Fish drying site in Rach Gia City – Kien Giang Province

Fish drying site in Rach Gia City – Kien Giang Province

This spot is my favorite spot to take photo and If I could, I will list this destination as Rach Gia attraction and recommend it to visitors when they visit Rach Gia City. It’s very photogenic and become more popular to local photographers in the Mekong Delta – Vietnam. I also lead some Mekong Photo Tours to this site and my cusotmers love it.

If you are looking for a spot in the Mekong Delta that less tourists or no tourist at all, Rach Gia City would be a great destination. Many visitors come here just to en route to visit Phu Quoc island and overlook the beauty of this City.

I don’t know when the people in the mekong delta learned to make dried-fish, and when the people in Chau Doc learned to make fermented fish. But I have my own theory to explain that.
Once upon a time, just like every fairy tale begins, when the mekong people were poor and food was scarce, our prioprity goal was to catch enough fish to eat. And when supply surpassed demand, we tried various ways to store them for long enough to use when we coudn’t not catch as many. The people in Chau Doc are mostly cambodian, they inherited the fermented fish recipe from their ancestors. The more they made it, the better they were and eventually, turned it to another level that made this city well-know for fermented fish.
In Kien Giang province, a bustling coastal city in the mekong delta, would want to find another way to store their goods. When fishing off shore, they accidentially put the fish in directly under direct sunlights and there came the dried fish. Then they taught other fishermen to make dried fish.
Ok, that’s too much of a theory.
In the photo, some local workers drying fish in the early morning in Rach Gia City – Kien Giang Province – The Mekong Delta – Vietnam.

If you are going to Rach Gia City and looking for somewhere new, under-appriciated spots, you can join me to explore those places. Or if you just want to find someone who can speak English to help you with your itinerary, contact me.

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