Vinh Long boat trip, Mekong Delta

Vinh Long boat trip, Mekong Delta

Vinh Long boat trip, Mekong Delta


Now you can't see the boat this woman was steering with her foot, but it was HUGE!

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While the provincial capital of the same-named province is a medium-sized town, most of the points of interest sit in a small area in the northeast corner, where the town is bordered by the Co Chien River to the north and a wide canal to the east and it is from here that the boat trips to Cai Be floating market and the island homestays depart. This corner of town is also a popular spot for the locals to sit back, slurp coffee and scoff banh mi while the chocolate brown river waters roar past (and it does roar here). There's also a bustling central market, with a large wet market along with a dry goods section, a bunch of gold shops and loads of eating opportunities.

Compared to My Tho further downriver, the boat trips here are more affordable and the homestays offer a terrific opportunity to experience Mekong life firsthand, yet few independent travellers tend to make it here. The tours operating out of Saigon often hop, skip and jump through, combining a trip to Cai Be with a ... Read our complete Vinh Long travel guide

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