Sadec Wet Market

Shopping Sa Dec market, Sa Dec, Dong Thap, Viet Nam Published on: 13-11-2015

05:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Food & Spirits
Local souvenir
2.00 USD

Sadec Wet Market is good for

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Sa Dec Market is where the locals come to everyday to buy stuffs for their family. Unlike others of its kind, Sa Dec market is not a tourist site.

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Why Sadec Wet Market is special ?

Sa Dec is a small, sleepy town in the Dong Thap province and it was the original setting of the autobiographical novel “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. This romantic and charming little town still isn’t very touristy and a true hidden gem in the Mekong delta.

Sa Dec Market is a highlight for all tourists visiting this small town.

What to explore at Sadec Wet Market?

Sa Dec Market is packed with dozens of stores and vendors selling a variety of stuffs from freshly caught seafood to local souvenir. This market is really popular among the local. Since, travellers can observe the daily lives of the Vietnaese through this market. Coming to Sa Dec Market and you will have an authentic experience of the Vietnamese lives.

How to get to Sadec Wet Market?

Sa Dec Market is 140 kms south west of Ho Chi Minh City, between Vinh Long and Long Xuyen, and buses run here via highways 1 and 80. Minibuses are also available from Ho Chi Minh City. The nearest major airport is Ho Chi Minh City Airport, a 4-hour transfer from Sa Dec.

Selling points

  • An authentic local market
  • A typical local market in the Delta
  • An interesting culture
  • The Best organised wet market in Asia
  • An amazing Local Market
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Sa Dec market, Sa Dec, Dong Thap, Viet Nam

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Tips for you

  • Everything from live snails, toads, fish, eels, prawns, all kept alive in plastic buckets using air bubble machines run off batteries like in a fish tank.
  • Don't forget to bring camera and hats.
    What to bring
  • You should bring plenty of cash because this place does not accept Credit Card.
    What to bring
  • Don't forget to bargain.
  • Don't stand in the walking way so long as you can stop others who are in rush.
  • You should bring umbrella or raincoat, weather is unpredictable.
  • It's better to go in the early morning. This is the busiest time of day to see local life.
  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid getting lost.


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During our river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam, we saw many markets, floating or otherwise ;we visited many villages and got used to the "One dollar, One dollar" regime which inevitably characterises such places. However, this was a large (very large) wonderfully stocked local market...for the locals, not for the tourists. If, for whatever reason you decide only to visit ONE market...make it this one. The range of food is astonishing.... from fillets of rat to ...everything other form of meat, and from dragon fruits to ...every other exotic fruit. As for unbelievable range: fresh??? they were still thrashing about! ...YES they were fresh. You will get some amazing pictures and impressions here....but go with a guide, and be careful what you sample unless your stomach and constitution is stronger than mine....or you are a local.

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