In the morning on Cai Rang floating market

In the morning on Cai Rang floating market
Hundreds of junks and boats from the Western provinces gathered from 5 am, mainly selling agricultural products, typical fruits of the garden.

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In the morning on Cai Rang floating market
Cai Rang Floating Market is located about 5 km from the center of Can Tho city and takes 30 minutes by boat from Ninh Kieu wharf. Founded in the early 20th century to serve the needs of trading in the region, Cai Rang is now one of the three largest floating markets in the Southwest region, with more than 300 boats gathered every day.
In the morning on Cai Rang floating market
Cai Rang Market is held from 5 am, the most crowded at 6 am - 8 pm and then gradually over. Visitors often come here early in the morning to catch the sunrise and feel the bustling atmosphere of the market. The small junks often come to the passenger boat to offer goods such as fruit or breakfast, cold drinks.
In the morning on Cai Rang floating market
The offering form of floating markets in the West is the use of a pole. All good for sale is hang on on a 3 - 5 m high pole so that buyers can identify it from afar.

The hanging on the pole also has many messages that people implicitly understand, such as "do not hang but sell" are boats serving food and drink such as noodles, soup, coffee ... If the pole hang a coconut leaf, the item is the boat itself, called "hanging one but selling another".
In the morning on Cai Rang floating market
People trade with each other from boat to boat by juggling or handing over items. The main commodities at the market are agricultural products, handicrafts and daily necessities. When immersed in the atmosphere of the market, visitors can see the activities of the families living on the boats, such as mobile apartments with full televisions, stoves, ornamental plants ...
In the morning on Cai Rang floating market
Boat owners sell refreshments brewing iced black coffee to customers. Many boats also have eyes, believed by the people of the river to bring souls to the boats to ward off monsters and thugs. Based on the shape and color of the eyes and nose of junk, one can know the origin and scope of operations of boats in each region.
In the morning on Cai Rang floating market
A boat sells lottery tickets at the market. Today there are about ten floating markets that exist in the West similar to Cai Rang floating market but the scale is shrinking by developing road traffic, making trade more convenient. According to local travel agency statistics, the number of boats has now decreased by 550 units compared to 2005.
In the morning on Cai Rang floating market
A couple choose a market meeting as the backdrop for the wedding set. In 2016, Cai Rang floating market was recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage. Currently, the market is preserved as a cultural characteristic of the region to attract tourists.
In the morning on Cai Rang floating market
To visit the floating market, visitors can take a motorboat for 60,000 to 100,000 per person or rent a whole train. Many tourists choose to go on a picnic rather than go rowing with the locals to wander through the boats on the floating market at an agreed price.

In the morning on Cai Rang floating market In the morning on Cai Rang floating market Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on October 04, 2019 Rating: 5

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