Two – hour trip southward from Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta is known for its picturesque rice terraces, varied seasonal fruits grown in family orchards. Life based on water, the local people here are amazingly friendly which is offering you a sense that they are not curious about tourists anymore.
Meanwhile, Binh Dien Wholesale Market, HCMC’s largest wholesale market, outskirts of city, has large warehouses selling meat, poultry, fruit and vegetables, flowers, and seafood. The fresh seafood is sourced from rivers, beaches, and fish farms all over southern Vietnam, mostly from Mekong Delta. Walking through the seafood warehouses, engaging with the stallholders, watching the very lively auctions, and getting a rare opportunity to see the inner workings of such a market shall be an interesting experience.