Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

Mekong Floating Market

Mekong Floating Market

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is V, for Vietnam.

For Wednesday, let’s head to the Mekong River, and the floating markets.

You can visit ‘Floating Markets’ in a variety of locations across Asia – but most are largely for tourists – whereas the Mekong floating markets are really only for locals.

That’s because the markets (like most markets around the world) are at their busiest early in the morning – and the Mekong Delta is hours away from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – so you’d need to be heading out around 4am to really be there during the hustle-and-bustle.

Many tour companies include a boat ride through and past the remnants of the market, however, as part of a day trip from HCMC to the delta.

That’s where this picture was taken – at the Cai Be markets. They are only about 100km from HCMC – but the trip took around two-and-a-half hours … road transport in Vietnam is an interesting experience 🙂

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