Does Mekong pass through Vietnam?
About three-fourths of the drainage area of the Mekong lies within the four countries the river traverses on its lower course—Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
What is Mekong Delta known for?
The Mekong Delta has been dubbed a ‘biological treasure trove’. Over 1,000 animal species were recorded between 1997 and 2007 and new species of plants, fish, lizards, and mammals have been discovered in previously unexplored areas, including the Laotian rock rat, thought to be extinct.
How do I get from Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta?
There is only one flight from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta, which takes you directly to the island of Phu Quoc. Traveling by bus and then boat to Phu Quoc can take up to 9 hours.
Where does the Mekong Delta start?
Near the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, the Bassac River, the Mekong’s largest distributary, branches off. This is where the Mekong Delta begins as the Mekong and Bassac Rivers enter a large fertile plain in southern Viet Nam.
Where is delta in Vietnam?
The Mekong delta is situated in Cambodja and southern Vietnam, where the Mekong river reaches the South China Sea. The Mekong is one of the longest rivers in the world.
What language is spoken in the Mekong Delta?
Khmer Krom or Southern Khmer is spoken by the indigenous Khmer population of the Mekong Delta, formerly controlled by the Khmer Empire but part of Vietnam since 1698.
Is there crocodiles in the Mekong River?
Besides diverse species of plants and fauna, the Mekong region is home to unique flora and fauna: Irrawaddy dolphins are critically endangered, and large freshwater turtles, Mekong large catfish, and Siamese crocodiles inhabit this portion of the river.
Can Vietnamese speak English?
Cities of Vietnam where English is Spoken widely Generally, over 50% of the population can speak English. However, in rural areas, people do not speak English well. As you can see, more than half of the population speaks English in Vietnam. Also, many of them work in the tourism sector in all huge cities.
Are there sharks in the Mekong river?
The iridescent shark, iridescent shark catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) is a species of shark catfish (family Pangasiidae) native to the rivers of Southeast Asia. Despite its name, it is not a shark. It is found in the Mekong basin as well as the Chao Phraya River, and is heavily cultivated for food there.
Can you swim in the Mekong river?
Despite concerns about competiting in the Mekong’s murky waters, organizers were keen to point out that while there is always a slight risk associated with swimming in rivers, the cloudy waters of the Mekong are a result of fine sediment floating in the water, rather than high levels of pollution.