1/ The floating market of Cai Be:

The floating market of Cai Be is the meeting point for traders from across the region and stretches for several kilometers, divided between buyers and sellers. A real pleasure for the senses for visitors who are faced with an incredible mosaic of colors and fragrances.

Located 140-150 km from Ho Chi Minh City, this market (Tien Giang province) became one of the favorite destinations of tourists visiting the region. More and more people are coming to discover this market located in the heart of a region rich in stunning scenery.

At dawn, hundreds of boats packed with products of all kinds succeed over water: shrimp and fish wriggling, bright red rambutan, durian in uplifting scent ... The main originality of the market Cai is the way sellers hang their goods to long poles in front of their boat, to help clients identify what sells. In case of the munchies or thirst, many small boats to provide rice, pho, hu of Tieu (rice noodles boiled beef marinated and sautéed) or refreshing beverages. At dusk, the "floating city" sparkles. Hundreds of lamps are lit at the bow of the boat and we find ourselves immersed in a magical world.

As we approach the end of the year, Cai Be floating market is even more animated than usual, resulting in a sharp increase in the number of tourists, especially foreigners. Just arrived at the pier, every traveler is offered by the "captain" of the boat a fresh coconut water which is considered the ideal refreshing drink after a long journey from the international airport of Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City.

Leaving the pier, passengers are transported by the boat to the floating market to discover the vibrant atmosphere that prevails in these places as the activities of the inhabitants of the delta region.

2/ The city of Vinh Long:

Vinh Long Vietnam is located in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Vinh Long Province is bordered by the province of Tien Giang on the north by the province of Dong Thap in the Northwest, the Ben Tre Province to the east by the province of Tra Vinh in the Southeast and Can Tho South. The county town is the city of Vinh Long, 136 km from Saigon.

With Tien and Hau tributaries of the Mekong, the soil of Vinh Long is ideal for agriculture, aquaculture and horticulture. Vinh Long is famous for its grapefruit, mangoes, tangerines, oranges, longan, rambutan, durian ... In addition, tourists travel to Vinh Long could taste the fresh lobster or fish to the elephant ear or catfish.

The population of Vinh Long is more than 1 million inhabitants, including the ethics group Kinh, Khmer and Chinese, they contribute to the culture of the most colorful region. Visit this area, you can visit many villages with their crafts endangered, such as brick making, ceramics, rice papers, candy, reed mats ... The area was founded in 1732. It are many exotic islands to discover their lifestyle on the water. A place travelers ought not to be missed is the floating markets.

*/ Attractions in Vinh Long

Exotic island Hoa Binh Phuoc and offers eco-tours with overnight stay in comfortable living. Best known of the country 's art Bonsai, multiple kinds of bonsai trees and landscape balanced design. Houses on stilts built on the shore and raised by green orchards that offer unforgettable impressions. Old houses with typical architecture of Delta taking advantage of nearby gardens.

The village of ceramic and brick Co Chien offers the more traditional methods of all kinds of brick and ceramic.

The village of sweets, made of coconut offers the chance to taste the fine flavors of candy coconut coconut candy.

3/ Tourism Vinh Long

*/ Travel and Tours
Vinh Long is at the heart of the Mekong Delta. Travel to Vinh Long, you have many opportunities to explore the exotic life on the river and to taste the fresh seasonal fruit in a large number of local orchards. You can do day trip to Vinh Long Sai Gon or you can continue later in the Mekong Delta Can Tho and Chau Doc.

*/ Accommodation
There are standard hotels in the city of Vinh Long. But many travelers choose to stay with a local family on the islands around Vinh Long.

*/ Getting there and away
Vinh Long is 136 km from Ho Chi Minh City and 34 km from Can Tho. It is possible to travel between Vinh Long, Can Tho, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City by water or by road.