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TRAVEL TIPS Can Tho Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Cai Rang floating market travel experience

Cai Rang floating market is one of three famous destinations in Can Tho. What makes this market special is that its main goods are fruits, specialties of Mekong Delta.

Means of transport to Cai Rang market

Cai Rang market is far from Can Tho center about 6 km and it takes 30 minutes to travel from Ninh Kieu harbor. At Ninh Kieu harbor, you rent a cheap boat, about 20,000 VND/person to travel to Cai Rang floating market. If you want to cross Can Tho Bridge, extra cost is 10,000 VND/person. When you reach here, you will be taken around Cai Rang market to buy some fruits and enjoy specialties here.

Cai Rang floating market travel experience

Something about Cai Rang market

Cai Rang market is a trade market to exchange goods when overland and overland means of transport wasn’t popular and developed. Nowadays, overland networks are developed but the market is still in use and become a potential for improving economy.

The market is held from early morning to 8 or 9 pm. Occasionally, each area sells a particular kind of good, in front of each area is a pole with the kind of good the area have.

Cai Rang floating market travel experience

It is the most crowded at 7 am and in Tet holiday, the market is held very little. Due to shopping demand, the market does not only have fruits, it also serves a lot of services such as café or restaurants…

Although it is famous for plenty of fruit orchards, the price of fruit here is not very cheap. What attract tourists are the special characteristics of wetland and delicious fruits.

Coming here, you can enjoy the freshest air with cool wind, the sound of boat engines and the sound of local persuading you to buy their products.

Cai Rang floating market travel experience

The main goods of this market are agricultural products, fresh food and consumer goods. Cai Rang market also has other kinds of goods such as petrol, clothes, cosmetic, pharmacies…

The special thing of this market is the scene of people standing on boats to deliver and receive goods. Especially, you will have the chance to know the life in a miniature world on water.

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