Friday, June 04, 2010

Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta Part 1

This is one of the highlights of our trip to Vietnam. A cruise around the Mekong Delta.

Taking the boat around the Mekong Delta is very safe and the boat is very stable. I have been on similar cruise in Thailand in the Mekong River too and in Cambodia too. Mekong River is the 12th longest river in the world and the 7th longest in Asia. The river runs from China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

We sat the boat and arrived on a small village in the Mekong Delta.

They harvested some honey from the bee and tried to sell us the honey.

There's even a small coconut candy factory in the village. I did not buy any of the honey or coconut candy. If you look at the video below, you wont want to buy too. They dont wear any gloves to make the candy and the condition of the factory looked so questionable.

A short video showing them making the coconut candy.
More photos on the village tomorrow.

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