Cai Be floating market not only brings many unique cultural features to the Cuu Long river area. But also an attractive tourist destination to help visitors admire the beauty of Cai Be floating market.
Especially where you will have a chance to know the culture of trade and traditions of local people here.
Where is Cai Be floating market?
Floating market is the contiguous place of three provinces namely Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long. It’s one of the three largest wholesale floating markets in the Southwest region. Along with Cai Rang and Nga Bay floating markets. That is the reason why the Cai Be floating market is always crowded. Such as: seafood, home appliances, drinks,…
How to get to Cai Be floating market from Ho Chi Minh City?
Visitors can come to the floating market with many different ways. Such as motorcycles, personal cars, passenger cars… but the most interesting is still by motorbike. Traveling to Cai Be floating market by motorbike will be a new experience, giving visitors many unforgettable memories.
The long distance is nearly 80km. You can move towards Kinh Duong Vuong road to National Highway 1A and then Vo Van Kiet. Next, you turn to provincial road 875 to find a way to Trung Nu Vuong, then run another section to meet Cai Be floating market.
When is the best time to travel to Cai Be floating market?
Here, if you want to see the crowded activities, crowded boats and see the forms of water trading. You should go early in the morning. Because morning is the bustling market, the most traded and concentrated variety of agricultural products. You should pay attention to the market break time at 8 o’clock to avoid late arrival. That’s why all Mekong delta tour to Tien Giang will start at 5:00 AM.
For those who like quiet and peaceful places. You can visit the floating market in the afternoon. That you can enjoy the activities of local people on the river. It’s one of the characteristics of the Southwest people. In the afternoon, you should go around from 16h, when it is less sunny. You will have moments of watching the sunset on the river. Sunset is also when the market area lights up, bringing a little poetic sadness. This is considered the most beautiful and sparkling time of this floating market.
What’s special of Cai Be floating market?
Floating market in Tien Giang province is a place for boats to exchange goods. It still retains the cultural characteristics of the market in the Mekong Delta region. Highlights are fruit and produce transfer stations across all regions. Each boat is hung with a pole so that buyers are easy to identify and not to invite.
It’s a great idea to visit this floating market. You can rent a boat with a capacity from 10 to 15 people which costs 500,000 – 800,000 VND. If you want to experience something interesting here. If you have a need to purchase a package of tickets to visit the floating market, traditional villages, fruit gardens, Dan ca tai tu…
With a variety of goods, Cai Be floating market is famous for specialized fruits. Such as green skin pomelo, Cai Be tangerine,… and has the most fruit in Tien Giang. Others come here to buy things like Vinh Long, Ho Chi Minh City, Ca Mau…
Today, due to the needs of the people. Cai Be floating market in Tien Giang not only trades fruits or agricultural products, but also dishes. The small boats creep between fruit boats, mainly selling drinking water, breakfast for marketers. Such as: wet cakes, noodles, porridge, soup cakes, coffee, tea… Travelers come will have the opportunity to experience moments of relaxation between the four rivers, and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Cai Be floating market is one of most Tien Giang’s tourist attractions. It attracts a great number of domestic and international visitors. Therefore, if you have the opportunity to go to Tien Giang, do not miss the opportunity to experience interesting things in this floating market.
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