Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho

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With hundred of boats turned into shops and stalls, Cai Rang Floating Market represents one of the largest floating markets in the Mekong Delta. Shop for fresh ingredients and sample various local farm products, passed to you via a long pole. (Also be prepared to catch your sample hurled at you from a swaying boat.) Stretching 0.5 km (0.3 mi) from Cai Rang Bridge, the market offers a huge variety of fresh produce like watermelons, coconuts, bananas, freshwater fish, and seafood. Some 6 km (3.7 mi) from Cai Tho city, the market is best accessed by a boat tour. A visit to Cai Rang Floating Market represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Can Tho trip builder site to plot your vacation.
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  • We did the tour with Susan Bui (see homestay can tho with susan) and it was amazing. Got up early in the morning and had delicious breakfast, fruits and drinks at the market. It was great that we had ...  more »
  • Nice when you do a day trip but the floating market is full of big boats that mainly sell fruit to the tourist boats.
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  • We were in delta Mekong for both floating markets. It is nice to see but I would not say that it’s so exciting.  more »
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  • Great experience going to a market on the water. Make sure you go early to avoid the crowds. Vietnamese people are up and about early. We went at 5am. By the time other tourists arrived the markets were almost finished and packed up. Therefore be an early bird for this attraction. :) You can have coffee and food on the boat so it's worth it.
  • Super fun an absolute must to do if you are going to visit the area. However do yourself a favor and skip the big tourist boats. Instead negotiate with one of the small boats and you should pay around 200,000 per person. They will take you on a much more authentic experience. Have soup on a river. Grab yourself a coffee from one of the Riverside Cafe. And then go and explore one of the inlets that Branch off of the main rivers. Lots of photo opportunities here. One thing of note you must go very early in the morning. If you go at 7:30 you are too late and you will have missed most of the action. Try and get on a boat around 6 or 6:30 at the latest.
  • Considering the price of the boat and distance from HCMC trip to the floating market is not worth it. Number of tourist boats is even higher than the number of merchants’ boats. Also be prepared to wake up around 5 am. I would not go again.
  • You don’t need to wake up early to come here. The good time is 9am when all the stores open and spring also the best season to visit as this time have alot beautiful flowers.
  • Just some ships selling fruit in bulks and lots of tourist boats - i didn't think it was very special. There must be more beautiful, smaller ones.

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