Cai Rang Floating Market named national heritage site

Published:  09:51 Tuesday - July 12, 2016

Cai Rang Floating Market named national heritage site

Being famous for one of the well – known floating markets in of the Southwest, Ca Rang floating market is the commercial centre in Can Tho. As a result, it is said that “not being in Cai Rang floating market means not knowing the land of Tay Do – an old name of Can Tho”. There is the good news that Cai Rang Floating Market has just been recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage site by The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Cai Rang floating market is on the 185km Hau River. It is the most famous and interesting attraction in Can Tho. Coming here, tourists will immerse themselves in the immense water and river which makes the feature and symbol of the Southwest.

At between 5 am and 6 am, there are many boats with different types of products including fruits, vegetables, food and others float on the river in a busy and hustling atmosphere. Cai Rang floating market is considered the commercial centre of Can Tho where the selling and exchange variety of agricultural products.

There are a large range of fruits and vegetables sold on the boats and they are hung on the long bamboo poles which help consumers choose and buy the exact products as they want. Furthermore, there are many vendors who come to buy and exchange products with a low price and then sell at a higher price in another market.  

The UK’s Rough Guide has just elected Cai Rang floating market one of ten most impressive markets in the world. It is said that the market is well – known not only at home but also all over the world. Cai Rang floating market is an ideal suggestion when visiting the Southwest and the market always attracts a lot of tourists every year with many agricultural products and other services such as: coffee, breakfast dishes and lottery tickets.

Let’s come to enjoy the bustling and hustling atmosphere of Cai Rang floating market as well as learn more about the daily life of residents of Can Tho.

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