Photos

Photographer's Note

This was taken on a slightly cloudy day during my usual early morning photo routine on one of the many small canals which form a huge network of waterways surrounding Chau Doc river town in the vibrant Mekong Delta. Set among lush landscape of sprawling rice fields and flat wetlands, the Mekong river and its branches shape life in this region, people live, shop, sell and eat from and in their boats, canoes and homes on the water. It is along the smaller canals that most of the rural population lives since the soil is fertile and rich with abundance of fresh water.

This image is a glimpse of traditional way of rural life associated with river acitvity in the delta which has not changed for generations probably, and the comfort we are used to is not to be seen here. This is certainly different but it's a wonderful slice of local flavour to a different way of life and for the Vietnamese, Mekong Delta remains a way of life -the heartbeat of the land and its people.

Thanks for dropping by

Photo Information
Viewed: 1475
Points: 66
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4280 W: 141 N: 9874] (42540)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH