Cai Rang has been classified as one of the top 5 beautiful and interesting floating markets in Asia, by Your Amazing Places – a world tourism website.
Rounding out the list of top five floating markets are Damnoen Saduak and Taling Chan in Thailand, Dal Lake in India and Nam Pan in Myanmar.
Cai Rang is the biggest whole sale floating market in the Mekong Delta, specializes in selling fruits and agricultural products of the whole region. Besides, the market has all the customary services of a normal market.
The market starts around 5 a.m and finishes by midday, so visistors should go in good time to get the very best goods.
The market is about six kilometres from Can Tho city, or about a 30-minute boat ride. While floating down the river, you will glimpse life along its shores. You’ll pass vibrantly painted boats anchored along the shore, merchant vessels carrying loads down the river and houses built on stilts over the water.