The floating markets have long been the iconic features of Mekong Delta regions where the local life is mainly based on the water. You will be interested in the operation and liveliness of the Mekong Floating Market Tour that offers you a chance to be immersed in the animated gatherings on boat.
Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho
Just about 6km from Can Tho City, Cai Rang Floating Market grows to be the hot tourist site in Can Tho. It takes about 30 minutes to boat from Ninh Kieu Port to the famous market conveniently! Here, you find the huge crowd of the sellers, visitors, and buyers associated with hundreds of the boats anchoring next to each other.
This bustling market is reported to gather every day from 3 AM to 9 AM. Especially, it works whole day in Tet holiday. When you are in Cai Rang, try bargaining for the best deals of fruits or any other agricultural products that are hung on the bars visibly. Besides, indulge your palate with lots of food options available. You will never forget the moments you smile, talk, and mingle with the local onboard.
Cai Be Floating Market, Tien Giang
Established from the 18th century, Cai Be Floating Market is bordering with the three provinces: Vinh Long, Ben Tre, and Tien Giang. The oldest floating market of Tien Giang wins the praises from the tourists thanks to the crowded boats and the beautiful riverscape dotted with the nice towns and green gardens along the riverbank. Here, you see lots of items to buy, from the fresh fruit to the aquatic product, poultry, textile fabric, and household appliance. Just pick up some the local specialties as gifts! The market is worth getting up early for; it works from 2 AM to 8 AM.
Phung Hiep Floating Market (also called Nga Bay Floating Market), Hau Giang
This remarkable market is located about 75km away from the Vi Thanh City, Hau Giang. With all general traits of the floating markets, Phung Hiep is mostly crowded with hundreds of boats carrying many kinds of goods and agricultural products for the local as well as the far-off provinces. Here, you can savor the Mekong Delta specialties and bring home some beautiful handicrafts. One special feature of Phung Hiep is the snake market, where you find many kinds of the snakes and the superb snake wine. Don’t look elsewhere as this market is competent enough to please you with its absolute greenness and typical Mekong Delta culture.
Long Xuyen Floating Market
About 2km from the city center, Long Xuyen Floating Market gains the nice fame for the local farmer’s generosity and kindness who have the very lovely ways of selling their agricultural products. The most famous fruits of Mekong Delta are available here. Along with that, this is the single floating market that you can visit any time of the day. Besides witnessing the fantastic riverscape, you can also get a feel for the local life activities and destinies.
Tra On Floating Market, Vinh Long
About 250m away from the Tra On rivulet mouth, this floating market of Vinh Long is said to work based on the tide. The higher the tide is, the more crowded the market will be. This is the wholesale market attracting the merchants to buy the fresh agricultural products, beautiful flowers, and special bonsai with the huge volume at the cheap prices. Many did come back to the market several times from their first visit.