8 interesting experiences in Mekong flooding seasons
Removing fished from fishing net, picking Sesbania sesban and caltrops … are the experiences of Vietnamese that you should know in the South-West of Vietnam in the flooding season.
1.Spreading net to catch Henicorhynchus
In the flooding season, the level of river water and seafood into the lakes, canals, channels of Mekong Delta are increased significantly. You just need to hang the net, wait for the time crossing overnight or wait a few hours can pull up to harvest a batch of fish. Removing the bitter guts, adding a few vegetables of the garden or sesbania sesban flowers, we will have delicious Fish cooked with fish sauce bowl, or henicorhynchus soup.
Catch henicorhynchus in the flooding season of Mekong.
If you like to fish, you can choose a small canal, drop off fishing-rod and wait for harvest moment. In the flooding season, fishes from upstream come a lot, you do not to be "fish killer", you can still have a full basket at the end of the sentence. You can join in fishing activities on Mekong River in the Vietnam Tour Packages as soon as it is not in the flooding season. Let's recommend to us if you want to fo fishing in your trip.
Go fishing in the flooding season of Mekong Delta.
3.Sesbania sesban picking
Collection of sesban flowers: the season of high level water on the rivers, canals and rice fields of Mekong Delta, it will appear yellow flowers with a great number. We need only 5-10 minutes, there are delicious dishes of sesban flowers. The sesban flower is small, and its taste is quite bitter. You can use this type of flowers to cook soup, sauteed shrimp, eat with hot pot, serve with pancakes, mix into salad dishes...
Sesbania sesban blossoms in the flooded season.
Caltrop is a species of aquatic plants appearing in the swamps. The roots of the plant grow into bulbs. You paddle into the field, then using your hands to pick up the groves of caltrops, find the old water caltrops. Caltrops are usually boiled before being sold to visitors. However, you can try to enjoy the fresh, fresh juices being spit out of the water (within 30 minutes).
5.Bathing on the field
In the flooding season, the fields of Mekong sinks into water, so the locals can jump to the fields for a funny bathing. Meanwhile, they can pick some sesbian flowers and catch some fishes. With the travelers, you can try it once to reach to the cultures of Mekong Delta, but you should wear a life-vest. In Vietnam Tour 7 Days with a short excursion in Mekong, you still request for some crazy experience to feel the real cultures of locals.
Local children often do bathing on the field in the flooding season.
6. Vole catching
Vole is a kind of mouse living on the fields. When the water raises on the fields, voles will have to run to higher places to take refuge, and it is a great time to catch them. Mouse hunting is quite simple, however, you have to be prepared for frog shots, blurry eyebrows or clamped crabs…
Grilled vole is an interesting foods in Mekong flooding seasons.
7. Taste the specialties of flooding season.
The first specialties that tourists remember to visit to Mekong in the flooding season is the delicacies from fishes such as salted fish, cucumber, pepper, fried fish, dolphins, snakehead... In addition, there are other dishes such as hot pot of sauce, grilled vole salad, gourd salad, fish gourd, Vietnamese pancake, acid soup from fish and water lily for your Mekong River Tours in the gap time of September and March.
You can ignore the specialties of Mekong.
8. Water lily picking:
According to the local, in Mekong flooding season, where the water raises, it is place of water lily that floats on the surface of water. If you are scared, you can sit on the boat, stretch your arms. However, try once plunge into the lake, you will feel the cool water, and sniff the aroma of water-lily.
Mother and daughter are picking water-lily together.