FLOWER MARKETS OF THE DELTA
Starting between Lunar December 20th until the end of 30th, all around the roads to the Southwest, it’s quite easy to be absorbed in the trading vibe, most notably spring flowers and New Year treats. To make the most of these southwestern flower markets, visitors may opt for Ninh Kieu marketplace, floating markets along Tien river, Ca Mau flower market, Long Xuyen market, Cao Lanh market, My Tho market or Ben Tre…
SOUTHWESTERN TREATS FOR NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS
In addition to some rustic treats to define the Southwest such as kèo fish hotpot, fish sauce hotpot, linh fish hotpot, deep fried gouhrami or Vietnamese crepes. Lunar New Year holidays in the Southwest are not the same without braised pork with coconut juice, tét cakes - stuffed with a wide range of sweet and savory ingredients, Chinese sausage, bitter melons stuffed with minced pork, nem and a dozen of unique sweeties.
NEW YEAR FOLK GAMES IN THE SOUTHWEST
Games and other pursuits are part of highlighted suggestions for a New Year vacation here. Just drop in Thoi Son mound tourist area to enjoy a full day, from a boat ride down interlacing canals, a horse ride across alleyways, harvesting of fruits on your own or just a glass of honey tea on site, it’s all to make you absolutely at ease. My Khanh tourist area in Can Tho even hosts many other games and activities, notably swine race, crocodile fishing, canal dredges or fishing… to enliven and enrich your vacation with your family.
UNIQUE DUGOUTS ON THE WAY
Mekong river, once flowing into Viet Nam, branches out into nine to deliver alluvial to the Mekong Delta as a whole, and also shape the cultural identity for this delta. As a result, a journey to the Southwest, particularly on New Year holidays, necessarily involves floating flower markets on Tien river in Vinh Long, boat spring outings from Ninh Kieu wharf down Tien river, a visit to the kuy teav and coconut confection village, or the sightseeing of riverside life.
NINH KIEU WHARF
Given its idyllic and adorable scenery, Ninh Kieu wharf is one of the memorable New Year destinations for visitors present in the Western capital. It’s also the ideal spot to admire New York fireworks of the city. Ninh Kieu wharf is a focal tourist park of Can Tho, featured by a pedestrian’s bridge stretching 199m that appeals numerous locals and tourists alike for sightseeing and walks. Besides, there are also many recreations such as a sightseeing cruise tour, cải lương performances, amateur music on the river and a wide range of specialties.
(Source: Vietnam Today 1.2022)