A trip to Vietnam would not be complete without a trip to the Mekong Delta.(you don’t wanna miss that Iconic shot on a canoe ride with a conical hat right?) :p
Heading to the Mekong Delta, never miss to drop by the Mekong Rest Stop. We halted at this place, had a quick drink, bite and pee. hee! :p Much to our surprise we saw a nice landscape garden behind the resto. The place combines man-made sight with modern facility in a very natural way. Seems that all the tour buses and all the people that will go to a Mekong River Delta, stopped here.
On arrived at My Tho, we visited Vinh Trang pagoda. It is an exquisite, restful site with beautiful gardens. It features a giant happy buddha, a giant standing buddha, and a giant reclining one.
Welcome aboard! The leisurely boat ride along the river. Viewed the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceeded to Tortoise islet, and finally! time to feed our hunger pangs in the orchard garden. 🙂
The canoe ride through gorgeous waterways with my conical hat. Oh yes! THIS was the Mekong Delta that I had imagined.
As the local man rowing our boat took long, sure strokes to propel us through the groves of water coconut trees, we all marveled at the beauty of this part of Vietnam. Truly in awe at the simpleness and at the silence.
The perfect way to get a taste of the gorgeous Vietnamese countryside is a day trip to the Mekong Delta.
Sometimes the journey means so much more than the destination.