The Mekong in Vietnam.

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May 12th 2011
Published: May 15th 2011
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In Vietnam the mighty Mekong finally reaches the sea. In a final fling before losing it's identity forever the river splits into two main branches. The Hau Giang (Lower River or the Bassac River) which flows via Chau Doc, Long Xuyen and Can Tho to the sea; and the Tien Giang which splits into several branches at Vinh Long and empties into the sea at five points. Each of these channels splits into countless smaller rivers, waterways, and canals to make up the waterworld of the Mekong Delta - one of the largest river deltas in the world. The Vietnamese call the river the Song Cuu Long (River of Nine Dragons).

We took our time to explore the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam and ended our journey at Ba Dong beach - the nearest we could get to the point where the river reaches the sea. Our amazing journey's end.


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