Picking Cai Be to be your travel destination, you are having yourself ready for an amazing trip to many stunning places:
Cai Be Floating Market
Cai Be Floating Market is a small and little-visited floating market in Mekong Delta. It is held along the Tan Phong Island at the junction of Tien River in a territory of three provinces Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre. The only means of transportation here are boats of various sizes, carrying hundreds of different commodities.
Dong Hoa Hiep Old House
There is quite some old houses in Dong Hoa Hiep Commune, Cai Be, prominently Ba Duc Old House, Cai Huy Old House and Anh Kiet Old House. They were built in old architecture typical in the region. Some of them were restored under a government programme.
My Thuan Bridge
The bridge should be on your bucket list when you travel to Vinh Long or other Western provinces. Having a stop and taking some photographs with the special architectural bridge will not be missed as the special mark in the tour.
Boat traveling on Cai Be Floating Market
Floating market here usually begins very early. Thus, to catch the liveliest and busiest scenery, visitors should plan to stay one night in Vinh Long and bring along a camera, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. At 3-4am, the market is crowded with many different-size traders and sellers. The busiest time in a day falls at 5-6 am, which should be the best time choice for you to visit Cai Be and mix yourselves in the business life of local habitats here. You will have unique opportunities to see and take photograph the river trading activities of all types: from boat ride along the busy river to cruise through the mysterious canals, to learn about the life of merchants in the Southwest and sample delicious fresh locally grown fruits. Additionally, the picture-postcard natural scenery of poetic blue and purely fresh water will surely astound you strongly right at your first sight, then coming up with the interestingly relaxing moments when you have yourself float on the boat along the river. The floating market usually ends at 8 pm when the activities then begin to sparse more and more.
If you are not a fan of bustling and noisy atmosphere, the time after 4 p.m will be suitable for you. With little sunlight and cooler temperature, in comparison with the morning time, you can take the peaceful moments, watching the charming sunset from your boat, the numerous lights from “floating street” and fluttering with the sweet beautiful Aulacese opera, which are all wonderful experiences.