Later, continue your journey into the heart of Vietnam by experiencing the art of candy and rice paper workshops.
The mighty Mekong river has long been home to colorful and exciting floating markets, a virtual melting pot of shapes, sounds, smells, colors and tastes – find fresh fruit and vegetables, coconuts, fish, rice, fish, artisan crafts, souvenirs and other gifts. A wholesale market, traders sell to both individuals and buyers who take a large amount of inventory to sell to even bigger markets.
One of the most colorful of these markets is the one at Cai Be. Hundreds of traders take to the market each day, turning the waterfront into a virtual traffic jam. Held along the Tan Phong Island at the junction of Tien River, the bustling market at Cai Be is known for selling many delicious fresh fruits and vegetables. The boats moor here, creating a type of supermarket paradise – and a bit of a fun traffic jam. All the various boats specialize in particular products – be it dragon fruit, mangoes, or other exotic deliciousness – which is advertised by long poles in front of their boats. Whichever merchandise the boats carry, the traders string up above to let shoppers know where to find them.