The Mekong River is the twelfth longest river in the world, flowing from China through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and finally ending in Vietnam. Thus, six countries and over fifty million people depend upon the Mekong for their existence and in no country is this dependence so profound as in Vietnam. The water of the Mekong expands in a network of small streams and rivers interspersed with small settlements, villages and floating markets. The Mekong Delta, the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea, has been termed the „rice bowl of the Universe“. Life in the Mekong Delta revolves in and around the delta and many of its residents live, work, eat and sleep on its waters.
In 2016 I passed some time in the Mekong delta in Vietnam and travelled by river across the Cambodian border.
Enjoy some of the impressions.
PS: For the documentation I used the Leica M8 with the Summicron 50mm, f/2.0 and the Nikon D750 with the Nikkor 35mm, f/1.8
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