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The golden Delta

The golden sandy beaches, the tranquillity of the resorts, the excursions to historical place, the whispering of the ancient languages in the vineyards, the beauty of the natural wonders, and the unique cultural heritage will definitely strike the heart of every visitor.

In 1964 France and Cambodia signed a preliminary agreement on the demarcation of the hydropower potential. Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, got the lion’s share of the international credit for the recovery of the drained land. Drainage has been improved since then and the 2,000 km river begins to reconstructed in the next 30 years.

The French specialists on terrain have estimated the total area of the Mekong Delta at approximately 2,00,000 square kilometres. This strip of land comprises the fertile bowl of the Tonle Sap, the brainchild of the Frenchmen that saved the century after they were accommodated by the Khmer Rouge. In this bowl the Khmer Plain lies in the centre of the country.

In the north of the country the bleakness is replaced by the endless challenges of the hills and mountains. The Delta upto the Mekong Delta is an extraordinary natural landscape, habitat of the animal kingdom and the bread basket of Vietnam.

The capital of the Delta is Phnom Penh, famous for its historical heritage and the symbol of Cambodia. The city is a lively at heart, but the mind is more at ease in the peaceful waters of the river. On the way from Phnom Penh you will come across the island ofLaager Ibus, known for its French style spa, hotels and exclusive event facilities.There are three main towns in the Delta. Kunming is the nearest, located in the mouth of the river on the Thai border. Hanoi, considered to be the economic and cultural capital of Indochina, is situated three kilometers further. Inghai Island, administrative capital of Vietnam is also located on the northern side of the river.

Mekong Delta History.

The town of Moc Bai is regarded as the heart of the Delta.There are three reasons why this town is vital to the Delta ecosystem.

  1. Moc Bai(God’s Dove) PagodaLocated at the natural border of the Moc Bai National Park, Wat Ho Tents, and Tonle Sap groups have been constructed in a area of sharp rocks and unstable slopes to shelter the sacred muezzin birds.
  2. The Rai Napa(Reduve-waters)Barely 500 meters from Rai Napa, still visible from the town’s northern side, are the famous redove-waters.