Cai Rang Floating Market is one of the three largest floating markets in Can Tho. The unique feature and main feature of this famous market is the trade of fruits and specialties of the Mekong Delta. Back to Can Tho, going to Cai Rang floating market is the most exciting and exciting experience on the earth!
How to go from Saigon to Can Tho? There are two options: ride a motorbike or go by car. You can choose to go by car to spend more time resting in the car before going to the Cai Rang floating market, Can Tho. There are quite a number of different trips between the two cities; Thanh Buoi trip at VND 115,000 / trip. In addition, you can also choose to buy Phuong Trang bus tickets at 1900 6067.
If you want to ride a motorbike, find your way to Highway 1A, then follow the direction of My Thuan Bridge, turn left towards Can Tho. There are quite a lot of signs on the road, so you don’t be afraid to get lost. Riding a motorbike will cost you about 4 hours by car.
Go to Can Tho, you go to Ninh Kieu wharf, to take a boat to Cai Rang floating market. This market is located on Cai Rang River, about 6 km from the city center by road. If you go east, you can rent a private boat is okay, the boat can carry from 10 to 12 people with prices from 500,000 VND to 800,000 VND depending on your bargaining ability. Pay an additional 10,000 VND if you want to visit the Can Tho Bridge.
In general, it will take about 30 minutes to take a boat from the pier to Cai Rang floating market – one of the crowded markets in the Mekong Delta. Certainly, you will also feel overwhelmed and excited when immersed in the lively trading atmosphere of the people of the river.
Cai Rang Floating Market meets early at about 4, 5 in the morning the canoes have started to come to the market so you need to go a little early, calculate the extra time to be able to reach the market at the most crowded. Get off the train leaving Ninh Kieu wharf to reach the floating market at 4:30, around 5 o’clock you are here. At this time, it is still a bit dark, the sun has not appeared yet, plus the wind on the gloomy river makes you quite sleepy.
However, the market’s trading language will make you overcome your sleep and return to “the fun”. Make sure you do not fall asleep, because missed the floating market will be very sad!
There are many reasons why you want to revisit the Cai Rang floating market because the bustling scenery here has made you remember first. Next is the boat full of goods. Normally you can only see people gathering markets and selling goods on land, and selling on boats like this is very little indeed.
Each boat will sell a different item, from the fresh and delicious fruits of the West to the necessary household appliances for daily life. Boat owners will hang their items on a pole – the people here call the “tree” so that buyers can easily recognize. And yet, the food is also sold on the boat. You will never forget the feeling of sitting on a small boat stalling on the water and enjoying a Western bowl of vermicelli noodles (priced at VND 15,000).
In addition, if you want to eat fresh fruit, you can ask the shopkeeper to always give it to them, they are extremely friendly. If not had the opportunity to visit the Western River, then it would never have been seen and experienced.
You can see firsthand the life of the people, but they are always happy and happy. You can eat the crab vermicelli noodle soup from a crab vermicelli vendor; She scooped up the noodles and told her about how Westerners cooked this dish. Then she talked about the years of her floating life and her family.