Can Tho

  • Location: 169 km from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Status: the largest city of Mekong Delta
  • Population: 1,5 million (estimated 2012)
  • Also referred to as “Tay Do”, meaning “Western capital”
  • Famous for its verdant orchards, a form of ecotourism

Can Tho Province locates in the center of the Mekong Delta. The city of 150,000 citizens is the hub of the main Con Son and Con Au waterways which nurture the local rice and fruit trade. Coming there, visitors will have experienced its flavor in its Cau Duc sweet pineapples, sweet potatoes, taro, and the coconuts from the U Minh Jungle, which have upheld its reputation as a fruit basket region far and wide.

Located in Mekong River Delta, Can Tho is endowed with favorable conditions: fertile soil, tropical climate, and an interlaced system of rivers and channels. With total area of nearly 1,400 square km2 and the population of more than 1.2 millions, Can Tho is the fifth biggest city of Vietnam. If Halong Bay lures tourists by its majestic landscape, Phong Nha seduces travelers with its mysterious charm, Can Tho definitely will make tourists unforgettable by its idyllic beauty with floating markets, Buddhist pagodas, delicious food, tropical fresh fruit and Mekong charming girls.

Tourists will be fascinated by the endless green of rivers, channels and paddy fields in Can Tho. Coming there, tourists will experience floating markets as what is seen in a Vietnamese movie “The Floating Lives”. Can Tho is most well - known for Ninh Kieu floating market where local people bargain tropical agricultural products like fruits, rice, vegetables. Guests will surely be impressed by the lively but idyllic of people’s lives here.

In addition, tourists will have chance to visit many spectacular Buddhist pagodas in Can Tho such as Quang Duc pagoda on Mau Than Street or the Khmer Pagoda of Munirangsyaram on Hoa Binh street. With unique architecture and its peaceful and sacred atmosphere, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Buddhism space and let the soul in peace for a while in a turbulent life.

Moreover, Can Tho is an ideal place for visitors who love Vietnamese cuisine culture. It can be said that food in Can Tho is an excellent representative of Mekong food culture because of its variety and speciality. Visitors will have chance to taste from variety of hot pots such as Duck Hot Pot, Seafood Hot Pot, Sweet Sour Hot Pot with river fish to variety of  super-fresh fruits such as: coconuts, mangoes, oranges, grapes, etc. Tourist may feel like a main character in the novel “Movable Feast” when coming to Can Tho.

Last but not least, Mekong charming girls with the voice as sweet as honey, shining smile will surely captivate any visitors arriving here. Not only Can Tho’s girls but also all the people here are sincere, warm and friendly who will leave memorable impression in tourists.

Overall, Can Tho is definitely an attractive place that tourists should stay for a while when coming to Vietnam.

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Can Tho Tours

5 Days

From Saigon to Phu Quoc by cruise on Mekong River, you will have chance to enjoy new experience which you have never had when travelling by plane. This tour promises to bring the memorable feeling for you and your...

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From Saigon (the formerly name of Ho Chi Minh city), you will get a lot of interesting experience such as admiring the beauty of Saigon, learning the rich history in Cu Chi Tunnel or enjoying the river life on Mekong...

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  • · Enjoying the solemnity of the great Angkor in Siem Reap
  • · Shopping freely in Phnom Penh's markets
  • · Experience the history and architecture of Khmer people with many landscapes in Phnom Penh
  • · Experience the life and beauty of the Mekong Delta River people
  • · Visiting the largest floating village in Vietnam, Cai Rang floating village and buy fresh fruits…
Experiences :
  • · Witness the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people from Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise
  • · Take excursion to Cu Lao Gieng island with an old colonial time monastery in the midst of fruit orchards
  • · Discover Tan Thuan Dong islet and cruise toward Sa Dec to visit the lover of Marguerite Duras, see the busy and colorful local market
  • · Take a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields
  • · Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits
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  • · Ho Chi Minh City: Experience the bustling atmosphere in Cho Lon and the history of Vietnam in the War Museum
  • · Vinh Long Town and Can Tho : The typical province of the South with handicraft village and floating markets
  • · Phnom Penh: The cultural and historical center of Cambodia and also an attractive tourist hub in the region
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  • · Siem Reap: The home of the Angkor, a great collection of temples, bas-reliefs and wall carvings
  • · Angkor Complex: The symbol of Cambodia with numerous temples
  • · Rolous Group: A famous group of temple in the Angkor complex
  • · Ream: Famous for the National Park where various animals and plants living
  • · Kep: A province with resorts and beaches
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  • · Visiting Hanoi Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ngoc Son temple, Hoan Kiem lake.
  • · Enjoying the beauty of Halong Bay, one of Seven Wonders of the World, discover mystic karsts.
  • · Visiting around Sapa town, find out about ethnic minority lifestyle such as: religion, belief, custom, culture and so on.
  • · Visiting Royal Citadel, Imperial Museum, the vibrant Dong Ba Riverside market.
  • · Visiting Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang, ancient architecture in Cham museum, free walking around Hoi An Ancient Town.
  • · Discovering the treasure Vietnam from the South to the North
  • · Have memorable time with stunning places around Vietnam: lush countryside, fascinating city, amazing landscapes, wonderful beaches and islands, etc.
  • · Getting more knowledge about the Vietnamese life, history, nature, culture and religious.
  • · Time to relax in beauty spots with pure fresh air, good weather, friendly local people, nice food and fruits, etc.
  • · Enjoying local specialties, take part in local activities and share the information.
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