Can Tho Travel Guide

Can Tho, which can be called “Western Capital” of Viet Nam, is situated in the center of Mekong Delta, near by the Hau river.

Mekong Delta River, Can Tho
Mekong Delta River, Can Tho

With the population of nearly 1.2 million and good infrastructure as well as investment for development, Can Tho is considered as the central city of this region.

The weather in Can Tho is divided into two seasons: wet season from May to November and dry season from December to April. During the wet season, the tide is usually high and there can be rain and flood on the street. During the dry season, the air is cooler; this is a good time to visit Can Tho city.

Ninh Kieu dock is a must-see destination where you can take a walk along the Hau riverside and feel the smell of alluvial soil of Mekong Delta. From here, you can rent a boat to visit Floating Market and fruit garden with the price under 20 USD. A suggestion for an ideal plan is visiting the Floating Market in the early morning, then come to fruit garden or “Phù Sa” (Alluvial) ecological zone to enjoy the tropical air; if you still have energy, take a walk around the city to see some street lights and the night market on Nguyen Thai Hoc street. Besides, Can Tho museum and Khmer pagoda (on Dai Lo Hoa Binh street) are worth visiting. There is also a lake inside the city called “Xáng Thổi” where you should come at night to eat barbecue and drink some beer. Riding across newly Can Tho bridge is also interesting, from here, you will have an overview of Can Tho city.

Are you a real traveller? You shouldn’t miss any street foods in Can Tho such as grilled- chicken leg, dry-beef with papaya salad, sticky rice with chicken, many kinds of scallop, soya milk, grilled corn,… Each of them with different taste may make you be addicted.

From Ho Chi Minh city, you can buy a bus ticket to Can Tho at Mai Linh or Phuong Trang company or take a flight from Tan Son Nhat airport. From Can Tho, you can flexibly travel to any other provinces in Mekong Delta or Cambodia by bus.