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Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho

Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang is the biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta. There is a bridge here that serves as a great vantage point for photography. The market is best before 9am, although some vendors hang out until noon.

People come to the Cai Rang floating market to buy large quantities of goods, mostly foodstuffs, and you will get an idea of what water commerce in the Delta looks like. You’ll learn that boats identify what they are selling by hanging a sample off the top of a long pole; if you want pineapple, simply scan the horizon for a hanging pineapple. That's called by the Beo tree in Vietnamese.

Boat trip on the Cai Rang floating market, you’ll get the opportunity to interact with some of these floating merchants - most commonly this happens when a small boat selling drinks latches onto the tour boat’s side.

While floating down the river, you get a glimpse of life along its shores. You’ll pass vibrantly painted boats anchored along the shore, merchant vessels carrying loads down the river and houses built on stilts over the water. Once you finally reach the market, it’s an impressive sight. A stretch of boats selling all varieties of goods lines the river.
Panoramic view of Cai Rang floating market
Panoramic view of Cai Rang floating market
The Beo tree in Vietnamese
The Beo tree in Vietnamese
A medium sized boat sell a lot of dragon fruit
A medium sized boat sell a lot of dragon fruit
A small boat selling drinks
A small boat selling drinks
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