Can Tho is the biggest city in Southwest region of Vietnam – Mekong Delta. With a large number of rivers along with scenic landscape especially hospitable local people, Can Tho is unquestionably an ideal tourist attraction.
Located in the centre of Mekong Delta, Can Tho is called as “the capital of Western region”. Its area is the fourth biggest in Vietnam. Can Tho is 169 km from Ho Chi Minh City and 120 km from Rach Gia. It shares the border with An Giang province, Dong Thap province, Vinh Long province, Kien Giang province and Hau Giang province.
Being one in 5 municipalities of Vietnam, Can Tho plays an integral part in the development of the country in terms of economy, politics, culture and education. Besides, it has long been considered as a beautiful area with a rich culture and diversified cuisine and unique lifestyle.
Bellows are some suggested sites for you to see when travelling to Can Tho:
Ninh Kieu Pier: Nowadays, Ninh Kieu Pier is known as Ninh Kieu park. It was originally built in 19th century and has become an attractive travelling spot.
Ong temple: The temple is situated in Ninh Kieu Pier. It was constructed in 1894 and its appearance remains unchanged so far. It is comprised of many colorful buildings.
Cai Rang floating market: The market is located on Cai Rang river and is 6 kilometers far from the city. It is a trading center where people sell and purchase farm produce and other goods. It is open from 5 am to 9 am. People mainly use boats for moving. Visiting the floating market, you will have chance to explore the culture of Western region.
Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery: it is located in My Nhon, My Khanh commune, Phong Dien district, Can Tho province. It is the biggest monastery in Southwest region. It was constructed in 2013 and the total expenditure for construction is 145 million Vietnam dong
My Khanh tourist village: It is the best place for ecotourism. Visiting this village, you will be able to try a variety of fresh fruits. More interestingly, you will have chance to participate in many entertaining activities such as boating competition or joining traditional musical performance.
Bang Lang stork sanctuary: set up in 1893 with total area of 1,5 hectare, Bang Lang stork sanctuary is home of thousands of storks. The most suitable time to visit it is from August to January as this is the breeding season and you will have opportunity to see many types of storks.
Besides, you can travel to other sites such as Binh Thuy ancient house, Nam Nha temple, Tay Do night market and Can Tho museum.
Can Tho local specialties
You should try local specialties such as fish noodle, salt roasted peppers goby, strawberry-braised chicken and so on.
Can Tho souvenirs
There are many things that you can buy as souvenirs when you travel to Can Tho. The most favor includes fruits such as oranges, durians, jackfruit and dried fish. In addition, you can buy checkered scarf for your friends