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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  • The floating market in can tho is absolutely worth a visit. One must not necessarily be before sunrise there. We were there at 7:30 and were watching the hustle and bustle. The goods are sold from boat to boat and unloaded. The commercial goods depends on the long-legged. These are exclusively to fruits and vegetables. The boat will remain at anchor until everything is sold. In between driving smaller, selling meals for the dealer and some tourist boats.
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  • Due to the Mekong River here we land tour and it was very interesting to track the trade on the boats but it is now almost only for tourists. A few / hardly any locals who shop there.
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  • The market opens every day in the morning. It's good to be there early in the morning. There are a lot of fresh fruits and vegetabels, delicious coffee and food. Anything in small boats on the river! ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Truly a fascinating experience! Just like it sounds, vendors sell food, flowers and more from their boats on the Mekong River.
  • 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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