Mekong Region: The Soul of Southeast Asia Series - The World's Vegetable Garden
The third documentary in the collection deals with the vast farming lands that the waters of the river irrigate. The most impressive beneficiaries of the river's lavishness are the orchids and the lotuses. All along the Southern part of the course of the stream, the climate is very warm and favorable to the production of a large diversity of fruits. They are sold on the great market of Bangkok or, in a more traditional way, on the boats of the numerous floating markets. Also the climate of the Mekong region is ideal for rice growing. Farming methods are different according to the various countries and ethnic groups.