The floating market of Kayrang in the delta of Mekong (Ho Chi Minh) | CruiseBe
Back to all travel blogs

The floating market of Kayrang in the delta of Mekong

Sergey Dolya • 4 minutes read • April 9th, 2016
The floating markets are a rare form of commerce mostly inherent in the countries of Southeast Asia. Vietnam is one of them. Fruits are tied to a long stick above the trade barges. You can buy them if you moor to these barges …
We got to the market early in the morning when all the traders were just waking up and getting out of the canopies of their boats.
If the trading process takes place at the boat's nose, all the life is concentrated on the aft:
After sunrise, the market turns into an ant hill on water. Small boats pass back and forth buying fruits for further resale.
They moor to the barges and start bargaining.
Judging by the "sign", it is possible to buy a wide range of fruit on this barge, but the prices are slightly higher here: 
This is a mono-barge selling only potatoes for lower prices:
Pineapples are one of the most quick-selling goods in this market:
For those who get hungry, there are floating cafes in between barges.
This is our breakfast:
Besides dealers and buyers, there are a lot of tourists in the market as well.
They are treated with juicy and madly sweet pineapples:
Lottery tickets are just as popular as fruits here.
People fill up gas from plastic bottles on the run.
I didn't understand the meaning of these signs at all.
We were transported in the boats for 2 people. All boats were steered by women who wove jewelry for us during the ride.
Our way back to hotel laid through such narrow channels.
It was interesting to watch how people live there: 
They wash directly in the river and with their clothes on. 
Next stop is the city of 

Saigon 

or 

Ho Chi Minh

 as it is called now.
Stay Tuned!
Author: Sergeydolya
Source: sergeydolya.livejournal.com
Translated by: Gian Luka

Did you enjoy the post? Share with your friends!

Sorting

Latest posts

Follow us on Facebook

Related blog posts you can't miss