Dong Thap City is a small province in the Mekong Delta and has some beautiful villages such as : Sa Dec, Cao Lanh district. Each district has each own attractions that you will want to visit and photograph.
As a Film Fixer in Vietnam, I have been here many times with my customers for filming projects and Vietnam photography tours. In this article, i will focus on the activities and perpective as a Film Fixer in Vietnam and as a photographer view. If you are a photographer and looking for something news to see and photograph, then this article is for you.
I think one of the most beautiful activity that you should take your time to visit when travel to Dong Thap is Sa Dec City. From there, take a motor taxi to get to Tan Quy Dong flower village. Normally they will farm every kind of tropical flowers year round. But the best season to visit this location is before lunar new year.
During this time, the farmers will be busy tending and watering the flowers. All the area will be dotted with different colors which make this town become most colorful. Therefore, It will be amazing chance for photography. if you are a photography lover or a professional photographer looking for something great and photogenic in the Mekong Delta, should visit this town.
And from there, you should take your chance to visit Dinh Yen Mat Village village which located in Cao Lanh District. It’s amazing location. All the households produce mats and sell around the Mekong Delta. Nowadays many people use and fond of mattress but in some part of the Mekong Delta, the local people still prefer the tradtional ones.
All the material will be grown around the village and after harvesting, the villagers will process it which take to many processes and dye them into various color. Then put them in to weaving machine. Witnessing it and photograph it will be amazing.
And from there, you must take your chance to see the Cao Lanh Bridge which connect two province together: Dong Thap and Long Xuyen. The Mekong people used to cross the river by ferry which has been operating almost 100 years since the French era. The bridge is very beautiful and photogenic. Get under it, you will see all type of life. The villagers love getting around here. They see it as a playground for the kid. Street vendors and kids playing football in the afternoon are good enough for you to photograph.
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How to get to Dong Thap Province:
From Ho Chi Minh City, you can catch a Futa sleeper bus which takes around 3-4 hours depends on the traffic to get to Sa Dec. From Sa Dec, you will need around 1 hours to get to Dinh Yen – Cao Lanh.
Where to stay in Sa Dec:
There are many nice places with cheap price in this town. If you plan to stay here, must stay somewhere close to the flower village.
What to eat in Dong Thap:
there are many delicacies in this province. You can try some tradtional fish soup with water lilies stem. Chicken. And if you are keen to try something new, then try some snake soup and have a glass of rice wine.
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