A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market

Located in the Mekong River Delta, the magnificent Cai Rang Floating Market can be considered a typical feature of the local area that attracts plenty of visitors each day.

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A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
Tourists keen on visiting Cai Rang Floating Market must depart from Ninh Kieu Wharf, with the six km journey taking approximately 30 minutes.
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
The market was originally founded in the early 20th century in order to meet the buying demands of the community due to the local road system not yet being fully developed enough to bring goods in.
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
The best time for tourists to visit the market is between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. each day.
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
Throughout the site buyers can find many types of fruit and other farm products on offer.
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
The floating market is a vibrant place full of boats that trade a wide variety of local products.
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
A small boat moves close to a boat of tourists to allow them to purchase goods.
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
Various items can be found on sale, from different types of fruits to coffee and soft drinks, all of which are served on the river.
 
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
The UK’s Rough Guide has named Cai Rang Floating Market as one of the ten most impressive markets worldwide, going on to describe the site as a place full of fancy boats painted in “tropical colours.”
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
Tourists enjoy the chance to sample some of the special fruits that come from the Mekong Delta region.
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
Visiting the market by boat even gives guests the opportunity to try local delicacies such as Pho, a type of noodle soup, Hu Tieu, vermicelli, and coffee.
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay paid a visit to Cai Rang Floating Market in 2013, with the Hu Tieu dish leaving a positive impression on him.
A day out to discover Cai Rang Floating Market
In 2016 Cai Rang Floating Market was officially recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage site by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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