The name Can Tho is a shortened form of “Cam Thi Giang”, meaning "river of poems". Can Tho City is located in the center of the Mekong Delta
. It is contiguous to five provinces: An Giang on the north, Dong Thap on the north-east, Hau Giang on the south, Kien Giang on the west, and Vinh Long on the east.
Area : 1,408.9 km2 (544.0 sq mi)
Population : 1,569,301 m
Calling code : 0710
Website : www.cantho.gov.vn
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
Can Tho has a tropical climate and Two seasons – dry and rainy, Dry season is from December to April and Rainy Season is from May to November . It is best visited between December and February when it is cool and dry at night, while monsoon rains saturate the place between July and November. Average annual humidity is 83%, rainfall 1,635 mm (64 in) and temperature 27 °C (81 °F)
SEE AND DO
Cai Rang floating market
Cai Rang floating market
is located on Cai Rang river, Cai Rang district. It is about 5 km away from the center of Can Tho city and about 15 minutes away from Ninh Kieu quay by motorbike and 30 minutes away by boat. The market is available in the early morning from 5-9 hours, the cost of renting a sightseeing boat is from 300,000 to 500,000 VND depending on the number of guests. On the Hau River are boats, boats with "tree" dangling "advertise" with main items. Such as fruits, agricultural products, food, breakfast, ... This becomes a culture interesting and especially in the Mekong River Delta, which attracts many tourists. This is one of the most famous Vietnam vacation sport for Mekong Delta tours
Phong Dien Floating Market
Often overlooked by visitors to Can Tho who just know about the famous Cai Rang Floating Market, Phong Dien Floating Market is certainly less visited and less touristy.
Phong Dien starts around 4-5 AM every day and busiest around 7-8 AM, located just 17km away from the center of Can Tho. This floating market is among the busiest floating market with abundant and diverse products like fruits, vegetables, foods, household items, gasoline and working tools. Come to Phong Dien, you'll have a chance to see the sampan boats, motorboats and big boats full of products cruising slowly on the river, making it such a unique, bustling and no less iconic scene only to be seen in this region.
Don't forget to enjoy the local delicacies being sold right on the boat like noodle soup, noodles with toasted meat, rice soup, Hu Tieu, and coffee, etc. In particular, there are dozens of ferry and vessels anchoring at the river's bank. They are ready to take tourists to visit the floating market.
Can Tho has long been famous for its large and small fruit gardens to supply fruit to the market and to serve the needs of visitors to visit eco-tourism. By the summer, fruit gardens of all kinds such as custard apple, rambutan, tangerine, apple, durian, ... wrong fruit attract many tourists. The famous fruit gardens such as Vam Xang Fruit Garden - Phong Dien are about 12km from the city center or the Garden of Con, Con Duong, My Thom, My Khanh, Vu Binh, My Thuan longan gardens ...
Binh Thuy old house
Can Tho has more than 70 ancient houses with many cultural values - the long history of our nation. One of them is Binh Thuy old house. It's built in 1870 with modern French architecture. The house is a harmonious combination between Eastern and Western culture, creating a beauty both classical, traditional and modern. Binh Thuy Ancient House is located on Bui Huu Nghia Street, Binh Thuy Ward, Binh Thuy District, Can Tho City.
Bang Lang stork garden
Bang Lang stork garden is from Ho Chi Minh City. Can Tho is about 60km away, going along Highway 91, passing O Mon district, to Thot Not district to Bang Lang bridge,there is a smaller road leading to the Stork garden, visitors can rent a motorbike or bicycle or go 2km range is there.
Good land birds park, Bang Lang stork garden has created a great living space for birds from all directions to live here. Here, visitors will see the lively life in the sound of the private music of Bang Lang stork garden.
Ninh Kieu Wharf
Ninh Kieu wharf today becomes Ninh Kieu park. It's located on the banks of Hau river, along Hai Ba Trung street, right in the center of Can Tho city. There is a sentence "Can Tho has Ninh Kieu wharf, has a beautiful river with many phases". So that Ninh Kieu wharf has become the pride of Tay Do people. It is one of the most famous tourist destination that cannot be ignored when coming to Can Tho. Ninh Kieu Park is large and spacious, inside the park is planted with many beautiful ornamental trees, the highlight of green grass growing and weaving among white cement panels and the statue of Uncle Ho with 7.2m high bronze. Around the park, there are watermelon restaurants, serving a variety of local specialties.
Can Tho Bridge
Can Tho Bridge is 2,750m long and is a bridge over Hau River, connecting Can Tho City and Vinh Long Province. The Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge with the longest main span in Southeast Asia (the main span length is 550m).
