May, 2013 | Cruise Mekong River - Part 2

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City in the Mekong Delta: Chau Doc

The town is located on the right bank of Hau Giang, 5 km away from Sam mountain, the highest point on the Delta. This mountain gets the name from its shape of a king crab, which is “sam” in vietnamese. It is a sacred mountain for many locals since it is dotted with pagodas and

City in the Mekong Delta: My Tho

In order to visit floating markets, however, you’ll need to continue on to Can Tho. Being located so close to booming HCMC, one would expect My Tho to have profited handsomely from the country’s economic reforms. Sadly, this is not the case – My Tho is one of the poorest cities in the Mekong Delta,

City in the Mekong Delta: Ben Tre

Ben Tre is situated in Mekong Delta. It shares its border with Tien Giang in the north, Vinh Long in the west and south – west, and Tra Vinh in the south. It has 60km seashore. The four main rivers are Tien Giang, Ba Lai, Ham Luong, and Co Chien. They create Bao, Minh, and

City in the Mekong Delta: Tra Vinh

About 300, 000 ethnic Khmer live in Tra Vinh province. At first glance, they might seem to be an invisible minority since  they all speak fluent Vietnamese and there’s nothing outwardly distinguishing about their clothing or lifestyle. However, digging a little deeper quickly reveals that Khmer culture is alive and well in this part of

City in the Mekong Delta: Bac Lieu City

The Mekong Delta, as a region, lies immediately to the west of Ho Chi Minh City, roughly forming a triangle stretching from Mỹ Tho in the east to Châu Đốc and Hà Tiên in the northwest, down to Cà Mau and the South China Sea at the southernmost tip of Vietnam, and including the island

Mekong Delta Overview

The Mekong Delta is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. The Mekong delta region encompasses a large portion of southeastern Vietnam of 39,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi).The size of the area covered by water depends on the season. The Mekong

History Mekong Delta

The Mekong has its source in the icy wastes of the eastern Tibetan plateau. It flows south and east, through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, emptying into the South China Sea through a wide delta south of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The Mekong is of immense significance as a natural boundary. Its