Cai Rang (3)
Cai Rang (3)
Cai Rang, floating market (Can Tho, Vietnam 2012). To be honest, I was a bit disappointed when I got to the famous Cai Rang floating market. I'd expected something more traditional. Less noisy. Without the big trailers. Just one of those mornings you have to force yourself to keep pressing the button because you got up real early to witness this and you'll never see it again, hoping it will somehow result in some relatively nice pictures.
(c) Guido Dingemans, De Eindredactie. Not to be used without permission.
Taken on: 18th April, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Guido Dingemans's page of Flickr
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The Delta's Can Tho province sprawls westwards from the eponymous provincial capital along the southern bank of the Bassac (Hau) River -- the larger of the two branches of the Mekong River. Bordered to the west by An Giang and Tien Giang provinces, to the south by Hau Giang and to the north, on the other side of the river, by Vinh Long and Dong Thap, Can Tho province is one of the most popular Delta destinations among travellers and tourists alike.
The province is actually a municipality which was given provincial status when it was carved out of the larger original province (also called Can Tho) in 2004. The remainder forms the new province of Hau Giang which lies to the south. This elevated status reflects Can Tho's importance in the region, both as a trading and transportation hub and as home to the Delta's largest city.
The Delta is often refered to as Vietnam's rice basket, and Can Tho province, with its tremendously fertile soil is one of the largest ... Read our complete Can Tho travel guide