Perhaps the best shopping experience tourists can have in Can Tho is to charter a boat and cruise the rivers and canals to check out the floating markets. These places are a real buzz and are perfect for picking up local products. All types of souvenirs and crafts can be had here, along with exotic fruits and spices.
1. Central Market
The century-old Central Market is a charming shopping centre in Can Tho. It’s largely a produce market but it also has other interesting items like hats and baskets. Even if you don’t really want to buy anything, you should come here to see the local culture and way of life. It also has a lovely view of the Mekong Delta.
Location: 44 Phan Boi Chau, Can Tho
2. Cai Rang Floating Market
Experience the hustle and bustle that goes on at Cai Rang floating market, one of the largest of its kind in the Mekong Delta. The best way to see it is to go on a boat tour. Local produce is what you’ll find but smaller boats sell delicious eats like banh mi and bun rieu. You can indulge in delicious delicacies and buy the best organic food from here.
Location: 46 Hai Ba Trung, Can Tho, Vietnam
3. Can Tho Night Market
The night market of Can Tho will be one of the attractive spots for your Mekong Delta trip to Can Tho. Night markets are a terrific place to see people in action. The experience of shopping in Can Tho is made even more exciting with a visit to Tay Do night market where sellers display their goods and music shows keep you entertained. You can find everything from clothes to trinkets here that would make perfect souvenirs to take back home.
Location: Hai Ba Trung Road, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho
4. Phong Dien Floating Market
A few kilometers from the city is Phong Dien floating market, another popular place for locals to buy and sell goods. You should visit early morning from between 5-8am to see locals go about their daily lives. The vibrant scene will enrich your experience of shopping in Can Tho, so try to make it well in time!
Location: Phong Dien District, Can Tho