The Mekong Delta is one of the great natural wonders of Vietnam, covering more than 15,000 square miles of South West Vietnam where the river meets the East Sea. And it’s not just the geography that’s attractive. The Mekong is a way of life and the river is surrounded by fertile soil that supplies a huge proportion of Vietnam’s agricultural production. The Mekong Delta is known as the southern rice bowl of the country. Life in the delta rotates around the waterways and the best way to see that is to visit one of the many colorful floating markets. It’s a great adventure going on a boat tour of the Mekong river.
The 'rice bowl' of Vietnam, the delta is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens. It's a water world that moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss - cross the landscape like arteries.
The bustling commerce of its towns contrasts sharply with the languid, almost-soporific pace of the life in the countryside. Here buffalo wallow in rice paddies, coconut- and fruit-laden boats float slowly along the mud-brown waters, and two-wheeled exploration of the narrow lanes is amply rewarded with a true taste of rural hospitality (and delicious river fish).