A day on the Mekong

My final day in Vietnam was spent taking a day trip to explore some of the Mekong Delta. Unfortunately as it was only for the day I didn’t get to fully experience life there – just the usual tourist trail – however it was still beautiful. If I had had more time I would definitely have travelled further South and explored the region in my own time.

The day was spent enduring a 6 hour round trip bus journey, exploring the floating markets and adjacent homes by boat on the Mekong, enjoying a Vietnamese lunch, learning about popping rice, and taking a traditional boat trip through the smaller rivers. The following is a small selection of photos from the day.

Exploring the floating river market:

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The houses and shops that line the Mekong River:

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Dressing up like the Vietnamese whilst enjoying a boat ride:

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This day trip gives you a brief insight into life in the Mekong Delta, but I wish I could’ve spent longer here – to avoid the long day of travel, and to further experience the region – of the stunning scenery and culture it has to offer.

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