Mekong Delta is a multi-cultural land with four main ethnics (Kinh, Hoa, Khmer, Cham) living together in harmony. As a result, the cultural diversity is also reflected in the variety of traditional costumes of ethnics.
Cham people in Mekong Delta densely populate in An Giang. Cham people have unique and characterized culture which is preserved from generation to generation.
Nowadays, it is hard to see the Hoa wearing their traditional costumes in daily life except for the elders. People only wear traditional costumes on special occasions such as wedding or ceremonies.
The Khmer started inhabiting in Mekong Delta since the end of the 17th century. Nowadays, Khmer people mainly populated along Tien River and Hau River in Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and mountainous area of An Giang Province. During the co-inhabitation with the Kinh and the Hoa, Khmer people still preserve their tradition and culture.
As compared to Kinh women in the north who is graceful and slender in Ao Dai, women in Mekong Delta are more casual but no less charming. The traditional costume of Mekong women is Ao Ba Ba. For a long time, Ao Ba Ba has attached with the image of Mekong Delta women and become the aspiration for songs, poems and literature works.