|Flooded landscape of Mekong Delta. A suitable place for weekend trips. — File Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The flood season is not only a source of livelihood for people in the Mekong Delta but also offers its tourism industry a golden opportunity.
Although the flood season this year came later than usual, travel agencies took the opportunity to organise boat tours of the delta.
Suitable for those looking for weekend trips, the sites include natural landscapes such as green duckweed-covered Trà Sứ cajuput forest and Tràm Chim National Park, one of Việt Nam’s eight most important bird sanctuaries and impressive with its immense lotus fields.
Furthermore, there are many specialties found exclusively in the flooding season such as linh fish and điền điển flower hot pot.
Saigontourist continues to offer “Experiencing the Flooding Season” tours, which include a two-day trip to Châu Đốc, Trà Sứ cajuput forest and a floating fish-cage village or to Sa Đéc, Long Xuyên, Ông Hổ Islet and Long Xuyên floating market or Cao Lãnh, and Tam Nông bird sanctuary. — VNS