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. Plan your Cai Rang Floating Market visit and explore what else you can see and do in Can Tho using our Can Tho trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    It's fascinating, it's not easy to imagine how life can have a market on boats. Hu Tien noodles we ate in one of the barcos-bar, were the best of the trip
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  • August 17, 2017
    Floating market was main reason that we visited Can Tho although we have not googled too much about this attraction. For me the floating market is a colourful place in Bangkok... Cai Rang was very dif...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Certainly an interesting market although their visit required not more than half an hour. If you must go from Saigon just to make this visit it is best to think about it twice without four hours drive... in any case it is a place full of colors and a nice experience
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  • March 5, 2017
    Very pleasant floating market that's actually used by the locals and not made up for us tourists. You can get a private boat for two people for 300 000 that will take you out here in the morning. Soup, coffee and fruits will be offered and served to you for a good price. Will worth going.
  • April 9, 2017
    Start the tour before 6 at least. 5am is even better. That's when the market is lively. Great collection of fruits and vegetables and a excellent photo location. Take a small 3-4 person boat to make the experience more interesting.
  • July 10, 2017
    Can't buy any fruit or veggies here due to not safe to eat. Been soaked in chemical before sale in the floating market. So not sure which one is ok.
  • June 22, 2017
    Truly a fascinating experience! Just like it sounds, vendors sell food, flowers and more from their boats on the Mekong River.
  • February 10, 2017
    Boats for miles of fresh pineapple which the seller can cut for you ready to eat for 2,000 riel. Also this is where the noodles queen operates on her boat. Ask your guide to look out for her as her boat may be surrounded by other boats like yours trying to get a bowl of her famous noodle soup. Bbq noodles are also on offer but from what I was told the soup is the only way to go. I can attest to it being very delicious. Gordon Ramsay apparently loved her noodles when he visited. Don't buy coffee from anyone though, they use the river water in their coffee making. Your guide will know which sellers use clean water but I didn't risk it!

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The main urban area of the scenic and ever-popular Mekong Delta region, Can Tho offers a large choice of accommodations to suit both luxury-loving and backpack-carrying visitors. Some particularly refined hotels and resorts sit close to the banks of the river and adjoining canals, offering views of the scenery, spas, restaurants, and more. Budget-friendly options, including guesthouses, standard hotels, and hostels, can be found in much the same areas, but possibly a couple of streets back from the water, and offer limited additional facilities.
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