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Mekong Delta

Pictures by QT Luong

[Ha Tien] [Hong Chong peninsula] [Vung Tau] [My Tho] [Ben Tre] [Can Tho]
[Tra Vinh] [Sa Dec] [Chau Doc] [Tay Ninh] [Misc Mekong Delta] [Phu Quoc Island]

The Mekong Delta, at the south end of Vietnam is a vast and low plain, divided by the "Nine Dragons", the arms of the mighty Mekong River. The country most fertile soil is formed by alluvions and sediments deposited by the great river. The prosperous Mekong Delta produces close to half the agricultural production of the country, with only 12% of its superficy. The Mekong Delta is a world of rice fields, orchards, arroyos, and canals, where water and earth are intrically interlaced, where in many places a boat is the most convenient way of transportation, where many people live on the water, depend on the water for fish and rice, and perform functions such as shopping and eating on the water in the famed floating markets. The insularity of the Mekong Delta has made it a refuge for minority religions such as the curious indigenous Cao Dai religion, the Muslim faith of the descendants of the Cham people, the Theravada Buddhism of the Khmer people, not to mention the Coconut Monk sect. Although Phu Quoc Island (Vietnam's largest) does not share the Mekon Delta's fertility, it is blessed with rich fishing grounds and beautiful beaches, like the south portion of the Mekong Delta.

Pictures of Ha Tien
Ha Tien (14 images) larger
Pictures of Hong Chong peninsula
Hong Chong peninsula (13 images) larger
Pictures of Vung Tau
Vung Tau (11 images) larger
Pictures of My Tho
My Tho (34 images) larger
Pictures of Ben Tre
Ben Tre (40 images) larger
Pictures of Can Tho
Can Tho (106 images) larger
Pictures of Tra Vinh
Tra Vinh (65 images) larger
Pictures of Sa Dec
Sa Dec (23 images) larger
Pictures of Chau Doc
Chau Doc (21 images) larger
Pictures of Tay Ninh
Tay Ninh (28 images) larger
Pictures of Misc Mekong Delta
Misc Mekong Delta (25 images) larger
Pictures of Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc Island (96 images) larger

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