Who doesn’t like shopping? Who doesn’t like a different way of buying things? Sometimes people want to try a new way of shopping. They just want to do such for the sake of having an experience and to know how it feels like to buy and do the shopping on the water. This is a different kind of adventure that one should not miss because it is such an exciting way of shopping on the water while you are floating. Make sure you have no doubts and fears riding on a boat because this is the only way for you to enjoy shopping at a floating market.
There are some countries in Asia where you can find floating markets. You all need to ride a boat and pass along the water where many people are selling different souvenir items and food along the shore or on the boats. They all bring their different products and you will have all the options to choose from. Be not worried about getting wet because that seldom happens, the water on the floating market is usually calm for both local and foreigners to enjoy shopping.
Some of the floating markets in Asia can be found in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and India.
The Damnoen Saduk Floating market
In Ratchaburi, Thailand. The Damnoen Saduk Floating market is located in the southwest of Bangkok City about 60 miles away. It is always hot in the province so it is best for everybody to come and start shopping early in the morning when the sun is not so stunningly hot.
The Taling Chan Floating Market
In Bangkok, Thailand. The Taling Chan floating Market has something different because they have fishes in the water and you can buy those fresh fish at a cheap price. You can buy everything on the Taling Chan Floating Market, from fruits, vegetables, grilled foods, flowers and desserts in different delicacies.
The Cai Rang Floating Market
In Can Tho City, Vietnam and it is about 3 miles from the Can Tho City. Among the floating markets in the Mekong Delta, the Cai Rang Floating Market is considered as the largest where hundreds of boats are sailed for commercial purposes. They sell food crops, fruits and vegetables and they usually start selling as early as five o’clock in the morning. And you will surely not miss the beauty of the sunrise if it happens that you come to the floating market early. People often travel in groups to Mekong delta tour 2 days 1 night start from Ho Chi Minh city.
The Banjarmasin Floating Market
In Benjarmasin, Indonesia and it is found on the River of Barito. They usually start selling as early as five o’clock in the morning and ends around nine o’clock in the evening. This is where people trade goods like fruits, vegetables, seafood and handicrafts.
The Aberdeen Floating Village
It is found in Aberdeen, Hong Kong. The Aberdeen Floating Village is not just like any other floating markets; there are around six hundred boats and having approximately six thousand people in this village. They usually have a fishing culture and tradition in this village that was carried from their ancestors. And so sea foods from this village are absolutely fresh. It is also popular in the Aberdeen Floating Village to have a floating restaurant that serves seafood in a Cantonese dish style.
The Srinagar Floating Market
In Jammu and Kashmir, India, where they usually start at five o’clock in the morning and ends at seven o’clock in the evening. The Srinagar Floating Market is on Dal Lake and it is where people sell, buy and trade fresh vegetables. And on the Dal Lake, you will not just be watching people for commercial purposes because you will surely be enticed with the beautiful lotus flowers on the lake having a different cultural experience.
Having a great experience going to floating markets around Asia is such a one of a kind experience that you should not miss in your life. Foreign visitors from all over the world love to come and visit Asia and they do not miss to come and drop at the floating markets. A different fun and joy is a sure thing that everybody has in their hearts and they will surely want to come back again.