Cai Rang floating market is a large and typical floating market in Can Tho. It specializes in wholesale agricultural products, fruits of the region. It is close to Can Tho, only 5km away so it is not difficult to see the busiest scene in the morning from 6 to 8h. It is crowded with big and small boats. Life here is hectic.
The river is home to the people of the West, which is close to and familiar to the people here. Westerners get used to water and stick to themselves at all. Water is associated with not only fish, shrimp, fertile silt, floating house on the river but also floating markets – the most familiar image for the people here.
Cai Rang market is located on a branch of Hau river which flows through Cai Rang district of Can Tho city. According to legend, its name appeared from a long time ago. At that time, there was a very big fish floating here. Its teeth plug into the ground. Seeing that, people take to put a name for this place.
This floating market mainly sells fruits and vegetables of the tropical region, so boats carrying fruits are not as colorful as other markets. Boat are always harassed. People also make a sign on the boat. The main purpose is to let the remote purchaser know what is on the boat. These signs are floating on the floating market, simple but characteristic.
Commodities on floating markets are mainly classified in quality and size. Merchants come to the market to take the goods and take them everywhere. Sometimes the goods go out the borders of the country. The market does not sell all day, it is very crowded.
The good thing about the floating market is that it not only sells its own agricultural products but also sells breakfast and beverages to people. Visiting here is not difficult to find the boat selling breakfast. The price is very low, only 3k / glass of coffee, not as good as in the shop but just drink to see the market and how interesting life.
Here, it attracts lots of tourists from far. People come here to have the opportunity to experience life on the boat, experience the cultural characteristics of the West, and enjoy a bustling but pure air in the river.
Ensuring this must be an unforgettable experience that the West devoted to travelers.
Go to the West River to experience the idyllic culture in this particular place – the colors of the boat, the color of life.
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