Cai Rang floating market was the first destination on our journey to explore the Hau river. At 5am, our boat took us to the market, which is open from 5-7am every day. When we arrived, the market was filled with boats carrying tourists, local people and vendors. The market offered fruits, vegetables and other delicacies from around the region. Traders sold their wares right on the water. Before buying fresh fruit, tourists can have hot rice noodles on a boat.
The Hau river flows through Can Tho with a total length of 65 km, creating a unique culture in the southern region. Photo: Tat Son / VNP
Leaving Cai Rang floating market, we headed for the fruit orchards on Con Au islet. Unlike the animated atmosphere of Cai Rang, the islet is an ideal place for relaxation. Here, visitors can see orchards with various kinds of fruits and vegetable farms.
Our next destination was Con Son islet, home to nearly 100 families. The islet attracts tourists with its fruit orchards. Interestingly, tourists could be taught by the local people how to make the well-known coconut candy.
When the sun went down, we took a walk on Ninh Kieu wharf to breathe the fresh air off the Hau river and enjoy a delicious dinner on a luxury cruise. Spending time gently cruising the river and listening to southern folk songs was an unforgettable ending for our one-day journey on the Hau river./.
|Can Tho is 169 km west of Ho Chi Minh City. From Ninh Kieu wharf, visitors can easily buy a ticket at 500,000 dong per boat to visit tourist attractions on the Hau river.|