Chau Doc Destination
The Mekong River runs through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, and is the longest river in Southeast Asia. Deep in history and rich in culture, it's one of the last travel frontiers.
Vietnam’s rice basket, the Mekong Delta is a watery landscape of green fields and sleepy villages, everywhere crisscrossed by the brown canals and rivulets fed by the mighty Mekong River. The uniquely southern charm, with its welcoming introduction to life along the river is the real draw, and visitors can explore quaint riverside towns, sample fruits bartered for at the colorful floating markets or dine on home-cooked delicacies before overnight stays as a house guest. Other highlights include visits to local orchards, flower markets and fish farms. There are also bird sanctuaries and impressive Khmer pagodas in the region.
The climate is tropical with two seasons. The rain lasts from May to November, while the dry season runs from December to April. The average temperature is 27C while the humidity can reach an oppressive level. The wet season is the best time to visit the delta, because this is when the fields are at their most alluring green.