Phong Dien floating market – an interesting destination in Can Tho

Along with Cai Rang floating market, Phong Dien floating market in a Can Tho tourist destination attracting a large number of visitors. Phong Dien Floating Market is a unique culture of buying and selling a river garden that has been attached to many generations and is the pride of the local people of Phong Dien district in particular and the people of the West in general.

Phong Dien Floating Market

Located about 17km from the center of Can Tho, Phong Dien floating market, formerly located at the confluence of the river, the section of Can Tho river distributing from the Hau river now has to go about 800m from the old location, down the direction of KH9 canal, colonial Nhon Ai commune is coming.

The floating market is located in the section of Can Tho river in the territory of Nhon Ai commune

Phong Dien floating market also met quite early, at dawn, as well as Cai Rang floating market at around 7-8 am and past 9 am, it started to work. However, unlike Cai Rang floating market, Phong Dien floating market was bustling and still sells until afternoon.

The business atmosphere is bustling

With the strength of horticulture, fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty fruits sold at Phong Dien floating market are very plentiful.

Products at Phong Dien Floating Market are very plentiful

From horticultural products such as oranges, tangerines, mangoes, nipples, plums, durian, mangosteen … to living things, working tools, knitting products and all kinds of products. general department at home and abroad.

A boat selling drinks

Not only agricultural products, labor tools, Phong Dien floating market also has gas stations, general department boats, mobile tailors, machinery repair shops that are open all day like markets on the land. Instant … Make Phong Dien floating market special and always bring a lot of special emotions to Can Tho tourists visiting at any time of the day like the lyrics have been passed down by word of mouth:

“Phong filled with floating markets on the river.

Floating the water in early winter market. “

The market is held from early morning to late afternoon

In addition, the market also has an extremely rich culinary stall such as flipped duck seeds, grilled meat vermicelli, duck salad, noodle soup … In the morning, sitting on the boat to breathe the fresh air of the morning enjoying a bowl of noodles, banh canh..on the floating market will be an enjoyable experience for visitors.

The market also has a food stall

The unique, distinctive, and prominent feature of the floating market in the form of “selling goods”. In front of each boat, a long pole is usually placed or hung horizontally with the goods that the owner wants to sell above hung. This form of “selling goods” is a unique trade culture, only available in floating markets, not noisy, hustle and bustle, not holding on to customers but with a strange attraction. Buyers have to look at the “crooked” tree to find goods. At present, there are more modern forms of “shopping cart” in the floating market such as signs, lightboxes, posters, banners of boats, floating stores …

Phong Dien Floating Market features a unique culture of the river region

The most special is the form of “turning leaves to sell boats”. If you meet a boat “tack” a roofing sheet, it means that the owner wants to sell that boat. The street vending machines replace the form of “crooked” with the sound of trumpets. Some people press the trumpet by hand (small, plastic trumpet).

Here visitors will be impressed by the cheerful sales people

Today, although the road has developed to the remote rural areas of Can Tho city in particular, the Mekong River Delta in general, but the markets on the river continue to exist, continue to meet with their children. big country – a unique cultural feature of the people in the lowland river region.