Woman Paddling her Boat selling banh mi on the Mekong River at sunset in the Mekong Delta Vietnam

Mekong Delta

A region of lush rice fields and tropical fruits

The Mekong Delta, known to the Vietnamese as the ‘Nine Dragons’,  offers a glimpse into the unchanged way of life of farmers and fishermen.

As southern Vietnam’s agrarian heartland, the Delta is characterised by verdant rice fields and tropical fruit orchards, interspersed among the winding tributaries of the Mekong River. The region also offers fascinating cultural and historical interests including colonial villas from the French occupation alongside Chinese and Khmer cultural influences as seen in the ethnic mix of people and different temple styles.


  • Scenic landscapes and friendly people
  • Quaint villages to explore by boat and bike
  • Family-run cottage industries producing locally-made foods and natural wares
Within Easy Reach Of...
Ho Chi Minh City 2hr drive
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 6hr drive
Phu Quoc (from Rach Gia) 2.5hrs by speed boat
Travel Tips
  • Wake up early to experience the floating markets where sellers and buyers converge on the rivers with transactions taking place on boats
  • Visit during the green season when boats can easily travel through smaller canals and waterways for an off-the-beaten-path experience
  • Situated near the Cambodian border, visit Chau Doc where a large population of ethnic Khmer people live

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