Coming to the three largest orchards in Tien Giang to enjoy all kinds of tasty fruits
When coming to Tien Giang, you will be able to visit the luxuriant fruit gardens with an area of up to thousands of hectares along the banks of the Tien River. Sitting on a boat, watching the beautiful scenery of the river and enjoying a variety of fresh fruits will provide you with some memorable moments when you are here.
Cai Be Orchard - the largest fruit garden in Tien Giang province
Cai Be Orchard is located on the north bank of the Tien River. Photo: vietfuntravel
Cai Be Orchard is located on the north bank of the Tien River, in the territory of Cai Be District, covering an area of 1,500 hectares with hundreds of different types of fruit.
Sitting on a boat to visit Cai Be Orchard. Photo: mientay.vn
When in Cai Be garden, you will be overwhelmed with the vibrant colours and gentle aroma of the ripe fruits, such as grapefruit, milk apple, flat-seeded durian, longan, orange, water apple, peach and jackfruit. Notably, the most famous fruit that cannot be ignored here is Hoa Loc mango with firm flesh and low fiber, which is extremely tasty and fragrant. Thanks to the alluvium of the Tien River, the fruits in Cai Be garden are fresher and juicier than those in other regions. Hand-picking and enjoying the fresh fruits will definitely be a memorable experience for you when coming here.
Hoa Loc mango is a specialty in Cai Be garden with firm, low fibrous flesh and sweet aroma. Photo: danviet
Water apples in clusters. Photo: dulichvietnam
Harvesting milk apples. Photo: dulichvietnam
When coming to Cai Be Orchard, you can also admire many hundred-year-old bonsai trees and rare orchids. Otherwise, you can experience fishing activities or resting in the simple hammocks on the big trees, all of which will help you better understand the idyllic life here.
Time and directions
Traveling from the center of Ho Chi Minh City by motorbike, you can follow Highway 1 and then pass through Long An province, My Tho city, Cai Lay town and Cai Be district. From here, you can easily ask the locals for directions to Cai Be Orchard. According to the sharings of backpackers, it will take you about 3-4 hours to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be garden.
If you travel by car, you should follow the highway on the route: Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong highway - DT878 - National Highway 1A.
Directions from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be district. Photo: Google Maps
The ideal time to travel to Cai Be Orchard: The garden is full of fruits all year round, however, the most appropriate time for your trip is from June to August when the locals harvest fruits.
Visiting Thoi Son Islet
The garden in Thoi Son Islet is full of fruits. Photo: thamhiemmekong
Thoi Son Islet is located in Thoi Son Commune, My Tho city, Tien Giang Province. This is not only a garden with many tasty and eye-catching fruits, but also an ideal eco-tourism destination. When coming here, you will be able to enjoy the fresh air and gentle fragrance of alluvium. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to sit on a dinghy skillfully rowed by the locals down the zigzag creeks and watch rows of green coconut trees on both sides.
Visiting the islet on a boat. Photo: mytour.vn
Other popular activities in Thoi Son Islet which should be mentioned are riding a bicycle around the place and experiencing the “loc coc” horse-drawn carriage - a popular means of transportation in the past in Southwest Vietnam. In addition, you can visit traditional craft villages such as the rice paper making village, beekeeping village and coconut candy making village, all of which will help you understand more about the culture as well as the simple life of the local people.
“Monkey Bridge” (a handmade bamboo or wooden passway across a stream or gully) - a typical bridge of Southwest Vietnam . Photo: thamhiemmekong
Visiting the coconut candy making workshop. Photo: thamhiemmekong
Catching fish according to the style of Southwest Vietnam. Photo: thamhiemmekong
The best time to travel: August
Vinh Kim Orchard - the "paradise" of milk apples
The cool green garden. Photo: Vietnam Tourism
Vinh Kim Garden is located in Vinh Kim Commune, Chau Thanh District, Tien Giang Province, which attracts visitors with the typical scenery of the region of rivers as well as the juicy fruits. Notably, milk apples are a specialty that you cannot ignore when coming here - the round and fragrant fruits under the sunlight with a gentle aroma can captivate any visitor at first sight. At the same time, you will be able to enjoy many other tasty fruits such as Ngu Hiep durian, Xoan orange and Go Cong cherry.
Milk apple is a typical fruit of Vinh Kim garden. Photo: luhanhvietnam
Go Cong cherry is also an outstanding fruit of this orchard. Photo: nghenong
In addition to fruit, one of the things that attracts tourists to this garden is the space featuring the style of Southwest Vietnam with dinghies, monkey bridges and leaf cottages - all of which evoke a simple and peaceful “picture” of the river basin.
The road from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh Kim commune. Photo: Google Maps
Two popular means for you to travel to Vinh Kim garden are motorbike and coach. With a distance of only about 80km from Ho Chi Minh City, it will take you about 2-3 hours to travel by motorbike to the destination. Otherwise, coach is also a popular means - you can buy a ticket for the route from Ho Chi Minh to My Tho City with a price ranging from VND 80,000 - 100,000, then rent a motorbike taxi or get in a taxi to Vinh Kim with a distance of about 18km.
The best time to travel: From June to August.
When coming to the fruit gardens in Tien Giang, you can not only enjoy the famous tasty fruits of the Mekong Delta, but also understand more about the simple life of the people in Southwest Vietnam. The locals are always honest, caring and hospitable.