Perfect weekend getaway – exploring ecotourism with vast lotus field and Lai Vung tangerine.
Dong Thap Provinces shares a 48-kilometer stretch of northern border with one Cambodian province named Pray Veng, borders Vinh Long and Can Tho to the south, An Giang to the west, and Long Giang, Tien Giang to the east.
The capital city of Dong Thap is Cao Lanh, which located 162km away from Ho Chi Minh City. With a total area of 3376.4 km2 and a population of 1667.8 thousand people (2006), this is one of the most important provinces in southern Vietnam.
Originally known as the lowest area in the delta of the Mekong River, Dong Thap province is worth a visit for those seeking an exotic feeling at a wetland.
Running through millions of years, the wetland has been continuously deposited by a source of richly fertile alluvial soil from Tien River and Hau River.
These two rivers are crucial factors making Dong Thap Muoi area with a total of 250,731 hectares and Tien&Hau River area with 73,074 ha in total, regarded as Vietnam’s third largest rice paddy, producing roughly 2.8 million tons of rice annually.
Similar to other provinces in the delta in terms of weather type, Dong Thap has two distinct season, but its’ average rainfall maybe higher than others’, ranging from 1682 to 2005 mm.
The average temperature could be up to 27 degrees Celsius. The highest could be recorded at nearly 35 degrees Celsius, it might be worth for sunbathers without needing a stretch of smooth sandy beach. However, the lowest temperature could go down to 22 degrees Celsius and for sure it’s not baking.
Dong Thap offers nearly all stunning natural sights you expect from a trip: vast rice paddies extending to the horizon with flocks of white forks freely flying; peaceful villages carpeted by millions of different flowers; homemade dug-out canoes fully shipped by flowers ready for sale; and locally owned lotus flower fields making fragrant enticing smell for any visitors.
Nowadays, the most popular sceneries that you might encounter in Dong Thap are borderless rice fields and the peaceful boats floating on the channels. Travellers in Dong Thap always find peace in relaxing on the boats, enjoying the sceneries before visiting the province’s well-known attractions such as Nguyen Sinh Sac Historical Site, Go Thap Vestige Site, KienAnCung Ancient Architectural Site, Bird Garden in ThapMuoi, etc.
In Dong Thap, besides many distinctive ethnic groups you can find many religions such as Cao Dai, Hoa Hao, Buddhism and Catholic. However, no matter which ethnic group or religious group they belong to, Dong Thap people are always extremely friendly, open-minded, hard-working and nice!
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Frequently asked questions
What are attractions in Dong Thap?
"Dong Thap is truly a good place to get away from hustle and bustle for anyone thanks to a lot of natural attractions. You can visit some top attractions mentioned below:
• Dong Thap Muoi lotus field
• Tram Chim national park
• Gao Giong Ecotourism Park
• Phuoc Kien temple (lotus pagoda)
• Xeo Quyt forest
• Sa Dec flower village
• Huynh Thuy Le ancient house "
Which homestay are the most favorite in Dong Thap?
Dong Thap is famous for some unique garden-style homestays. This accommodation provides you with a cozy atmosphere and an intimate feeling like family. Some of the nice homestays are favored by tourists are:
- Homestay Tu Ca Linh – Thong Nhat, Tam Nong, Dong Thap
- Flower & Frog Homestay – 43 Bui Thi Xuan, Tan My, Tan Quy Dong, Sa Dec, Dong Thap
- Maison en Bambou Phong – Le Vent - Tan Khanh Dong, Sa Dec, Dong Thap
- Flower Village Homestay – Sa Dec flower village, Sa Dec, Dong Thap
How to get around Dong Thap?
Like any other tourist attractions, the most convenient way to wander around Dong Thap is by renting a motorbike. The price ranges from 120,000 to 200,000 VND/motorbike/day. You can also take a taxi or use public transports like technology motorbike-taxi or boat.
In which month you can see the prettiest lotus?
If you are looking for a stunning view of lotus lake in the blooming season, October to December is the best time for you to visit Dong Thap.
Where is Dong Thap? What special about Dong Thap?
Located in the Southwest of Vietnam, Dong Thap province is around 144 km far away from Ho Chi Minh city and 1644 km far away from Hanoi capital.
Known as “Lotus wonderland”, Dong Thap is an ideal destination for tourists with beautiful canals, rice fields, lotus lakes and diverse cuisine.