Cai Be Floating Market, Tien Giang


Cai Be Floating Market
Cai Be Floating Market, Tien Giang - Photo by An Bui
One of the many well known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals' life in the western region. All the goods are transported to the market by rafts and boats.

The market is divided into two parts: buying and selling places. Rafts and boats are anchored along the two sides of the river for kilometers. On each boat, goods are hung on poles that are called dialectically "cay beo". Hundreds of such poles point towards the sky. Boats also operate like "taxis", very convenient for tourists around the region.


Cai Be Floating Market
Cai Be Floating Market, Tien Giang - Photo by An Bui
Cai Be Floating Market
Cai Be Floating Market, Tien Giang - Photo by An Bui

Cai Be Floating Market
Cai Be Floating Market, Tien Giang - Photo by An Bui

Cai Be Floating Market
Cai Be Floating Market, Tien Giang - Photo by An Bui

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