Cai Be, a small division of Tien Giang Province, is highly recommended for foreigners who never know about floating market.
Cai Be floating market is a special meeting and trading during the day, a fruit transfer station and produce go to all regions.
The goods here are very diverse and abundant, especially the fruit, because Cai Be has the most fruits in Tien Giang, and the gardens near Tan Phong Island are brought here for sale. The boat from Ho Chi Minh City, Ca Mau, Vinh Long, An Giang, Can Tho have come here to purchase.
Sunrise and sunset are considered the most crowded and most beautiful in the floating market. If you like crowded activities, busy boats and seeing the trading onto the water, you should go from dawn when the sun has just shined. Morning is the bustle of the market, the most traded and most concentrated agricultural products. The market finishes at 8h a.m and its operation is gradually sparse.
Today, due to the needs of the people, the floating market not only sells fruit or agricultural products, but also sells the food. Small canoes between fruit boats, mainly selling drinks, breakfast for shoppers: wet cake, noodle soup, rice cake, bun bo (beef noodles), coffee, iced tea … Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the moment of relaxation between the surface of river surrounding, drinking coffee.
Besides, you can also accompany with the local people to see them doing fishing. You can visit some ancient houses and local home-made coconut candy factories where you can learn how they make coconut candy and try some “hot” candies. If it is a nice day with no rain, you should not miss this interesting tourist attraction.