Things to know about the Mekong delta – Mekong Delta Cruises. Visit floating markets as Ben Tre, Can Tho, Cai Rang. Enjoy food on the floating boat.
What are the things to know about the Mekong delta
The Vietnamese, also known as the West or the Mekong Delta, are attractive destinations for locals and international visitors.
With so many wetlands and intermittent rivers, this land has many lush, green gardens.
The Mekong region is located in the far south of Vietnam including 12 provinces. Provinces of Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Dong Thap, An Giang, Kien Giang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau and Can Tho.
The meaning of Mekong River
The Mekong River is considered a river that flows through many Asian countries, including China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.
It originates from Tibet, flows into Vietnma and is divided into 9 different branches before emptying into the sea. Therefore, Vietnam also often called the Mekong River means the river of 9 dragons.
What do you do when will be in Mekong Delta.
As mentioned above, the Mekong River flows through many countries in the region, so it is possible to make subjective judgments about the life on both sides of the river is the same. There are also floating markets like those in Thailand or Cambodia. That is completely wrong, because there are many charms in Vietnam. For a more panoramic view, visitors can visit more than one market here to know about it.
Cai Rang floating market
Considered to be the largest wholesale market here, there are thousands of boats that come and go every day. The market starts to open from 3am to noon is the end.
If you want a panoramic view and extremely interesting at this market, visitors should wake up early.
There are hundreds of fresh vegetables and fruits sold to southern provinces and taken to Cambodia. In addition, the cultural features of the people here, they consider the boat to be home, floating on the river and live almost forever on it.
One of the equally attractive destinations is Cai Be floating market. It is also a floating market offering all kinds of fresh fruits, even seafood.
The market is an abundant source of food for all neighboring provinces, sometimes even to the North.
The main market is closest to Ho Chi Minh City so tourists easily come here. The market is open late, so it may be from Sai Gon at 8am. You can have breakfast on small boats, fully served with many dishes such as Hu Tieu, Coffee. And you can even see that they provide gas, construction materials, and electronics for daily life
This market is quite far from Ho Chi Minh City, at the junction of the rivers Ca Mau, Vinh Quoi, Long My, Thanh Tri and Phung Hiep. Nga Nam – Soc Trang Floating Market is located far from the center so it is not too noisy and few tourists come here. If you are not afraid to travel long distances, this is a great choice.
Interesting things in floating markets
Visitors will be aware if they notice a little on each boat they will sell what is on the stir-fried tree they put in front of the boat. Or they often call it “the Fat Tree”.
But sometimes there are exceptions. Visitors can see they hang coconut leaves on trees but they do not sell coconuts. They mean they want to sell this boat, but they don’t have coconut for sale.