Perhaps, you have seen many rural markets in your country when you were a child. Recently, supermarkets or grocery stores have replaced those. You wish you could turn back the time to merge yourself with the atmosphere of rural market; make bargains to market dealers. And have you ever come to a unique market which all trading activities happened on the rivers and canals? So, let us introduce you a place where boats prevail the others transportation-Cai Rang Floating Market.
The Mekong natural rivers system provides benefits to local communities as their traditional transportation channel through hundred years.
Cai Rang Floating Market from the helicopter view
Cai Rang Floating Market is the epitome of Mekong’s culture, in which rivers and canals are synonymous with South Vietnamese life which are closely associated as food, relaxation, communication…Besides that, Cai Rang Floating Market is thought of as “Venice of the East”, which has attracted million visitors annual.
Cai Rang Floating Market is located about 6 kilometers from Can Tho City Centre but it is not easy to reach the market without the transportation. Cai Rang Floating Market is a special place where you should visit once in your life.
Cai Rang Floating Market opens all day from early morning to 8- 9 pm in the evening. The attractions and services offered by Cai Rang Floating Marking are canals, land base markets, local transportation- boats, local food and guides, home stay accommodation for visitors.
Cai Rang also a place where goods are sold by local vendors who ply rivers and canals in their boats, delivering commodities to people or meeting to exchange goods in traditional ways. Cai Rang is considered the biggest fruit market of Mekong Delta with various tropical fruit such as banana, jackfruit, mangoes teen, durian, papaya…
There are numerous tropical fruit in Cai Rang Market.
The market is a place for you to contact with local people and explore the local culture (visiting local rice-noodle factory, crocodile pond…). The canal routes are delightful with the peaceful flow and boat riders can feel the gentle breeze from the opposite direction.
Moreover, visitors also can taste the specialties on the boats from local people such as Vietnamese noodle, coffee, soft drinks, ice cream… whenever they are available. Many of the boats are paddled by women wearing traditional South VietNamese clothe called Ao Ba Ba. Visitors can shop for locally made decorative products for souvenir: postcards, caps, handmade handicraft goods…with labelled VietNam, I love VietNam or Cai Rang Floating Market.
Enjoy fishing crocodile, the monster of Mekong Delta.
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