If you are traveling to the region of the Mekong Delta, then I suggest you not to miss coming to Cai Be. This is a district in the western part of the Tien Giang province. Anyway, when you are traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be, it will just take you about 2 hours to reach your destination. But if you are coming from My Tho, then you will be there in an hour.
You might be saying that there is nothing special in a countryside. But do you know that a lot of people prefer to come and visit the countryside because they would like to relieve from the stress that they usually get from the city? To be in a city means that you have to experience a busy life. And that is what travelers would like to forget whenever they come and visit tourist spots in a countryside.
Anyway, being in this province would surely make your trip memorable. You may be in a countryside tour, but you will have a lot of fun things to do here. Just try to relax your mind and meet the friendly people from the village.
Kayaking and Cruising
There are resorts in Cai Be and you can find people kayaking along the Mekong River. Well, if you would like to kayak as well as canalling, then you should give it a shot. The waterway is waiting for you, so why don’t you book for a canal tour? Through this way, you will know how it feels like to ride on a traditional kayak.
The boat tour is also offered and this will also allow you to have more fun along the Mekong Delta. This cruise will surely include a trip to the floating markets, coconut candy factory and fishing villages. By the way it would be great to experience buying products from the merchants, who is selling on their boats. This would be one of the greatest experience you can have while cruising the river. And then, you can also visit rice wine factories and local restaurants.
Cai Be is just a small town, so when you roam around with a bicycle, then you can surely appreciate their culture. Why don’t tag along with the locals? Feel free to talk to them and ask about their culture and lifestyle. I guess, through these people, you will learn a lot about the simple life in Cai Be.
As you wander around Cai Be, you will also find here traditional houses. I supposed, you should not miss checking out such houses because these are a part of the colorful history of the town. When you come to such historical heritage, you will know how valuable these houses are because of its unique architectural design and decorations.
Aside from that, when pass through the villages, you will also find numerous orchards. The people from the villages are filled with beautiful plants, fruits and vegetables as well. You will surely how simple life is when you find fresh crops in the area.
Do you know that there are also craft workshops in Cai Be? In my opinion, this is a great stress reliever for every young and old. Learning new things while you are in a trip is an experience that you can be proud of.
When you come to the workshops, you can make different products from the factories. You will usually learn how to make coconut candies and various souvenir items that you can give to your friends.
I think, it would be great, if you can also learn how to breed bees in Cai Be. There are farmers in the area and you can find here hives. I supposed, this is an interesting work to do while having fun in the village.
Eating fresh foods
Do not forget that you can have the best and fresh seafood in Cai Be. Who doesn’t like eating, anyway? It would be fun to also have a meal along the Mekong River. Anyway, having a taste of the most delicious cuisine from the southern part of Vietnam would be great. You can find different restaurants here, so you will also have numerous options to choose from.