When did Vietnam conquer the Mekong Delta?
In the 15–17th centuries, following the Fourth Chinese domination of Vietnam (1407–1427), the Vietnamese defeated the less-centralized state of Champa and seized its capital in the 1471 Cham–Vietnamese War. By the 17–19th centuries, Vietnamese settlers had penetrated the Mekong Delta.
What is the source of the Mekong River?
Mekong Delta is definitely worth seeing. If you have really less time in Vietnam, I will suggest putting Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta on your list.
How many days do you need in Mekong Delta?
Within four or more days, it is quite long enough to discover all the provinces of Mekong Delta and even Phu Quoc Island. Beside contemplating the striking beauty of natural landscapes in this wetland, you can also visit some traditional villages to discover the culture as well as the daily life of local people here.
Why did the US get involved in Vietnam?
The USA was afraid that communism would spread to South Vietnam and then the rest of Asia. It decided to send money, supplies and military advisers to help the South Vietnamese Government.
What would happen if the Mekong River was threatened?
It would irreversibly change the ecosystem that over 60 million people rely on for food, and will likely result in the extinction of the iconic Mekong giant catfish and other fish species.