Watching Sunset & Enjoying Breakfast in “Cai Be floating market”, Why not?

Post by: Admin - Posted at: August 15, 2018

WATCHING SUNSET & ENJOYING YOUR BREAKFAST IN “CAI BE FLOATING MARKET”, WHY NOT?

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Tourists will be impressed by the hospitality of local people in Tien Giang province

Cai Be is considered as one of the 3 well-known floating markets in Mekong Delta region, Tien Giang Province,Vietnam  About 70km away from Saigon, Tien Giang is situated in the North of the Tien River. The floating market lies in the middle of three provinces’ borders: Tien Giang, Vinh Long as well as Ben Tre.

cai be floating market - mekong river delta
Cai Be floating market – Mekong River Delta

Different from other floating markets in Vietnam and Thailand, Cai Be is considered one of the largest wholesale markets in the Mekong delta region. About 3.00 am in the early morning, approximately 400 to 500 boats filled with fruits, vegetables, and other products from many directions are anchored along the banks of the river. The sign for travelers to recognize which boats are selling is that goods are hung on poles also called “cay beo”.

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“Cay beo” – photo: whereis.vn


Unfortunately the floating market of Cai Be is getting smaller every year. Instead, everyone is shifting more and more into modern markets. But in recent years, cause Cai Be locals continue to developing tourism, many mobile stalls have been appeared for selling food and drinks to serve the locals and tourists.

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Most of the floating market traders begin a new day in the very early morning and last before noon

 

cai be floating market tien giang province
The local people ‘s life associated with river ( Photo: whereis.vn)

cai be floating market tien giang province

👉 How to get there?

Cai Be is not very far away from Saigon, about 70km away from Saigon,take approx 2 hours by car from downtown ( Dist 1). When you arrive Cai Be, you’ll board a motor boat taking you to the floating market . The market always selling from the early morning to the noon.

👉 Useful tips:

  • Most of the floating market traders begin a new day in the very early morning and last before noon. Therefore, wake up at 4.00 AM – 5.00 AM is the best time to enjoy all bustle and vibrancy of this famous market. If you like to enjoy the tranquility of rural life, you could take a visit at 4.00 PM.
  • The best way to catch the busiest and most impressive view is to plan to stay around 1-2 nights in Vinh Long. If possible, spending the day on the boat cruise in Cai Be is also a brilliant idea as this is a cool opportunity to explore the marvelous life on the Mekong River.
  • Homestay riverside is indeed a memorable experience of your trip.
  • Remember to bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellant.
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What an amazing trip in Cai Be floating market !

If you are planning to enjoy a short trip in the Mekong Delta, make sure that Cai Be Floating Market is noted  into your bucket list.

 

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Post by: Admin - Posted at: August 15, 2018

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