High water season in western Vietnam – Top 3 routes

Vietnam is now in autumn with yellow sunlight in every corner of the country. Travelling to Vietnam this time, visitors have a lot of choices. You can admire the breathtaking view of the golden rice field terraces in the mountainous northwest region. You can relax on those beautiful beaches or spending time exploring the rustic charms when wandering around its ancient capital – Hanoi or its ancient town – Hoi An. For those, who wish to roam on water, you can consider visiting the enticing Mekong River Delta. Let’s us help you build the map to discover one of the most expecting times in the region – high water season in western Vietnam.

High water season comes in Western Vietnam
High water season comes in Western Vietnam – Internet photo

1. About high water season in western Vietnam:

Mekong River Delta or western region has a typical tropical climate with two distinct seasons: dry season and rain season. Dry season starts from June to August providing the ideal time for exotic tropical fruits. If you are a fan of fruits, don’t miss out this ample chance. High water season comes from September to November bringing a new coat and new hope for people living in the region. Arriving in the high water season, you will see water everywhere from fields to roads (as local people often travel on canals, so roads here often refer to the waterways). Choosing to explore the delta this time gives you an exclusive experience that you can’t find in other destinations of Vietnam. Check out top 3 routes in the following:

high water season in western vietnam

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2. Chau Doc – Tra Su, An Giang:

Chau Doc:

These stops in An Giang Province create a typical sightseeing route because this area receives the most flood water in the region. You should set foot in Chau Doc first to conveniently move to other places. This city is famous for many spiritual sites as well as unique cultural features of the Khmer. When you first come here, you can visit the central market in the morning to try fish noodles and rent a motorbike to go to Sam Mountain, visit Ba Chua Xu Temple or take a lot of selfies in the infinity pool with rice field view.

Ba Chua Xu Temple
Ba Chua Xu Temple – Internet photo

Far from the center is Cham villages with some mosques as ideal stops. Some houses in the village make handmade sponge cakes with copper molds, using hot coal to heat the cakes. If you go to Tan Chau, you can see people who preserve traditional weaving techniques. Such a highlight to observe the local life in high water season in Western Vietnam.

Tra Su Cajuput Forest - high water season in western vietnam
Tra Su Cajuput Forest – Internet photo

From Ho Chi Minh City to Chau Doc, you can ride a motorbike or car, but the sleeper bus is the most popular, costing about VND 200,000 per person one way. The distance is about 250 km.

Tra Su – in high water season in western Vietnam:

Referring to An Giang, we can’t ignore the maverlous Tra Su Cajuput Forest which is a hot destination on any Mekong Delta trips. The forest is about 30 km from Chau Doc center. You can take a boat to gradually go deep into the melaleuca forest. In the core area, you will move to a “tac rang” – a unique transportation in the West to get deeper into the habitat of birds and storks. This is the most typical sights on the homeland of the palmyra.

In addition, Tinh Bien or Long Xuyen are also places you should not miss on the journey to discover An Giang in high water season.

Palmyra in An Giang
Palmyra in An Giang – Internet photo

Ready to explore Mekong River Delta in its high water season? You can refer to this Mekong River Delta tour 2 days.

3. Ben Tre – Can Tho – high water season in the western region Vietnam:

Ben Tre and Can Tho are located quite close to Ho Chi Minh City so you can plan to explore this route in about 2-3 days. You can transfer on a motorbike or car from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre and then take a bus to Can Tho.

Coconut trees in Ben Tre
Coconut trees in Ben Tre – Internet photo

Ben Tre:

The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre is about 80 km long. On the way, visitors can enjoy My Tho noodle soup or beef noodle soup in Chau Thanh. Jot down experiences you should try when in the land of coconut: visit honey farm, crocodile farm in Phung Isle, Dao Dua Relic or roam in Giong Trom River.

Cai Be Floating Market - high water season in western vietnam
Cai Rang Floating Market – Internet photo

Can Tho – in high water season in western Vietnam:

Can Tho is one of the most attractive destinations in the south. Despite the rapid economic development, Tay Do region still retains the typical cultural features of the river region. Do not forget to get up early to visit Cai Rang Floating Market, enjoy the western-style meals at Ninh Kieu Wharf. Besides, arrange your time to visit Bang Lang Stork Garden, Binh Thuy Ancient House, Truc Lam Zen Monastery and many fruit gardens.

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4. Ha Tien – Rach Gia, Kien Giang:

Ha Tien in high water season in western Vietnam:

Located in Kien Giang Province, Ha Tien is about 350 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Travellers can get to the city by car and the journey takes about 7-8 hours. This place is famous for Mui Nai Beach and the stories of the Mac dynasty.

Hon Chong - high water season in western vietnam
Hon Chong – Photo fro m biocare

The weather in Ha Tien is fresh and cool, suitable for cruises and sightseeing seasons. Some attractions in the city include tombs of the Mac family, Da Dung Mountain, Thach Dong Cave and Hon Chong Limestone Mountain. Ha Tien Night Market has just come into operation and is an interesting nightlife spot you can visit.

Rach Gia Port City - high water season in western vietnam
Rach Gia Port City – Internet photo

Rach Gia:

The port city Rach Gia is an administrative, cultural and economic center of Kien Giang Province. When coming here, don’t forget to take pictures of Tam Quan Gate – the welcome gate with impressive architecture. During the day, you can visit Nguyen Trung Truc Temple or stroll around the new urban area along Ton Duc Thang coastal road, watching the sunset fade away at the seaport on 3/2 Bridge.

If you’re wondering how many days are enough to explore the region in its flooding season, our answer is 3-5 days. The more you stay here the more you’ll fall in love with the rustic scenery and friendly local people. For instant support, you can contact us via our:

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