Dubbed the “Kingdom of Fruits”, Cho Lach is a new popular destination in the Mekong Delta that attracts a lot of domestic and foreign tourists to visit. Its name conjures up both the Cho Lach district located in the west of Ben Tre Province, and the Cho Lach canal which connects Co Chien River and Tien River. Whatever it means, Cho Lach promises to offer visitors a lively and colorful waterfront and garden atmosphere that surely makes your visit an epic countryside adventure along the vast Mekong River.
Cho Lach is about 45 km from Ben Tre city and located on the narrowest piece of land at the top of the Minh islet, with a dense canal system. The fertile soil and harmonious climate are the favorable natural factors to help people here cultivate the special crop and fruit trees of the Mekong Delta. One of the popular places not to be missed for visitors to Cho Lach is Cai Mon orchard (in Vinh Thanh commune). Coming here, you will be fascinated by the orchards of ripe rambutan, mulberry, mangosteen, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, jackfruit, papaya, etc. Visitors can also go to the gardens to pick and enjoy the ripe fruits themselves, while listening to garden owners introducing how to take care of each tree to get productive and quality fruits.
Your trip to Cho Lach will be more interesting if you take the time to experience the varied life on the riverbanks and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Stand on the curved monkey bridges, enjoy the specialties of Ben Tre in rustic restaurants hidden along the canals, soak up the melody of sweet and deep folk music, or interact with gentle, honest and extremely friendly people. Come to Cho Lach for an interesting journey and gain insight into the unique cultural identity of Southern Vietnam.