Accommodation in Can Tho

Can Tho has a various system of accommodation which will ensure that rooms are always available for most of tourists.

Hotels in Ninh Kieu’s area can help travellers easily move to tourist attractions. There are many restaurants and hotels (1*-3* standard) here.

Here are some hotels for your reference:

– Holiday hotel (21B2 Ly Hong Thanh, Cai Khe Mall, Cai Khe, Ninh Kieu district): 400.000 – 900.000 VND per room.

– Tay Ho hotel (42 Hai Ba Trung, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho): 300.000 – 900.000 VND per room.

– Kim Long hotel ( 09 Chau Van Liem, Tan An, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho): 300.000 – 600.000 VND per room.

– Phuong Trang motel (05 Hoang Van Thhu, Ninh Kieu district): 170.000 VND per night.

– My Kim hotel ( 12 Tan Trao, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho): 200.000 – 400.000 VND per room.

– Spring hotel (No. 22, Residental area No.9, 30/4 street, Xuan Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho): 300.000 – 600.000 VND per room.

As usual, the room rate at two or three star hotel standard ranges from 400.000 to 1.000.000 VND per room per night. To save money, travellers can choose motels or homestay in the suburb. It is quite convenient if you go to Can Tho by motorbike.

Mekong Delta overview

Mekong Delta is located in the Southern region of Vietnam and is usually called as beloved Western area. It is comprised of 13 provinces and cities and plays an important role in economic and cultural development of the Southern region.

The total area of Mekong Delta is about 40548,2 square kilometers. It consists of one municipality of Vietnam namely Can Tho and other provinces namely Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Bac Lieu, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Dong Thap, An Giang, Kien Giang and Ca Mau.

Mekong Delta has a diversified flora and fauna system. In addition, the national park was constructed to maintain biodiversity and protect rare species.

The provinces of Mekong Delta are surrounded by rivers. Industrious farmers have taken advantage of alluvial soils of Mekong river to cultivate rice and fruit trees. Besides, they also raise fish and shrimps.

Mekong Delta has a lot of favorable conditions for tourism development. You can visit the delta by means of high-speed boat or airplane. Especially, you will have chance to participate in many interesting festival and enjoy traditional musical performance such as “cai luong” and Khmer dance.

More interestingly, you will be able to experience ecotourism, visit floating market and fruit garden. It is wonderful to try fresh fruits and local specialties prepared by hospitable local people.

Can Tho travel information

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

How to get to Can Tho

Being city under (the jurisdiction of) the central government, Can Tho is a trading center of Mekong Delta which has long been known as a famous travelling destination as well.

Thanks to developed infrastructure, tourists can go to Can Tho by many ways.

 By air way

Can Tho has an international airport which offers services for domestic and foreign tourists. From Hanoi capital, you can use Vietnam Airlines with the airfare about 1.800.000vnd to 2.700.000vnd/person/returned ticket.

For those who are in Danang, Con Dao or Phu Quoc, a flight ticket from Vietnam Airlines can take you to Can Tho.

By road

Generally, most of tourists travelling in Ho Chi Minh City and other surrounding provinces choose to travel to Can Tho by road. Hereafter is some options:

  • Coach : From Mien Tay bus station ( 395 Kinh Duong Vuong, An Lac ward, Binh Tan district, Ho Chi Minh City), you can buy tickets of some suggested coach brands such as Phuong Trang, Mai Linh, Thanh Buoi. The price for a ticket varies between 100.000vnd and 150.000vnd. It takes you about 3 hours to reach Can Tho
  • Motorbike: it is a good idea for backpackers to travel to Can Tho by motorbike. Starting at Ho Chi Minh City, you just follow national route 1A, pass My Thuan bridge and then turn left toward Can Tho.

Transportation in Can Tho

On arrival at Can Tho, you can take a taxi or motorbike taxi to the destination you wish. As for getting around travelling spots, means of transportation suggested for you is boat, taxi, motorbike taxi and motorbike.