Cái Bè is an idyllic slice of the Mekong Delta, just two hours from Ho Chi Minh City. Although the rest of Vietnam uses the saying “thoải mái đi” (take it easy), the people of Cái Bè live by it. A town of mostly fruit farmers and river fisherman, Cái Bè operates on a relaxed schedule: the morning is for commerce and hard work, the rest of the day is about taking it slow.
Rise early to witness market life play out on the water, then kill time cycling through Tân Phong Islet, sipping cà phê sữa đá in a hammock, and floating down leafy canals. Here are some reasons you’ll love your time in Cái Bè.