One of the most popular trips to the Mekong Delta region is to Thoi Son islet – an interesting attraction in My Tho, Vietnam. Visiting the islet, you not only can enjoy a relaxing boat tour along the canals but also try out different activities.
Thoi Son islet is the largest islet on Tien River with a total area of about 660ha.
There are currently over 1,000 households, including more than 6,000 residents, of which more than 90% are engaged in agriculture.
Six thousand families living here are day by day, preserving the natural beauty of their homeland.
For many years now, Thoi Son islet has formed an extensive garden system with abundant fruit gardens with the typical architecture of the Southern region.
The houses have ornamental gardens or bonsai, carefully trimmed, surrounded by seasonal fruit gardens such as rambutan, longan, etc.
With the beauty of Mekong Delta, the fruitful gardens, and the honest and generous nature of Southern people, Thoi Son islet is an excellent destination for a weekend getaway from Saigon.
If you are travel by bike or car, you can drive up the Rach Mieu bridge. In the middle, there will be an additional turn down the islet.
Note: For cars, you have to pay the road toll at the entrance to Thoi Son islet.
I recommend taking a My Tho boat tour from Saigon if you’d like to visit the Mekong Delta region in one day.
The tour includes transportation, guide, lunch, and ticket fee for the activities, so it’s convenient for your trip.
There are many interesting activities that you can do on tour from visiting the beekeeping garden, and the coconut candy factory to enjoying fresh fruits picked from the gardens.
Coming to Thoi Son islet, you cannot miss the experience of sitting on a leisurely horse carriage ride on the winding roads.
Horse carriage was a popular means of transport in the South in the early years of the twentieth century.
Many documents recorded Saigon – Gia Dinh and some provinces such as Can Tho, Go Cong, My Tho, Ben Tre, as the places where horse carriages were the most popular.
Sitting on the carriage, y0u can enjoy the fresh air, seeing the peaceful countryside, while admiring the beauty of the gardens and local lives.
Another activity that you can experience in Thoi Son is viewing the islet by boat. Sitting on the boat, you can enjoy the view of the gardens and local houses along the way.
Most of the household on My Son islet has a bee garden to collect honey. After harvesting, honey will be transported to other provinces.
When visiting the islet, you can enjoy the delicious, sweet taste of honey tea.
Also, you can purchase high-quality honey raised in the garden as a gift for your family and friends.
Coconut candy has become one of the most famous specialty snacks in Southern Vietnam.
At the tourism sites in Mekong Delta, you can visit traditional coconut candy production sites, learning about the process of making coconut candy products, and sample some of them.
People in Thoi Son islet are well-known for traditional works such as beekeeping, coconut-making, or producing handicrafts.
Therefore, this is an opportunity for tourists to visit traditional craft villages, learn the process of making coconut candy with the locals.
Mekong Delta region is blessed by nature for fertile and lush land. This area, for a long time, has become a large market with many delicious fruits.
Visiting Thoi Son islet, you can enjoy the seasonal fruits while listening to the folk songs of Southern artist.
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