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Cai Rang Floating Market

The Cai Rang Floating Market is the largest of several such markets found throughout Can Tho. Here you can glide through the water by boat and, if you're early enough in the day, you can witness some of the interactions among vendors and the various buyers. If things get a bit confusing, you just have to look up! A sample of the ship's produce will be tied to a long pole, helping prospective buyers quickly understand where they can find their needed goods.

It's hard to think of another experience more quintessential in Southeast Asia. Life on or near water seems to be inescapable in Vietnam, with its immense river systems and surprisingly lengthy coastline. If you're going to visit a floating market, it might as well be the biggest one around!

Planning Your Trip

As with so much of Asia, dining & culinary experiences are really a great opportunity to explore some of the most significant aspects of local culture. You may not benefit from purchasing some of the goods available in the market, but you can certainly enhance your experience with a local lunch recommendation from your guide.

When You Should Go

You should aim to arrive as early as possible to enjoy the most variety in goods available. The markets open around 5am and wrap up by early afternoon.

What Else You Might Need

There isn't any sort of entry or admission fee to experience the floating market, however you'll struggle to participate without joining a tour activity or arranging transportation through a trusted guide.

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