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Explore the floating markets of the Mekong Delta

CultureMekong Delta
In the Mekong Delta region, life is organized around the countless canals. The nine branches of the river that flow into the China Sea vibrate to the rhythm of floating markets, which sell products that come from the surrounding fertile land. Discover the daily life of the Mekong people by visiting the delta markets, such as the ones at Cai Rang and Long Xuyen. Observe the comings and goings of the junks loaded with fruit and the negotiations from one boat to another, a historical custom in these places of commerce. For a closer look, board a traditional boat and visit the local craftspeople o...

In the Mekong Delta region,life is organized around the countless canals. The nine branches of the river that flow into the China Sea vibrate to the rhythm of floating markets, which sell products that come from the surrounding fertile land. Discover the daily life of the Mekong people by visiting the delta markets, such as the ones at Cai Rang and Long Xuyen. Observe the comings and goings of the junks loaded with fruit and the negotiations from one boat to another, a historical custom in these places of commerce.

For a closer look, board a traditional boat and visit the local craftspeople on the banks of the delta. From factories that make decorative objects out of coconut fiber to small shops where you can taste elephant ear fish, Vietnamese culture reveals its flavors and colors as you stroll along the arroyos, the local name of these rivers.

We also recommend taking a boat trip to Vinh Long and An Binh Island. This city is surrounded by lush gardens and orchards that you can discover by bike. Some of our local agencies can arrange for you to meet the inhabitants of the typical villages in the surrounding area.

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