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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mekong Delta region rated among top ten destinations in 2012

The Mekong Delta region, famous fruits gardens and romantic waterways, may be host to more visitors this year.

Lonely Planet , the largest travel guide book, has rated the Mekong Delta region among the “Best-Value Destinations for 2012 (destinations where your dollar gets you even further!)”.

The rating is expected to help promote the region's image to international visitors around the world.  

Here is what Lonely Planet got to write about the destination: "Vietnam is always good value, but you can now skip the package trips arranged in Ho Chi Minh City that tread the same worn-out routes. It’s become easier, more rewarding and just as cheap to go on DIY multiday adventures to destinations like Ben Tre, Chau Doc and the floating markets of Vinh Long, and some less-seen ones like Ha Tien or Tra Vinh. Go by air-conditioned bus or hire moto-taxis as you go; the latter know ferry crossings on roads not on any map. Boat trips go for US$5 to US$10, while most guesthouses run US$10 to US$25."


Wooden bridges

Urban get a taste of a different life

Beauty in the simple and natural

Interested in coconut candy called Dong Thap

Folk songs

A good time

Women in traditional pajamas
Satisfied smiles

  New hope for Vietnam's tourism in 2012

Source: dtinews 
Recommended tour by Activetravel Asia
Mekong Explorer 
The Mighty Mekong


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