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In this article, you can find insight details about Cai Rang floating market và Phong Dien floating market in Can Tho, Vietnam: How to get, when khổng lồ go, what to see & eat at Can Tho floating markets. Lớn get the spirit of Can Tho, the floating market is a must-see because it shows you what river culture is, how local people can adapt to lớn the geography and how they can maintain this kind of very traditional market until now. It is a process. It is not random.

ByThomas Vietnamatmyalbum.vn|Official Can Tho Visitor Guide| 7-floating-market VietnamCai Rang,Long Xuyen,Nga Nam,Phong Dien,Chau Doc,Cai Be,Tra On


Table of Contents
1. Better to Know as a Tourist
2. Why Can Tho Floating Markets Occur ?
3. Best Time khổng lồ see Can Tho Floating Markets
4. How khổng lồ Get to Can Tho Floating Markets from Can Tho thành phố
5. How lớn Get lớn Can Tho Floating Markets from tp hcm City
6. What to vị – See – Eat at Can Tho Floating Markets
7. How to Find Can Tho Floating Markets Tour by yourself
8. Google Maps of Cai Rang Floating Market
9. Google Maps of Phong Dien Floating Market
10. Responsible Travel & Advice to lớn Can Tho Floating Markets
11. Amazing đoạn clip flycam/drone of Can Tho Floating Market (4k)
12. Incredible Tips for Photography, Specialists, KOLs, media and Influencers
13. Can Tho Floating Markets xuất hiện during the Lunar New Year?
14. Pro Tips
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Phong Dien floating market, Can Tho, Vietnam

1. Better to lớn Know as a Tourist

Ticket: Free

Spend-time: An hour (approx) for Cai Rang floating market, Half an hour for Phong Dien one

Hours: Dawn – dusk

Food: Yes

Shop: Yes

Parking lot: Yes for boat, coach

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Address of Cai Rang floating market: Cai Rang Bridge, Cai Rang District, Can Tho City. About 6 km from Can Tho thành phố center.

Address of Phong Dien floating market: Tay bởi vì Bridge, Nhon Ai, Phong Dien District, Can Tho City. About 17km from Can Tho city center.

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Cai Rang floating market, Can Tho, Vietnam

Recognition(s): Cai Rang floating market was recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage in June 2016. The UK’s Rough Guide selected Cai Rang Floating Market as one of the ten most impressive markets in the world, characterized by colorful boats selling tropical agricultural products.

Added values: It is considered as one of the gems worth discovering for those who are passionate about simplicity và uniqueness & originality of the cultural Mekong river life now and then.

Nearby attractions và hidden gems: Looking for places khổng lồ stop on your way to and from Cai Rang floating market? Or maybe you found it too crowded here? We’ve got some ideas! kiểm tra out our list: Organic cacao farm (30 minutes away by boat), fruit gardens (30 minutes away by boat), Can Tho rice noodle factory (1o minutes by boat).

2. Why Can Tho Floating Markets Occur ?

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The sunrise at Cai Rang floating market, Can Tho, Vietnam

There were no cars, trucks some decades ago, so waterways were the main transfer in southern Vietnam. Because Can Tho is the biggest thành phố there, Cai Rang & Phong Dien floating markets are well known besides many beautiful tropical orchards and traditional villages. Although modern life is invading, the floating market still is the soul of the thành phố with “country side environment”.

With the advent of several new road networks và bridges over many rivers, as well as the setting up of supermarkets on the mainland, the indispensability of floating markets has been dented somewhat, but the waterways still offer the only route lớn several rural remote areas in the Mekong Delta region. Many locals still prefer floating markets, which have been a part of their daily lives and livelihoods for generations

3. Best Time lớn see Can Tho Floating Markets

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The children and the dog at the market

For Phong Dien floating market: As a local expert, we bởi know that the Phong Dien floating market will be no more after 7:30 am. Because this one is very small & very local, there are about more or less 45 boats and sampans at this market, you can watch our drone video clip 4k lớn know more. Let’s tell you, we inspect this market a lot và it is always busy and real touching is at the sunrise & the locals start to go home about 6:45a.m. Top tip: Best enjoying time to lớn be right at the spot is from 5:30am-6:30am. I hope you have an amazing sunrise on the Mekong Delta river.

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The authentic Phong Dien foating market

For Cai Rang floating market: The floating market has made a contribution not only to lớn cultural exchange but also waterway economic development. The market opens every day from sunrise until evening và the busiest time is from dawn until 9:30 a.m. In the early morning, the waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats and junks of all sizes are anchored along the river about a kilometre; all carrying a variety of seasonal fruits & vegetables. Traders come to the market lớn buy fruits and vegetables & then bring them to lớn other markets or the big trucks will take them all to many mainland wholesale markets (mainly in HCMC). Unlike shops and stalls in ordinary markets, sellers cannot cry out lớn advertise their wares since it is impossible to be heard amidst the noise of running boat engines. That is why it is essential for each boat to lớn display a long upright pole (the locals điện thoại tư vấn “Cay Beo”) at its bow on which the sellers hang samples of their products. If they sell bananas and durian, they will hang bananas và durian on the pole (“Cay Beo”) so that buyers can see what items are on sale from a distance. This way of selling is simple but has existed over a hundred years.

