With characteristics of the ecosystem of wetlands unique system of rivers, canals dense, the character in the river of terrestrial extensive gardens with a variety of fruit trees sum Josh, gallant man, ie gas, … Mekong Delta contains many valuable tourism resources characteristic of the typical nature. In particular, emerging three basic values:
First,the value of riverside landscape along the Tien River and Hau, the canal linked to life traditional living waters (floating markets, floating villages, the traditional villages along rivers and on islands) and the livelihoods of communities downstream Mekong (rice cultivation, planting fruit tree orchards, sets were floating season, fish cages in the river, …) .
Second,the ecological value of wetlands downstream Mekong River is characterized by three types of habitats typical: habitat marshes inland (melaleuca forests) in peatlands U Minh, acid sulphate soils Dong Reeds, Ha Tien area; habitat of coastal wetlands (mangroves) allocations are concentrated in coastal areas of Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, especially National Park – Biosphere Reserve Land Cape; marine habitat – island focused primarily in the area of Phu Quoc – Ha Tien.
Third,cultural values – artistic tradition which is typical “Art Don ca tai tu” has been recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity can represent.
With the value of tourism resources characteristic, the Mekong Delta has many potential advantages to develop tourism, especially green tourism – a trend that has been many countries in the world pursued in order to ensure sustainable development.
Green tourism has a very important role for the protection of the environment, mitigating the adverse impacts of climate change due to global causes. This is especially significant for the development of tourism in particular and economic development – society in general of the Mekong Delta, one of three co-equal in the world is determined to be suffered heaviest the impacts of climate change.
Mingles with the human, natural
Recently, local authorities in the region have implemented many groups of tourist activities in nature green travel in the direction mingles with human nature:
Tourism learn river contempt garden:Visit, explore, enjoy the orchards and fields, the fishing, aquaculture, …
cultural tourism, festivals:enjoy traditional music amateurs South, dance music, participating in festivals, arts activities, cultural exchanges with local residents, …
Tourism cuisine:cuisine river, street food, food festival, food at home specialties, …
sea island Tourism:tourist swimming, diving, exploring activities at sea, …
ecotourism, scientific research:research Contacts sine h Status Mekong Delta, marine ecosystems, the environment for aquaculture, …
In recent years, in some provinces in the region have also appeared the way, the model developed green tourism based on characteristics and potential advantages of their local private.
Flowers fields in Mekong delta
An Giang: Development of green tourism from agricultural tourism model
This model, An Giang Farmers Association implemented in 3 main points is the city of Long Xuyen, Phu Tan district and Tinh Bien district. In it, Tinh Bien border district, economy based mainly on agriculture, where many ethnic Khmer, when implementing agricultural tourism model has attracted many domestic and foreign tourists. This model offers diverse services such as: Homestay, country cuisine, sightseeing phum – care and the temples of ethnic Khmer, boating on the river, visit melaleuca forest Tra Su, fishing rivers, hunting catfish … To date, through initial assessment, agricultural tourism model in Tinh Bien helped farmers increase income and promote social and economic growth locally, protect rural environment.
Dong Thap: Focus organize tours ecological
Based linked Corporation Saigon Tourism (Saigontourist), JSC Travel Dong Thap (Dongthaptourist) has developed many products tourism Status characteristic of the local: experience Dong Thap floating season, experience excellent spring Dong Thap, experience Dong Thap every day every profession, Discover Dong Thap Muoi, Tua rice harvest heaven floating season, Tua caught fish and people, Journey through the West, … also, Dongthaptourist also promote the strong cuisine of the local organizing activities: cuisine floating season, food country, cuisine lotus cuisine real fruit … thus, the number of visitors to Dong Thap recent years is growing. Particularly in Tram Chim National Park – Tam Nong and resort Gao Giong, annual number of visitors rose from 40% upwards.