Nga Nam Floating Market, Soc Trang

Nga Nam Floating Market is the intersection of five rivers flowing toward five directions: Ca Mau, Vinh Quoi, Long My, Thanh Tri and Phung Hiep. This is one of the longest and busiest floating markets in the Mekong Delta.
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Referring to Soc Trang, people often think of Doi Temple, Ok Om Bok Festival or Tan Long Stork Garden ... However, there is another very special place in Soc Trang, Nga Nam floating market, that visitors should not miss.

Nga Nam floating market is located in Nga Nam town, Thanh Tri district, Soc Trang province. Boats from places come here to sell, buy and exchange all kinds of goods. On the lunar New Year, the market is busier and more exciting.
Nga Nam Floating Market, Soc Trang
Nga Nam Floating Market, Soc Trang
Nga Nam Floating Market is the intersection of five rivers flowing toward five directions: Ca Mau, Vinh Quoi, Long My, Thanh Tri and Phung Hiep. This is one of the longest and busiest floating markets in the Mekong Delta.

Nga Nam is one of the key economic areas of the province with relatively synchronous roads, including the Phung Hiep Highway, which connects Highway 60 with the Ho Chi Minh Highway. In addition, Nga Nam has waterways linking localities and neighboring areas (Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Hau Giang) with 5 branches of the river into a bustling market place that everyone knows. With its geographical as well as transportation and nature advantages, Nga Nam a potential tourist district.
Nga Nam Floating Market, Soc Trang
Nga Nam floating market in Soc Trang - Vietnam
As a land with many famous monuments and famous landscapes mixed with diverse cultural identity, the countryside of Nga Nam has strengths to develop tourism. In addition to Nga Nam Floating Market, which is a busy commercial place with unique river scenery, Nga Nam has many tangible and intangible cultural heritages (pagodas, temples and revolutionary relics) along with many ecological zones: Tan Long Stork Garden, ecological forest in the relic area of Ba Chua Temple (the establishment of the first branch of the province and the district of Thanh Tri - Nga Nam). Apart from that, Nga Nam has enriched its tourism products with intangible cultural values such as floating markets, folk songs, traditional festivals...

Nga Nam floating market is about 60km away from the center of Soc Trang city. Although Nga Nam market is a bit far away from the city center, this place is always full of shopping activities. From the early morning, the market is filled with “stalls”. Boat line up, flock on the river to prepare to serve people (customers) or tourists’ shopping needs.

Nga Nam Floating Market owns the cultural features of the Mekong Delta. This market sells many goods of different regions. The market is also the granary of the three southernmost provinces of Soc Trang, Hau Giang and Bac Lieu. This is both a market and a transit center for rice throughout the Mekong Delta.
Nga Nam Floating Market, Soc Trang
Nga Nam Floating Market, Soc Trang
Being the main market serving the essential food needs of the people, besides, for many years now, Nga Nam market has been also an attractive sightseeing place for tourists. Therefore, all kinds of goods are sold in Nga Nam market. In the past, the traders here were unfamiliar with tourists, now, the traders in this market are familiar with the daily visitors to the market. Therefore, coming to the floating market today, visitors can encounter the friendly smile of the sellers in Bà Ba shirt (traditional southern Vietnamese costume) Tourists are served the typical dishes of the river, have the opportunity to taste the fresh fruits, enjoy the peace, tranquility presenting in the noise of the market.

Although nowadays, the business in Nga Nam market is getting busier, tourists are coming here more and more, but the floating market still retains the rustic style in the way of selling to the seller's invitation. The attraction of this destination may come from the simple things; so, if you have opportunities to come to Soc Trang, Nga Nam floating market is a place where visitors need to experience.

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Location Sóc Trăng, Soc Trang, Vietnam

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