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Floating market bustling ahead of Lunar New Year in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Monday, February 04, 2019, 11:31 GMT+7
Floating market bustling ahead of Lunar New Year in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Merchants sell their flowers at the Nga Nam Floating Market in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on February 3, 2019. Photo: Nguyet Nhi / Tuoi Tre

A popular floating market in Soc Trang Province, located in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, was filled with bustling activities on Sunday as the Lunar New Year was just two days away.

This particular market is named ‘Nga Nam’ as it is situated at the junction of five rivers which lead to five different localities in the Mekong Delta, namely Ca Mau Province, Vinh Quoi Commune and Thanh Tri District in Soc Trang, as well as Long My and Phung Hiep Districts in Hau Giang Province.

Thanks to its special location, the Nga Nam Floating Market is the meeting point of countless fruit, flower, and veggie sellers coming from various provinces and cities in the region.

The venue is even more frantic on the last days of this lunar year as merchants try their best to sell as many products as possible before taking a long break for the traditional Tet holiday.

According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Sunday, the second-last day of the 2018 lunar year, the marketplace was extremely lively and filled with boats, on which people bought and sold all types of fruits and blossoms.

The Nga Nam Floating Market is pictured from above. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre
The Nga Nam Floating Market is pictured from above. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre

The voices of merchants advertising their products could be heard across the place.

Visitors also had an opportunity to enjoy the unique scenery while buying themselves their favorite goods.

Merchants dock their boats at the floating market. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre
Merchants dock their boats at the floating market. Photo: Chi Quoc / Tuoi Tre
A boat filled with fruits dock at the market. Photo: Nguyet Nhi / Tuoi Tre
A boat filled with fruits docks at the market. Photo: Nguyet Nhi / Tuoi Tre
A merchant from Hau Giang Province sells her fruits at the venue. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre
A merchant from Hau Giang Province sells her fruits at the venue. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre
A flower seller steers his boat toward the market. Photo: Nguyet Nhi / Tuoi Tre
A flower seller steers his boat toward the market. Photo: Nguyet Nhi / Tuoi Tre
People buy flowers at the Nga Nam Market. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre
People buy flowers at the Nga Nam Market. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre
Visitors tour the market and shop for flowers at the market. Photo: Nguyet Nhi / Tuoi Tre
Visitors tour the market and shop for flowers. Photo: Nguyet Nhi / Tuoi Tre

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