Lotus has long been an agricultural plant in ThapMuoi district, Dong Thap province. The beautiful lotus ponds is Dong Thap’s best resource for tourism development.

Realising the huge tourism potential, Nguyen Truong An in My Hoa commune, ThapMuoi district has turned his 2-hectare lotus pond into a tourism site, earning some thousands of USD more per year.

Sa Dec city is famous for impressive flower gardens, which makes the city known as the “Mekong Delta’s flower capital”. Besides economic value from selling flowers, the gardens have been developed into stunning tourism sites.

Tran Thanh Hung has opened the first homestay model in town within his 3,000-sq.m garden. His homestay has so far attracted 300 visitors, both domestic and foreign.

The town of Tan Thuan Dong in Cao Lanh City is an islet on the Tien River. Vast gardens of fruit-trees, such as mango, orange and longan attract visitors to go sightseeing and experience farmers’ life. The locality also offers recreational activities like folk singing and dancing, cultural performances alongside signature dishes, leaving visitors with unforgettable memories.

There are now more tours to Dong Thap which offer trips to explore beautiful flower villages, fruit-tree gardens, and lotus fields, turning the province into one of the tourism hubs of south Vietnam.-VNA