One of the world’s most fertile areas, the Mekong Delta is home to countless rice fields and tributaries across thousands of square miles of flat land.

As all deltas, it receives the bounty of the siltation from the upper Mekong, and as such is a very rich and lush area, covered with rice fields. It produces about half of the total of Vietnam's agricultural output (in fact the delta produces more rice than Korea and Japan altogether), and is the place for timeless sceneries of farmers planting or harvesting rice.

Before approaching Vietnam territory, The Mekong splits in Cambodia into two main rivers, the First river (Tiền Giang) and the Bassac (Hậu Giang), then in Vietnam into a more complex system, creating a maze of small canals, rivers and arroyos interspersed with villages and floating markets.

Life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, and all the villages are often accessible by river as well as by road.

The high times of life in the Mekong delta are around Lunar new year - Tết ( end of jan and beginning of Feb), when the delta is full of colorful fruits and flowers.

If you travel to the Mekong delta you will certainly enjoy your stay in the region. © 2024
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