Can you sail the Mekong River?
Most Mekong River cruises ply the waters of the Lower Mekong, taking in the cultural delights of Laos, and — notably — Cambodia and Vietnam, where the river serves some of these countries’ most incredible sights and cities, which isn’t surprising given that it has forever been a major trade route.
Can you take a boat to Vietnam?
Getting to Vietnam by boat
The only international arrival point into Vietnam with a regular ferry service is Chau Doc in the Mekong Delta. There are daily speedboat ferries from Phnom Penh along the Mekong River taking 4.5 to 5 hours. Cruise ships call at Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Danang and Haiphong.
How do you get to the Mekong Delta?
You can reach the Mekong River Delta by boat from Cambodia. A lot of people enter at Chau Doc and spend a few days exploring the Mekong River Delta from there before heading up to Ho Chi Minh City, or vice versa. You can easily get from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh.
How wide is the Mekong River from Laos to Thailand?
The Mekong River passes Cambodia about 480 km from the border with Lao PDR in the North and Viet Nam in the South, and it has an average width of about 1.5 km in the territory of Cambodia (See attached map of Cambodia and other MRC member countries in the lower Mekong River Basin.)
What are Vietnamese river boats called?
Basket boats are an important part of communities in coastal Vietnam. They operate as lifeboats during emergencies at sea. The boats frequently double as lightweight transportation for cargo or people.
Does Mekong pass through Vietnam?
From China to Vietnam, the Mekong River is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia and offers a glimpse into the long history and diverse cultures of the region. The 12th longest river in the world and the 7th longest in Asia, it flows through six countries: China, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.