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Mekong Delta boat trip

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The most common reason to visit My Tho is for the Mekong Delta boat trip, a tour on and around a few islands in the Mekong river.

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At first glance the destination has terrific potential as it's just two hours from Saigon—imagine rural scenery and photogenic waterways within easy reach of the big city. On the downside, the tourist boat-trips are controlled by the Tien Giang Tourist Office who funnel all visitors through a set, uninspired program, one tourist stop (or trap, depending on your outlook) after the other.

The reality. Photo taken in or around Mekong Delta boat trip, My Tho, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

The reality. Photo: Cindy Fan

Whether you choose to do the Mekong Delta boat trip arranged from Ho Chi Minh City or locally at the pier, the official boat takes visitors to the Dragon (Con Tan Long), Tortoise (Con Quy) and Unicorn (Con Thoi Son) islands to see the cottage industries, which can be interesting if you’ve never seen a tropical fruit orchard or coconut candy being ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)

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