3 Best Sights in Cai Be, Mekong Delta

Cai Be Cathedral (Nha Tho Cai Be)

This 1930s Gothic-Romanesque cathedral seems an anachronism in a small Vietnamese town, but it's a reminder of Vietnam's colonial past. The bell tower stands 171 feet tall and its bells, which were cast in France, weigh in at a whopping 400–2,000 kilos (880–4,400 lbs.).

Just off the river, near Van Hoa K3, Cai Be, Vietnam

Cai Be Floating Market

The smallest of the Mekong Delta's floating markets, with only 10 to 12 boats, this is an easy excursion from most of the region's homestays. Be aware, however, that the floating markets around Can Tho are much bigger and livelier. The benefit of this market is that it runs all day, until about 5 pm.

Dong Hoa Hiep Commune

The most notable of the several hundred mid- to late 19th-century houses in this commune are those belonging to Tran Tuan Kiet and Nguyen Van Duc. The latter was built in 1850 and combines French pillars and domes with more traditional Vietnamese style elements. This was the house of a wealthy family, and the trappings of their life are on display.

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