THE MEKONG DELTA || LONG XUYEN
Some 60km (an hour’s drive) northwest of Can Tho, LONG XUYEN attracts few foreign visitors, though the unusual cathedral, the well-organized museum, Tiger Island and the nearby stork garden and crocodile farm are all worth a look.
Bang Lang Stork Garden
South of Long Xuyen is one of the Mekong Delta’s best stork sanctuaries, the Bang Lang Stork Garden, with thousands of birds wheeling, swooping and squabbling over nesting places at dusk. Turn up an hour before sunset to witness the memorable sight. Wearing a hat might help as the site is smothered with their droppings.