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4. How to Get to lớn Can Tho Floating Markets from Can Tho City

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Can Tho sampan ride for Cai Rang floating market & small canals

Cai Rang floating market. The largest floating market in Can Tho, Vietnam, and one of the most popular in the world, the Cai Rang floating market is an exciting, colorful hub of many wholesalers. It is crowded and noisy (with many tourist boats), but still fascinating. The market, about 6 km (3,7 miles) or 30 minutes by boat from Ninh Kieu wharf.

Book tour: Can Tho floating market và small canals

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Phong Dien floating market. About 18 km (11,1 miles) or two hours by boat from Ninh Kieu Wharf, Phong Dien retail floating market is one of the most lively and colorful markets and, as an added bonus, less popular with tourists who usually visit the Cai Rang floating market that’s closer khổng lồ Can Tho.

5. How to lớn Get to lớn Can Tho Floating Markets from sài gòn City

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Phong Dien floating market & small canals tour

From Ho chi Minh đô thị to Phong Dien floating market by yourself? You also take a bus from HCMC to lớn Can Tho. When you arrive at the Can Tho bus station, it is about 35 minutes or 19,5 km lớn reach Phong Dien floating market by taxi. Many tourists choose lớn start the tour from Ninh Kieu wharf for Cai Rang floating market first & then Phong Dien one later by boat. This idea is cheaper and safer for the early morning tour.

6. What to vì – See – Eat at Can Tho Floating Markets

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“Good morning Vietnam…” is also a good morning Mekong. The girl is enjoying the boat trip to lớn Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang floating market

Unlike floating markets in Thailand, floating markets in Vietnam, including the Cai Rang floating market, have evolved naturally over a hundred year. Thus, they are not only markets but also bring with them features of traditional culture. This specific feature of the floating market attracts both Vietnamese people and foreign tourists. According khổng lồ myalbum.vn inspections, the market has about 300–500 local boats & many tourist boats each day. Trading activities at the Cai Rang floating market are an occasion for visitors not only lớn buy indigenous specialties but also to sense the hardships of the sellers & learn more about the local peoples. A visit khổng lồ the Cai Rang floating market is a great way khổng lồ experience how the local population uses the river canals for transportation và commerce.

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The “Cay Beo” upright pole at the market in Can Tho

It is a market for agricultural goods, especially fruits. There are a hundred & one kinds of tropical fruit such as mangoes, mangosteens, rambutans, rồng fruits, longans & the like. You will still somehow find strangely comfortable moments while immersing in the rustic lifestyle of the Vietnamese và breathing in the cool breeze of the great river. A drink seller will also approach you via boat. You can enjoy a fresh coconut, Vietnamese coffee and even try local bun rieu – noodle soup…from the floating boats. A bridge nearby offers great views, but nothing compares khổng lồ exploring the market by boat. However, only the Cai Rang floating market is not enough to know well about the floating culture of locals. Top tip: In the US program Masterchef season 4, episode 21, broadcast on August 28, 2013 on Fox TV channel, Vietnamese noodle soup has become a difficult topic for the contestants in the đứng top 5. Gordon Ramsay’s favorite dish when he came khổng lồ Cai Rang floating market, Can Tho, Vietnam. Vì not miss the noodle soup (Hu Tieu or Bun Rieu) there!

Phong Dien floating market

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BBQ, crab rice noodle soup, banh mày are serving at the floating market as a breakfast.

There are just about 30-45 small nice sampans (traditional farmer’s boats used khổng lồ use in small villages và small canals) boats every day. Phong Dien market possesses an endearing simplicity because it is known for the sale và exchange of local goods with the native only! There are not many local merchants coming khổng lồ the floating market on rainy or low-tide days. Top tip: Have breakfast in the floating market with rice noodle soup, pho or rice (about 20.000vnd – 50.000vnd <~1$-2,5$> per one). Enjoy Vietnamese coffee or coconut juice (about 10.000vnd – 25.000vnd <0,5$-1,10$>).

Both Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets are on Can Tho river, so we hotline the way khổng lồ visit them is Can Tho River Tour. It is a special tour which flows on a part of the Mekong river. Moreover, there are many amazing things in these markets that make you surprised such as what is the function of the bamboo stick in every boat, why boats have eyes & how local people live in a boat the whole day.

7. How lớn Find Can Tho Floating Markets Tour by yourself

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A lot of homegrown fruits are selling at the river market.
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The tourists are eating the fresh pineapples on the local pineapple boat