Elderly Viet man living along a minor canal of the Mekong Delta (Vietnam).
This area is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong river approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. The Mekong delta region encompasses a large portion of southwestern Vietnam. The size of the area covered by water depends on the season.
The inhabitants of the Mekong Delta region are predominantly ethnic Viet. The population of the Mekong Delta has been growing relatively slowly in recent years, mainly due to out-migration.
Life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, and many of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road.
Uploaded: Dec 4, 2014