Mekong Delta is famous for 9 branches river and Long Xuyen is lucky to be one of cities with the river flow by. If you are looking for floating market that well-kept the authenticity of Mekong region’s traditional lifestyle. Local merchants starts the day with an early morning routine since pale light of dawn to gorgeous sunrise on the boat..
Start at 5AM to catch the sunrise and waking up moment of the floating village.
TIME TO VISIT
Best time around January until March when it’s barely rain and boats getting busy to carry goods and flowers for Tết, Lunar New Year
WHAT’S SPECIAL HERE?
Have breakfast like a local with traditional dishes: bún thịt xào, bún cá, cơm tấm, cà phê,… and so much of fresh fruits
You will be one of them, eat their food, pay same local price.
Different from other floating market in the region, you have more freedom here to choose which boat to get in, which route to go and where to stop at.
One boat usually carries less than 10 people with the same price 150-200k (7-9$) and divided by the people going.
Boat life is their family tradition, most of them have been over 20 years
HOW TO GET TO LX FLOATING MARKET?
Take a Futa bus from HCMC for 150k for 4.5 hour and then get to the Ô Môi ferry, locals will show you to boat guys.