Sa Dec local market – destination to visit in your Mekong trip

The city of Sa Dec which belongs to Dong Thap Province in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam has long been known as the land of flowers. If you have enough time to discover this place, you will find out another beauty of the city, very peaceful and not hustle. For those who want to observe and learn some of the daily activities of the locals, Sa Dec local market is a destination to visit.

Visit Sa Dec local market to see and learn about daily lives of the locals
Visit Sa Dec local market to see and learn about daily lives of the locals

Almost every local market in Southwestern region of Vietnam is situated near a river and Sa Dec market is not an exception. The market runs parallel to the poetic Sa Giang River. This is a typical local market where local people go every day to buy food for their families, not a tourist market so it is really hard to find a souvenir shop as other places. Travel Indochina

Sa Dec - a typical local market where people go every day to buy food
Sa Dec – a typical local market where people go every day to buy food

Instead, you might find most types of meat that Westerners would not eat like lizards, snakes, rats etc. Some travellers feel scary and some even scream how can people eat these kinds of food? But after calm down a little bit, people realize that if they grew up eating those items or if they were hungry enough they would not turn their nose up. As I have said before, visit the market and you will discover the real life of people living in Mekong River Delta of Vietnam

Rat meat is sold in Sa Dec local market
Rat meat is sold in Sa Dec local market

In addition, some really enjoy looking at all the different kinds of tropical fruits and vegetables and asking what they were. From my own point of view, the best way to visit Sa Dec local market is by boat as some Mekong cruises have already added the market as a highlight in their itinerary and you can also admire the amazing view of the river during the journey. Early morning is a great time to visit Sa Dec local market, but it is really crowded. Remember to watch out for while you are walking as some travellers immerse themselves in discovering truly weird foods in the market almost got hit by the scooters as local people are shopping while on their scooter

Sadec market a unique Mekong Delta market, where you can find they sale all the local products and fresh food is exactly what you would expect from a “local market”. It is really a pity if you cannot visit this local market in your Mekong trip

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