Australian media outlet, The Sydney Morning Herald, highlights several picturesque towns along the Mekong river in Vietnam and Cambodia.

In Tien Giang province, Cai Be district stands out with its French colonial church seemingly floating on the water, and a mobile market where locals sell their products from rowboats.

Sa Dec city in Dong Thap province is a must-visit for fans of renowned writer Marguerite Duras, who lived and wrote her famous novel “The Lover” here. The city offers crumbling mansions and temples, as well as beautiful flower farms.

Tan Chau town in An Giang, near the Cambodian border, is known for its silk manufacturing and traditional crafts like mat weaving and slipper making. The town is surrounded by beautiful rice fields and villages where monks rest and kids leap into the Mekong from nearby bridges.

The list also includes Phnom Penh, Koh Onha Tei, and Angkor Ban in Cambodia.