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5 reasons why should put floating market into your bucket list in Mekong Delta

5 reasons why should put floating market into your bucket list in Mekong Delta
Vietnam floating market
Vietnam floating market

 

Mekong Delta is a peaceful place to laid-back after the busy schedule of discovering Vietnam. It is the place where you can reconnect with nature, fill your lungs with fresh air and treat your stomach with great delicacies. Some may get confused when deciding where you should go when visiting Mekong Delta because she has so many places waiting for you to set foot on and each of them has its own charm. No matter what you choose to stop by in your Mekong journey, you should put floating market in your travel list. And here are the reasons why.

 

1- It’s unique and authentic:

Vietnam floating market
Vietnam floating market

 

Around Vietnam, there are a hundred of land markets that you can walk around to see exotic Asian products and get an insight of Vietnamese daily life but there is no place but the Mekong Delta that you can find the floating market. It is the unique market that was invented to meet the need of good exchange between local due to the density of rivers, canals and waterways. And thus they choose the intersection of the rivers to open market to save time and labor. In there, locals sell and buy agricultural products from all over the delta to earn their livings. It is not a tourist attraction but serve an economy function to local people. That is why you need to see it when you come to visit the Mekong Delta.
Different from another kind of Floating Market in another countries like Thai Land, Indonesia....you only walk around in a bridge to see the floating market or drive through and shopping, In Mekong Delta's Floating Market you have a chance to immerse into the real life of Mekong Delta, tasting a hot Local noodles soup right on the boat. 

Vietnam floating market
Vietnam floating market

 

2- It’s is one of a kind of experience:

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Vietnam floating market
Vietnam floating market
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Experience encourages people to travel and thus making a trip to floating market can fulfill this aim. Just being on the water and eating a bowl of noodles or sipping a cup of coffee while trying to balance yourself and these cups and bowls in the middle of running waves to make sure that you do not lose your breakfast is one of the best ways to experience the market. You can also get on the top of the fruit seller boats to relish some refreshing pineapples and see the paranoma view. Or you only need to see people transfer fruits by throwing them in the air which is enough to build up the unforgettable memories in the Mekong Delta.

Vietnam floating market
Vietnam floating market

 

3- It’s Beautiful:

Vietnam floating market
Vietnam floating market Mekong Delta 

 

Market starts early in the morning which is also the best time to catch the beautiful sunset on the water. Just close your eyes, feel the warm sunlight touching your face and take a deep breath, you will understand how wonderful is it when waking up early to see the nature. Boats filled with endless colorful tropical fruits and vegetables dot among the river bank will quickly captivate your attention.If you bring your phone, it is the good time to take some amazing photos. The thing that makes the market being loved by tourists is pretty smiling faces from locals, which can ease any hearts beyond borders and languages.

Vietnam floating market
Vietnam floating market Mekong Delta

 

4- It spreads culture vibe:

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Everyone knows that the Mekong River has nurtures the Southern people for many years since Vietnamese cultivated this land. Rivers are everywhere and they become an integral part of Mekong life so do the floating market. It reflects the time when people were embraced by water. Joining the market, you will have a chance to expose to the water life. People live, do business, cook meals and get married  on the boats. Even the eyes of the boat can tell you the story of Mekong ancestors. It exudes the culture vibe via daily activities and you can only feel it when you are in this special market.

Vietnam floating market
Vietnam floating market Mekong Delta 

Vietnam floating market
Vietnam floating market

 

5- It’s free : 

Compared to entrance tickets that you need to pay for famous destinations around the Mekong, floating market is free to discover. If you do not want to buy anything there, it is fine. It will cost you no penny (except the rented boat to wander around the market). Therefore, it is  a good reason to pack your things and go for an unforgettable visit in Mekong.