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Mekong Delta

22/07/2011 | chau doc | 0 Comment |

Mekong Delta

Floating market

After four hours of a « speed » boat trip on the Mekong River from Phnom Penh, we crossed the Vietnamese Border and arrived in Chau Doc. Small Town of 100’000 inhabitants, it’s very well known for its floating villages and market. We woke up very early the next morning (at around 5 AM, not used to it anymore J) to go and explore the life on the river. The floating market was magnificent! Each boat uses a very long bamboo stick to show the kind of goods they are selling, so you can identify them from far away. Then we went to visit one floating village and we were invited in a house to see how they are raising fishes, a real fish farm! It was impressive to see how many fishes they keep just under their houses and how fat they get.

Propaganda sound, don’t miss the morning call! We were amazed to see (working) loud speakers everywhere on the streets of Chau Doc!

Our next stop in the Mekong Delta was Can Tho, which is the main city of that area. Even so, you don’t feel like being in a big city, the atmosphere is cool, you can have a nice walk along the river and just contemplate the life of local people.

We were impressed to see the number of rivers in the delta, you find ferry boats crossing even in the most remote places and the landscape is just amazing! 


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