The Cai Rang Floating Market is one of Can Tho’s top attractions. It is one of the best ways to observe the locals and to connect with local. There are many floating markets on the Mekong Delta, but the Cai Rang Floating Market is one of the best. Visitors can start out early, around 5 or 6 am, and catch a boat going to this market from the Ninh Kieu dock. Once here, they will see a plethora of big and small boats heaped with a wide variety of fresh local fruits and vegetables, as well as crafts and tools, and even some selling delicious Vietnamese breakfast dishes. The environment is lively and unique and must be experienced by every visitor. Since the market is known to end around 10am; to avoid the sun, it is best to set out as early as possible. Visiting the Cai Rang Floating Market early also allows tourists to witness a stunning sunrise.
From around 4am to 10am
Around 2 hours more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The numerous boats and the variety of products
Since this experience involves riding a boat, visitors will most definitely not be able to offer their prayers here. Muslim tourists will also be unable to locate a mosque or Islamic Centre in the city of Can Tho, which means they will have to return to their hotel rooms at prayer times.
Those visiting the Cai Rang Floating Market will be able to find a variety of great food items, mostly fresh produce. They will however also be able to find some vendors serving Vietnamese breakfast dishes like noodles in broth. Muslim tourists will have to make sure the items they dine on only consist of vegetarian and seafood items, as most dishes will be made of non-Halal ingredients.