Floating markets in south-west Vietnam a sight to behold

The Vietnam Record Centre (Vietking) has announced top 5 floating markets in the western region of the country that attract a huge number of domestic and foreign visitors. Phung Hiep floating market (Hau Giang province) Phung Hiep floating market, also called Nga Bay, is the most unique market of this type in the Mekong Delta. In the market, buyers and sellers bargain noisily on boats which are filled with seafood, agricultural products, housewares, and even snakes, turtles, squirrels, and lizards. There are foods and drinks on small boats twist and turn to serve hungry sellers and buyers. Cai Rang floating…… [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Record Centre (Vietking) has announced top 5 floating markets in the western region of the country that attract a huge number of domestic and foreign visitors. Phung Hiep Floating Market (Hau Giang Province) Phung Hiep Floating Market, also called Nga Bay, is the most unique market of this type in the Mekong Delta. In the market, buyers and sellers bargain noisily on boats which are filled with seafood, agricultural products, housewares, and even snakes, turtles, squirrels, and lizards. There are foods and drinks on small boats twist and turn to serve hungry sellers and buyers.…… [read more]

The south-western region in Vietnam is known as ‘the land of rivers’ and the lives of the local people are associated with boats and the waterway market culture.From Ho Chi Minh City to the southernmost Ca Mau Cape, visitors can discover numerous floating markets, including Cai Be in Tien Giang province, Cai Rang in Can Tho, Phung Hiep in Hau giang, Nga Nam in Soc Trang and Ganh Hao and Thoi Binh in Ca Mau. Nhan Dan… [read more]

Cai Rang floating market in Vietnam’s southern Can Tho provinceis listed among world’s largest vegetable and fruit wholesalers. Cai Rang – one of biggest and busiest floating markets in the Mekong Delta.  The market sells diverse goods, mainly fresh vegetables and fruits produced by surrounding orchards. Damnoen Saduak floating market in Ratchaburi, Thailand is well-known to the whole world. It is always busy with a large number of visitor and cargo boats  It is a paradise of fresh fruits like mango, banana, coconut, grape and grapefruit  The market is situated on Khlong Damnoen Saduak Canal which links tributaries of Tha…… [read more]

This is a major activity in the framework of a week to highlight Vietnamese ethnic groups’ great solidarity, held at the Village from November 8th to 23rd to mark Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Day (November 23rd). The organizing board will introduce water commercial culture at the floating market, which has become a specific tourism product in Can Tho city and southwestern Vietnam. In addition, Can Tho city Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will organize several activities to introduce special products and foods of the southwest and promote tourism products in the city, and art performances.Cai Rang floating market  to be recreated…… [read more]

Visitors to Viet Nam’s south-western region (the Mekong Delta) are attracted by the floating markets in the region. The region is known as ‘the land of rivers’ and the lives of locals are closely associated with boats and the waterway market culture. Travelling from HCM City to the country’s southern tip, Ca Mau Cape, visitors can discover numerous floating markets, including Cai Be in Tien Giang province, Cai Rang in Can Tho, Phung Hiep in Hau Giang, Nga Nam in Soc Trang, and Ganh Hao and Thoi Binh in Ca Mau. Situated some 6km from Can Tho, Cai Rang floating…… [read more]

CẦN THƠ — Visitors to Việt Nam’s south-western region (the Mekong Delta) are attracted by the floating markets in the region. The region is known as ‘the land of rivers’ and the lives of locals are closely associated with boats and the waterway market culture. Travelling from HCM City to the country’s southern tip, Cà Mau Cape, visitors can discover numerous floating markets, including Cái Bè in Tiền Giang province, Cái Răng in Cần Thơ, Phụng Hiệp in Hậu Giang, Ngã Năm in Sóc Trăng, and Gành Hào and Thới Bình in Cà Mau. Situated some 6km from Cần Thơ,…… [read more]

A century-old market The market which is located in Cai Rang District is about five kilometers away from the city center and about 600 meters from the Cai Rang Bridge. Everyday it attracts 300-400 merchant boats and lots of tourists who begin the tour from the Ninh Kieu Quay. The market was formed early in the 20th century, before the existence of the Nga Bay Floating Market in Hau Giang Province and Nga Nam Floating Market in Soc Trang Province. It is located in the waterway connecting Can Tho River and Xang Xa No Canal. Over a century of development,…… [read more]

(Cinet)- A floating market is a market where goods are sold from boats. Originating in times and places where water transport played an important role in daily life. Floating market is where hundreds of boats flock together on a vast and boundless river surface to make a floating place for trading activities. When the sun rises alarming a new day has come, the boats are full of merchandise, most of which are fruits such as rambutan, mango, tangerine, pomelo, water melon, mangosteen, durian, etc. Moreover, variety of products is available such as fish, tortoise, snake, crab, shrimp, field bird, or…… [read more]

Fixing weighing scales used to be a good business on Cai Rang Market, but the last repairman on the river now makes just a few dollars a month as traders leave the waterways and head for land. Surrounded by dusty old scales on his cluttered houseboat, Nguyen Van Ut says vendors are giving up their boats for better lives on terra firma where supermarkets draw the traders who once thronged the waterways. “I don’t have many customers now. In the past, it was alright, but now many boats have left the floating market… people on vessels have switched to vehicles,”…… [read more]