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Hau Giang to revive famous market

Update: November, 07/2014 - 08:15

Nga Bay floating market, one of most famous floating markets in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, is an attractive destination in Hau Giang Province. — Photo aseantraveller.net

Nga Bay floating market, one of most famous floating markets in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, is an attractive destination in Hau Giang Province.

At the market, hundreds of boats hang samples of their products, mostly agricultural produce, on bamboo poles. Sales begin early in the morning and end by noon.

When the floating market was established in 1915, it was located at the meeting point of seven canals and rivers in Nga Bay town.

It became one of the delta's busiest markets. However, when local authorities moved the market 10 years ago to a site three kilometres away to ensure traffic safety, sales began to fall.

The provincial People's Committee has approved a project to revive the floating market for tourism purposes, which will include a 55.6-metre-long tourism boat wharf, road and other infrastructure.

The project, which will cost about VND35 billion (US$1.7 million), will be implemented from 2015 to 2019. — VNS

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