Mekong; Mekong delta; can tho; cai rang; floating markets; Vietnamese markets; Vietnamese floating markets; Cai Rang Floating Market; Vietnamese boat; pumpkins, MSRW648
Cai Rang Floating Market is one of the largest in the Mekong Delta. The vendors at these markets are boats of all different sizes. Cai Rang is open all day but it is busiest from sunrise to about 9 am. The main items sold there are fresh produce from Cai Rang and neighboring areas. Every boat has a long upright pole at its bow on which samples of the goods for sale are hung as a form of "advertisement". Larger boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. The waterway becomes a maze of boats packed with mangos, bananas, papayas and pineapples.