorts lining Long Beach, the remaining area is still undeveloped , so there’s ample room for visitors to explore and escape.  Dive the reefs, kayak in the bays, eat up the back-road miles on a motorbike, or just simply enjoy  the life of a lotus eater by lounging on the beach, indulging […] Read More

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Phu Quoc (Part 2)

Suoi Tranh & Suoi Da Ban WATERFALL(admission 3000d, motorbike 1000d) Compared with the waterlogged Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc has very little surface moisture, but there are  a lot of  springs originating in the hills. The most accessible of these is Suoi Tranh; search  for the entrance sign and concrete tree from the Duong Dong–Vong Beach road.  From the […] Read More

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Ha Tien

Ha Tien may be a part of the Mekong Delta but  situated on the Gulf of Thailand. It feels like a world away from the paddy fields and rivers that typify the area. Plantations of pepper trees cling to the hillsides. On a nice day, Phu Quoc Island can be seen to the west. The […] Read More

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Phu Quoc (part 3)

Famiana Resort & Spa RESORT HOTEL $$$ (077-399 3026;; Ð Tran Hung Dao; r US$215-995) This is a 60-room resort with great accommodation , consisting of stunning seafront villas with mezzanine floors, an inviting pool and a spotless stretch of beach. Cassia Cottage RESORT HOTEL $$$ (077-384 8395;; 100C Ð Tran Hung Dao; r US$120-190) Set in a  flourishing garden, this […] Read More

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Rach Gia

A thriving port on the Gulf of Thailand and something of a southern boom town benefiting from a serious injection of Viet Kieu money, Rach Gia is home to great  numbers of both ethnic Chinese and ethnic Khmers. Most  tourists  zip straight through for boats to Phu Quoc Island,  but the lively waterfront and bustling backstreets […] Read More

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Around Ca Mau

U-Minh ForestThe town of Ca Mau borders the U-Minh Forest (admission 10,000d; 6am-5pm, closed Mar-May), a vast mangrove jungle covering 1000 sq km of Ca Mau and Kien Giang provinces. Residents  make use of  certain species of mangrove for making  timber, charcoal, thatch and tannin.Along with  being an important habitat for waterfowl, the U-Minh Forest – the biggest  mangrove jungle  […] Read More

Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary NATURE RESERVE

Bac Lieu & Around

 Few travellers stop in  Bac Lieu, but bird – watchers pass through en route to the remarkable sanctuary near town. There is a few beautiful  but forlorn French colonial buildings which line the waterfront, yet little else of interest. The most famous buildings is the Cong Tu Hotel ( 0781-395 3304; 13 РDien Bien Phu; r 300,000-500,000d; ), which […] Read More

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