I/ PHONG DIEN FLOATING MARKET INFORMATION
The market is open daily from 4-5am to 7-8pm. It’s less crowded than Cai Rang and there are far fewer tourists. The market is at its bustling best between 6am and 8am.Boats loaded with produce from nearby orchards of the Mekong Delta converge to the floating market. They carry mostly fruits but also coconuts, vegetables and fishes.Large floating markets are not complete without its floating restaurants, floating gas stations and an occasional tour boat filled with tourists. Buyers are local traders with bigger boats snapping everything by the bushels and resell at local markets or to wholesale dealers from big cities, often for a handsome profit. The biggest challenge at this romantic market is for customers to locate a product quickly since the “shops” keep moving back and forth and are not grouped together.The traders gather on the river bank after a hard day’s work to drink tea or wine while singing and playing traditional songs. Simple, rustic, and charming.