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Distinctive floating markets around the world

by Victoria

Floating market is a type of trade that occurs in rivers and canals. From Asia to Oceania, every continent has floating markets with unique features that any visitor wants to experience once in a lifetime. The six unique markets below attract visitors from all over the world to admire the amazing beauty.

1. Cai Rang Market (Vietnam)

Cai Rang floating market is famous for Tay Do land. Here, visitors will be immersed in the nature of the river and feel the unique bustling scene of the floating market on the river. In addition, visitors can enjoy typical Vietnam’s Western dishes.

2. Damnoen Saduak (Thailand)

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Ratchaburi has been operating since 1967. The funniest, busiest and most attractive market in Thailand. This floating market is formed from 3 small markets namely Ton Khem, Haikui and Khun Phitak. Here, visitors can enjoy delicious Thai dishes and fresh fruits such as bananas, mangoes, grapes, grapefruit … The boats go up and down, close together to create conditions for visitors to easily buy items.

3. Srinagar Lake (India)

Srinagar Lake Floating Market is unlike other places where it sells only fruits and vegetables. After the sales on the river, the vendors often gather and chat with each other. Srinagar is the only market on the river in the country of India. The vegetables sold here are grown by the people along the lake.

4. Solomon Islands National (Papua New Guinea)

The Solomon Islands National Floating Market is located east of Papua New Guinea. This site is not on the grand scale like the markets in Southeast Asia. However, the wooden boats gliding gently in the clear blue water here always make visitors enjoy watching.

5. Inle Lake (Myanmar)

Inle Lake Floating Market, Myanmar meets 5 days in rotation, not fixed but moving to different locations every day. The market is held at Inle Lake and mainly serves tourists. The main goods are fruits and agricultural products. In particular, at night the boats light up, making the scene sparkling to attract visitors.

6. Taling Chan (Thailand)

Taling Chan Floating Market is about 12 km from central Bangkok. The smaller and less crowded market in Damnoen Saduak. Therefore, this market is an ideal place for visitors to roam and shop in a peaceful and gentle atmosphere.

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