Besides Cai Rang floating market and Cai Be floating market, there are 3 interesting floating markets more, that you shouldn’t miss if you want to completely get to know about this special kind of market of Southern Vietnam.
So let’s continue our fancy Mekong Delta tours and discover the 3 biggest floating markets left of this mighty delta!
1. Tra On Floating Market
Tra On Floating Market will surely give you a feeling for the rhythm of how the daily life there is. Situated at the intersection of the Hau River and Mang Thit River, adjacent to Tra On Town, this is known as the final floating market on the Hau River. The market often starts a new day at the very early morning, about 2 AM to 3 AM. But, you can arrive in it around 5 AM to 6 AM as this is the busiest moment. At that time, various boats full of products will gather here.
Tra On Floating Market
Like other large floating markets in Mekong Delta, the main goods are fruits and seasonal agricultural products. Your eyes and tastes will be feasted with a wide range of mangoes, longan, rambutan, etc. In addition, there are also many other agricultural products, like gourds, potatoes, okra, cabbage, radishes, melon, and more etc. The whole scene is more exciting and lively with small boats served as coffee shops and food stores. The laugh of people and the sound of engines do create an unforgettable remix.
- Top 5 Floating Markets in Mekong Delta (part 1)
- Top 6 things to do in Mekong Delta (part 1)
- Top 6 things to do in Mekong Delta (part 2)
2. Nga Nam Floating Market
Located in Soc Trang Province, what make Nga Nam Floating Market stand out from others is that it lies on the convergent point of 5 rivers flowing into 5 directions: My Long (Hau Giang), Vinh Quoi (Soc Trang), Phung Hiep (Hau Giang), Phuoc Long (Bac Lieu) and Phu Loc (Soc Trang). That’s why it is also called Nga Nam Market.
Nga Nam Floating Market
Both business and life activities mostly take place on the boat. Thus, boats become the means for the locals to transport and do transactions on the river. Of course, fruits, vegetables and seasonal goods are not only diverse, but also rich in both volume and quality. The best time to set foot on Nga Nam floating market is at dawn, when the sun starts rising and people are ready for trading. It is quite possible to find nearly anything here, from meat, rice and fruits to even TV and other electronic goods. Mingle with the residents’ lives by chatting with them.
3. Nga Bay Floating Market
Also called Phung Hiep Floating Market, Nga Bay is known as the remarkable market in the Mekong Delta. In fact, it is just a general market on river, where people may purchase wholesale and retail. But, when arriving in here, visitors can be overwhelmed by inspirational colors of fruits, vegetables, seafood, poultry products, handicraft goods, domestic utensils as well as aquatic products of the waterway region. Goods come with various and abundant categories. Along with fruits, what make you amazed is the supply of snakes, birds, tortoises, iguanas and all year around.
Nga Bay Floating Market
Like other floating markets, several sampans and tiny junks also sell Pho, Banh Xeo, Banh Cuon and many kinds of drinks, which bring the distinguishing cuisine of the South. Don’t look at anywhere else because the market is great and imposing enough to satisfy you with its greenness and rural characteristics.
Besides the floating markets, Mekong Delta has a lot more interesting things for you to discover. And you won’t be able to find any boring time when picking this region as a destination in your memorable Vietnam Tours. So what are you still waiting for but not booking a tour with this travel agency immediately to enjoy a joyful trip to Vietnam!