Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang floating Market Mekong Delta

Cai Rang floating market is an unmissable destination of the tours on the Mekong River. With many unique cultural values and the characteristics of Can Tho, in 2016, the Cai Rang floating market was recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Located on Cai Rang River, about 6 km from the city center by road, and about 30 minutes by boat from Ninh Kieu Pier, it is one of the largest floating markets in the south-western region, serving the locals’ demands for the trade and exchange of goods. The buyers and sellers move with all kinds of means such as canoes and boats. Cai Rang floating market is not just a trade center but is also an indispensable destination of the tours on the Mekong River, helping to promote Can Tho tourism development. 

Cai Rang floating market opens early, but most people come in from 7 am to 8 am. There are many kinds of goods sold from boats, such as specialties in the south-western region, but the main product is fresh fruit. On boats, products are hung on bamboo poles so tourists and locals can easily see which products each boat is selling. During peak hours, it is easy to catch an image of the buyers and sellers’ busy trading on Cai Rang River. Besides the traditional boats selling kinds of fruits and vegetables, there are boats selling coffee and breakfast dishes. In addition, the market is filled with hundreds of boats carrying tourists, local people and vendors all hurrying about their business.

With unique trade features in the Mekong River, the Cai Rang floating market attracts a large number of tourists, especially foreign tourists. It is considered as one of the typical economic, trade and tourist sites of the Mekong Delta, as a result, the Can Tho municipal People’s Committee has implemented the project “Conservation and development of Cai Rang floating market for the 2016-2020 period, with a vision to 2030” to preserve the typical intangible cultural heritage of the river area, develop Cai Rang floating market as an entrepôt site for agricultural products of the region, ensure traffic safety and tourism development. Also from the project, the city’s tourism industry has organized many activities to increase the attractiveness of the floating market and link tours in the south-western region.

Most recently, the city held 2018 the Cai Rang Floating Market Culture and Tourism Festival, the festival is expected to be organized annually. The number of visitors arriving in Can Tho is more than 300,000 people per year, the Cai Rang floating market has itself attracted more than 145,000 visitors.

Under the preservation project, marking buoys will be installed to limit boats for anchoring. Wharfs, public toilets and 5,000-metre warehouses for storing products to serve tourists will also be built for the market. Garbage discharged by residents living on boats near the markets or sellers will be cleaned up better to ensure hygiene.

The Cai Rang floating market has a lot of potentials, however, the exploitation is not adequate and lacks professionalism. The level of attracting investment in infrastructure, attracting tourists and turnover from the market is still relatively low. With the aim of developing tourism, many experts and businesses in tourism field have advised that Cai Rang floating market should diversify the forms of experience for visitors associated with ecotourism sites. 

At the same time, characteristic tourism products of Can Tho should be established, avoiding the situation of products with poor quality and heterogeneous prices. It is necessary to implement measures to manage the prices of boats as well as the prices of products and services in the floating market, to set the visitors’ mind at ease when using services. In addition, it is necessary to have training solutions to improve the quality of human resources in the field of tourism. SOURCE: NDO

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Cai Rang floating market festival

The third Cai Rang Floating Market Culture and Tourism Festival will take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from July 7 to 9.

CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET FESTIVAL – The third Cai Rang Floating Market Culture and Tourism Festival will take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from July 7 to 9. This year’s festival aims to respond to Vietnam Tourism Day (July 9) and honor and promote the images and culture of Cai Rang floating market – a national intangible cultural heritage.  

A number of activities will be held during the three-day festival, including a book exhibition, a photo exhibition, a seminar, a composite boat race, a parade of tourism boats, and the making of record-sized banh xeo (a type of savory crepe) – a specialty of southern Vietnam. The festival will also feature a display of local delicacies, cultural activities and folk games.

According to Nguyen Van Luan, Deputy Director of the Can Tho Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, this year’s festival will be held on a larger scale than previous years, with 14 activities, including four new activities and 10 upgraded activities to become a more unique and attractive festival, thereby attracting more domestic and foreign tourists.

