The flooding season in Mekong Delta

Published:  11:38 Friday - November 11, 2016

The flooding season in Mekong Delta

Flood season in Mekong Delta plays an important role with each people in Mekong Delta river. It brings many benefits for people living along Mekong river. Moreover, flooding season in Mekong Delta has its own beauty that attracts many tourists.

While people in the North and Central Vietnam fear floods for the havoc they bring, people who live in the Mekong Delta count the days until the next flood season to make lucrative earnings during that time.

When floodwaters begin to overflow into paddy fields, there is promise of a lucrative income for the local people.

Approaching floods mean more fishes, crabs, shrimps from upstream which help improve income of poor residents and alluvium in paddy fields makes the country’s rice basket richer and greener.

Tra Su Cajuput Forest in flooding season attracts both domestic and foreign tourists

Moreover, the landscape of waters overflowing in rivers and fields attracts many foreign and local holidaymakers, resulting in a lucrative tourism trade that brings in needed currency into the country.

One hot location in the flooding season in the Mekong Delta is Tra Su Cajuput Forest in Van Giao Commune in Tinh Bien District of An Giang Province towards the west of the Mekong Delta. 

Living with frequent floods, people in the Mekong River Delta have created several ways to develop their production and incomes from floods.

Every year, from around September to November is the flooding season in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.  Water is vast everywhere, even there are some places in four meters deep flood. 

Visitors to the ecological site in Dong Thap Muoi (the Plain of Reed) are always amazed at the local primitiveness. The vast fields of rice and white and pink lotus reflect the vitality of the region.

A farmer is earning for life during flood season in Mekong Delta Region

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