Chau Doc Floating Market
Chau Doc Floating Market
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada7,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Our group was picked up by bus by Ms. San’s Tours around 6am and headed to the pier which was maybe 3-5min drive away from our hotel. Then arrived at our boat for a 2 hour tour. The floating market is not what I was expecting. I was thinking it was going to be like Bangkok. It sure was not. You are not in a narrow canal but in the middle of a bay. It had a rural local feeling market. We seemed to be the only tourist boat out there.
We stopped at many boats. Got coffee’s for everyone (hot or iced) and pho. You have to try the Vietnamese (iced) Coffee. It was incredible. San made sure we got to see first hand how they worked out of their boats. They have a hook that they hooked onto our boat and make you whatever you are wanting to order or look at. The much large boats where selling local fruits and vegetables to smaller boats, some personal use and some fur businesses. Everything was so fresh! Lots of tossing around. Locals all seemed very friendly. If they were not right in the middle of something they would wave or give you a huge friendly Smile.

When I returned to the hotel and my spouse saw pictures he was jealous he didn’t come with us and that he missed out on this opportunity. So don’t you do the same.
Written 26 May 2020
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Loved the floating markets and trip down the Mekong from Chau Doc.
Very colourful and lots going on around the houses, boats and fishermen. Not a great choice of things to buy as mainly rice and dried fish at the market we stopped at, but great trip for getting some nice photos of this area and stretch of the mighty Mekong.
Written 1 May 2024
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KiranJ1303
Mauritius229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
As soon as you get into the market, your boat is swarmed by sellers selling fruits, drinks or cooked meals to you. They hook their boat onto yours and they get dragged along as your boat moves along. It was amazing experience. It is a wholesale market on boats with families having breakfast on top of their boats while others sell.
Written 14 September 2019
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Aussie7leagueboots
Brisbane, Australia445 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Whilst still a fascinating place to visit, there seemed to be many more tourists in boats circling around the market than there were people engaged in buying and selling. There’s the risk that this place will become a bit of a sideshow though the locals do a good job of ignoring the tourists.

I get the feeling that this market might not be around for much longer. Our guide told us there was a bigger market which has already shut down.
Written 14 February 2018
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hannostamm
Siem Reap, Cambodia841 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
Floating markets in Vietnam are rapidly shrinking as the locals make use of supermarkets that crop up everywhere. There are just 30 - 40 boats left here and it does not exactly make for an amazing spectacle.
Written 11 January 2017
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SGNreview
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
I have been to both floating market Cai Rang and Chau Doc. I would say Chau Doc floating market is more rural. The one in Cai Rang Can Tho is too touristy which is good for foreigners but the thing is you dont get to experience the vietnam culture. This one is different more traditional and less pricy
Written 19 August 2019
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LoloVictoriaBCCanada
Central Saanich, Canada247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Big boats with poles displaying their wares selling to smaller boats that go back to the village with their load of veggies to sell. People and boats and cabbages, sweet potatoes and so much more.
Written 6 January 2019
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Ozzie18
24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
It was easy to know what the goods /items for sale were as a sample was displayed on a pole within the barge.
Written 9 December 2018
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phanp2018
Can Tho, Vietnam47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
You can pay a visit in the fishfarm to know how the local feed and nurture the fish in Mekong, afterward you can take a look the Cham village.
Written 22 February 2018
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kinin k
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
The floating market in Chao Doc is very interested. They sell a lot local vegetables and fruits. So many floating boats!
Written 12 February 2018
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