Visiting the top 3 Floating Markets in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

People love shopping. This is why many vendors and business establishments are up. There are hundreds of products and manufacturers on the market, but with the vast number of people buying their products every day, business and trading continues. Without buyers, there won’t be merchants. So, no matter how strong the competition is in the market, you have to keep going. Sell whatever you have started and earn as much as you can.

If you are coming to visit the beautiful country of Vietnam. You will surely not miss to buy souvenir items. You can find a lot of Vietnam products to choose from, if you are going to check the tourist attractions of the country. These are the best spots to buy Vietnam products because they have all kinds of souvenir items. So, if you love to shop, then you will greatly enjoy the floating markets along the Mekong Delta.

The Mekong Delta has several floating markets, but they vary in size. Some floating market are small and some are bigger. The bigger the floating market is, then the more products to buy, but expect to see more people buying and selling their products.

From the floating markets of the Mekong Delta, you will find a wide variety of souvenir items, handcrafts, fruits, fish, and vegetables to choose from. If you are touring the Mekong Delta, you will have a chance to observe how trading happens and of course, an opportunity to observe the lifestyle of the people around the Mekong Delta.

Let’s take a look at the top 3 Floating Markets in Mekong Delta. First, let’s check out the Cai Rang Floating Market. This is actually the most popular floating markets, which is just a few kilometers away from the center of Can Tho City. This floating market is also one of the biggest floating markets in the Mekong Delta. You will find here boats of various sizes. You can buy here fresh fruits, such as bananas, papayas, mangoes and pineapples. There are also boats that are selling some drinks, even wine and beer. There are also boats that are selling some seasonal products. Just move around with your boats and enjoy shopping.

Next, you may visit the Cai Be Floating Market tour, which is one of the well-known floating markets. Expect this floating market to be very busy with a river full of rafts and boats. If you can see more than 400 boats along the river, then that’s much. Every day, merchants bring their products, such as fruits and vegetables, to start trading and selling. On their boats, you can find a pole, where their products are hanging, just to let customers know what they are selling.

Lastly, check out the Chau Doc Floating Market, which is the most colorful floating markets of the Mekong Delta. You can find lots of products here that this region offers to customers from various provinces. The Chau Doc is only a few kilometers away from the border of Cambodia. So, expect to see more tourists from this floating market coming from neighboring countries.

There goes the top 3 Floating Markets in Mekong Delta. They all have various products to choose from anyway. So, all you have to do is to arrive very early because if you came late, then do not be surprised by the heat of the sun. If you arrive early, then you can even have a chance to have breakfast on the boat and have a taste of the simple foods that you can only find along the Mekong Delta. Another thing, you will surely enjoy the fresh and cool breeze early in the morning.

All the floating markets in Mekong Delta seemed to be very colorful because you will find their products on different boats with flying colors. That is also the reason why many photographers come and enjoy taking photos of the sceneries along the Mekong Delta.

There are also other floating markets in other neighboring countries, but with the top 3 floating markets in Mekong Delta, you will surely feel enough. This only shows that they have more floating markets to visit in Vietnam, so why not check them out and see the difference. But, one thing is sure and that’s they all have their own products to offer.

Jullian, is a French author and writer of many Asian travel blogs as well as an established restaurant owner in Saigon. She loves to travel and share culture, food and tradition and is most known for being a fusion food artist in Saigon. She became Viet Fun Travel collaborator for 2 year ago.

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