Cai Be is Vietnam’s most vibrant hive and mouth to one of Asia’s great rivers, as well as home to millions of people in the busy towns and markets in between. Called the ‘rice basket’ of Vietnam, the region enjoys diversity dotted with green fields and sleepy villages intertwined by canals and rivulets, and self-sustaining river life. See longtail boats darting up and down the river, as well as dodgy smaller wooden ones used by floating market vendors. Cai Be is a river-land mixed town in Ti?n Giang Province of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. The Cai Be Floating Market is perhaps the most dazzling place to be, with varied colorful shallow wooden boats laden with luxuriant sprays of vegetables, fruit, rice and fish oscillating on the river.
Can Tho Museum
Agricultural River Life
Recommended Vietnam Tours
Places: Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon (2 days) → My Tho / Mekong Delta (7) → Siem Reap (3)
Tour Highlights: French Colonial Buildings, Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau Temple, Mekong Delta, Fish Markets...
Experience an early morning motor-boat trip to Cai Rung..the Delta’s biggest floating market; see boats laden with fruits, vegetables and fish trading; uniquely, sellers advertise their wares by shouting across the water or tying up goods to a pole on their boat making it visible far away. Next, disembark for a city tour…visit Cantho museum containing over 5,000 Mekong objects and relics; understand agricultural river life; see how ethnic Vietnamese, Chinese and Khmer live together; drive to Binh Thuy Ancient House, featuring French architectural styles with valuable antiques.