Mekong Delta(Phnom Penh to Saigon)

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Mekong Delta(Phnom Penh to Saigon)

 

Penohm Pen from the Mekong--on the way to Vietnam

Penohm Pen from the Mekong--on the way to Vietnam

The boat left the dock at 8:30am and we were off on a new adventure and looking forward to entering Vietnam via the small border post on the river to Chau Doc.  The entire process was so easy.  We took a medium fast boat from a company called Delta Adventure Tours.  The boat seemed very slow and we were wondering if we would arrive by 2:30 which was the promised arrival time.  Around noon we docked at an island and were walked around the island and put on a speed boat which quickly got us to  Chau Doc at 2:30pm.  The immigration process on the Cambodian side and the Vietnam side was easy.  In fact, the Vietnam side was so easy, that we did not even see any immigration officer as the boat driver took our passports to be stamped.  

 

Floating Hotel--Chau Doc

Floating Hotel--Chau Doc

 
 
We were in Vietnam and had 2 days of a Mekong Delta tour to look forward too.  This was also organized with Delta Adventure Tour.  The Mekong from Penohm Pen to Chau Doc is home to hundreds if not thousands of small fish farms.  Many of the farms are the size of a house with the tanks under the building.  Vietnam is a major exporter of Basa and Tilapia
 
 
 
Fish Farm--Chau Doc

Fish Farm--Chau Doc

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Floating Market--near Cantho

Floating Market--near Cantho

 

 

Floating Market--near Cantho

Floating Market--near CanthoBirthday party--for a three year old in Can Tho

 

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