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Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho
(3.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We went extra Minh City on the way from Ho Chi to Phu Quoc in the Mekong Delta, to see the floating markets. Morning at five, we have met with the Guide and went by boat to the market. Unfortunately, this was as good as closed. No trading took place and the dealer - if they have not yet slept - were at best in preparation for a new market day. After half an hour, we should again go back. A bitter disappointment. We had expected a large market, with many (hundred) which to navigate and drive here, where trade is driven, where what is going on. In fact, only about 25 boats were there and traded was as not said also. After consultation with other tourists, they were able to confirm our impression. Sure that the floating markets should be the highlight in the Mekong Delta, which was really disappointing.
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  • Very touristic, but yet a real floating market. Prepare yorself for endless tourist boats heading there in early morning. I was a little disappointed... Expected little boats selling fruits and food, ...  more »
  • The visit of the floating market is worth the early wake up. There were not that many boats but there was still plenty to see. I loved the cafe and restaurant boats going around. We had an ice coffee ...  more »
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  • We woke up at 5, get to boat at 5.30, paid 700 000 dong and havent seen any floatmarket, only few boats selling fruit to tourists and restaurant bulided only for tourists..... Be sure to go to the correct market, original one opens at 4 a.m.!!
  • "Just" rent some _cheap_ paddle boat and have a good time - up close to the cargo barges.
  • Really rally cool, but you have to choose right time to avoid an enormous amount of tourists
  • good place to know more about river living style and how southern Vietnamese earn their life. But it's becoming more and more touristic with high price for tourist and not many boats as in the past
  • Definitely worth checking out. Make sure to get there early!