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Whilst visiting Ho Chi Minh City join a tour and board a boat for the highlight of our day – a trip on the Mekong River. The Mekong River originates in Tibet and flows through six countries: China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. When reaching Vietnam, the river divides itself into nine tributaries, like nine dragons spitting out water, forming a huge fertile delta. .


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Mekong River Delta, Ben Tre Province, Vietnam | David Noton Photography

from BBC News

Northern Ireland's Vietnamese boat people, 35 years on

Vietnamese boat people

from The Independent

How Britain treated refugees in the 1980s - one grateful man's story


Read it. " Boat people: Many of these refugees ended up settling in the United States and Europe. The United States accepted 823,000 refugees; Britain accepted 19,000; France accepted 96,000; Australia and Canada accepted 137,000 each. "