This romantic and charming little town is still not very touristy and a true hidden gem in the Mekong delta. There is a very busy, authentic market near the river and a lot of architecture from the colonial period, such as the old market, as well as numerous old mansions and merchant homes. Sa Dec Town has specialised in flowers for more than a century. Sa Dec's beauty had been recognized more than 100 years ago by the French who called it the "Le jardin de la Cochinchine" ("Garden in Cochinchina"). Sa Dec, with its timeless river scenes and riotously colorful flower nurseries, has a more universal appeal, while just down the road.