Can Tho Travel Guide

Can Tho is the biggest city of the Mekong Delta and also the most popular of Mekong Delta destinations. It located on the south bank of the Hậu River- the bigger branch of the Mekong River with many orchards and farms, and it's the goods from here tourists flock to see the floating markets dotted around the provincial capital.

The best time to visit Can Tho

The good time to visit Can Tho City is from dry season (December to April).

How to get to Can Tho

By Bus

Traveling by bus is always the best choice of almost visitors in a short trip and to Can Tho City is not exceptional. It’s far about 170 km away Ho Chi Minh City, 52km from Soc Trang and about 69 km away from Ben Tre. From Can Tho, you can flexibly travel to any other provinces in Mekong Delta or Cambodia by bus

The famous company: Mai Linh or Phuong Trang Company

Price: $ 7-9/ turn/ pax

By Air

Can Tho International Airport or Tra Noc Airport: 179B, Le Hong Phong Tho City, P.Tra, Võ Văn Kiệt, Trà An, Bình Thủy, Cần Thơ, Việt Nam. This airport connects to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Phu Quoc and Con Dao by Vietnam Airline mostly.

By Car/ Motorbike

Rental is also the good choice for expats who want travel and discover by yourself, but you have to make sure that your driving license is valid in Vietnam

Things to do in Can Tho

  • Floating Markets

Floating markets is where people sell and buy things above water. Not only found in Can Tho, but also in most provinces of Mekong. On floating market, travellers can buy mainly fruits and vegetables such as pineapple, dragon fruit, watermelon, and cabbage and have a chance  to get experience of local life. Floating market usually starts at 4 am- 10 am.

  • Ninh Kieu Pier

Ninh Kieu lies along one of the biggest rivers in Mekong Delta – Hau River. This is a good place to roam around, sightsee, enjoy the fresh air and enjoy the delicious street food.

  • Long Tuyen Village

Long Tuy Village is an old village in the south of Can Tho City with beautifully natural scenery and cultural relics. The architecture of village combines various cultures from Western to Eastern, including Chinese, French, American, Cham and Japanese.

What to eat in Can Tho

  • Banh Cong in De Tham Street - Can Tho traditional pie cake made from a mixture of green beans, little shrimp and minced pork.
  • “Phong Dinh” beer in a pub in Huynh Cuong Street
  • “Nem Nuong” – pork BBQ rolled up in rice paper with rice noodles, lettuce, thin banana slices, Asian basil, mint, pineapple, coriander, fresh herbs and leaves

Further readingMekong delta travel guide ,  Vietnam Travel Guide, Vietnam visa requirement 

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