Can Tho is considered to be the key economic and tourist center of the Mekong Delta, so when thinking of Can Tho, people often refer to the lavish and popular with famous attractions in Can Tho city center such as Ninh Kieu wharf, Cai Rang Floating Market. However, many people are not surprised to discover that Can Tho has many orchards with fresh fruit all year round. In recent years, Can Tho garden tourism extremely developed and attract more and more visitors.
First of all, there are fruit orchards in Phong Dien district, Can Tho city. Phong Dien district is about 16km south from the center of the city, running along 3/2 road, across the bridge to Cai Rang bridge turn right to Phong Dien district. This is a place famous for many kinds of fruits, plants, specialties, and activities in the South.
Here, there are many orchards to serve visitors such as My Khanh orchard, Ha Chau orchard garden in Nhon Ai, Vam Xang tourist garden, 9 Hong fruit garden, etc. Along the way to the garden. , tourists will see many kinds of fruit trees are alternately planted such as plum, mango, rambutan, jackfruit, mulberry, durian, guava, longan, mangosteen, tangerine, grapefruit and many more kinds of fruit. All of these things create a cool green space with the sun ray through the foliage which gives visitors feel very relaxed.
In the garden, depending on the owner, the visitors will have different forms of sightseeing, but usually, visitors will have a fee ranging from 20,000 to 50,000 VND when visiting the garden to enjoy the fruit in there. If you have the need to buy the fruit, you must contact the owner of the garden to buy, because the purchase in the garden so the price is often much cheaper than the market price. Buying cheap fruit with high quality attract almost anyone to visit the garden to buy a lot to eat or as a gift to relatives and friends.
Due to the characteristics of fruit trees, visitors will enjoy the seasonal fruits. Often when people eat the fruit in the right season, they can feel the delicious, characteristic taste of them. Due to this feature, visitors should contact the tourist site beforehand to find out which fruit season they are in for a suitable visit. But almost all year round, the garden also lavishes the fruits. Especially, through many years of experience in tourism, the local people pay special attention to the quality of fruits, so they absolutely do not use plant protection drugs and only use self-made insect traps. Or they can wrap the fruit so visitors can be completely assured about the safety issue.
Besides enjoying the fruits, visitors also have a chance to join activities associated with the daily life of the Southern people such as learning how to row (a typical means of transport that the people of South Vietnam Follow use for transporting). While sitting on the canoe you can pick fruits and eat there. It could be more interesting, visitors also can try to be a real farmer through the activities such as plowing, fishing, walking on the monkey bridge, etc. After a dip underwater catching fishes and shrimps, the visitors can ask the owner of the garden or process their own work to enjoy.
In a cool green garden, the air is cool with the sound of the insect, the birds scrambled on the branches, the visitors can enjoy the idyllic Southern Vietnam dishes and talk together. The activities of the people in the orchard are more interesting when you can learn many things from nature. Don’t hesitate to have a backpack and go immediately to have this wonderful experience.
Speaking of horticultural tourism, we can not ignore the experience of visiting the isles. Islet is like an island on the river so if you want to get there, you must travel by boat or ship. Coming to Can Tho, visitors should try exploring Con Son once – an ecological tourist, newly formed garden but very popular. To land on Con Son, from the center of Can Tho city go along the National Highway 91.
Arrive at the Co Bac wharf (Binh Thuy Ward, Binh Thuy district), visitors travel to Son island by boat for about 5-10 minutes. The fare is about 10,000 VND per passenger. Con Son with a relatively small area of about 70 hectares located in the center of the city with about 100 households live, therefore, visitors can visit all places of this islet. The climate is cool and the land is fertile so people here mainly develop gardening combined tourism business from the end of 2014 to the present