Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho, Vietnam
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam is Cai Rang floating market located in Can Tho, the fourth largest city in Vietnam, and the largest city in the Mekong Delta. It is actually one of the busiest floating markets in Vietnam because of its strategic location, making it the center of commercial activity, thus providing more opportunity for the locals. This is the perfect floating market to go to if you wanna see the hustle and bustle of locals on boats selling fruits, vegetables, rice, and all kinds of food you can think of.
The view of the floating market is beautiful, especially in the morning where vendors start flocking in on boats carrying colorful fruits, vegetables, and many different kinds of goods. From afar you can already tell what the boat is selling because each boat has a pole and at the tip of it is the specific stuff it sells.
Like this boat, you will see on the stick hanging are cabbage, squash, dragon fruit, etc... which is basically what it sells. :)
Surprisingly, even though hundreds of boats flock here each day, you will notice that there is peace and order. I've never seen a boat jam or any instance of collision, or even rage or tension from vendors. Love it!
And boy, dragon fruits are super cheap here!
Can you believe this? A floating gas station! Haha!
This guys is having a nice and hot pho breakfast in the middle of the river! Cool!
This is me before hopping in at our boat for the floating market tour.
You also get the opportunity to interact with these vendors! I hopped into one boat that sells pineapples. The boatman offered me one actually, and it tasted so sweet! :)
All kinds of goods are here, even refreshments!
In the photo will see some of the tourists in the same tour group with us.
And some more tourists.. :)