Cai Rang Floating Market Description:
Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region is often referred to as the country’s “rice basket.” Almost half of the rice farmed in Vietnam is produced in the Mekong Delta, and more than 50 percent of the nation’s fishing fleet trolls the rich ocean that surrounds the delta. The fertile islets that dot the delta’s flood plains are home to a host of orchards and gardens that produce a wealth of fresh produce including coconuts, bananas, and lychee fruits.
At the Cai Rang Floating Market traders arrive in boats laden with the fresh produce culled from the Mekong Delta’s fertile soil and rich waters. Beginning just after dawn, the market does a lively clip of business with traders negotiating while floating on the waters of the Can Tho River. The largest vessels, often all but bursting with produce, make anchor towards the center of the river. Smaller vessels spend the morning weaving between the large boats hunting for bargains on fresh produce.
Best Time to Visit Cai Rang Floating Market:
The best weather to cruise up the Can Tho River is between December and April during the dry season in Southern Vietnam. Humidity and chances for daily showers begin to increase in May, and the trend continues through November.
How to get to Cai Rang Floating Market:
The Cai Rang Floating Market is held daily on the waters of the Can Tho River. The market area can be easily reached by guests on a luxury tour of Vietnam in a private boat departing from the Ninh Kieu wharf. The trip usually takes about an hour.
Cai Rang Floating Market Highlights:
A private boat cruise along the Can Tho River is one of the most enjoyable experiences to be found in the Mekong Delta. The bustling Cai Rang Floating Market is one of the busiest daily markets in the country, and it should not be missed while exploring the network of canals and tributaries of this fertile region.
Appropriate Attire :
Dress in light clothing that you don’t mind getting wet while enjoying your boat cruise along the Can Tho River towards the Cai Rang Floating Market.