For a long time, going to “market” has seemingly become an indispensable habit in everyday pace of life to Vietnamese people. Stories told in markets revolves around fish, vegetables, meat, etc. together with bargain voices, creating boisterous sounds that features Vietnam’s characteristics, and making those who once visit never forget in their life time. If “Vietnamese markets” once enchanted you, Vietnam Express Travel now truly believes, a cultural special called the “West floating market” will surly surprise you furthermore. Especially, Can Tho Floating Market Tours stand out as a wondrous odyssey of discovery and experience.
Floating market tours – Must-try experiences in the “white rice and clean water” area
If Northwest Vietnam is famous for its distinctive market-day (chợ phiên) periodically opened along with the love market (chợ tình) for couples to meet up and get to know each other, the Southwest River-bound region enthralls visitors through its rustic characteristics permeating all over markets celebrating on rivers with a variety of fruits and other commodities.
Can Tho Tours draw a long story with so many ‘exotic’ things, which any travelers who want to discover Asian culture, especially Vietnamese culture and Mekong Delta’s features, must try once. Have you ever been floating on the waves and shopping around for favorite items? Let experience that interesting things with Cai Rang and Phong Dien Floating Markets on Mekong Delta Tours. The markets start at 5am to 10am, with the whole sales of all sorts of fruits characterizing the river-bound area, alongside other eye-catching fresh and dried specialties. Also, you can enjoy a typical Southwest breakfast that highlights coconut-made sweetness just by the floating markets.
Cai Rang floating market tours
There are 2 iconic floating markets in Can Tho – Cai Rang and Phong Dien. Cai Rang Market is 6km far away from the Can Tho City center, or if you start from Ninh Kieu wharf, it’s only 4km away. This is the largest wholesale market of fruits in the Mekong Delta region where merchandises from everywhere flock to trade, creating a bustling atmosphere. Seen from afar, Cai Rang floating market looks like a busy city floating on the river, oozing distinctive charm.
Phong Dien floating market tours
Being roughly 15km away from the Can Tho City center, though relatively further than Cai Rang Market, Phong Dien floating market holds remarkable attraction over foreign travelers. While Cai Rang is a wholesale market, Phong Dien abounds in huge heaps of diverse commodities. Additionally, there are oil-charging stations surfacing the river, for ships and boats in convenient travel.
The people in Southwest Vietnam are friendly and hospitable. Absolutely it’s not too hard to start a story with traders, if you want to learn more about their daily activities in these floating markets. This explains why Wanderlust – the British travel magazine has ranked Mekong Delta and Can Tho tours in top 8 most exotic must-try trips during Christmas this year.
Vietnam Express Travel hopes this article will provide you with the most useful and interesting information on excursions to the river-bound West and Can Tho Floating Market. Let’s go with your family and friends to visit new land and culture, and experience something you’ve never thought about before, as to seize the best moments when you are still young!
Can Tho Floating Market Tours
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