11 FAMOUS ORCHARDS IN MEKONG DELTA
Mekong Delta has known as a large and rich land is famous for many natural sceneries of rice fields, dense rivers, and canals network. Thanks to the fertile alluvial soil and favorable climate, that's the opportunity to have tropical fruit orchards year-round. If you’re planning to travel here, don't forget to visit these famous fruit orchards.
1. My Khanh fruit orchard
My Khanh fruit orchard
Address: Lo Vong Cung street, My Khanh commune, Phong Dien district, Can Tho city
My Khanh fruit orchard covers an area of more than 4ha, belonging to My Khanh tourist village. This destination is famous for more than 21 kinds of fruit such as rambutan, tangerine, longan, and so on. In harvest season, you can pick and taste fresh fruits right on the spot. There are also other interesting activities such as boating, fishing, watching Don Ca Tai Tu performance, tasting local dishes, watching dog and pig races, etc.
2. Vam Xang fruit orchard
Jackfruit in Vam Xang Orchard
Vam Xang Orchard is located in the town of Phong Dien, 10 kilometers southwest of Can Tho’s downtown. This more than 3ha orchard impresses visitors by peaceful scenery by fruit orchards, colorful flowers, canals with monkey bridges, as returning to the homeland. From May to October of the lunar calendar, it’s a good time to taste many fruits such as jackfruit, rambutan, mangosteen, guava, etc. And if you want to become a local person, you can participate in some activities like scrubbing, fishing, slapping fish ditches, and so on.
3. Ba Cong fruit orchard
Fresh Mango in Mekong Delta
Ba Cong orchard is located in Binh Pho B area, Long Tuyen ward, Binh Thuy district, Can Tho city. With an area of more than 2 ha, the orchard owns many different kinds of tropical fruit trees such as mango, rambutan, green skin pomelo, mangosteen, dragon fruit, etc. Visitors are attracted by the fresh air, cool, peaceful scenery. Besides, visitors coming here the first time are also very excited when they have an experience crossing the monkey bridge ( Cau Khi).
4. Chin Hong fruit orchard
Star Apple or Vú Sữa
Located at 398 My Nhon hamlet, Phong Dien district, Can Tho city, Chin Hong orchard is about 15km from Can Tho downtown and just 300m from Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery. Just for 20,000 VND, visitors can visit the fruit garden and freely pick and enjoy a variety of fruits such as Burmese grape, mango, mangosteen, Thai rambutan, star apple, etc. In addition to visiting the orchard, visitors can participate in interesting activities characterized by the south such as rowing boats, catching fish, and enjoying folk dishes like grilled snakehead fish, Mekong pancakes, and so on.
5. Ba Hiep fruit orchard
Fruit in Ba Hiep Ecological Orchard
Ba Hiep Ecological Orchard is located at Thuy Loi Canal, Nhon Hung Hamlet, Nhon Nhim Commune, Phong Dien District, Can Tho City. Coming here, you can enjoy a fresh atmosphere in the countryside, go around the garden, row the boat, cross the monkey bridges, and take some beautiful pictures. The orchard has nearly a dozen kinds of specialty tropical fruit trees of the Mekong Delta such as strawberries, oranges, tangerines, guava, etc. You can also participate in baking kinds of folk cakes, catch fish and taste the local delicious dishes.
6. Con Son islet
Many kinds of fruit in Con Son Islet
Con Son islet is known as a famous destination when traveling to Can Tho. The fruit orchards belong to many different families with many kinds of fruit like guava, rambutan, durian, jackfruit, longan, etc. Also, some other activities such as visiting the Bay Bon fish farm, baking kinds of folk cakes at local people's houses, watching " Flying Snakehead fish", enjoying Mekong's cuisine, and so on.
7. Cu Lao An Binh islet
Wonderful experience in Cu Lao An Binh islet
Cu Lao An Binh islet is surrounded by the Co Chien and Ham Luong rivers, it has become an attractive tourist destination in Vinh Long district. The feature thing here is the fruitful orchards, such as Sau Tan orchard, Be Sau orchard, Tam Loc orchard, etc, with the typical kinds of fruits like rambutan, longan, jackfruit, Burmese grape, etc. Besides, some other destinations like Cai Cuong ancient house, Tien Chau pagoda, Vinh Sang tourist area,... are the attractions so tourists can visit, too.
8. Cai Mon fruit orchard
Cai Mon orchard
Address: Vinh Thanh commune, Cho Lach district, Ben Tre province,
Cai Mon orchard is a destination that attracts many young people and tourists from big cities to visit. Coming here, you can enjoy the fresh atmosphere, go around, pick and taste many kinds of colorful fruits like rambutan, longan, mango, and durian right on the spot. Moreover, Cai Mon is also a place growing many kinds of ornamental flowers like bougainvillea, marigold, and chrysanthemum for export
9. Cai Be fruit orchard
Cai Be fruit orchard of Miet Vuon Cai Be
Cai Be fruit orchard of Miet Vuon Cai Be, is located on the North bank of Tien River, Cai Be district, Tien Giang province, has an area of 1500ha. Thanks to the annual fertility of alluvium from the Tien River, the fruit trees here grow up very green and bear fruit all year round. There are many kinds of different fruits like Hoa Loc mango, star apple, rambutan, etc, and they are planted in different areas. Coming here, tourists can go around, pick and taste fruits on the spot. Besides, Cai Be orchard also has some familiar pictures such as bamboo bridges, canals with canoes, thatched houses, etc. So don't forget to carry a camera to take wonderful pictures.
10. Vinh Kim orchard
Dragon Fruit Garden in Mekong Delta
Vinh Kim orchard is located in Vinh Kim commune, Chau Thanh district, Tien Giang province. This place is famous for fruit brands like Ngu Hiep durian, Go Cong acerola, Cho Gao dragon fruit, especially Lo Ren star apple. The trees here bear fruit all year round, but you should go to Vinh Kim during the harvesting season, which is from May to August in the summer. You also have an opportunity to taste some delicious dishes like grilled snakehead fish, fermented fish hot pot with water lily stem, pepper elder salad, and so on.
11. Cu Lao Thoi Son islet
Enjoy the fresh air, pick taste many kinds of fruit in Thoi Son Island
Thoi Son island is also known as Con Lan (in the four sacred elements: Long – Lan – Quy – Phung) is located in the lower part of the Tien River, in Thoi Son commune, My Tho City, Tien Giang province. Coming there, Tourists will have a chance to enjoy the fresh air, pick taste many kinds of fruit like rambutan, longan, tangerine, etc, drink tea with honey and listen to folk songs and music of Don ca Tai Tu. Tourists can also visit the traditional handicraft villages such as embroidery, producing handicrafts from coconut body and coconut candy, bee farm…
Nowadays, ecotourism is more and more developed and becomes a new tendency for the Mekong Delta’s tourism. Therefore, make a plan with your family and friends to have a wonderful trip together.