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In this article, you can find insight details about Cai Rang floating market and Phong Dien floating market in Can Tho, Vietnam: How to lớn 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 the geography and how they can maintain this kind of very traditional market until now. It is a process. It is not random.

ByThomas Vietnamathoianuong.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 lớn Know as a Tourist
2. Why Can Tho Floating Markets Occur ?
3. Best Time khổng lồ see Can Tho Floating Markets
4. How lớn Get khổng lồ Can Tho Floating Markets from Can Tho thành phố
5. How to Get lớn Can Tho Floating Markets from sài gòn City
6. What to do – See – Eat at Can Tho Floating Markets
7. How lớn 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 khổng lồ 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 open 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

Blog: https://hoianuong.vn/guide-to-can-tho-floating-markets/

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

Address of Phong Dien floating market: Tay vì chưng Bridge, Nhon Ai, Phong Dien District, Can Tho City. About 17km from Can Tho đô thị 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 & uniqueness và originality of the cultural Mekong river life now and then.

Nearby attractions và hidden gems: Looking for places to stop on your way to and from Cai Rang floating market? Or maybe you found it too crowded here? We’ve got some ideas! check 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 city there, Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets are well known besides many beautiful tropical orchards & traditional villages. Although modern life is invading, the floating market still is the soul of the city with “country side environment”.

With the advent of several new road networks & 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 to lớn see Can Tho Floating Markets

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The children & the dog at the market

Book & support directly to local: Can Tho Floating Market & non-touristy long small canals Tour (5am-10:30am, 100% satisfied tailor-made tour, recommended this beautiful canals tour)

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For Phong Dien floating market: As a local expert, we do know that the Phong Dien floating market will be no more after 7:30 am. Because this one is very small và very local, there are about more or less 45 boats and sampans at this market, you can watch our drone video 4k khổng lồ know more. Let’s tell you, we inspect this market a lot & it is always busy and real touching is at the sunrise và the locals start khổng lồ go trang chủ about 6:45a.m. Top tip: Best enjoying time 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 lớn cultural exchange but also waterway economic development. The market opens every day from sunrise until evening & the busiest time is from dawn until 9:30 a.m. In the early morning, the waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats và junks of all sizes are anchored along the river about a kilometre; all carrying a variety of seasonal fruits & vegetables. Traders come lớn the market to buy fruits và vegetables và then bring them lớn other markets or the big trucks will take them all khổng lồ many mainland wholesale markets (mainly in HCMC). Unlike shops and stalls in ordinary markets, sellers cannot cry out to advertise their wares since it is impossible to lớn be heard amidst the noise of running boat engines. That is why it is essential for each boat lớn display a long upright pole (the locals call “Cay Beo”) at its bow on which the sellers hang samples of their products. If they sell bananas & durian, they will hang bananas and 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 lớn Get khổng lồ Can Tho Floating Markets from Can Tho City

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

Cai Rang floating market. The largest floating market in Can Tho, Vietnam, & 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.

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 & colorful markets and, as an added bonus, less popular with tourists who usually visit the Cai Rang floating market that’s closer to lớn Can Tho.

5. How to lớn Get khổng lồ Can Tho Floating Markets from hồ chí minh City

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Phong Dien floating market và small canals tour

From Ho đưa ra 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 to reach Phong Dien floating market by taxi. Many tourists choose to lớn start the tour from Ninh Kieu wharf for Cai Rang floating market first và then Phong Dien one later by boat. This idea is cheaper và safer for the early morning tour.

6. What to bởi 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 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 to lớn hoianuong.vn inspections, the market has about 300–500 local boats và many tourist boats each day. Trading activities at the Cai Rang floating market are an occasion for visitors not only khổng lồ buy indigenous specialties but also khổng lồ sense the hardships of the sellers và learn more about the local peoples. A visit lớn the Cai Rang floating market is a great way lớn 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 and one kinds of tropical fruit such as mangoes, mangosteens, rambutans, long fruits, longans và the like. You will still somehow find strangely comfortable moments while immersing in the rustic lifestyle of the Vietnamese and 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 & even try local bun rieu – noodle soup…from the floating boats. A bridge nearby offers great views, but nothing compares to exploring the market by boat. However, only the Cai Rang floating market is not enough lớn 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. Vị 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 mi are serving at the floating market as a breakfast.

There are just about 30-45 small nice sampans (traditional farmer’s boats used to use in small villages and small canals) boats every day. Phong Dien market possesses an endearing simplicity because it is known for the sale and exchange of local goods with the native only! There are not many local merchants coming to lớn 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 & Phong Dien floating markets are on Can Tho river, so we call 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
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