Ca Mau
The Essential
If you're a fan of markets, with their unique atmosphere and colourful displays of local produce, you'll love Ca Mau. On dry land, along the Phung Hiep canal, you're spoilt for choice in terms of vegetables and ready prepared local dishes, while the floating market along the Ganh Hao river is an absolute must. You'll need to get up at the crack of dawn as everything happens here first thing in the morning. Because Ca Mau is in the middle of a huge swamp, be prepared for mosquitoes.