The monkey bridge associated with the cultural characteristics of the land of the Mekong Delta. The image of a man crossing a small bridge, swinging, below the river, with arms on the top, while moving over this small bridge, makes it easy to think of monkeys using their hands to move trip. Therefore, the name of the monkey bridge was born.
This region of the river, with its narrow canals and canals, has formed a culture of riverside gardens with monkey bridges across the river. The monkey bridge associated with the life of the garden water and become a familiar image of the people here. Not only that, the monkey bridge is also deeply impressed in the memory of tourists when coming to Mekong tourism.
The monkey bridge is often made of bamboo or wood on the crossed bamboo sticks, with handrails on the top.
Today, modern life, the monkey bridge in the South West of Vietnam gradually changed and developed into the bridge with concrete, and broader. However, in the villages, the islets, the western garden, the monkey bridge still exists.
The Monkey Bridge in Mekong Delta