People in the Mekong Delta make their living as farmers and fishermen. Often, they live right on the edge of the rivers or canals and with cage-like structure of bamboo beneath their homes to house fishes. As the fishes grew, they sell the whole batch to processors from the city and start with new ones.
The Mekong Delta, an ancient Khmer territory, was mostly marshland and forest. When the Nguyen Lords took control of this region, a series of canals were built and a system of transportation was implemented in the maze of water ways in the area. Today, the region is one of Vietnam’s highest producer of rice crops, vegetables and fruits.