A glimpse into the Mekong Delta beyond the tour boats and floating markets.
It is still possible, just by crossing a river, to step into a part of Southeast Asia that has largely managed to avoid the tourist crowds.
The ‘Nine Dragon river delta’ is a fascinating region, slightly off Vietnam’s main tourist trail, where life revolves around water and people appear to be not only busier, but also a little bit happier than in the rest of the country..
Jan Enkelmann is a London-based documentary and travel photographer. His book 'Happiness' (co-authored with his wife Maren) was published in 2007 by Bucher/Prestel. It won the ITB Book Award for Best Illustrated Travel Book 2008. www.enkelmann.co.uk