Rough Guides, a famous British publisher of travel and reference guides, has recently chosen the Mekong Delta of Vietnam in World’s Top 10 best value destinations of 2015. The result was based in some main criteria, including money saving, worth to experience, and the ability of travelers to integrate, and explore the daily life and culture of local people.
The Rough Guides started its article by talking about the attractiveness of the Mekong Delta. It affirmed that “A pocketful of dong still goes a very long way in this delta region, and although the fertile plains and waterways are a riot of vivid colors and flavors, with endless opportunities for exploring by motorbike and boat, the area still sees surprisingly few foreign tourists.” Additionally, a video clip (- filmed by Mat Szwajkos and Erin Wigger, a couple from the U.S. visited the place in 2009 -) featuring the beautiful landscape of Mekong Delta was also presented on Rough Guides.
Not only praising the beauty of Mekong Delta, the Rough Guides also recommended every tourist to travel to the well-known charming pearl island of Phu Quoc, as follow “wind up your trip with a few days on the island of Phu Quoc, whose southern shores are blissfully warm and shallow.”
Cai Be floating market
The Mekong Delta has long attracted tourists for its ecosystem diversity with over 10,000 new species that have been discovered in previously unexplored areas, including a species of rat thought to be extinct. Those who traveling to Mekong Delta can have chance to experience the Mekong life which revolves much around the river; and to visit all the villages which are often accessible by river as well as by road. Furthermore, no trip to Mekong would be complete without a tour to the floating markets on the river. Give yourself chance to visit Mekong Delta, you won’t surely regret!