Cai Be is a district located in the west of Tien Giang province, known for Cai Be floating market characterizes for Western culture. Cai Be is the northern shore of the My Thuan Bridge, the gateway to the city of Vinh Long and the entire Mekong River Delta. In the past, Cai Be is the administrative center of Long Ho Palace. Cai Be market was founded in 1732, also known as Long Ho market, now is the town of Cai Be. During the invasion of French colonialists, people here heroically fought against the enemies. But until 1975, along with other provinces, people of Cai Be were immersed in freedom and peace. Agricultural is the primary economy of this district with the main occupation is rice and fruit trees. For many years, rice production and farm produce of Cai have been always in the top of the country. Other economic sectors are also important, especially tourism. Domestic and foreign tourists are attracted by the prosperous beauty of this water region.

Cai Be Floating Market

Cai Be Floating Market is situated in the town of Cai Be, Cai Be District, Tien Giang Province, situated in Tien Giang river section adjacent with three provinces: Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre. Cai Be Market takes place on the river with a lot of boats commuter. Market is from day to night on a large scale, with all the boats from distant gardens come here to sale and purchase products. Therefore, the goods in this market are very rich and varied, from fabrics, furniture, poultry products, seafood,... to all the food and drinks. Fruit trade area is located along the island of Tan Long, stretches for kilometers. Many boats from Ho Chi Minh City, Long An, An Giang, Can Tho, Ca Mau come here to purchase. Sampan boats fully loaded with fruits: red rambutans, yellow blush mangos, tangy durians, fresh watermelons,... are taken to the floating market from early morning. When the sun just comes up, the market is bustling like a floating city. The skiffs sell many foods as rice, noodle, grocery,… quickly wriggles to serve domestic and foreign cutomers. Sitting on a boat, visitors can enjoy hot noodle bowl, or fragrant cup of coffee in the morning.

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