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Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

By Huynh Phuong, Huynh Van Thai   November 19, 2022 | 03:27 am PT
An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta near the Cambodian border is busy yet peaceful during the much-awaited flooding season.
Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

The bustling scene at Long Xuyen floating market in the early morning.

To see the floating market at its busiest, visitors need to be up early. The market gets very busy from 5 a.m. onwards as hundreds of boats gather to trade agricultural produce including fruits, vegetables, flowers and fish.

A boat trip to explore the floating market costs VND200,000 ($8) for a group of 7-10 people.

The shot was part of a photo series captured by Huynh Van Thai, a resident in Mekong Delta's An Giang who wants to promote the beauty of his hometown to tourists.

He is now an administrator of a Facebook travel group called "Wandering An Giang" with nearly 400,000 members.

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

A panoramic view of Ta Pa field in Tri Ton District with paddy fields stretching out in vast swathes of brilliant green and yellow.

During the harvest season, the rice fields become a yellow carpet adorned by forests of green palmyra palms that provide fruits used to produce pandan honeycomb cake, palm sugar and refreshing beverages.

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

A lonely palm tree stands amid a rice field.

Thai said the rice will be fully ripe in the next two weeks.

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

People harvest straw mushrooms in An Thanh Trung Commune in Cho Moi district.

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

A man uses a basket trap to catch fish during the flooding season.

Located along the upper branches of the Mekong River in Vietnam, An Giang is the first province here to welcome the annual flooding season that brings fish to the paddy fields along with alluvial deposits to fertilize the next crop.

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

Rows of palm trees have become a symbol of An Giang. The tree is mainly grown in the border districts of Tri Ton and Tinh Bien.

In the photo stands rows of iconic palm trees behind Khmer-style pagoda Reachatuasnaram Sdach Toth in Tinh Bien District.

There are over 35,000 Khmer people living in Tinh Bien, accounting for one third of the district’s population.

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

Farmers herd a flock of ducks across a flooded plain in Tinh Bien.

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

A woman rows her boat on a flooded field to harvest white water lilies in Van Giao Commune, Tinh Bien.

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

A man catches fish on a river next to a field of white reeds on the outskirts of Long Xuyen Town, capital of An Giang.

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

Farmers lead buffaloes home through a flooded field in Tinh Bien.

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

Fishermen pull out their nets to harvest seafood in My Phuoc Ward, Long Xuyen Town.

Mekong Delta province exudes charm amid annual flooding season

Old women weave bamboo baskets in My An Commune in Cho Moi District.

 
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