The boats that attract the most attention are the small wooden boats driven by oars we offer all kinds of products, the largest ships, motor, typically collect goods and sail up river Mekong to sell products in other provinces or even in Cambodia.
Visit Cai Rang Floating Market
The best point to begin the visit by the Cai Rang floating market is the Bridge Cai Rang, from here we advise you to find a boat oars carrying you along the River Can Tho to see the market, is relatively easy to find some Vietnamese willing to walk us through the floating market in exchange for a few euros (or rather Dongs).
Another alternative to organise the tour by the Cai Rang floating market is approaching to the Street Vo Tanh where most local tourist agencies that offer rides in small tourist boats by the market of Cai Rang is located.
Hours Cai Rang Floating Market
The floating market of Can Tho is open everyday from 5:00 until the 11: 00 being the 8 o'clock rush hour and one of the best times for a visit and contemplate the market flotane Cai Rang in its heyday.
Probably the only time of year where Cai Rang market is not working during the Tet holiday, the Lunar New Year (see Festivals in Vietnam).
Map Cai Rang floating market
The Cai Rang floating market occupies the entire Can Tho River, South of the city of the same name, and usually extend 6 km from the mouth of the River Can Tho in the Mekong delta.
Shopping at the Cai Rang floating market
Oddly, in a place so full of boats, noise of engines and water, there is a certain order. All boats that sell similar products tend to be grouped, in such a way that if we see a boat full of fruits, in this area we find these fruits and many others (we recommend you try the dragon fruit).
Sellers in the Cai Rang floating market
Usually sellers, placed a long stick on a very visible part of the boat with samples of the kind of product they sell, to thus be able to see from a distance. We could say that this stick is the showcase of the Cai Rang floating market stores.
How to get to the Cai Rang floating market
Offset to the Cai Rang floating market options passed to first reach the City of Can Tho (the fastest road). It takes 4 hours to reach Can Tho from Ho Chi Minh City, about 3 hours from Chau Doc. Buses to Can Tho usually cost between 3€ and 6€. If we take the bus in Ho Chi Minh City, will have the opportunity to cross the Can Tho Bridge.
The second alternative of transport is the ship, i.e., take a cruise or tour visiting all the Mekong delta for 2 or 3 days. These tours can be booked easily in Ho Chi Minh City.