While the Northern Vietnam is characterized by colorful fairs of mountainous people, Southern areas in Vietnam commonly possess fairs on rivers, known as floating markets with bustling and unique cultural spaces. Also located on this Vietnam’s Southern land,Cai Rang floating market is one of the most outstanding attractions in your Vietnam Tour Packages that deservesspending time to visit.
When to derive
Cai Rang Floating Market first appeared 100 years ago, becoming a destination for consumers of agricultural products in the Mekong Delta region.
Way to come
Cai Rang floating market is far from Can Tho city center just about 6 km and it takes 30 minutes to travel from NinhKieu harbor. At NinhKieu harbor, you will have to rent a cheap boat, about 20,000 VND/person to travel to the market.
Time to occur
This floating market leaves everyone a good expression with extremely lively and crowded trading atmosphere. From 4:30 AM – 5:00 AM before dawn and lasts until around 10:00 AM when the sun rises every day, hundreds of boats and canoes gather here.
Photo: Rv Jayavarman Cruise
Things to buy
In reality, not only boats but canoes are also packed with a lot of fruits, agricultural products of the Mekong Delta, and the neighboring provinces such as vegetables, coconut, banana, watermelon, grapefruit, dragon fruit and so on.
On the boats, products are hung on a pole at the bow of the boat (called cay beo) as a kind of advertising so tourists and locals can easily know which products are selling. To illustrate, if you want to buy a watermelon, you just need to catch which boat has watermelon on the pole in front of the boat. Apart from fresh fruits, you can also purchase garden tools or crafts or freely enjoy a Vietnamese breakfast dishes such as rice noodle “Pho” or “Hu Tieu”. In addition, other products such as medicine, mobile card, clothes, cosmetics, etc. are also available here, not different from what are sold in markets on land.
Things to enjoy
Coming here, you can enjoy the life in a miniature world on the water with cool wind, the sound of boat engines and locals persuading customers to buy their products.
Are you aware of an interesting fact that Cai Rang Bridge is a great spot for taking photos?Indeed, we highly recommend you to go earlier which means capturing the bustle of the market without being overcrowded with day-trippers.
For travelers, Cai Rang is not only something to admire but also a can-not-miss place in Vietnam holiday packages for youto seek and explore one of the most renowned and biggest floating markets in the Mekong Delta.
To visit Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho, you can join a tour on Mekong Princess Cruise from Vietnam to Cambodia.