Many people are traveling around the world and one of the most visited countries in the southern part of Asia is Vietnam. These travelers have various reasons for coming to Vietnam. Some of them would like to establish a business, some would like to explore the wonders of Vietnam and some of them came to work.
In Vietnam, you will find a lot of beautiful tourist attractions to visit. If you go to the North, you will find Hanoi and Halong Bay; if you go to the central part of Vietnam, you will find Da nang, Mui Ne, Dalat, Nha Trang, Hoi and Hue; and if you go the southern part of Vietnam, you will find Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta.
Now, let’s take a look at the Mekong Delta, which is located in the southwestern part of Vietnam. In the Mekong Delta region, you will find the cities, namely, Ben Tre, Cai Be, can Tho, Chau Doc, Con Dao, Long Xuyen, Mui Ne, My Tho, Phan Thiet, Tay Ninh, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long and Vung Tau.The Mekong Delta has been one of the most popular tourist spots in Vietnam because here, you can find various floating markets, which is one of the main attractions that is different from other markets you can find in every corner of a city. These floating markets had been a very exciting way of shopping because the products or goods are sold from the boats. So, as a buyer or a shopper, you must also use a boat.
Various products are sold on the floating market. You can find here fresh fruits, seafood, various dishes, handicrafts and a lot of souvenir products from Vietnam. If you are coming to see the floating markets along the Mekong Delta, you will surely have a good spot to practice photography because many photographers choose the floating markets as their subject in photography.
Another good thing, when you come to the floating market, you will be able to observe the lifestyle of the people along the Mekong Delta region. The people around are friendly anyway, so you can stop over and feel free to talk to them. You can also observe how trading happens in the floating market. Lastly, you can see that people used to live in a house surrounded by water. You can also catch a snap of those kids hanging and playing along the water.
There are different markets along the Mekong Delta and that depends on the place where you are. Some floating markets are big and some are small.
One of the floating markets that you can check out is the Cai Rang Floating Market, which is the most popular floating markets that is just located a few kilometers away from the center of Can Tho.
You can also find the Phong Dien Floating Market that is located in the southwestern part of Can Tho and it is smaller than the Cai Rang Floating Market.
Another is the Cai Be Floating Market. This floating market used to have huge visitors from different countries, but is decreasing every year because of the modern wholesale markets available in Vietnam.
Next is the Long Xuyen Floating Market, which is one of the most important floating markets along the Mekong Delta. It is located in front of the market hall along the Mekong River.
Lastly, you may also visit the Chau Doc Floating Market. This floating market is close to the border of Cambodia. It is one of the most colorful floating markets along the Mekong Delta. You can find a lot of products here.
Those travelers who would like to enjoy shopping at the floating markets must come to the spot as early as possible because early in the morning, you can find foods around that they sell on the boat. They have hot rice soup and other foods to offer.
It is too hot and sunny during the day, so it will be best to be there early in the morning to avoid burning your skin. If you would like to visit the floating markets, it will be best to find a trusted travel company, where you can book your tour. It will be safer to come to the floating market with a tour guide to avoid tour inconveniences.