Have you ever seen a market from 1.5 to 2 kilometers long? And it’s on the river. If you haven’t, come to a floating market in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.
Floating markets are a signature in the delta, where boats sell everything necessary in the local life.
On these days, when Tet, the Lunar New Year, comes by, the floating markets become way busier than usual.
Among the most popular products selling very well during the time are colorful flower pots, many of which are transported to HCMC and neighboring localities.
To local people, boats full of flowers on rivers are a harbinger of spring.
A boat full of colorful flower pots
The Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho
A lady poses for a photo with flower pots
Flowers are transported by motorboat…
… or by rowboat
Fresh fruits may be so tempting to visitors
Local sellers hang what they sell on a long wooden stick which is called “cay beo” in Vietnamese
Le Hoang Vu (SGT)