Mekong Delta not only owns beautiful scenery of bright sunshine, blue sky and fresh air but also frenetic and exciting lifestyle of people here. Highlighted by the livelihood supported by the waterways of Mekong River, the lifestyle in Mekong Delta owns rustic appeal but dynamic and exotic beauty.
The Mekong Delta is one of the most densely populated areas on Earth. It is also one of the most productive. Often referred to as Vietnam’s ‘rice bowl’, the Delta produces upwards of 16 million tonnes of rice annually for domestic consumption and export in addition to highly productive shrimp farms, orchards and market gardens. Maintaining this productivity depends on understanding and, with the help of upstream neighbours, dealing with problems of sediment flow, soil salination and flooding. Every year, annual floods enrich the Delta soils and bring millions of fish to spawn. Sediments carried from far upstream replace the land lost through natural erosion. Without careful management upstream, flooding will become more frequent and more extreme, cancelling out these benefits and causing millions of dollars of damage and lost lives. In the dry season, there must be enough water flowing through the Delta to prevent the South China Sea from inundating thousands of hectares of farmland and ruining the soil with salt.Less