Floating Market

Location: Cai Rang District, Can Tho City, about 30 minutes by boat from Ninh Kieu Wharf.
Characteristics: Cai Rang Floating Market specializes in agricultural products of Mekong River Delta.

Cai Rang Floating Market
Sellers hang out product samples on a long bamboo (called cay beo) in front of the boats, therefore they don’t need to advertise their wares as in mainland markets. It is considered as a unique advertisement tool of floating markets in Mekong River Delta.

(TITC) – The market stretches half kilometre from Cai Rang Bridge downstream Can Tho River. From early morning to 8-9am everyday, hundreds boats gather here to sell agricultural products.

Most of the boats are loaded with a lot of agricultural products and specialties of Mekong River Delta such as vegetables, coconut, banana, watermelon, grapefruit, dragon fruit and so on. Small boats which sell drinks and food for breakfast go among the others to serve market-goers and visitors. Other products such as clothes, candy, medicine… are available here, not different from what are sold in mainland markets.

To Cai Rang Floating Market, visitors will be excited with the scenery of crowded trade. Sometimes, buyers catch some products thrown by sellers from other boats. Visitors can also observe floating houses of the locals along the riverside.

Cai Rang Floating Market is an attractive destination for visitors, especially international visitors to explore river life of Southern people.

Thu Giang – vietnamtourism.