It is said that “not being in Cai Rang floating market means not knowing the land of Tay Do – an old name of Can Tho”. Cai Rang floating market, one of the famous floating markets of the Southwest, specializes in selling fruits and agricultural products of the whole region.
Every early morning, hundred boats gather together where their owners start to sell agri – products. To be recognized easily, they hang out product samples on a long bamboo (called Cay Beo) in front of the boats, so that they do not need to cry their wares as in mainland market.
Besides of agri – products, this market has most services of a normal market such as food, grocery sales, repairing service, fuel station…
Place: on Can Tho river, 5km from city center, near Cai Rang bridge, Le Binh ward, Cai Rang district.
Visit time: ideally 6 – 8 am everyday (except January 1st, 2 nd & May 5th on Lunar Calendar)
Direction: there are 2 ways to go there from city centre:
Take a taxi or drive motorbike to the Cai Rang pier (about 15 minutes), then hire a boat to visit the floating market.
Take a boat for whole trip from Ninh Kieu Quay to the floating market (about 30 minutes).