This was the most amazing experience I had during my visit to Cambodia and Vietnam. The great river is the seventh largest in Asia and covers Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. It forms the very fertile Mekong delta in Vietnam. This is a lush green region of swamps, lakes and river which is also known as the rice bowl. Rice is produced in this region and is the stable diet in the region. Rice is enjoyed in the orient along with various types of soups and gravies. The river is mainly grey in colour, muddy at times and sometimes green when it reaches the swamps. Low trees with thick foliage cover the narrows straits of the delta. One has to use wooden boats to take a ride in these swamps. Jackets are provided to travellers in advance. One can see tea shops on boats and women selling biscuits, water and cola, all paddling away in the river. It reminded me of floating across the dull lake in Srinagar. I got a similar feel when I was going through the various floating markets in the lake. I also came across people who were selling snacks, shawls, perfumes, handicrafts and saffron.