The Mekong, or Mekong River, is a trans-boundary river in East Asia and Southeast Asia. It is the world's tenth longest river and the sixth longest in Asia. Its estimated length is 4,909 km, and it drains an area of 795,000 sqkm, discharging 475 km3 of water annually.
The Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam is a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies. Boats are the main means of transportation, and tours of the region often start in nearby Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) or Can Tho, a bustling town in the heart of the delta.
Area: 40,577 sqkm
Elevation: 0 cm
Population: 21.49 million (2019)
Life on the river