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Cai Rang floating market attract foreign tourists
  • | | February 08, 2024 02:46 PM
Cai Rang Floating Market in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho is attracting a large number of foreign tourists in the run-up to the Tet Lunar New Year.

On Wednesday, hundreds of foreign visitors flocked to the market, adding to the bustling atmosphere.

According to traders on the market, the tourist surge has helped improve their income following a long sluggish period due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tourists have a chance to experience the distinctive features of Cai Rang Floating Market such as having breakfast, enjoying coffee, engaging in conversations and travelling along the river.



The cuisine at Cai Rang Floating Market consists of various dishes, ranging from rice noodles or Hu Tieu and noodle soup to drinks. Dishes on the market are quite reasonable.

Foreigners enjoy Hu Tieu on the market.

Around 200-300 boats sell goods on the market. Nearly 2,000 tonnes of agricultural products are sold at the market every month.


A local boatman said that he could earn VND300,000-500,000 a day transporting tourists.

According to experts, Can Tho needs to develop night-economy services at Cai Rang Floating Market. More entertainment activities should also be added, including the performance of southern amateur music or Don Ca Tai Tu.

Can Tho served nearly 5.99 million travellers in 2023, up 17 percent on-year, including 159,000 foreigners. Over 70 percent of tourists visited Cai Rang Floating Market when coming to Can Tho.

This year, Can Tho has set a goal to welcome 6.1 million tourists with the total revenues of VND6 trillion.

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