A floating market is a market where goods are sold from boats. Originating in times and places where water transport played an important role in daily life, most floating markets operating today mainly serve as tourist attractions, and are chiefly found in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a notable floating market in Ratchaburi, Thailand, and a major tourist destination. The floating market at Damnoen Saduak is the old traditional way of selling vegetables, fruits,etc. from a small boat. Produce sold includes Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit, mangoes, bananas, and coconut. This is also the costliest market. There is one famous fruit called as star fruit. The sellers gather at 3:00 and come back at 11:00.
In South Kalimantan, there are hundreds of rivers became an important transportation route to the present. Sights were resting on the river, like the floating market in the city of Banjarmasin Estuary Kuin this. When the sun rises visit this market that reflects light in the morning between transactions vegetables and garden produce from the villages along the Barito river and its tributaries.
Floating Market Kuin Estuary is a traditional floating market on the river at the mouth of the river Barito Kuin, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. The merchants and buyers to use boats, boat title in Banjar. This market started after Fajr prayer until after 9 am. The specialty in this market is still frequent barter transactions between the merchants who in the language of boating bapanduk called Banjar. Women traders (hamlet) of boating sell their own production, while the second hand purchase from the hamlet called panyambangan for resale.
Banjarmasin as the capital of the province is a center for trade and tourism. Banjarmasin city earned the nickname City of Water because the location of land a few inches feet below sea level. Banjarmasin city, has an area of ??approximately 72 square miles, or about 0.22 percent of the total area of ??South Kalimantan.
The city is split by the river Martapura provide its own characteristics on the lives of its people, especially the use of rivers for water transportation, trade and tourism. In addition to the floating market in Muara Kuin Banjarmasin, other floating markets that you can meet is in the Lok Baintan which is above the River Martapura.
In 1526 Sultan Suriansyah establish the kingdom on the banks of the river and Barito Kuin who later became the forerunner of the city of Banjarmasin. On the banks of this river was originally held the traditional commercial center developed. Merchant in a small boat made of wood. These traders are mostly women who wear clothes and hat Tanggui Banjar typical width made of sago palm leaves.
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