A Floating Market On The Mekong Delta

Each morning hundreds of boats gather on the Mekong Delta at the Cai Rang floating market to sell their farm goods in Vietnam.  This isn’t any ordinary “farmer’s market”, it is comprised of large and small boats trading vegetables and fruit to go to market for the day.  A wholesale market for locals that brings hundreds of people out each morning to maneuver through the waters of the Mekong Delta near Can Tho.

The large boats are anchored, while the smaller boats travel about buying goods for market.  Tall poles on the large boats indicate what each vendor is selling off their boat.  

Trading Farm Goods

Fresh coconuts, pineapples, watermelon, mango, grapefruit, dragonfruit, bananas and all kinds of vegetables fill the boats each morning to go to street markets later that day.   The products are grown on the land of the local people.

Locals Sell Breakfast To Vendors

People go from boat to boat selling breakfast as well.   Locals cook right in their small boat and pull up next to the vendors to sell a warm meal.  

A Tradition on The Mekong Delta

Floating markets have been around for a long time in this part of the world.  You won’t find large indoor supermarkets for these farm products.  Local street markets offer fresh food daily to the locals of the Mekong Delta.

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