Nga Nam floating market, unsurprisingly, is located in Nga Nam town province, where five rivers, Ca Mau, Vinh Quoi, Long My, Thanh Tri and Phung Hiep interchange. Nga Nam floating market is famous for its hustle and bustle atmosphere that no other floating market in Vietnam can compare to.
If you visit Nga Nam floating market you can enjoy endless stretches of boats displaying their wide range of goods, with dangling cabbage, potato, tomato and garlic. Being the central floating market of the entire Mekong delta area, this market provides most of the goods and specialties from this region, from signature types of rice and tropical fruits to countless types of seafood, displaying the pure range of resource diversity the Mekong Delta has to offer. You will find it hard to resist temptation when approached by some southern merchants, offering their delightful fish noodle, rice soup or coffee.
Nga Nam floating market nowadays still retains the uniqueness of Mekong country side as well as typical attributes that make it special such as ao ba ba, sweet old folk songs and distinctive accent of Southern people.
How to get there?
Time to visit: Nga Nam market starts selling at 3am, peaks at 5am and dismisses at 8am, you should stay over night.
Transportation: Bus is the most popular and convenient way to get to Nga Nam market, which costs between $8 – $9 for a one-way ticket. You will reach Ca Mau city center after 8 hours and then take another shuttle bus, which leave every 20 minutes from Ca Mau bus station.
Boat rental: Renting a small boat will cost you $1 and will allow you to visit the whole market.
Other notice: You should head to Ca Mau province instead of Soc Trang for easier transportation.