These are the top entries in the #GMS25 Instagram photo contest, which ran from 8 January to 9 February 2018.
As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Program and the upcoming Summit of Leaders, the Asian Development Bank held the photo contest to showcase development progress in the subregion.
With the theme "Leveraging on 25 Years of Cooperation, and Building a Sustainable, Integrated, and Prosperous GMS," the 6th GMS Summit will be held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam from 29-31 March 2018.
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Winning Photo by Anh Dung Kieu
Daily trading on the Soc Trang floating market in Viet Nam starts very early, from 4 a.m. until 8 a.m.
Runner Up: Pitchayawat Proongsak from Thailand
The bridge between Thailand and the Lao PDR allows people to trade and travel.
Special Prize: Saravut Whanset from Thailand
On the Mekong River in Nong Khai, Thailand, a fisherman uses a traditional technique of catching fish in shallow water.
Photo By Carlito Galamgam, Jr.
Fisherman throwing a fishnet in West Baray, Cambodia.
Photo By Mrsoe Thuaung
A local lady from the village walks by wall of water pots to collect water from the river.
Photo By Prasert Prapanoppasin
The Mekong River is the main source of food for people who live along the river.
Photo By Hieu Minh Vu
The Chau Doc fishing village (in the south of Viet Nam) is where a lot of fish farms are located.
Photo By Pheakdey Leng
Many Cambodian farmers plant tobacco, peanut, corn, and rice, a staple food which we eat at least twice a day.
Photo By Saravut Whanset
Fisherman at the Konpapeng Waterfall in Pakse, Lao PDR