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A perfect holiday getaway in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 13:21 GMT+7
A perfect holiday getaway in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Sunset at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

With its wild and romantic beauty, as well as the hospitality of the locals, Dong Ho Lagoon in Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province is an ideal destination for the upcoming four-day holiday commemorating Vietnam's Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers' Day (May 1).

According to Lam Van Hue, a 74-year-old resident of Ha Tien City's Dong Ho Ward, Dong Ho Lagoon has significant strengths and potential for socio-economic development, particularly aquaculture and tourism services.

A visitor from Ho Chi Minh City poses for a photo at the Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

A visitor from Ho Chi Minh City poses for a photo at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

Hue currently owns more than 200 hectares of land to grow various fruits such as coconut, jackfruit, mango, and plum, as well as to raise shrimp and crabs in order to support his family.

"Although the lagoon contains salt water, every fruit tree I grow is sweet," Hue stated.

"My shrimp and crabs are also growing quickly.

"The people in the area live in peace and kindness.

"They are well behaved, eager to assist, and don’t care much about monetary issues."

Locals assist each other to repair a roof at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

Locals assist each other in repairing a roof at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

Dong Ho Lagoon has a diverse and rich ecosystem with over 155 species of vertebrates.

There are 114 species of birds, six of which are listed in Vietnam's Red Data Book, including the Mountain imperial pigeon, Indian nightjar, Van Hasselt's sunbird, Collared kingfisher, and other animals like Germain's langur and treeshrew.

Locals are channeling investments into Dong Ho Lagoon to develop community eco-tours, according to Nguyen Thi Mong Tuyen, director of the Ha Tien Trade, Commerce, and Tourism Promotion Center.

Storks fly at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

Storks fly at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

Visitors will be able to take a boat ride and weave through the coconut gardens while watching thousands of white storks flying through the air.

Additionally, tourists can sample delectable fruits like mango, jackfruit, and coconut, as well as go fishing and prepare traditional dishes while taking in the tranquil scenery.

A bird’s-eye view of Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s-eye view of Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

A man takes photo of his friend at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

A man takes a photo of his friend at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

A fisher man brings in his catch at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

A fisherman brings in his catch at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

A fisher man cast a nest at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

A fisherman casts a net at Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

Visitors on a speedboat to Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

Visitors come on a speedboat to Dong Ho Lagoon, Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: C.Cong / Tuoi Tre

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