A Guide to Long Xuyen Floating Market - Things to Do in An Giang
A Guide to Long Xuyen Floating Market - Things to Do in An Giang

One of the best highlight things to see and do in Long Xuyen City is the authentic Long Xuyen floating market tour in the early morning. It is just about the traditional and cultural river life in the Mekong Delta now and then.

By Thomas Vietnam at vemekong.com | Jan 03, 2021 | An Giang Travel Guide

Long Xuyen floating market, An Giang, Vietnam

1. Mekong Delta Drone 4K Video of Long Xuyen Floating Market

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2. How to Visit Long Xuyen Floating Market

Boat trip is the only way to reach the floating market located in the middle of the Long Xuyen river. No worry, it is a very central distance from your hotel. Firstly, you get to Long Xuyen market on the mainland, where O Moi ferry station is. Secondly, you take the boat trip from there, there are small sampan and big boat for a big group. The last, the boat trip just takes you about 10 minutes from that boat station to the floating market. Top tip: You should hire a boat a day ahead at least, the next early morning is too dark and hurry to have a boat at 5am.

A bird’s eye view of Long Xuyen floating market

3. Why to Visit the Floating Market at the Sunrise

As a local expert, we do know that the Long Xuyen floating market will be no more busy after 8am. Because this one is small and very local, there are about more or less 200 boats, floating houses, and sampans at this market, you can watch our drone video 4k to know more. Let’s tell you, we inspect this market a lot and it is always busy and real touching is at the sunrise. Top tip:  Best enjoying time to be right at the spot is from 5:45am-6:30am. I hope you have an amazing sunrise on the Mekong Delta river.

Life on Mekong River at the market

4. What to Eat and See at Long Xuyen Floating Market and Along the Way

As you see, this is a very local floating market, so you sometimes find coffee and noodle soup at Long Xuyen floating market. Besides, you may admire local women there, we see many of them are female who run boats and manage the small business as well. Along the way, you may see fisherman, floating houses, local boat families on the way to the market or school, ferry and more. Top tip: Smile and have a cup of coffee with the locals and watch the river floating life at the floating market.

Have some fried noodle from the mini floating restaurant

5. Free Itinerary and Google Maps of Long Xuyen Floating Market

The best deal with the boat too. Just on the way to the floating market, you absolutely can add some more stops to make your boat trip much more worthy. May we share with you the easy-going itinerary, first you should go straight to the floating market, then see President Ton Duc Thang Memorial Zone. Top tip: Make sure you have time and a good local tour guide.

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6. Long Xuyen Floating Market & Tra Su Forest in One day

What a trip! If you can make this full adventure day tour of Long Xuyen floating market and Tra Su forest in one day will be so much well-planned. Top tip: Contact vemekong.com to see more unique Long Xuyen daily tours.

Visit Tra Su Forest during the wet season

7. Long Xuyen Floating Market Opens during Lunar New Year?

We do not think so! The local market is not too tourism yet, so it does not run during the traditional Tet Lunar New Year, but the Calendar New Year is fine. Top tip: If you make a visit to this market one week before Lunar New Year, you win! The best time for all.

The locals are going home from the market.

8. The Solo Travel Guide to Long Xuyen Floating Market

Yeah, you can do it by yourself. Vietnamese are friendly and used to with foreigner tourists, so that you are fine to bargain and make a deal with them. Remember responsible travel please, bargain for fun and willing to help the local and its destination. Top tip: Get to Long Xuyen riverside market, where O Moi ferry station is, to find local boats and hire it from there. Make sure you have a life jacket equipped on the boat. Or you can hire a boat from vemekong.com/

O Moi ferry station is next to the Long Xuyen Market

9. The Cheapest Way to Visit Long Xuyen Floating Market and Surroundings

Join Long Xuyen daily group tours for the best solution about boat, time, pick-up and drop-off, information, fun, great memory, responsible travel and safety at vemekong.com. Top tip: Hire a bike for the afternoon adventure and off the beaten tracks in Long Xuyen rice fields and many unlocked villages.

Many farm products are sell from the locals

10. Responsible Travel and Advice to Do any Long Xuyen River Tour

It is always good to repeat “responsible travel” over and over. River itself is facing so many challenges from chemical and human waste and modern life with high-tech. We do appreciate any of you who do respect and take good behavior about the river and its protection. Top tip: Can Tho River Tour and Vemekong.com are some of the companies that care a lot about responsible travel and local respectation.

Long Xuyen floating market at the dawn

Pro tips:

Bring your hat, sunglasses, and sunblock, scarf to wear when visiting temples, pagodas, and the cathedral.

If you plan to extend your tour to Tra Su forest, do not forget to bring mosquito repellent cream.

When visiting the Long Xuyen city or doing any customized tours, choose reputable providers and boats equipped with lifebuoys and jackets. Safety is a priority!

Long Xuyen is magnificent itself, but if you have enough time, don’t forget to put other places onto your bucket lists such as rice fields, flooding fields, sugar palm fields, small ethnic groups villages in Chau Doc, Tri Ton, Tinh Bien, An Giang…

Bring the raincoat if you travel to Long Xuyen in the rainy season, as Long Xuyen always looks fantastic in the full rain and full sun.

Hopefully, the above tips will help you to come up with a great plan for your adventure in Long Xuyen, An Giang province. Have a safe trip!

“Sleep less, travel more, respect more” – Thomas Vietnam and Thank you!!


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