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Exploring the gateway to the Mekong Delta

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The city of My Tho in Tien Giang Province is the gateway to the western region of southern Vietnam.


Located just two hours from HCMC, My Tho is an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and surround oneself with peaceful and picturesque waterways.

 

Tien Giang Tourist (TIGI Tour) is currently offering two tours to My Tho - the Mekong One-Day tour and the Mekong Pond Fishing tour.

 

For the one-day tour, tourists can choose from three programs lasting various lengths from three, four to five hours.

 

The program includes stops at popular tourist destinations such as Dong Tam Snake Farm and Vinh Trang Pagoda, which was built in the early 19th century in My Phong Commune. Tourists will also spend time sightseeing on the Tien River and visiting the floating markets. Tourists will also visit one of the Thoi Son Tourism areas.

 

While on Thoi Son Island, tourists can see the ornamental gardens, the agricultural tools showroom, a wine vineyard, a banh phong (rice pancake) factory, an embroidery workshop and a coconut candy factory. The group will also visit a local home to hear don ca tai tu (traditional Southern music), sip honey tea and sample fruit preserves.

 

The three-hour tour is priced at US$3.60, the four-hour tour is priced at US$4.5 and the five-hour tour is priced at US$5 for groups of 11-20 guests. There will be an additional fee of US$1 for those visiting the Dong Tam Snake Farm. Prices exclude the cost of transportation from HCMC to My Tho.

 

The Mekong Pond Fishing tour begins at the April 30 boat quay where tourists will board a boat to tour the Tien River on their way to the Thoi Son Tourism Site No.1 on Thoi Son Island.

 

While on the island, tourists will explore the region's traditional handicrafts and visit the ornamental gardens, the agricultural tools showroom, a wine vineyard, a banh phong (rice pancake) factory, an embroidery workshop and a coconut candy factory. The group will also visit a local home to hear don ca tai tu, sip honey tea and sample fruit preserves.

 

Tourists will then head to Thoi Son 5 Islet to catch their lunch using the traditional pond fishing methods of Vietnamese villages including pond draining, bamboo nets and fishing rods. Lunch will be prepared using rural cooking techniques.


Source SaigonTimes


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