If you crave lush rural landscapes rich with culture and culinary specialties, you should visit the people of the Mekong Delta.
For an immersing weekend getaway, try a home-stay on An Binh Island or in Vinh Long Province.
Vinh Long is approximately 140 kilometers southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, flanked by the two main branches of the Mekong River. Here the locals live in harmony with the rivers, taking full advantage of the waterways and fertile land to fish and cultivate rice and fruits.
The local people are well-known for their simple character and hospitable ways. The fish specialties and fresh fruits prepared by local chefs create a unique culinary experience.
An Binh, a 60-square-kilometer island on the Song Tien branch of the Mekong River boasts numerous home-stay opportunities.
The families are kind and welcoming, the facilities are basic, and the environment has clean air and quiet surroundings.