A morning at Phong Dien floating market


By Huynh Nhi  &nbspDecember 1, 2020 | 02:46 pm GMT+7

Experience a different kind of start to the day at Phong Dien, a floating market in Can Tho City.

A morning at Phong Dien floating market  A morning at Phong Dien floating market pd1 1606800860

Phong Dien lies 17 km from Can Tho’s center to the southeast. One of two floating markets in the Mekong Delta city, Phong Dien is more rustic while better-known Cai Rang is more bustling.

A morning at Phong Dien floating market  A morning at Phong Dien floating market pd2 1606800861

From the early morning, traders gather to buy fresh vegetables and fruit to resell elsewhere. The most crowded time is from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. when many boats clog the waterway.

In the past, Phong Dien floating market was located at an intersection on Phong Dien River but has since moved 800 m to Nhon Ai Commune. Its new location helps the market attract more customers, traders and tourists with its great scenery and peaceful waterway ambiance.

A morning at Phong Dien floating market  A morning at Phong Dien floating market pd3 1606800862

Visitors can ask traders to take them around the market while enjoying dishes like noodle soup. A tour costs about VND80,000 ($3.5) to VND100,000 per person.

A morning at Phong Dien floating market  A morning at Phong Dien floating market pd4 1606800862

From a boat, tourists could enjoy a close-up experience of Mekong Delta market life while listening to stories told by traders.

A morning at Phong Dien floating market  A morning at Phong Dien floating market pd5 1606800863

A bowl of noodle soup at the market costs from VND20,000 and beverages from VND10,000 a pop. It is a great experience to have breakfast and coffee when visiting Phong Dien.

A morning at Phong Dien floating market  A morning at Phong Dien floating market pd6 1606800863

Tourists are often surprised to see traders transport fish sauce, dishwashing soap, stockings, gloves, fruits etc. all on one small boat, similar to a mini convenience store.

Around 7 p.m., when the market gets less crowded, traders begin to move to small canals in Phong Dien to continue selling their stock.

In Phong Dien, you can find almost every product of the Mekong Delta. Whether you are a local or a tourist, the price remains the same.

Can Tho is considered the heart of Mekong Delta – Vietnam’s rice basket. The southern city is well-known for its floating markets, Ninh Kieu Wharf, picturesque rural canals, and abundant fruit gardens.

e.VnExpress

What's Your Reaction?

Cry Cry
0
Cry
Cute Cute
0
Cute
Damn Damn
0
Damn
Dislike Dislike
0
Dislike
Like Like
0
Like
Lol Lol
0
Lol
Love Love
0
Love
Win Win
0
Win
WTF WTF
0
WTF

Comments 0

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

A morning at Phong Dien floating market

log in

Become a part of our community!

reset password

Back to
log in
error: Content is protected !!
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Open List
Open List
Ranked List
Ranked List
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF