Cai Be Floating Market
Cai Be Floating Market
3.5
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Diane R
Madison, WI90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The floating market has dwindled down to a few boats, displaying what they sell hanging on poles above the boat. The second new bridge in town, has meant that more people want to access the land market, therefore moving the traditional ‘floaters’ to on land. Walk along the road (that goes under the new bridge) to the land market and you won’t be disappointed on the variety and friendliness of the people. I believe the large floating markets in My Tho or Can Tho are more traditional (but more for tourists than purchasing locals), but the experience in Cai Be is definitely more ‘genuine’.
Written 28 February 2023
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Chep
Hoi An, Vietnam48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There is a lot of food and things sold here. My dad and I went here in the watermelon season so there were a lot of watermelon. It was also pineapple season so there were also a lot of pineapple. This market is floating on water so if you're seasick then I don't recommend this place for you!
Written 26 December 2019
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,461 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is not what it used to be. Because of bridges there is little need for a floating market as people now have access to both banks of the river.
Written 6 November 2019
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Christina G
Ringwood, UK717 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Our guide was telling us that this floating market was sadly disappearing even though it has been here forever. The traders live on their boats and hang what they are selling on long poles. Very interesting to see, colourful and authentic. We travelled down the canals on a Sampan. It was very interesting seeing how they live on the river. Everyone were very friendly and always happy to wave to us. Great photos
Written 1 November 2019
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gat_lontok
Can Tho, Vietnam56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
I came here before 0600, before flocks of tourists came. But even at that early, it seems I missed the actions. Most of the activity can only be seen on land wherein the farm products unloaded from boats are being packaged. Instead of riding a boat like a tourist, I rode my bicycle to see around, so I was able to see "remaining" boats from several vantage points along the river banks, the bridge and the ferry.
Written 15 October 2019
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vegas rocks
Las Vegas, NV546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
we enjoyed our day tour on the river to see a slice of life with the floating market with all kinds of products being sold from the junks/sampan boats on the river. The colors are beautiful of the boats and buildings at the shore.
Written 7 March 2019
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Felix C
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
I booked a trip from Ho Chi Minh to Vinh Lam and Cai Be Floating Market only to get there and discover that the market only opens from 4am to 7am.

Luckily the guide, Sam, was excellent and did everything he could to make it an excellent day our for us.

I was disappointed about not being able to see the floating market, and shouldn't the agency already know about all these?

Advise to other travellers, check out the timing first before confirming any bookings!
Written 30 December 2018
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E_Sin15
Singapore, Singapore232 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
I was really disappointed at this place called floating market but serveral boats on the river with there and they sell their product for wholesales only.
Written 29 January 2018
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Hauke V
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
Arrived around 7:30am. About 5 boats were still there. Maybe it was because of the day(Tuesday, CAI re is closed then) or because of the decline of watermarkets.
Written 5 December 2017
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VietnamPrivateTravel
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
We can use a car or speedboat ( very expensive)to Caibe.then we take a motorized boat to visit floating market & craft village.according to me ,this is a tourist place but if you choose a good tour guide ,he will bring you into the village with less tourists.we can see local products with local people made by hands ,especially a woman is over 80 years old who can makes rice paper ,we also see her family's activities as the kitchen,water tanks that kept raining water for drinking & cooking.

waliking around a fruit garden at another island or tasting fruit at a local house.
we can see real life with local poeple.
Written 30 September 2015
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