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VIETNAM 2013 #54

Continuing the series about the floating market at Phung Hiep. The first part was about the sunrise on a narrow waterway with the silhouettes of small boats and the people wearing their iconic conical hats (see previous uploads if interested).

The floating market is at the corner of a large waterway where big boats can stop and the fruits, vegetables, animals ...etc... can be loaded and transported to the large cities nearby (Can Tho, My Tho, Ca Mau as well as Ho Chi Minh City). Some of the goods will even be sold in the towns and cities in the North.

The trading started in the dark in the middle of the night. Boats of all size came and went carrying food to be sold throughout the night. The people selling did also some of their shopping there so return home with their boat laden with fruits and veg.

The photo was taken from the same bridge as before but looking in the opposite direction.

Tags: Floating market Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel PHUNG HIEP PHUNG HIEP DISTRICT HAU GIANG PROVINCE

Voters: Bzox, MalcolmM, EMJAYCEE and 34 more

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10 10 10 England
16 Jul 2013 10:17AM
You certainly know how to hold our interest Jean-Noel.

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
16 Jul 2013 11:07AM
Lovely light Grin
Joline Plus
13 30 53 United States
16 Jul 2013 11:07AM
What an amazing way to make a living....
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
16 Jul 2013 11:26AM
Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 1:28PM
Such a lot going on - well captured!
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
16 Jul 2013 1:57PM

Quote:You certainly know how to hold our interest Jean-Noel.

Agreed. This is a lovely busy crowded market scene. Top shot.GrinGrin
tomcat 13 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 2:41PM
Better than nipping to TescosWink

taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
16 Jul 2013 4:29PM
The agora on the water--- like this view-- want to shop there!
ColleenA Plus
7 411 6 Australia
16 Jul 2013 5:04PM

Quote:You certainly know how to hold our interest Jean-Noel.

Another superb capture...I am so enjoying this trip to VietnamGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.1k 156 England
16 Jul 2013 6:08PM
Hustle and bustle well captured in the early morning light.

MalcolmS Plus
13 1.2k 13 England
16 Jul 2013 6:29PM
Full of interest Jean-Noel and great light too.

PaulMillar 7 83 2 Scotland
16 Jul 2013 8:21PM
Great lighting and clarity......a great comp.

Nigeve1 6 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 6:49AM
Captures the hive of activity at this unusual market really well, a fine image.

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