Floating Banjarmasin market

Banjarmasin city and full-flowing wide river, is the capital of South Kalimantan. Thanks to its location – the confluence of the Barito and Martapura, it attracts many tourists. Sometimes it is called the River City. There are frequent floods, so most of the buildings built on stilts.

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Weekday residents Banjarmasin usually begins early in the morning on the floating market. If guests have a desire to be in the center of commercial activity, it is better to try to get there early. You can get there in about twenty minutes by small boat, going down the river. All kinds of vegetables, fruits and a variety of other products are sold directly from small boats, lined up along the edge of the water surface. On the shore there are several cafes, where you can enjoying a cup of coffee to wait for the floating by the boat with the right products or to cook a delicious meal.

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For the majority of European tourists floating market is considered to be nonsense, but in Asia this kind of trade is quite widespread. Due to the fact that is not always possible to organize a «dry» landline market in brisk trade routes, local residents are forced to accept non-standard solutions. The result is water shopping arcade, where the boats are counters. Customers who do not have their boats, can easily be left without fresh food.

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Floating boat market since time immemorial has arisen on Cuyp River is one of the five largest floating markets of Southeast Asia. It works market from 5 to 9 in the morning. At this time, the inhabitants of the villages lying near the offer for sale of exotic fish and vegetables, household items and crafts of local artists.

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Banjarmasin market is so unusual that effortlessly locals and without advertising has become one of the main attractions of the city. Because of this traders were able to make extra money by purchasing tourist souvenirs here. But the main income still get traders are still implementing seafood, fruits and vegetables.