The Mekong Delta is a huge maze of wide rivers, narrow canals, rice paddy fields and fruit plantations. The small family farmers take their boats to the nearest floating market to sell their harvest. Here, retailers come by in bigger boats to snap up whatever is in season. In the rainy season, the floating markets are stuffed with fruits of any colour, while the dry season offers more vegetables. The sellers advertise their goods by tying a sample to the top of a high pole. In the early morning the river, is buzzing with activity and the crowd of boats can be so dense that you can almost walk across the river. Not all boats are loaded with fruits and vegetables, some are just floating noodle shops or cafes, while others are packed with... well, tourists.
Other floating markets in the Mekong Delta are Cai Be, Phung Hiep, Phong Dien and Tra On.