Cai Be Floating Market

Cai Be, a small division of Tien Giang Province, is highly recommended for foreigners who never know about floating market. Floating market is a marketplace where sellers and buyers travel on their boats to make deals or purchases. You will find this kind of market very common in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam where waterway is closely attached to people's daily life. There are a lot of tourist agencies offering the tour to Cai Be. All you need to do is just sign up for a package tour and be ready to get up early enough in the morning because you might need to depart early. It may take about 1.5 hours to get to Cai Be.

 


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After getting embarkation, you will be amazed at the colorfulness and excitement of Floating Cai Be Market. The sellers mostly sell fresh fruits. Besides, you can also accompany with the local people to see them doing fishing. You can visit some ancient houses and local home-made coconut candy factories where you can learn how they make coconut candy and try some “hot” candies. If it is a nice day with no rain, you should not miss this interesting tourist attraction.