Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market Can Tho City

Cai Rang Floating Market is the most famous and biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta. The market is the unique culture of local people living along this mighty river. Instead of shopping in the town, they shop and barter on the river which is more convenient to access by waterways.

When it is still dark, local merchants bring their farm products and things to market. The buyers also want to shop early when the weather is still cool and then go home to start their normal day. That is why you should get up early for the most exciting moment of the market. The ideal time is from 5 A.M. to 7 A.M. when hundreds of boats gather to buy and sell goods in crowds. The most distinctive feature of the floating market is probably the bamboo pole called “Cay Beo” with a length of 3m – 5m. This is a unique way to advertise when all kinds of goods that they sell are hang on the top so buyers can see from a distance.

Cai Be and Phung Hiep, Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho City is one of the three biggest markets in the Mekong Delta. The shops and stalls at the market are boats of different sizes.

One of the most interesting sights in the Delta is the floating markets and associated river life. Cai Rang Floating Market opens all day but it is busiest from sunrise to about 9 am. The main items sold there are farm products and specialties of Cai Rang Town, Chau Thanh District, and neighboring areas. Every boat has a long upright pole at its bow on which samples of the goods for sale are hung.

During the early morning market hours, larger-sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mangoes, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even smuggled goods like cigarettes. Sellers do not have to cry out about their goods because their goods can be seen in a distance and their cries would not be heard in the vastness of the river and the noise of boat engines. Small boats that sell beer, wine, and soft drinks go among the other boats to serve market-goers and visitors. Sellers tie their goods to a small boat tall pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling.

Each boat is loaded with plenty of seasonal goods. Activities at the market are also an occasion for tourists to study the cultural aspects of Southerners. You can see the market in the distance, it does not look like much, just a mass of boats. The boats all display their wares on a mast so you can see what they have available.

To visit the Cai Rang Floating Market, visitors can join a tour of the Mekong Delta. On the way to Can Tho, visitors can stop to visit My Tho and take a boat trip to visit orchards, bee farms, and coconut candy establishments in Ben Tre.

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