Mekongdeltadiscovery.com names floating markets as Jewels Mekong Delta Vietnam
The most outstanding feature in the waterway region in Southern Vietnam – floating markets that show both daily life and cultural values of local residents.
By: Vietnam Discovery Travel
Cai Be floating market (Tien Giang)
Cai Be is dubbed as the biggest wholesales market of the South Western area. A Cai Be floating market tour in Mekong Delta opens a visit to a morning market with various kinds of products ranging from seafood, agriculture products and fresh fruits to the countryside attractiveness with luxurious orchards, vast rice fields and the peaceful life speed of the locals.
Cai Rang floating market (Can Tho)
Being listed as among 6 outstanding floating markets in Asia, Cai Rang market is well known for its rafts, wooden boats and houses of residents living on Mekong Delta River that attract all national and foreign tourists. Normally, the market opens from early morning until late afternoon, occupied by hundreds of wooden boats full of waterway-region products.
Phung Hiep floating market (An Giang)
Located on the Mekong Delta River with a labyrinth channel network, local inhabitants see the waterway as their fundamental lifestyle, of which Phung Hiep is the most remarkable floating market that shows their daily lives. Locals exchange their specialties such as fruits, agriculture products and seafood on moving, floating boats on immense Mekong River. Especially, Phung Hiep market also provides tourists with all kinds of snakes, turtles, birds, etc. that are all caught by farmers’ hands.