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.