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Cai Rang Floating Market Vietnam

Having been recognized as National Intangible Cultural Heritage Site by The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourisms. Cai Rang floating market is one the largest whole sale floating market in Mekong Delta. Therefore, you can enjoy more colorful dozens of goods from variety of fruits, vegetables, to cosmetics, clothes, mobile cards, gasoline... As long as it is commonly sold on land market, Cai Rang floating market offers the same variety.

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The locals have some special tactics which can only be seen in floating markets, one of which is to avoiding crying of goods being diluted by noises of boat engines and distance, sellers will hang samples of their selling goods on the long upright pole. This way also helps the others to identify their offered goods from far away. What a brilliant southwest-styled advertising idea!

 

Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

 

Travelers are recommended to join Mekong Delta Cruises for the most enjoyable and interesting trip to such a cultural exploring tour. The cruises offer various of packages from visiting only the floating market up to combining with Ben Tre island tours, or luxury tours. Booking for the tour from Ho Chi Minh city (where located the nearest airport) in advanced may offer you better convenience.

Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

 

If you are more of a self-guided traveler, you can rent private cars or taxi to travel to Cai Rang. Locating only 6km away from Can Tho city, you will reach Cai Rang with Soc Trang direction.

Either traveling style you may take, joining tour cruises or self-guiding, you are also suggested to stay a night in the town, so that you can visit the beautiful market life early in the morning from 5AM. Don’t forget to have some local dishes to fulfill your experience with amazing taste of local specialties.

Cai Rang Floating Market Map

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