Visit to the Mekong Delta one of the spot you should not miss is floating marketing. One of the most crowed floating market in Mekong Delta is Cai Be. Taking a motorized boat to enjoy the hustle of the Cai Be floating market with the various fruits and good, you will have unforgettable experiences.
The unsleeping market
Cai Be was established in the Nguyen Dynasty in 19th century and lies in the Tien River.Many people consider Cai Be as an unsleeping market. Although usually opening in the early morning at 4.00 am, most of rafts and boats are crowded actually from 3.00 am. The market is always busy with goods are transported to the market by rafts and boats and a lot of trading activities.
Approximately 400 to 500 boats filled with fruits, vegetables, and other products are anchored along the banks of the river. For purchasing process, goods are shifted at inland markets or small boats take them for delivery along canals.
The hustle and bustle atmosphere, the voice of many buyers and seller combine with the various colors of fruits, flowers and goods, all of them create an amazing alive picture.
Cai Be seems is not only an inseparable part of their daily lives, but also represents the unique cultural characteristics of the local people.
What to do
Take a boat trip to Cai Be floating market, tourists can be attractive fully by the hustle real life of people here, the coconut trees along the river and various fresh fruits. Furthermore, tourists can also buy some special food, drink or fruits to enjoy on the boats for a relaxing morning.