|Local rivers and canals offer a magnificient traffic route for tourists in Mekong Delta. — VNA/VNS File Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Mekong Delta provinces boast wonderful sites for a holiday getaway during upcoming Lunar New year, with beautiful landscapes, flowers, wild birds and religious spots.
At Cái Môn flower village in Chợ Lách District in Bến Tre Province, visitors can see locals hurrying to harvest and sell many kinds of flowers.
A trip to the village in the final day of the lunar year is an uplifting experience.
Visitors can also spend a day at recreational complexes in Bến Tre and enjoy water biking, zip-lining, sailing and fishing.
Located about three hours from HCM City, Cần Thơ City is another attractive destination in southern Việt Nam. Despite its rapid economic growth, the so-called "western capital" of Việt Nam still retains the typical riverine culture.
If you are visiting here for the first time, you should not miss the early morning floating market. The lifestyle of the people and the myriad simple breakfast dishes will make getting up early worth it.
You should also stop by the old Bình Thủy houses with their unique architectural features.
Đồng Tháp is a southwestern province often known as the "land of the lotus". A two-day trip to the province is optimal and is best taken between December and April when you can enjoy outdoor activities in dry weather.
Situated 40 km from Cao Lãnh, the Tràm Chim National Park has hundreds of species of animals and around 130 types of plants. This is a place for natural immersion and nature exploration.
From HCM City, there are many buses to the Mekong Delta provinces. Visitors can take buses at the Western Bus Terminal in the city’s Bình Tân District. — VNS