In the Mekong Delta, life is lived on the water. Rivers and canals wind through the region, and locals grow up paddling boats and travelling by ferry. Get a taste of this unique culture by taking a sampan to explore small channels and mangrove forests. Women typically row sampans standing up while skillfully navigating the currents and twists of each waterway. Wear a nón lá for sun protection as you float gently down the streams of Tiền Giang District, passing locals fishing for catfish, children playing on the banks and families doing household chores in stilt houses.