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Tra On Floating Market

In Vinh Long, there is a relaxed, small floating market with the name Tra On Floating Market. Located outside the idyllic town at the mouth of a channel, although Tra On is not as busy and bustling as other floating market such as Cai Be, Cai Rang, etc., it is still well worth seeing.

Tra On floating market is located in the junction of Mang Thit and Hau rivers. In this trade position, Tra On floating market is not only a market that provides products for local people, but also providing agricultural products to many nearby areas. Hundreds boats floating on the river to exchange all kinds of agricultural products such as: jackfruit, coconut, banana, guava, pineapple, orange, toad, grapefruit, etc. When people are still asleep, Tra On floating market has started a new day from 2-3 am and the most bustling time is from 5-6 hours.

Tra On Floating Market

Tra On Floating Market

A unique feature of this floating market is "beo", a marketing creation only available in countryside water areas. They will hang all items for sale on “beo” which is a long stick and there is no need to introduce in this noisy floating market. Every day, there are thousands tons of goods are exchanged thank to that “beo”.

Goods Is Hang On Beo at Tra On

Goods hangging on Beo at Tra On Floating Market

The best time to visit is in the early morning when all the boats gather to start the hustle and bustle of wholesaling. Visitors can also contemplate the purity of the sunrise over the river, enjoy the wind and the fresh smell of the water, vegetables, fruits and flowers.

At night, Tra On floating market is not a busy market like daytime anymore but some canoes and boats are still anchored. For local the people, Tra On floating market is not only a place to trade and do business, but also like a house. They live on boats and exchange goods on Tra Co floating market day by day.

For people born and raised in Tra On, they are very proud of their home market. Their childhood was associated with the image of floating markets. The river and the floating market have become a good memory and a precious gift that nature has given people of Tra On.

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