Four thousand year-old Vietnam with exquisite blend of unique cultures has long become the most attractive destination in the eyes of international countries and regions. In Vietnam Travel, apart from the famous landmarks like Halong Bay, Hoi An Ancient Town, … Vietnam Express Travel would like suggest you with a journey day of exploring the Mekong Delta via the attraction of Cai Be floating market.
Floating waves, enjoying “fresh fruits”
As the largest wholesale market in Southwest area as well as the goods transship by waterways of Ben Tre, Tien Giang and Vinh Long provinces, Cai Be floating market is located in Cai Be district, Tien Giang province. It said that the market is special because it is unlike other common markets, Cai Be floating market is entirely over water, transportation and trade exchange means is done by boat, canoe and raft. It’s also a interesting feature of the Mekong Delta provinces.
Owning mostly many fruit gardens in Tien Giang area, during Cai Be floating market tour, tourists will have the opportunity to delight and select all kinds of tropical fruit here with affordable prices. Mekong Delta region’s most famous specialties are coconut and coconut products such as coconut candy – keo dua, rice paper made of coconut – banh trang dua, dipper made of coconut shell – gao dua. There is also the Heated Green sticky rice, beer hone and so on.
Eye-catching ecotourism zones featured by Western.
Taking advantage of River and water area with warm climate is conducive to grow diversity of vegetation and wildlife. With Mekong Delta tourism, so once you should visit ecotourism sites in here. Well-known and popular is the first artificial ecosystem in the Cai Be of Hai Cong uncle. Integrated tourist resort with a variety of fruit orchards located beside the artificial fishing lake helps visitors experience the wild. In particular, the ecological garden of Hai Cong uncle also attracts tourists coming from many countries by its orchid garden with more than hundreds of different species like Faber Cymbidium – dia lan, Oncidium/Oncidier Orchid – lan vu nu, Phalaenopsis Blume – lan ho diep, and others.
Satisfied with specialties of Cai Be, Tien Giang
Featured of the wetland, Cai Be specialties in particular and Mekong Delta ones in generally are rice paddies’ fishes, marsh and river fishes. There is famous fish sauce hotpot with ca hu bong luc binh, ca keo kho quet, ca loc nuong trui, tilapia cooked with pepper or ca tre chui ong nuong . There are also smoked hamsters, frog grilled, stir-fried frog, stir-fried coconut bug – duong dua…
Cai Be floating market meets from early meeting at 4:00am or 5:00am and fewer midday. In contrast to the busy and bustling atmosphere in each meeting of the Market, Cai Be is beautiful and peaceful when is lighted up like a shimmering floating city between the water area. Along the other floating markets in the Southwest region as Cai Rang (Can Tho), Phung Hiep (Hau Giang), Long Xuyen (An Giang), … Cai Be (Tien Giang) has contributed to make up a unique cultural mix that is difficult to confuse as visiting the Nine Dragon river delta.
Fleeting in Cai Be floating market of Mekong Delta
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