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Mekong River waterfront, Sa Dec, Vietnam
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Sa Dec Market Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved walking through this very local market. The locals want their food to be very fresh so the animals are kept alive and killed right before they are brought home. The oddest thing we saw were skinned rats!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DebW536
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide took us through this market to see the house of Mr Huynh Thuy Le. It was very busy and we had to dodge motor cycles and people making purchases. It’s not a sight for the faint hearted! Due to the constant heat and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Christina G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a walk through here when our river cruise stopped here. Very interesting. Not as big as markets in Saigon but prices much cheaper The volume of food they have for sale even late in the day is amazing as is some of the products...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank traceyg855
Reviewed 3 October 2019

One of the biggest markets in Vietnam this market stretches most of the waterfront to the bridge and is full of flowers, plants, food and the very confronting wet area where fish, seafood, chickens, ducklings, rats, frogs and other animals are sold, living or dead....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sue P
Reviewed 17 May 2019

We decided to wander from the frequented paths and chose Sa Dec for a three night stay. Very glad we did. The markets are good, somewhat cleaner than others Pitched along the waterfront adjacent to "restaurants", they cater for footwear, clothing and the usual at...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Allen R
Reviewed 12 March 2019 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
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Reviewed 23 February 2019 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 22 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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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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