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Tra On Floating Market

In Vinh Long, there is a relaxed, small floating market with the name Tra On Floating Market. Located outside the idyllic town at the mouth of a channel, although Tra On is not as busy and bustling as other floating market such as Cai Be, Cai Rang, etc., it is still well worth seeing.

In Vinh Long, there is a relaxed, small floating market with the name Tra On Floating Market. Located outside the idyllic town at the mouth of a channel, although Tra On is not as busy and bustling as other floating market such as Cai Be, Cai Rang, etc., it is still well worth seeing.

One culture symbol
Water is the soul of the southern city of Vinh Long. It is combined into a network of streams and canals feeding the sweetest rice and the most varied fruit crops in Viet Nam. Epitomizing the water element are its floating markets, which draw gasps of joy visitors from around the world. The soil in the delta, fed by nutrient-rich waters from the Mekong, produces some of the biggest varieties of fruit and vegetables in Asia. This has led to the development of floating markets in this area including Tra On over the centuries. It can be said that the floating markets are the soul of the delta region and reflect the local culture and lifestyle.

The market of high tides
Being 250 m from Tra On rivulet, Tra On floating market is located at downstream on the Hau river of over 300m long. Especially, the market often gathers along the tide and is very crowded on days of high tide. Tra On floating market plays a role as a wholesales market; all the products are sold by wholesale. Agriculture products include yams, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, melon …; the fruits are also abundant with king oranges, caimitos, durians… Another distinguished characteristic of Tra On market is beautiful canoes selling colorful flowers.

Whole sale boat

Whole sale boat

The best time to visit is in the early morning when all the boats gather to start the hustle and bustle of wholesaling. Visitors can also contemplate the purity of the sunrise over the river, enjoy the wind and the fresh smell of the water, vegetables, fruits and flowers.

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