Notable for its extensive mangrove forest, Can Gio is a low, palm-fringed island sitting at the mouth of the Saigon River, some 25km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. It was formed from silt washing downstream from the river, so don’t expect any white-sand beaches. A few hopeful resorts have sprung up along the murky 10km shoreline. Of more interest is the forest. This Unesco Biosphere Reserve contains a high degree of biodiversity, with more than 200 species of fauna and 150 species of flora.
The dense network of the Mekong River and its tributaries has developed the waterway transport system and formed the special customs of the locals here. If you visit, you can watch the locals trading goods from their boats, which has created a vast floating market. Cai Rang Floating market of Can Tho is the most famous of these markets.
Known as the world’s 10th longest and the 7th longest river in Asia, Mekong River flows through several countries. When it comes to the southwestern Vietnam, it separated into 2 small parts, and the 2 parts continue divided into 9 branches as nine dragons so its surrounding area is also called Nine Dragon Delta or Mekong Delta. Mekong Delta is considered to be the second largest and richest area in Asia in Vietnam where people essentially live by farming. Also called as “Rice Basket” of Vietnam, the Delta provides about 60% of rice and a large of seasonal and fresh tropical fruits. Mekong delta region has been an exotic paradise for visitors throughout the word and a cannot-be-missed destination in Southern Vietnam tours. Coming there, visitors are fascinated when observing lots of the activities in the area taking place on the vast waterways as well as most houses accessing to the river, not all of them to roads.
Experience life in the Mekong Delta on a group tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Travel down the narrow canals by rowing boat and get the chance to sample fresh fruits and the local coconut candy. Cai Rang is the biggest floating market in Mekong Delta where people can buy fruit & vegetables from locals. A good time to visit is early in the morning when they are very lively and colorful.
Being known as one of two parts in the Southern Vietnam, with a geographical position at the end of Indochina Peninsula, Mekong River Delta is an important transport hub to promote exchanges between Vietnam and other countries on the Peninsula. In Vietnam, people don’t call this land “Mekong delta”, but they call “Nine dragons delta” because when the Mekong river comes to Vietnam, it divides into 2 small branches, then the 2 branches divide into 9 mouths going to the East Sea. Seeing on the map, people can realize that the river now looks like 9 dragons.
Hanoi, the thousand-year-old cultural capital of Vietnam, is the center of culture and politics of the country with preferential natural landscapes as well as the historical monuments, the intangible cultural heritage. All of them has created the unique attraction of Hanoi. Hanoi has a long history and many cultural works of architecture as well as famous historical sites. Hanoi is the hottest attraction of international tourists in Vietnam thanks to its ancient, thoughtful and elegant look, and the hidden beauty of this thousand-year-old civilization city.
Halong Bay is dotted with 1,600 limestone islands and islets and covers an area of over 1,500 sqkm. This extraordinary area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. For many tourists, this place is like something right out of a movie. The fact is that Halong Bay features a wide range of biodiversity, while the surrealistic scenery has indeed featured in endless movies. The best way to get to Halong City is by car, minibus or bus from Hanoi which is only 170km away.
Ninh Binh is far from Ha Noi about 90 km in the south where has so many beautiful famous landscapes such as: Hoa Lu is the first capital of Viet Nam where you can visit Dinh’s Temple and Le’Temple,Tam Coc means 3 caves where you can sit on small boat that is rowed by local people(you can try to do it by yourself) along the tiny canal go through three caves under big mountain , between two green rice field and great lime stone.