Cai Rang Floating Market is one of the most outstanding markets in the Mekong River Delta. The market is not just a crowded trading area, but also a unique cultural space in Can Tho.
If the Northern Vietnam is characterized by colorful fairs amongst the mountainous people, Southern Vietnam has fairs on rivers, known as floating markets. With a unique culture of their own, floating markets attract domestic and international tourists into the Mekong delta. Cai Rang Floating Market is a key location for exchanging and trading agricultural products, fruits, goods, and food. This outstanding attraction in Can Tho also has an eating area.
Touring the Cai Rang floating market, you will experience life on the water quite vividly. The people here have adapted to river life on their house-boat where they have everything they need on the water. Opening early in the morning, Cai Rang sells mostly agricultural products such as fresh fruits from the orchards, vegetables and breakfast foods like noodle soup, Hu Tieu, coffee, snacks and soft drinks. Other useful products for visitors are also available like mobile phone cards, cosmetics and clothing.
Located just 5 kilometers from Can Tho City, it takes only 30 minutes from Ninh Kieu Wharf by boat. Cai Rang Floating Market has existed for more than 100 years, making it one of the oldest cultural attractions in the Mekong Delta. Cai Rang is also listed as one of the top 6 busiest floating markets around the world. If you miss the market in your trip to Can Tho, surely you’re missing a true Vietnamese cultural site.