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Mekong River waterfront, Sa Dec, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did an overnight home stay in the Mekong Delta and on our way back I stopped at this market before going back into Saigon. Lots of fresh fruit as well as anything else you would like to the dinner table.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Barb C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during our cruise from Can Tho and still amazingly busy at 5pm. Incredible variety of fresh fruit and veg plus all types of sea creatures. Bought some fantastic river prawns for dinner. Much better than the Cai Be floating market

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lappymad
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I've been in this market many times over a 10 year period. Anything you want to eat can be had here. Fresh or cooked. While it's not my favorite, it is very representative of a Mekong Market. Vegetables and fresh fish is excellent. Busy area...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The market is vibrant and stretches for many kilometres. All kinds of fresh and live fish, eels, prawns, vegetables, exotic fruits. Many varieties of rice. Hundreds of people doing there daily shopping, you have to dodge all the mopeds. Extremely interesting and provides a great...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This is a good local experience. You get a glimpse of their daily life as they shop for meats, fish, produce and flowers. I was not too thrilled about the snakes and skinned field rats.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

I saw this place as part of a river cruise. Some of it was really eye opening to see how the locals shop for clothing and things to cook and eat. We did not buy anything here, just walked around with our guide.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

My wife's family live just down the street. They buy everything fresh here for every meal. No shortage of selection here. It goes deeper into town and not just the riverside space. If you need to drink it or eat it you'll find it and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank FoodHound1
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Clean colourful delightful variety of every day local fresh produce. Lovely little market along Sa Dec's river front

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I like markets and looking at what strange things you may encounter and this one has it all. Some items may have you guessing and when you find out, your stomach may churn, but the experience is always fun. People are friendly however the toilets...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This market is by locals for locals. No tourist trinkets and trash. Lots of different fresh vegetables and all kinds of local meats including rats, eels and live frogs. Very interesting.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from Eelco B | Reviewed this property |
For as far as I am aware, no dog meat is traded at the Sa Dec market (or at any similar markets that I've visited). I actually haven't seen dog meat at all during my visit of the Mekong delta. They sell life fish and frogs... More
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you should choose true homestay in sadec and explore cultures withlocal people. Sedec city as Hoi An of mekong delta
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Response from BloggerLinda | Reviewed this property |
I personally would skip Cai Be. It is nothing like the Sadec market. Except it is floating. There are no tuk tuk's and I saw no cabs. You might could rent a motor bike but you' sure need to know how to use one. I don't... More
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