Thom Rom fishing village
Workers at Thom Rom village weave a fishing net
The village belongs to Thuan Hung Commune, Thot Not District, Can Tho City. Founded two decades ago, the village is named after nearby bridge Thom Rom. From Can Tho heading to An Giang Province, tourists drive about 35 kilometers to reach the village on the left of National Road 91A.
The fish market near Thom Rom village - Photos: Lam Van Son
Fishing net is up for sale
The village has about 70 households involved in the art of weaving fishing nets to sell for locals and around the delta. There are numerous types and sizes of nets.
With the rainy season coming, visitors will see the whole village overwhelmed by nets and bustling with the productive artisans.
Near the village is a fish market. When the sunset comes around 6 p.m. the market is heaving as fishermen bring their catch of fish, turtles, snakes, clams and eel to sell the next morning.
Source: The Saigon Times