Ninh Kieu Pedestrian Bridge
Ninh Kieu pedestrian bridge Inaugurated and used since February 6, 2016, Ninh Kieu pedestrian bridge attracted the attention ... Inaugurated and used since February 6, 2016, Ninh Kieu pedestrian bridge has attracted the attention of residents and visitors.The pedestrian bridge was put into operation on the occasion of the Lunar New Year and received positive feedback from the people and visitors. It is estimated that every day, more than 5,000 visitors come to visit and enjoy walking, crossing the bridge, taking souvenir photos in the shimmering lights as well as enjoying the cool breeze from the Hau river. This is the first pedestrian bridge in the Mekong Delta (Mekong Delta) built modernly by semi-permanent reinforced concrete with a cost of VND 49.6 billion. The bridge is 199 meters long, 7.2 meters wide, S-shaped curving. The bridge has two extensions built with two lotus stations and sheltered foot rests with lighting systems using the color-led script. Use solar energy. The work is a highlight of the landscape between the city, a new tourism product to serve the walking needs of the local people, attracting domestic and foreign tourists to contribute to the premise of making Can Tho city more and more develope.
My Khanh Tourism Village
My Khanh tourism village, in Phong Dien district, is 10 km far away from the center of Can Tho city, located on Lo Vong Cung street and between Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets. My Khanh tourism village is a place converging the cultural quintessence of the region of rivers.
The experiences that cannot be ignored here is to enjoy more than 20 kinds of fruits in a large garden, visit traditional village craft, make alcohol, make girdle cakes, enjoy specialties, stop by the ancient house of the Southern Viet Nam and listen to the ancient songs of love from the spinning disc player which has a life expectancy of 80 years.
This temple is also called Quang Trieu Hoi Quan, the pagoda is located at 32 Hai Ba Trung, Ninh Kieu district. It's the oldest temple in Can Tho, the pagoda was built according to the colorful architecture of Chinese people. The most typical festival of Ong pagoda is the Lamp Festival held every 10 years, to create a special cultural activity in the locality, to donate money to charity, to build cemeteries and schools. learn and help orphans in the city. This is a tourist destination Can Tho should visit.
Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery
Considered to be the largest monastery in the Mekong Delta according to the Buddhist architecture of the Ly - Tran Dynasty, Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery is located in My Khanh Commune (near My Khanh Resort). Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery is located in the historical relic area of the Can Tho City Highway. The total area of Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery is over 38,000 m2.
Can Tho Museum
Can Tho museum has a large scale with the area of nearly 3.000 square meters. Located right at No. 1, Hoa Binh avenue, Tan An ward, Ninh Kieu district. The museum displays objects of the nation, the inhabitants of Can Tho and the Mekong Delta over periods. It is also a place keeping valuable cultural objects of many ethnic groups in Viet Nam, including Vietnamese, Chinese and Khmer in the process of building and defending the nation.
Can Tho museum was established in 1976 and its name has changed many times. It was officially called “Can Tho museum” in 1992. This is also a tourist attraction that the visitors should come when travelling to Can Tho.
Con Son islet
Con Son is an islet in the middle of Hau River which is separated not far away from the mainland. Moreover, this islet has a completely unique space with the area of about 70 hectares of fertile land with alluvial consolidating all year round and green orchards. Especially, the local people here are not only honest, lovely but also hospitable and enthusiastic.
Ninh Kieu Night Market
Located within Ninh Kieu Wharf’s area, Ninh Kieu night market is the best spot to hang out in Can Tho after nightfall. The night market attracts locals and tourists alike with its nice souvenirs, delicious street food, and walking street. From the market, you can enjoy Hau River lit up with the sparkling lights. The food in Can Tho is generally cheap, and at Ninh Kieu Market, you can enjoy the local delicacies to your heart content.
Tay Do night market
Tay Do night market is located about 1 km from the center of Can Tho city to the west of Hau river. Night market attracts a large number of visitors. Because the market carries the vivid features typical of a bustling trading market, mixing the romantic bit of Ninh Kieu wharf and the open space of the adjacent Hau river.
EAT AND DRINKS
Banh Xeo Muoi Xiem
Go to Can Tho you remember to enjoy the famous brand in the world - Mrs. Muoi Xiem pancake.
From Can Tho center, go back to Tra Noc, where "located" the famous cake shop of Mrs. Muoi Xiem. Raw materials for making pancakes are rice flour mixed with coconut milk, turmeric, shrimp, meat ... Rice pancake rolls with rice veggies (spicy green mustard, lettuce, aromatic herbs, basil, basil Fish, fish, bananas, sliced star fruit ...) Depending on taste, you can put pancakes with fish sauce or soy sauce.
Address: 13/3 Road 917, Trà Nóc Ward, Bình Thủy District, Cần Thơ.