Cai Rang – the biggest Floating Market in Mekong Delta

The Cai Rang floating market is one of Can Tho's three main floating markets. The Cai Rang Floating Market is unusual in that it sells a variety of fruits that are a Mekong Delta specialty. The floating markets and associated river life are also one of the most interesting sites in the Delta.


Cai Rang Floating Market sprang from the customs of people who live near rivers and canals, as well as their varied and abundant garden produce. There are a variety of ways to exchange commodities, but in the Mekong River Delta, people frequently use boats as their primary mode of transportation, and all trading operations occur on boats.

Since then, the Cai Rang Floating Market, in particular, and floating markets in the Mekong River Delta, in general, have developed since then. Surprisingly, these floating markets are frequently held around river confluences. The rivers' water levels aren't too high, and the riverbed isn't too wide, making it easy for boats to moor.


Hundreds of boats congregate every morning around dawn, where their owners begin to sell agricultural products. They hang product samples on a long bamboo (called Cay Beo) in front of the boats so they don't have to advertise their wares as they do on the mainland market.

The Cai Rang Floating Market is open 24 hours a day, but it is busiest between sunrise and 9 a.m. Farm products and specialties from Cai Rang Town, Chau Thanh District, and surrounding areas are the main items sold there. At the bow of every boat is a long upright pole where samples of the goods for sale are hung.

Each boat is overflowing with seasonal items. Tourists can explore the cultural elements of southerners by participating in market activities. In the distance, you can see the market, which appears to be little more than a jumble of boats. The boats all have their merchandise displayed on masts so you can see what they have.


The floating market in Cai Rang is known for its distinctive and intriguing features. Even though the trading activities are always bustling daily with clients from all over, the floating market's simplicity and real beauty are preserved from time to time. Cai Rang floating market was named a national intangible cultural heritage site in 2016. Cai Rang Floating Market is one of Can Tho's most fascinating tourist attractions. Your amazing places, a well-known tourism website, has named it one of Asia's five most beautiful floating markets. The best time to visit the floating market is between 5 and 8 a.m., as this is when it is most buzzing and busy. Hundreds of boats congregate early in the morning to buy and trade things in large crowds. The floating market's most notable feature is that it allows.

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