Mekong River Cruises
Rather than unifying those who lived around it during the early stages of history, the river has rather acted like a dividing line between countries, often being used as a defensive dividing line and a natural boarder.
Possibly the most famous part of the river is the Mekong River Delta, known in Vietnamese as the 'Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long' ('Nine Dragon river delta') where it meets the South China Sea. Places of this vast delta are yet unexplored, and here, you can find an incredible amount of animal species, including the Laotian rock rat, which people previously believed to be extinct. It is also on the Mekong Delta where you can find a range of floating markets including Cai Rang. Buzzing and vibrant, these places are famed for their incredible amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables, traditional Vietnamese foods served from the boats, and crafts. Of course, these markets start at around 5am and end at around 10am, so an early start is a must.