“It is a rare village which is located between wetland but still retains many ancient houses inside the lush orchards as Dong Hoa Hiep, Cai Be district, Tien Giang province” – that is shared by a foreign tourist who has returned to Vietnam many times to visit the Southwest province with Mekong tours.
Cai Be floating market
According boatman trader in the lake, Cai Be floating market is one of the two remaining in the Mekong River Delta. In Cai Be floating market, tourists also recognize common characteristics of the floating markets in Mekong Delta. That is on each boat, there is a pole which is hanging items that people want to buy or sell.
Visiting Cai Be floating market
Foreign tourists not only love going to the floating market but also enjoy riding bikes to go to the scene of the stall selling fruit wholesale market in Cai Be. The market operates the two-way flow of goods: taking fruit and vegetables in the Mekong Delta provinces to HCM City then going to Central, Northern by road; bringing fruit, vegetables to elsewhere on to the boat to take to floating market on the next day.