Sweet fruit season in southwest Vietnam

Take a chance to come to the southwest of Vietnam to know how gentle the beauty of river is and how friendly and hospitable the local people are. Southwest Vietnam’s beauty is not overwhelming, but gradually absorb in your heart like the longer you stay here, the more you fall for this land. Let’s join Mekong delta discovery tour to enjoy the peace in the wind blowing from the river and the fruitful orchards which are cultivated by fat alluvial flow.

Cai Mon – Ben Tre, wonderland of fruits

Coconut of Ben Tre - Mekong delta tour to Ben Tre

Coconut of Ben Tre

Have a glass of coconut juice to cool down your body and provide energy so that you can start your full day Ben Tre tour to discover this coconut land with many lush orchards. Coconut here is so diverse. There is xiem coconut, dua coconut, dau coconut, tam quan coconut, etc. Each kind has different size, color and flavor and they all share one thing in common. That is to make you feel cool and better. Coconut juice is only the first representative welcome of this land’s fruits.

Picking up rambutan at Cai Mon Orchard Village - Mekong delta tour to Ben Tre

Picking up rambutan at Cai Mon Orchard Village

When coming to Cai Mon, the homeland of fruits and flowers in Ben Tre, you may be interested in the orchards which is laden with ripe fruits. Tropical fruits here smell and taste lovely. The ripe rambutan reddens the whole trees, and all you have to do is reaching out your hand to pick one. The fruitful dau, bon bon, mangosteen orchards can take any visitor’s heart. That is not to mention coc, guava, orange, tangerine, apple, lychee, etc. The tasty flavor comes from the moment you enjoy the trees, you pick fruits by yourself, and you enjoy fruits right after that. In the orchards, there are huts for visitors to rest, have a chit-chat and listen to the melody of garden in a peaceful way. Or you can choose to lie down on the hammock and wait for the owner to bring out some simple but full of countryside flavor cuisine.

The way Ben Tre and Southwester people run their business is as generous as their characteristic. When you get inside the orchard, the owners always make you feel free to walk around, take photos and eat as much as you like. They are also ready to converse, to introduce to you various kinds of fruits. Beside the orchard, if you have time, don’t forget to pass by the flower gardens which are carefully taken care, styled like bonsai, beautiful cut into animals form by the local people.

Can Tho’s sweet fruits

A boat of watermelon at Cai Rang floating market - Mekong delta tour

A boat of watermelon at Cai Rang floating market

There is a folk that is about visitors’ feeling when visiting the gentle Western capital, “Can Tho has white rice and pure water. Once you get there, you don’t want to go home.” In floating market Cai Rang, you can witness in your own eyes, the lively boats, the sound of vendors. Then, there is a chance that you fall in love with this land. The color of floating market is also the color of fruits. Small boats, big ships are full of freshly harvested fruits; river traders are juggling fruits like performers in the circus. The green color of watermelon, mango, coc, guava, the red color of plum, rambutan, purple mangosteen, the orange color of pineapple, pumpkin, the yellow color of banana, etc. are mixed each other like a colorful painting. Before going inside the market to choose fruits, you can have a real Southwest breakfast with bun mam, bun rieu cua, chao long, banh la dua, etc.

Purple mangosteen specialty of Mekong Delta | Mekong delta trip

Purple Mangosteen – one of specialties of Mekong Delta

Especially, Phong Dien orchard is the place where you can freely select, and enjoy fruits by all sense. Throughout 100 years of discovery and cultivation, Phong Dien has become a fertile orchard, and its fruits are distributed to everywhere in Vietnam. The most famous fruit of Phong Dien is Ha Chau dau fruit. The flavor is as tasty as Lai Thieu’s mangosteen. Moreover, don’t forget to have a bite of nahn da bo which has a nice flavor. The more you eat, the more addicted you may become since it is not too intense. Phong Dien also has various kinds of fruits such as guava, mango, orange, rambutan, durian, etc. You can choose anything you like. Many visitors may give you an advice like you should not have your meal too much so that you can have blank space for fruits. Such a lovely advice than can make Southwest gardeners feel warm. This early summer, why don’t you make some time to visit this gentle Mekong Delta?

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(By Phong Tran)