Cai Rang, Cai Be and Nga Bay floating markets

In the South of Vietnam, with the interlaced network of canals, people are attached to a hustle and bustle life, so floating markets are a unique form of living for people in the West. The tourists, especially the foreign travelers see Mekong delta floating market as an interesting and attractive place by their colors, beauty and manner. Here is some most well-known floating markets that you should not miss whenever visiting the West.

1. Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho

It takes about 30 minutes from Ninh Kieu Wharf, sitting on a motorboat along Hau River down to Cai Rang floating market in the early morning is something that many tourists wish to experience once whenever they visit the West. The operation time of the floating market is from 5 to 9 am. This market specializes in the trading of mainly agricultural products, fruits of all kinds, goods, food… This is a very unique culture in the Mekong Delta that attracts a lot of foreign tourists and Cai Rang floating market is the most famous ones among Mekong Delta floating markets.

2. Cai Be floating market in Tien Giang

Located in Cai Be town, Cai Be district, Tien Giang province, Cai Be floating market is held on the section of Tien Giang River, bordered among three provinces of Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre. This is one of the biggest wholesale markets in the Southwest. The market is a place where trade activities are very diverse, ranging from clothes, household goods to poultry, seafood... to food and drink. The market is well known for the exchange and this is the largest fruit bowl of Tien Giang province. The specialized fruit of Tien Giang is famous all around the country such as Tan Lap pineapple, orange, grapefruit, Cai Be tangerine…

3. Nga Bay floating market in Hau Giang

Nga Bay floating market, also called Phung Hiep floating market, was established in 1915 in Nga Bay town. This is a famous market in Hau Giang province, where the trading and exchange activities of people living in the Mekong River Delta take place. This market is not only a place to trade goods but also a place to attract tourists.

Travelers coming here will feel a multitude of colors of fruits, vegetables, and living things in the river region, especially, the bright red of rambutans, the ripening color of mangosteens, the aroma of durians. Phung Hiep Market has snakes, turtles, birds, squirrels... to serve tourists all year round. Besides, the dinghy, the small boats sell hot rolls, pho, pancakes are typical dishes of Southern cuisine.

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