Landscape view of beachfront settlement near Danang

A view of a beachfront settlement near Danang shows small fishing boats on shore in the foreground, a tree-filled settlement, and blue mountain silhouettes in the background.Vietnam is most densely settled in its major river estuaries and along its over 2,000-mile coastline. These areas are most accessible by watercraft and now coastal roads. Such communities generally engage in fishing, providing themselves and others in the interior with a high protein food. Rice, fish, and green vegetables are a favored meal throughout Southeast Asia.

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