Travelling in Can Tho by boat
Travelling in Can Tho by Boat is a tour that takes you to the large bodies of water. You must be eager with many interesting discoveries in Can Tho when travelling there on the wooden boat. Indochina travel tours
The name of Can Tho
The name “Can Tho” comes from “cầm thi giang”. It means the river of poems. You can see how a poetic place through the name “Can Tho”.
Can Tho (or Cantho is the name of “Cần Thơ” in Vietnamese) is the biggest city of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. It is also referred to “Tay Do” meaning “Western Capital”. Can Tho is on the South bank of Hau River in Vietnam, the biggest branch in the Mekong Delta that leads to the sea. Can Tho is famous for its floating markets, Buddhist pagodas, delicious foods, fresh fruits and welcoming atmosphere.
“Can Tho” means the river of poems –source: http://dulich.thethaovanhoa.vn
Travelling in Can Tho by boat to discover its floating markets
Traveling on a boat is the best way to discover the peaceful and specific beauty of Cantho. In fact, people in Can Tho typically move and work, exchange of good on the surface of water so you don’t be surprised when seeing boats are the best transportation method in Can Tho. Water in Can Tho is the life and soul of this Southern city. Mekong Delta cruise
Heading to Cai Rang (Cái Răng) floating market and experience exciting things there. Cai Rang should be the first destination in your one-day trip by boat in Can Tho. You can explore Can Tho and have your own feeling. Just finding yourself a narrow wooden boat floating leisurely along the Mekong River from Ninh Kieu (Ninh Kiều) – a famous wharf in southern of Can Tho City as soon as the rising sun brightens up there; experience the beautiful sunrise over Hau River, cooled off by a gentle early morning breeze and the smell of fresh water. You will say that it is so dreamy and peaceful.
Travelling in Can Tho by boat that means you travel in a network of streams and canals that feed the sweetest rice and the biggest variety of fruit crops in Viet Nam. Can Tho’s floating markets epitomize how important the water of the Mekong Delta is to local residents’ lives. Travelling in Can Tho by boat will make you relaxed; you will temporarily forget your busy life with a huge of workload and complicated problems you get in life.
Cai Rang floating market is the biggest fruit and agricultural wholesale market in Can Tho and the soil in the delta fed by the nutrient-rich water from the Mekong River, produces the largest variety of fruit and vegetables in Asia.
The market is open all day; however the best time to visit is in the early morning when all the boats gather and bustle of the wholesale traders begins. the jayavarman
Cai Rang Market sometimes surprises people who are visiting it for the first time. Here, the vendors do not shout out to sell their wares because their cries would be lost on the vastness of the river. They tie some of their goods to a tall pole on the deck, so customers can see from a distance what they are selling.
3. What should you eat when travelling in Can Tho by boat?
You will discover a multitude of boats loaded with many different kinds of tropical fruits and other seasonal products, including watermelon, mango, orange, pineapple, dragon fruit, durian, pumpkin, cucumber with many colorful eye-catching. You can absolutely taste many kinds of fruits in Can Tho, especially taste fruits while travelling on the water’s surface. It is a great experience.
Cai Rang is more than just a market! Besides fruit and veg and other foodstuffs, you can buy petrol, cards and even spare parts for their motorbikes. You travel in Can Tho by boat, enjoy the specialties of floating markets. You should to have breakfast with a bowl of “hu tieu” (hủ tiếu), “banh canh” (bánh canh) – Southern style noodles, and had a cup of tea or coffee, while floating on the water. It must be the most memorable breakfast of your life. I can say that you can immerse yourself in nature while eating. It’s so great!
Tourists travel by boat not only for shopping, but also for travelling on narrow wooden boat floating leisurely along the river, enjoy the county watered specialties, join active trading, and have occasion to chat with frank country folk ladies.
When travelling in Can Tho by boat, you will be totally impressed by the simple floating houses and its small waterways. Travelling along the small canals, in the shadow of the water coconut trees, typical to the region. The little sampan passed leisurely by stilt-houses, laughing children swimming and local women washing their hair and their clothes by hand in the river,… and hear the folk song flash away by the local people. Even you can join a small Don Ca Tai Tu (Đờn ca tài tử) show – one of western specific folk. Can Tho is a really peaceful escape.
Can Tho City has a reputation for being a welcoming place, where everybody is smiling and obliging. Indeed, people have a verse that:
“Cần Thơ gạo trắng nước trong
Ai đi đến đó thì không muốn về”
(Can Tho, the land of white rice and fresh water
Anyone coming there will not want to leave).
If you can learn-by-heart this verse and speak out, you will gain love from local residents in Can Tho when you travel to there. Let travel to Can Tho by boat, meet honest people and hear their sweet and warm voices. I like listening resident there talking so much. Let you immerse yourself into peaceful life with ingenuity people there, temporarily forget your busy life for some days and enjoy this peaceful atmosphere in Can Tho.