To the land of “white rice and clear water”Early in the morning, Yolanda Martinez and Marcelo Loper, two Spanish tourists, and their guide, left their hotel, boarding a native’s small boat to Cai Rang Floating Market known so far and wide in Western Cochinchine that everyone who comes to Can Tho also wishes to go there at least once. Cai Rang floating market is a fruit and farm produce wholesale market of the Mekong River delta region. It is held on the Cai Rang River at a section near Cai Rang bridge, which is some 6km by land from Can Tho City and about 30 minutes by boat from Ninh Kieu wharf. In the early morning, the market bustles with buyers and sellers, small boats fully loaded with fruits and agricultural products moving to and fro, with noises from boats, and the announcements of one’s wares and calls to each other. The two Spanish visitors enthusiastically enjoy their breakfasts with “hu tieu” (vermicelli noodle soup with pork wrapped up in wheat flour) sold on a mobile boat. Perhaps, to them, it is truly a strange feeling on a floating market where buying and selling take place in a lively but simple manner on a river, rarely seen in their country and many other places in the world. Can Tho has its own tourist advantages with many noted places bearing cultural and historical identities of southern Vietnam, such as Ninh Kieu wharf, Binh Thuy ancient house and Cai Rang floating market….