Talking about float markets, everyone will definitely think about the famous Cai Rang in Can Tho or some others in Cuu Long province. However, right in the center of Hanoi, next to the gorgeous Red River, on Ham Tu Quan street, hardly does anyone, even Hanoi people, know about the existence of a floating market selling a typical fruit of our tropical country- bananas.
Although, this market is one of the largest banana suppliers for Hanoi, with many boats, weighted up to tons and full of bananas arriving every day, however, hardly does anyone know exactly how long the market has appeared.
These days, since the level of the river has gone down, all the boats are only able to moor far from the bank. The market is much more crowded with a ton of boats full of bananas arriving in the very early morning. Even though this is not a light work at all, you can scarcely spot the appearance of any male. The women are in charge of every single task, from paddling, selling bananas to carrying heavy baskets. If you want to explore a floating market but do not have the chance to go too far into the South, Banana market must be ideal for you.
Address: Ham Tu Quan Street, at the South part of Chuong Duong bridge, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
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