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Moored ships and waterside homes on Mekong River at Mytho

Moored ships and waterside homes are seen on the Mekong River at Mytho. The waterside buildings on the right all have doors and docks facing the water for easy boat access in this coastal trading port. The waterways of the Mekong are the region's primary conduit for local trade and transportation.The Mekong River flows approximately 2,800 miles from the high plateaus of Tibet to the fertile delta regions now within southern Vietnam and Cambodia. The rich river delta soils allow up to three crops of rice per year and form the major food-producing regions of both countries. Almost 2/3 of Vietnam's food supply is grown in the Mekong delta area southeast of Ho Chi Minh City.

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