The Cai Rang Floating Market, located about 6km from the center of Can Tho city, has been around for centuries. It is a prime example of the waterway market culture in the southwestern region, where people buy and sell goods on boats.

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Ca Mau cape set to become eco tourism center

Ca Mau cape in the southernmost province of Ca Mau is set to become a major eco-tourism centre for visitors to the Mekong River Delta by 2025, according to a Prime Minister-approved master plan for the development of Ca Mau Cape National Tourism Site towards 2030.

NDO – Ca Mau Cape in the southernmost province of Ca Mau is set to become a major eco-tourism center for visitors to the Mekong River Delta by 2025, according to a Prime Minister-approved master plan for the development of Ca Mau Cape National Tourism Site towards 2030. The plan also sets a target that by 2030, the site will meet the national tourism criteria and secure its status as a National Tourism Site.  

Under the plan, the core zone prioritized for tourism development will cover Mui, Kinh Dao Tay, Kinh Dao Dong, Rach Tau Dong, Rach Tho, and Khai Long hamlets as well as Dat Mui Commune of Ngoc Hien District, with a total area of about 2,100 ha. The area will be facilitated with services and entertainment centers, with ecological resorts built in the mangrove forest. The Ca Mau Cape cultural and tourist park, ecological sites, community-based and craft villages, and Khai Long tourism complex will also be built in the area. The master plan also makes it clear that the construction and development of the facilities must comply with the law on forest protection and development, environmental protection and biodiversity.

The Cape of Ca Mau belonging to Ngoc Hien District in Ca Mau Province and lies 118 km away from Ca Mau City. This is a unique spot of Vietnam Tourism not only its especially location, but also the only place in Vietnam where one can see the sunrise in the East and sunset in the West. The Cape of Ca Mau was discovered at the end of the 17th century and a residential area of three ethnic groups Viet (Kinh), Hoa, and Khmer. Here are many beautiful islands such as Hon Tuong, Hon Sao, Hon Kho, Hon Lon, Hon Doi Moi, etc. Hon Khoai Island is the largest 4m2 where you can find the most romantic lighthouse in the Gulf of Thailand.

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Can Tho-Bangkok direct air route

WorldTrans will cooperate with domestic travel companies to operate charter flights between the Vietnamese and Thai cities. The first flight carrying 180 passengers departed from Can Tho to Bangkok on June 6 morning by Airbus 320 of Thai Vietjet Air, a Thai low-cost airline and an associate company of Vietjet Air.

Can ThoBangkok direct air route launched: The World Transportation Services Joint Stock Company (WorldTrans) on June 6 launched a direct air route between Can Tho city (Vietnam) and Bangkok (Thailand) at Can Tho International Airport. WorldTrans will cooperate with domestic travel companies to operate charter flights between the Vietnamese and Thai cities. The first flight carrying 180 passengers departed from Can Tho to Bangkok on June 6 morning by Airbus 320 of Thai Vietjet Air, a Thai low-cost airline and an associate company of Vietjet Air.  

WorldTrans will operate 28 charter flights within three months from June to August 2018, serving about 5,000 passengers. The direct flight from Can Tho to Bangkok starts at 9:05 am, and vice versa 7:00 am. The flight duration is one hour and 25 minutes. To date, WorldTrans has sold out 5,000 air tickets. WorldTrans General Director Vu Duc Bien said after three months of operation, WorldTrans will study the possibility of maintaining the air route until the end of this year and have a new plan for 2019.

Apart from this air route, WorldTrans aims to operate 100 charter flights from Can Tho and other Vietnamese cities and provinces to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, and other Asian countries. According to the municipal People’s Committee, the traveling demand in Can Tho and the Mekong Delta, in general, is increasing. The launching of the Can Tho-Bangkok air route will open up new opportunities for the tourism sector in the Mekong Delta city to prosper.

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