If you love nature, favour adventure trips, and are interested in Việt Nam's history, then Cà Mau Province in the Mekong Delta region is the place for you.
The Mekong Delta is full of rivers and rice fields. It also has things of cultural interest and of environmental interest for tourists to see.
Often referred to as the rice bowl of Việt Nam for its emerald-green rice paddies, the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta is rich in unspoiled countryside and peaceful rural settlements, an alluring region for nature and culture lovers.
With a new cable car to open at its most famous tourist site, the riverside city of Châu Đốc is poised to become an important spiritual and cultural destination in the Mekong Delta. Ngọc Diệp reports.
The Mekong Delta province of Sóc Trăng will carry out an action programme for sustainable forest management in its two coastal districts under the project “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation” (REDD+).
In U Minh District in the southernmost province of Cà Mau, there is a popular job called “gác kèo ong” which literally means 'the guard of honey bees hives'.
The bark of the cajuput tree can be used for art. An artist called Hoàng Nhân taught himself to paint on it.
The cajuput tree—tràm in Vietnamese—is known for its spongy bark, white flowers and its oil that is prized for its usefulness in aromatherapy. Now a local man creatively uses it as a medium for producing art.
Travellers to the Mekong Delta should visit Trà Sư cajuput forest in An Giang Province to enjoy its beautiful landscapes and serenity.