Entering the floating market.
Despite the abundant rice and fruit harvest, the Mekong Delta is also one of Vietnam's poorest regions. Since the Mekong River continuously flows, locals believe the impurities flow downstream so they use the river water to cook, drink, bathe, and erm, do other things.Those who can't afford to buy land, "squat" on the river's edge.
I'm amazed that clothes stay so white when river water is so brown. Aren't these darling?
The Mekong Delta lives up to its reputation with the most abundant fruit trees I've ever seen. Can you guess which ones they are? (Click on pictures for larger images.)
Mekong Delta - Vietnam
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