Sustaining the Mekong Delta’s way of life

The Mekong Delta’s famed floating markets, where local speciality produce is sold on boats, provide a unique scene that draws both local and foreign visitors.

In addition, the markets illustrate the southerners’ custom of trading and travelling on the river.

Nham Hung, a cultural researcher, said floating markets represented the cultural features, tourism specialties and pride of the land and people of the Mekong Delta.

A frequent visitor to the Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho city, Dang Thu Hian was charmed by the local cuisine and culture.

“Listening to the lively sounds on the river in the early morning while enjoying a bowl of hot hu tieu (noodle soup), a cup of ba ba sweet soup and grilled banana cakes is an amazing experience,” she said.

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