Phong Dien Floating Market
Phong Dien Floating Market
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Phong Dien Floating Market is 20 kilometers southwest of Can Tho, the best floating market in the Mekong Delta. 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. The market is at its bustling best between 5am and 8am.
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Vietnam-phototours
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
Experience the unique charm of the Mekong Delta with its iconic "Monkey Bridges" (Cầu Khỉ), gracefully spanning over small streams.
Join us for a Mekong Photography Tour, available monthly. Contact renowned photographer Nguyen Vu Phuoc at Vietnam
Written 1 April 2024
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James R
Davenport, FL87 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is the retail market and is mainly small boats compared to Cai Rang. It is a dying tradition as the world changes. As picturesque as it is the spectacle will not last much longer. It is no longer the bustling market in the pictures and is a small handful of boats. The most interesting experience was the coffee boat who comes up to you and serves you a Vietnamese coffee for 10,000 Dong. Lower your expectations and if you have to see it go now, it will not be worth seeing
Written 31 July 2017
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Dear James R, Xin Chao! Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are very delighted that you have experienced the rustic feelings in Phong Dien floating market. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any further assistance on phongdienfloatingmarket@gmail.com and all of us here look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Tony Nguyen
Written 5 October 2017
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Phu Truong Thang
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
If you are not a big fan of touristy areas, I would love to recommend you to visit Phong Dien Floating Market during your time in Can Tho city, Vietnam. This market’s size is smaller than Cai Rang Floating Market because it is considered as retailed market. It would be better to visit this market as early as possible (around 5.30-6.00am) in order to experience the busiest time.
Written 16 September 2018
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Dear ThangP88, Xin Chao! We are very delighted that you have experienced the rustic feelings in Phong Dien floating market. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any further assistance on phongdienfloatingmarket@gmail.com and all of us here look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Tony Nguyen
Written 28 January 2019
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Aussie_Travel_Writer
Sydney, Australia2,655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
This is a smaller but more authentic market and a great spot for photography as the early morning light is just perfect. Glad we visited this market too as it gave us a different glimpse of local life than the bigger Cai Rang Markets.
Written 11 February 2019
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Victoria B
Berlin, Germany101 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Super disappointed by the 2 floating markets- this is the smaller one of the two. Maybe 20 boats trading vegetable in total .... not worth paying for a tour...

At this market there are several cafes with a terrace from which you can watch the markets. If you absolutely must visit than take a taxi from the city there, have a coffee at the terrace and watch the markets from there
Written 22 May 2018
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Followthesun1946
Saigon181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
More real to see local trading in the river. We started very early around 5 from Cantho then jump on the boat for more than hour to Phong dine village.
Not so busy but real scene of trading local to local - mainly fruits and vegatables.
Enjoyed our hot coffee by floating bar.
We really loved the boat ride through Rau Ram canal for real life
Recommend this place
Written 6 February 2017
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jensen_chua
Singapore, Singapore3,629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
Nothing quite prepares you for the visit to this amazing location. Exotic, frantic pace, sensory overload, .. are some of the terms to describe my feeling a few days ago. This is a photographers' heaven venue and you be delighted at every turn.
A great hotel to stay is the Victoria Resort Can Tho (a 4 stars hotel) fronting the Mekong River. Cause, from this hotel, it's just a 25min ferry ride to the floating market.
Things to shoot at the venue? people, scenic view of the place, food peddlers on boat, it's limited only by your imagination. Prepare to stay at least 2 hours and do go up on a pineapple vendor for a high point view of the venue. Fantastic !
Written 25 August 2016
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Sue-and-Phil
South Wales89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
We hired a small boat through the hotel. Would undoubtedly have been cheaper going directly to the quayside but our time in Can Tho was limited. In a small boat we were also able to explore some of the small canals that ran off the river. Floating market and the range of activities that are carried out along the riverside were really interesting.
Written 26 March 2015
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makonyc
New York City, NY44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
A lot of people do the Mekong river as a day trip from HCMC. If you want to discover the real South of Vietnam it pays to spend a few days there. That would also allow you to visit multiple floating markets including this small but incredibly charming one. We found a local operator, DHG Travel (right opposite of the HCM statue) and we made sure that we carved out enough time for the river tour on the boat. We had soup on the water, went through tiny canals, saw two floating markets, stopped on an island to study trees and plants, again, it's worth to take at least 1/2 day.
Written 14 March 2015
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Dani S
Saskatoon, Canada70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We opted for the 3-hour tour that took us to the floating market. Our hotel arranged it for us which included our pick up and for a private tour (just the 2 of us) and the best part was we got to watch the sun come up.

We also opted for the English speaking tour guide (an extra $15USD which I would recommend) and got "Kent"- he was awesome. We could communicate with him almost perfectly. He gave us some history on the city, buildings and answered any questions we had. We taught him some new words and in return, he taught us some in Vietnamese.

Our boat driver "Hi" was also pretty awesome. She prepared us snacks along the way.

We also stopped at the noodle factory and saw how noodles are made. That was pretty cool.

To be honest though, besides the river tour, I would avoid Can Tho. There's not much to do other than the river tours.
Written 18 January 2015
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