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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  • Not as great as I expected, rather small. I guess this is one of those things that will become just a tourist attraction and not a working market as it is now. Regardless it was fun  more »
  • This is a floating wholesale market so please dismiss any notion that there are rafts upon rafts of small boats filled with produce. Nonetheless it's interesting since if offers the opportunity to vie...  more »
  • Get there early to be sure to see the boats of fruits and vegetables complete change of colors! To make absolutely
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Signature cultural heritage in Mekong Delta. You should start from Ninh Kieu Wharf at 6 to 6.30am by boat, the trip was 12km in total, time spend varied from 1.5 to 2.5 hours. What I recommend in Cai Rang floating market are Vú Sữa (breast milk fruit), Nhãn (longan), Cà phê sữa đá (Vietnamese Milk coffee), and souvenirs made from dry coconut. Depending on seasons, you will see different stuffs and fruits
  • 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.
  • The price and quality is not good, maybe strange to new visitor but need more management strategy

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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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