as Amazon of Vietnam, Mekong Delta is the region of immense rivers,
interlaced canals and windy oceans. In water seasons, people from
Dong Thap Muoi, Long Xuyen quadrangle, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang,
Can Tho, Vinh Long, Ben Tre ... use their boats, junks for shelter,
just as housing, means to avoid flooding and make a living. Among
the flooding water, the boats become multi-purposes, people go
fishing, selling stuff such as fruits, food and everything.
The boats are also used to transport rice, gasoline, medicines, to
the end of the alleys, exchange everything in daily life. At night
time, in the moon light over the water, some boats gather together,
sipping the Delta's special rice wine, chatting and singing the
traditional folk songs.
No one can count how
many family, how many people living on canal boat across the river
in the Delta. Since the rich have all the dozen passenger ships,
carrying rice, sand stone, brick and tile, cement, steel trading in
every corner of the area, to a fisherman catching shrimp, hunting
and scratching for oysters, ladies selling fruit and young girls
rowing passenger boats... The sights of people and boats can be seen
everywhere, but no where can match the famous floating market in
Phung Hiep - Can Tho, Soc Trang or Ca Mau.
Landscape ghe, canoe busiest station on the boat which also has
countryside, Where the song may not be the "floating market" fell
seven Phung Hiep (Can Tho), falls in Thanh Tri (Soc Trang), Tac Thu
Besides the water life, Mekong Delta is also
as the rice bowl of Vietnam, the typical image of the region is the
immense yellow rice fields, waving in the wind. Here is also known
as fruit bowl of the country with a full range of fruit as mango,
grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, jackfruit, strawberry, banana,
longan, pineapple, rambutan, mangosteen, durian, papaya...