Floating markets have been a part of life in the Mekong Delta Region for over 100 years. In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, busy floating markets have played a role in shaping the well-known “water civilization.”. No one knows exactly how old the delta’s floating markets are, but some historians believe they have flourished since the Nguyen Dynasty in the early 19th century. Since then, they have long been major markets, sustaining thousands of floating lives.

The best time to set the boat on the market is the early morning when you can see an overwhelming atmosphere and activities of the market spreading in your eyes. You will be floating, see an outstanding natural beauty of sunrise on the river with a cup of coffee that you can buy from a floating store and take time to get to know about the locals’ lives. Also, don’t forget to have your own breakfast with a very special taste of food from the Mekong river.The British chef paid a visit to Can Tho in 2012 and he praised Hu Tieu, a common dish in almost every market in Mekong delta, saying he had never eaten a vermicelli dish like vermicelli on a boat at Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho.

Exploring Vietnam by river offers a truly different view of the country and its people. Whether you’re water-bound for your whole time on a river cruise or if you opt for a day or even half-day trip on Vietnam’s waterways, floating markets are an absolute must. GUIDE OF AADASIA GROUP will provide you with all the information you need about famous floating markets in Vietnam – from their locations, opening times, goods sold and tips on how to get around.

Seeing parts of the world in terms of history, geography and sociology are more educational than just reading in the textbook. With the unique of land and people, you may get and gather in your mind something specific such as a new taste of food, the aspects of different cultures, and a deep understanding about people and places. That you can make a boat on the move and chat to the local people, ask the question if you are curious in mind when you see something for the first time. You will realize the interesting different ways of life, work, family, environment and even new language on the Mekong River.


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