A visit to southern
Coconut trees are abundant in Mekong Delta. This is a factory producing coconut candy…
What is this lady making? The tools she uses resemble those for making kuih kapit in
Can Tho is the largest city in Mekong Delta. This is its river front. Note the conical hat worn by the women on the left…
This is Can Tho’s floating market (but I think I still prefer the one in
Vietnamese students in their traditional costumes – ao dai. There are NO fat women in Vietnam!
I haven’t been to Northern Vietnam, but it is said that
Firstly, infrastructure in the North was destroyed by the Americans during the war. Secondly, the North had been ruled by the Communists since 1950s, but the South was a capitalist country until 1975. When the Vietnamese government engaged in economic reform in 1980s, Southerners adapted to market economy better than their counterparts in the North. And finally, former boat people, now residing in Western countries, return and invest in