Here the children learn to paddle before they learn to walk. A labyrinth of canals and small rivers spreading into a great delta, creating many islets on which people live. Mekong, called the River of Nine Dragons, makes the whole life of the inhabitants revolve around the water. Thanks to Mekong rice is harvested here up to 3 times a year, and the fish are in infinite quantity. Houses, schools, offices, temples stand on the riverbank or often float on the surface of the water. The markets are organized in the middle of the river, and the sale takes place straight from the boat. Land transport almost does not exist - most villages can only be reached by boat. People live on water in their floating houses, they use water from the river for everyday activities such as cooking, washing, washing themselves, but unfortunately also as a big garbage dump. The Mekong Delta area is an interesting place in terms of culture but it does not impress with aesthetics.
Expedition to Mekong Delta
The main magnet attracting travelers is the possibility of swimming with a boat in one of the most picturesque regions of Asia, observation of everyday life of people in the river channels and visits to floating markets. You can go for an expedition on the Mekong Delta individually or on an organized trip. Expeditions usually last from one to several days with the option of sleeping at homestay, somewhere in a small village in the middle of the Mekong Delta.