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Cai Rang floating market and boat tour

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Touring a floating market in the Mekong Delta is a box that many travellers to Vietnam wish to check, and none are bigger or more popular than Can Tho’s Cai Rang Floating Market. Here’s what to expect and how to book a boat tour.

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Cai Rang is the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta. It starts around 05:00 and runs until midday, meaning boat tours pick up around 05:00. It’s a six kilometre journey or around a 30-minute boat ride from Can Tho to arrive to the wondrous scene.

Start early. Photo taken in or around Cai Rang floating market and boat tour, Can Tho, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

Start early. Photo: Cindy Fan

Packed into a section of river, large vessels sell all sorts of fruits and vegetables grown in the Delta. You’ll see one boat heaped with pineapples, another with carrots while sellers nimbly toss watermelons down to a smaller boat that has latched on. Vessels advertise what they sell by hanging their product from the top of a long bamboo pole at the bow. Need garlic? Scan the horizon and look for the bouquet of bulbs dangling off a boat. Get your radishes! Come here for gourds! ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,300 words.)

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