Boats and Debris on the Mekong Delta

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta has been referenced numerous times throughout history; be it in music, television or film.¬†Always hearing these references, my wife and I were excited to make our way to the famed delta while we were staying in Ho Chi Minh City.

The single most surprising thing to me with the Mekong Delta is the size. The current was ferocious, but the overall width was incredible.

Here in the states we have the Mississippi River and I’ve seen it pretty narrow in some parts and fairly wide in others. The Mekong Delta was easily twice as wide as the widest I’ve seen the mighty Mississippi.

By the way, all of the green stuff floating in the water in the above picture are chucks of various-sized tree limbs. The Mekong Delta is prone to flooding, and as such, there is an abundance of large items floating around.

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