Vietnam | Cruise Mekong River - Part 13

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Vinh Long travel guide

Vinh Long travel guide

While the provincial capital of the same-named province is a medium-sized town, most of the points of interest sit in a small area in the northeast corner, where the town is bordered by the Co Chien River to the north and a wide canal to the east and it is from here that the boat

Floating markets in Mekong Delta

Floating markets in Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta became famous world wide during what locals call the anti-American War. The Delta is also famous for its floating markets which are typical of the Phung Hiep and the Cai Be. On arriving in the Delta, you can start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Be floating market, experience how people

The Mekong Delta’s famed rat market

The Mekong Delta's famed rat market

Men in Can Tho (considered the capitol of the Mekong Delta) use dogs to hu rats that living in caves near paddy fields. The rats are available all year round but thrive during the harvest season. Phu Dat market in the Mekong Delta’s An Giang Province sells three to five tons of rats a day,

Snake Industry

snake

Another unique industry in this region is the snake farm in the area of My Tho township. In 1977, Lt. Colonel Tran Van Duoc (Tu Duoc), a reptile enthusiast, created Dong Nam Snake Farm. Initially created strictly as a research site for medicinal uses of reptile venom, Dong Nam Snake Farm today is the largest

Life on the Mekong River

Monkey-bridges

These simple, arch-shaped footbridges are usually built of uneven logs about 30cm to 80cm wide and have only a simple bamboo railing. They are suspended anywhere from 2m to 10m above the canals and connect tiny villages throughout the region to main roads. At first glance the bridges look more like makeshift scaffolding than a

Mekong Delta fish, farms and families

Documentary film from MRC Fisheries Series, telling the story of the fisheries in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. It is part of MRC ongoing campaign to increase awareness of Mekong issues and the need for regional cooperation in the management of natural resources for the benefit of over 55 million people living in the Lower Mekong

Mekong Delta Specialties : Pia cake

Mekong Delta Specialties : Pia cake

Take a splendid river cruise through the Mekong Delta and enjoy panoramic views of river life in Vietnam. Let yourself be charmed by the picturesque villages. And taste fresh local produce at the floating markets. Southern specialty: Pia cake To many families in southern Vietnam, enjoying pia during the mid-autumn holidays has been a tradition since