Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta, Vietnam 2013

The Mekong Delta is a region in the southwestern part of Vietnam, which is characterized by the river delta of the Mekong and named after it. The Mekong flows into the South China Sea in a network of river arms. The river delta was created by sedimentation instead of a bay and is still growing annually by about 80 meters. It covers an area of ​​approximately 39,000 km².

The Mekong Delta is characterized by little, but lush and green vegetation. Due to the fertile soil of the ground, intensive agriculture is possible in the densely populated area. It is also called “the southern rice Chamber of Vietnam“.

Also, food such as fish, tropical fruits, vegetables, sugar cane and coconuts are produced. The water landscape means that most of the inhabitant’s work, live and live on the water. Every little cottage has access to a waterway, while a link to a road is not available everywhere. As a result, the trade is also being shifted to the water, as the floating market at Cần Thơ impressively shows.

 

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