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Tra On floating market, enduring cultural trait of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

15:59 | 20/09/2020

Tra On floating market is one of the most unique tourist destinations in the Mekong River Delta that should not be missed.

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tra on floating market enduring cultural trait of vietnams mekong delta
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Tra Onfloating markethas existed for more than a century and retains the unique cultural features of the Mekong River Delta, according to Travelmag.

tra on floating market enduring cultural trait of vietnams mekong delta
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Tra On floating market is about 250 meters from Vam Tra On. One special trait of the market is that it is held according to the river water levels. As the river water rises, a large number of boats flock here to trade as well as exchange goods creating the bustling vibe.

tra on floating market enduring cultural trait of vietnams mekong delta
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Like many other floating markets in the Western region, Tra On is held all day. When the river is shrouded in mist, the market starts to be buzzing with hundreds of boats moving back and forth.

tra on floating market enduring cultural trait of vietnams mekong delta
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Tra On floating market mainly sells vegetables, fruits, household commodities, etc at reasonable prices. Therefore, buyers and sellers rarely have to bargain.

tra on floating market enduring cultural trait of vietnams mekong delta
Photo: Travelmag

Although the market is organized all day, the best time to visit it is in the early morning from 5 am to 6 am. At that time, you can have the chance to enjoy the freshest vegetables and fruits.

tra on floating market enduring cultural trait of vietnams mekong delta
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Staying afloat on the vast river and contemplate the bucolic landscape certainly leave tourists with unforgettable experiences.

tra on floating market enduring cultural trait of vietnams mekong delta
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Many boats hang the goods on the bamboo bars so that customers can easily see them. Rambutans, oranges, bananas, guavas, mangoes, mangosteens, etc are among typical fruits that always be available in Tra On floating market.

tra on floating market enduring cultural trait of vietnams mekong delta
Photo: Vietfuntravel
tra on floating market enduring cultural trait of vietnams mekong delta
Photo: Vietfuntravel
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