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The potted flowers ranging from daisies to marigolds and to lien (Torenia fournieri) among others that you see in the photo are in the flower market section of the Cai Be Floating Market in Cai Be District in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this as part of a Mekong Delta tour and really enjoyed the trip. My advise is visit early in the morning to avoid it being too busy. It was great pulling up alongside boats and getting food and drinks as well as watching...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 543NickP
Reviewed March 7, 2019

we had a several hour river cruise. Beautiful sights and the commerce on the river with the sales of all types of goods was very educational to see. We thoroughly enjoyed it as a slice of daily life. The people here are extremely friendly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank garyc320
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

The place where it happens is beautiful, with a view on the Cai Be church. The activity though is much lower, and needs to be seen very early in the morning as a result of more terrestrial transportation and phone transactions. Still it is an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dmounier
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

The market is almost non-existant and consists of 5 boats selling potatoes and one boat selling fruit to tourists. The trip over is nice and a boat trip on the Mekong is a good way to spend some time but don't expect a market.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Ldhooge
Reviewed February 23, 2019

I came to this floating market on the really early at around 6 am but there are more tourists than the local merchant there. It is just good thing if you want to understand how the floating market works (that is all). I suggest it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fecara
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

Went through here on a cruise from Can Tho and really disappointing. Been to much more interesting, colourful and varied markets in other towns. Basically just wholesale turnips for sale!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lappymad
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

We went with Les Rives, as part of a 2 day Mekong Delta Tour and the were about 30 boats selling a variety of goods. However, what we enjoyed most was getting of the boat and visiting some very small family run businesses making a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BarryWPaphos
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

The only real way to visit this floating market is by boat. You’ll see an authentic market complete with a display of produce sold by each boat hoisted to their flagstaff. You see bananas hanging on a pole...that’s what they’re selling that day. Even a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J H H
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

Booked a last minute day tour with Hoi An Express. The trip from the city to the floating market should have taken 2.5 hours ended up taking 4 hours due to an accident on the freeway. We arrived just before noon, low tide and there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank GusY
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

There are a number of boats selling produces from the surrounding villages, mostly fruits but it's not similar to The Bangkok river. You will see big boats selling other items like flower, rice hush, fish n such. the mangrove boat ride is by paddled by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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September 1, 2018|
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Response from 758JimH | Reviewed this property |
We got to Cai Be floating market around 10 am - as previous reviews have noted there is not much action still going on at that time. We still thoroughly enjoyed the day but if you want to see a busy larger market stay in... More
November 20, 2016|
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Response from Pouzik |
Thank you Beyondthestars. As we have a some days in Ho Chi Minh, I think we will try to book it once we are in the city. Would hate to go all the way to Cai Be only to learn it is closed!