Floating Markets in Mekong Delta

In the Mekong Delta, floating markets comprise of many boats on the river from which people can purchase all kinds of commodities such as foods and other household goods.

Floating Markets in Mekong Delta

The floating markets are held all day long but the most crowded time is during the morning hours from 8 to 9am.

Visitors come to the famous floating markets of Cai Rang in Can Tho Province, Phung Hiep in Hau Giang Province or Nga Nam in Soc Trang Province in the Mekong Delta.

Each floating market has its own characteristics and many visitors go to the floating markets not just to buy things but also to view the daily activities of the Vietnamese people on the river.

These floating markets create interesting tours for both local and foreign tourists.

Food services display at floating market

Fresh fruit displays at floating market


Purchase activities take place at floating market
Foreign tourists visit and  purchase commodities on river
Long Xuyen floating market


By staff writer-Translated by Huyen Huong