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Can Tho travel guide

Daily activities of fishermen in Can Tho

Can Tho, which is also known among Vietnamese as ‘Tay Do’, meaning the Capital of the West, is a truly happening city in the Mekong Delta area. Can Tho, which is well-known for its lush fruit orchards and pastoral beauty of complex waterway network, Can Tho is also a bustling city with sufficient facilities to accommodate and entertain both domestic and foreign visitors. Can Tho, which has an average temperature of 27 Celsius degree, is an ideal destination all year around. Cai Rang Floating Market, Tay Do Night Market, Binh Thuy French House, Nam Nha Pagoda and Bang Lang Stork Park are the most famous places in the city. cruise mekong delta

Can Tho travel guide

Can Tho travel guide- source: internet

Located in the heart of Mekong River Delta, about 170 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho is amidst an intricate network of rivers, ditches, canals and brooks, which provide the major means of transportation for many other areas of this province. These waterways also feature numerous intriguing floating villages and markets, delicate “monkey bridges” and banks shaded by palm trees and coconut.

With the total population of around a million, Can Tho is considered as the biggest city of the delta and the perfect antidote to time spent in the tranquil backwaters of the delta is losing yourself in its commercial thrum for a few days. However, Can Tho is a hefty settlement but, once the imperious urban sprawl encasing the town has been negotiated, its breezy waterfront comes as an amazing surprise, the first impressions are rather less than encouraging.

Daily activities of fishermen in Can Tho

Daily activities of fishermen in Can Tho- source: internet

The city, which is situated at the confluence of the Hau Giang and Can Tho rivers, is a major transport interchange and mercantile center. Together with the enormous effort of completing the biggest bridge in the delta, the recent re-opening of the former US air base for commercial flights, proves that this city has good plans for the future development.

But Can Tho is not only a staging area. What are more than some of the best restaurants of the delta located here? They are some of the delta’s best-known floating markets at the intersections of the rivers and canals and the abundant rice fields of Can Tho Province never far away.

A handful of lesser diversions on dry land will help to keep you amused in the meantime although its boat trips are the main reason for most visits in Can Tho. Classic Thailand

Floating market

Floating market- source: internet

What to do?

Taking a boat ride through canals and paying a visit to Cai Rang Floating Market is thought to be the most interesting thing to do in Can Tho. The stork garden at Thot Not, which is located outside of the town, is where you can see hundreds of cormorants, herons and egrets gather together in the treetops to roost late in the afternoon. Chau Doc, a little town near Cambodian border is often combined with the trip to Can Tho.

When to go?

Chau Doc is often combined with Can Tho trip

Chau Doc is often combined with Can Tho trip- source: internet

The monsoon from June to September is the best time to visit this province although trips to Mekong Delta are suitable throughout the year.

Travel Tips

Hat, insect repellant, sunscreen and camera are what you have to bring with you. Since it is easy to get splashed by the wake of motorized boats, you should keep your camera in a plastic bag when it is not in use.

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