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Floating market is one of the most interesting type of markets in Vietnam, popular at Mekong River Delta. As the result, it is considered to be the most attractive destination of the South Vietnam.
A floating market, where junks and boats are the main types of transportation is common seen at the Mekong Delta Vietnam. Floating market usually located at river parts which are relatively big, not too dry and not too deep. If too deep and big, it will be dangerous to anchor a boats and junks.
Floating market is a unique characteristic when coming to the Southwest of Vietnam. Floating market have existed for hundreds of years and have become a vital part of the local life in Mekong Delta. The floating market opens up a whole day, but it is usually the most bustling in the morning with hundreds of boats and junks, when it is cool. The more it turns to noon, the hottest the weather is, the fewer customers are. So visit floating market in early morning is a best choice for traveler.
Boats are loading fully of goods but fruits are the most popular kind of merchandise. The peculiar point of boats is that in each one has several poles. People hang products which they sell on these poles. Therefore, customers just only look at the poles, they can know whether the boat has things they need or not. By this unique marketing of “hang what they sell”, customers from a far distance can see clearly items.
These has been no administrative management and stick taxes-collecting, which goes to the spontaneous establish floating market since the beginning of the purchase and exchange of goods on the river of these famers, traders living around the river.
Mekong Delta Vietnam is typical of tropical monsoon climate and known as huge diversity of fruits and vegetables lasts four seasons. Therefore, local people freely used to purchase agriculture products, types of fruits and handicraft products in leisure after harvest time. On the other hand, the reason why Floating market has spontaneously established that the thick system of river in the Mekong Delta, which it’s easy for boats and junks to relocate to all corners of the river and to be of great advantage for trader to purchase the considerable volume of agriculture products, fruits from local famer or farmhouse on the cheap.
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