Tra On Floating Market in Vinh Long

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Tra On Floating Market
Tra On Floating Market

Tra On Floating Market is located in An Thanh Hamlet, Luc Si Thanh Commune in Tra On District, Vinh Long Province, although Tra On Floating market is not as busy and bustling as other floating market such as Cai Be, Cai Rang, etc., it is still well worth seeing, is not just one of the most characteristic cultural activities in Southwestern provinces, that is of the oldest bazaars existing in cultural life of mekong delta region.

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Tra On Floating Market
Tra On Floating Market

It is the last floating market on Hau River before emptying into the sea. The market is situated in the junction of Hau River and Mang Thit River with mild year-round fresh water, alluvial fertile farms, and many types of fruit. Tra On Floating Market is consists of two main parts: one situated along riversides, another floating on the river. All activities on the dock or on boats are exciting and bustling.

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.