The floating markets in the Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta (MRD) scattered rivers and canals, is known as the land of “Nine Dragons” with the big water overflowed, water park net exposure; Living with boats on the river and down day and night … the image itself ancient, remains so today. River water is a characteristic feature of the West, the land of thousands of rivers, estuaries interwoven like cobwebs. There are rivers, canals, water transport means, people living buying and selling commodity exchanges, centered all purchases funny scene on the river, it was called thefloatingmarket.
Floating Market – Net culture characterized Mekong Delta
Floating Market winter meeting all day but especially in the morning, while it was still cool mist unfurl Lagerstroemia waterfront helped soothe sun still. Floating market to go very soon. Because when the sun rises, start the burning sun, the guests and for valves. What could be relaxed and more comfortable between fine mist new day is Hovers aboard the dinghy weaving between markets meeting on the river crowded, crowded, strained chest inhaling snuff for the fresh air of the wind carries incense fruits and South river.
Located between Xa No canal and river Tho Cai Rang floating market and Phong Dien floating markets. Neighbors from Phong Dien floating market is located in Nhon Ai. Peculiarities and outstanding floating market is a form of “fat line”, ie promoting goods on the spot. Before each nose boat, people often plug or horizontal hang a long pole, dangling above the goods whose owners want to sell. Form “fat line” This is a culture unique trade only in the floating market, not noisy, gushy, but can not hang on to attract customers. Guests must look tree “fat” to find goods to buy.
“Fat line” – culture waterborne trade.
Unlike onshore market, the row boat on the floating market is not necessarily provided in each zone file by type of goods. Most notably the form of “Fats are selling boats.” If the boat met “fat” leaves a roofing sheet means the owner wants to sell his boat. The boat sales is shown instead form of “fat” sounds of the row with the trumpet. People click trumpet by hand (trumpet small, plastic), someone has just used foot pedal paddle up the trumpet (trumpet major, also known as the horn toad). Row boats crept into large boat anchor of the trumpet with many different, making the market more bustling, buzzing.
Currently, there are floating markets in the form of “fat line” more modern like the signs, light boxes, posters, banners of the boat restaurant, shops floating on waves flowing rivers. On the road in Phong Dien district, we saw boats on the river busiest floating market in Can Tho.
Once the floating market is forever with unforgettable atmosphere crowded, crowded there. In the West there are many floating markets, but the most famous is the floating market of Cai (Cai Lay – Tien Giang province), the floating market of Cai Rang and Phong Dien (Chau Thanh – Can Tho), floating market Nga Bay (Phung Hiep – Tho), Nga Nam floating market (Thanh Tri – Soc Trang), floating market Song Trem (Thoi Binh – Ca Mau) …
on the floating market traders gathered by canoe. In ancient times the dinghy, canoe five cards, sampan boat. Now have both tried switches, machine boat. Shoppers also to the market by boats. Canoe deftly weaving between the hundreds of boats that rarely collision occurred. Southerners capital naivete, civilians lake on the western river also sincere and lovely than you. They live together by the love of water, vast and spacious as the water rivers and lakes. Looked at each other and go, but live together compromise.
Though gathered on the river, but the floating market barely missing a particular item, from the needle, the thread until the food, household items. And communities also follow people gathered on the river. Can find here the rustic dishes characterized as banh tet Southern, coconut leaf sticky rice cake, orange cake, tofu, crackers, soup sweet bread, tapioca pudding, noodles … for average garden people that exotic.
It is interesting to sit disengaged on the boat lurched and enjoy delicious cuisine tasty freely just watching the boats loaded with fruit are immediate glance … Went floating market where easy to forget noise characteristics of the floating market – the crackling sound of boats plowing, known bargain, offering voice, calling each other Ã á hustle … Over many generations, the floating market remains sharp southern this typical activities. From here, the fruit orchards and seafood traders will follow the downstream radiate throughout the country …
If Phung Hiep floating market, Cai Rang is the place of consumption goods and agricultural products for the Can Tho, Ca Mau, the floating market alleyways that crisscross the countryside, into the deep, into the sea. Each boat is a family, “working” on the river, including the two-generation family. They are considered boat, clients are relatives neighbors.
In previous years, the meeting immediately Ca Mau floating market confluence Ganh Hao very convenient for traders in Ca Mau, so that each air bazaar is bustling. It is here for a while as an attractive destination of foreign and domestic tourists. Do gatherings, does not guarantee traffic safety, so the floating market moved from the city of Ca Mau nearly 3km towards Ganh Hao. Wait for the sales method here also changed.