Coming to Vietnam, visitors will enjoy many beautiful views as well as join cultural activities in each region. And Southwest is one of the must-see locations in your Vietnam tour itinerary.
The flat terrain has formed a system of rivers and canals in the Southwest of Vietnam, surrounding the rice fields and villages. Therefore, many citizens here have to commute from places to places by boat daily.
There are many attractive activities in the Southwest region, which is suitable for a private tour to Vietnam or a family trip. You can find some Vietnam vacation packages and see what they suggest for the tour.
For those who don’t know what is the best things to do, we bring you some of the must-try activities in the Southwest region.
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Best Things to Do When in Southwest of Vietnam
Boat trip in cajuput forest, An Giang
Tra Su cajuput forest in An Giang, stretching on an area of 850 ha, is the beautiful symbol of the flood season in An Giang. When you visit the Tra Su forest, you will experience a unique boat ride across this forest and admire the capujet in both sides.
Otherwise, this region is rich in the ecosystem, especially for the bird. So when sitting on the boat, you have a chance to see, listen, and take pictures of various kinds of birds around, even the rare one. Surely this will be an unforgettable journey of your life.
When you come to Tra Su cajuput forest, please contact the staff to buy tickets. Ticket price is about $3 for one person, and all the ticket money will be taken to maintain the ecosystem of this forest. You can visit Tra Su all year round, but the most suitable time to come here is from September to November.
Explore the Longest Trail through the Cajuput Forest, Long An
In Long An province, there is a place called Tan Lap Floating Village, also known as Tan Lap cajuput forest. This region is a new tourist attraction in the SouthWest of Vietnam. Because of its specialty, this forest deserves a place in your Vietnam tour itinerary.
Coming to Tan Lap floating village, visitors will discover a marked trail through a 5 km long cajuput forest. Under this trail is a system of river and swamp, so the trail looks like a big bridge inside the wood. Walking on this trail and contemplate the enchanted cajuput forests, which can be the most fantastic trip in your life.
If you feel tired or do not want to walk on this road, you can also take a boat trip to visit the Tan Lap forest. Let’s take your camera and capture the beauty t of lotus, water lilies blooming while on the boat.
Discover the Floating Market, Can Tho
The floating market is a cultural characteristic of the Southwest that you can hardly find in other locations. And in Can Tho, Cai Rang floating is one of the most famous floating markets. You stand a chance of witnessing the unique trading or dining activities of local people here; all take place on the river.
You should visit Cai Rang market in the early morning when the market is most crowded and bustling. However, if you want something more peaceful, let’s visit the floating market at sunset. Instead of eating noodles in a restaurant, you can come here to take a bowl while watching the sunrise or sunset from the boat. This is genuinely the most romantic experience for couples.
Swim in the Pool with Rice Paddles Views at Victoria Hotel, An Giang
Victoria Nui Sam Lodge is rated as the most luxurious hotel in An Giang. This hotel is located on the slopes of Sam mountain, surrounded by pristine nature with the canals system.
In particular, the thing that impress visitors the most when coming to Victoria Mount Sam Lodge is that you can experience the magnificent view of the paddy fields from the pool. Feel free to admire the brilliant greenery of An Giang while swimming in the crystal-clear water.
Photographed in Tram Chim National Park, Dong Thap
Tram Chim National Park is a conservation area in Dong Thap province. This place is recognized as fourth in Vietnam and 2,000th in the world as the largest biosphere reserve.
You can discover more than 232 species of birds with a variety of rare ones on this land. Especially, Tram Chim national park is also an excellent habitat for the Sarus Crane – one of the endangered species in the IUCN red list. If you want to take great shots at sunset, then this place is a great choice. You can start your exploration in Tram Chim national park in the afternoon to enjoy and take the pictures of a magnificent scene.
Will You Come to the Southwest of Vietnam?
Of course, there are many fantastic things you can do, but all the above are must-try activities when you come to this area. Hope you have a memorable Vietnam tour itinerary.
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