Take a Virtual Field Trip to Mekong Delta region of Viet Nam

January 22nd, 2021 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Mekong Lifeways

Grades 6-12, with parental supervision

This set of online photo albums from the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage provides a virtual tour of the traditional lifestyles of people in the Mekong Delta region of Viet Nam.

The whole family can enjoy looking at the photos of the six different cities. When you get to the site, select a city from the six photos in the center of the page:

  • Trà Niên
  • Vinh Châu
  • Trà Sết
  • Long Định
  • Phum Soài
  • An Thuận

On each city’s main page, read the introduction at the bottom of the large graphic, then select a photo archive from the left-hand column. Once inside each photo archive, you need to read the information at the bottom center of the page, then navigate using the thumbnails across the *top* of the screen. (Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds.)

Together this montage gives you a little taste for the variety that exists here and a bit of an idea of what makes each of these six cities special.


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