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“Terrific market” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chau Doc Covered Market

Chau Doc Covered Market
D Bach Dang, Chau Doc, Vietnam
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Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Chau Doc
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San Francisco
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“Terrific market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This was one of the nicest markets we have visited. Clean, few tourists. We weren't hassled to buy things. A real local market. Great fun.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
San Jose, CA
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“Markets are Fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I don't know for sure if this is where we went, but after visiting the floating market ny boat (well worth it), we stopped at a covered market on the river that we saw earlier. After getting on shore, we explored this covered market. Fish were being gutted, chicken prepared, etc., in buckets or pails on the floor, and there were booths selliing all kinds of vegetables, fruits, fish, chicken, other meats, all kinds of things. Clothes, jewelry, food, you name it.

This market is huge. It caters to local people so you can get a sense of the commercial activities that they are involved with. It's fun to watch and walk through. Maybe this is how things have been done here for centuries? I don't know, but it could be similar.

Visited January 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Bring a surgical mask”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Sinds the Vietnamees all have bought old mopeds instead of riding bicycles the streets are full of smelly old mopeds. The streets are black with motor oil. You need a surgical mask agains the stench of these mopeds.

The question is would you want to eat any food that is prepared in full exposure to this?

Most of the market floors are red with blood from fish that are prepared while still alive.

We found the whole of Chau Doc dirty. There is nothing nice about this place.
The only people who will like this place are photographers, and desperate backpackers.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Quiet market, so many fishes, very pleasant for a walk ! Don t miss it while in Chau Doc ! Perfect to buy some stuffs for the boat trip.

Visited January 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Cool and huge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

As markets go it's always nice to visit a large one even though it's dark and the people won't understand you. Here in Chau Doc it smells nice, you'll find food you'd like and if by chance you might want something special you'll get it cheap. Eating here is OK too.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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