"Floating markets in Cantho,Mekong Delta" Vietnam Things to Do Tip by manil51

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  Floating market
by manil51

Cantho is the political, economic, cultural and transportation centre of the Mekong Delta. Rice husking mills provide the main source of income and the area is linked to most other main centers in the Mekong Delta via the waterways and road/rail systems.

Boat Trips are available that take you across the water or through the local canals on many interesting sightseeing.

The Floating markets are one of the Delta's prime attractions. Unlike those found in Bangkok, these markets aren't for the benefit of camcorder-toting tourists. Early each morning the Bassac River and its tributaries swell with vendors in sampans, houseboats and longtails jammed with fresh Delta produce: jackfruit, mangosteen, durian, papaya, mango, bananas, pineapple, guava, fresh vegetables and smuggled sundries from cigarettes to shampoo. The best market to visit is about 30 km south of Can Tho in Phung Hiep.

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  • Written Feb 26, 2005
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