Welcome To Can Tho

At first glance, Can Tho seems to be a bustling city, with a stream of commerce flowing continuously down the Hau River. But treat yourself to a room on its leafy banks, dine on its sun-ripened fruits and fresh river fish, glide on sampans through its sultry canals, and you’ll soon realise Can Tho’s big city facade is just half the story. The other half? Misty sunrises over the water, lazy afternoons swaying in a hammock, and balmy evenings announced by a chorus of insects. Under the Mekong Delta’s blazing blue skies, Can Tho leaves a vivid impression.

Destination Highlights

  • Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang Floating Market Tours, the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta, starts around 04:00 and runs until 10:00. Meaning that you’ll have to get an early start of the day if you want to visit. The market is about six kilometers from Can Tho, or about a 40-minute boat ride. While floating down the river, you get a glimpse of life along its shores. You’ll pass vibrantly painted boats anchored along the shore, merchant vessels carrying loads down the river, and houses built on stilts over the water. Once you finally reach the market, it’s an impressive site. A stretch of boats selling a variety of goods lines the river.

  • Binh Thuy Ancient House

Binh Thuy ancient house is one of the few remaining French-Chinese-Vietnam style houses in Can Tho, Mekong Delta. In 2009, it was designated as a National Architectural and artistic monument. The Duong family built this house in 1870 on a nearly 6000 square meter plot of land. Duong Minh Hien, the sixth-generation member of the Duong family, is now maintaining the house.

Dining

Can Tho is known as a key cultural and tourist center in the Mekong Delta region. Not only is it famous for its cultural diversity and famous scenic spots, but Can Tho also attracts tourists by its delicious Western-style dishes, rich in flavor, but no less delicate.

  • Banh Hoi and Roasted Pork

Phong Dien district in Can Tho is not only well-known for Phong Dien floating market but also an authentic dishes Banh Hoi – Roasted pork. Made from rice (or rice flour), Hoi cake (Question cake, Rice vermicelli sheets) is white, tender, a little chewy woven thin rice noodle sheet. People in Can Tho eat the cake with Vietnamese roasted pork (Heo quay), vegetables, herbs, sweet and sour dipping fish sauce.

  • Banh Tam bi

Banh Tam Bi consists of 2 main parts: Banh Tam and Bi. Made from rice flour, Tam cake is thick, long, tender, a little chewy, white noodles. To serve the cake, they top Tam cake with Bi, pickles, herbs, onion oil and a greasy sauce from coconut cream. When eating, dinner pours sweet-sour fish sauce dip onto the plate of Tam bi cake, then eat with chopsticks. A perfect mix of all sweet, salty, sour, bitter, hot tastes is worth a try on your trip to Can Tho.

Shopping

Referring to shopping places in Can Tho, it is impossible not to mention floating markets such as Cai Rang, and Phong Dien. Besides, Tay Do night market is also another attractive shopping destination for locals and tourists.

Accommodation

In recent years, tourism in Can Tho has grown steadily with an average rate of more than 10% per year. This positive change comes from the continuous innovation of products and services, as well as investment in tourism infrastructure. Thereby, the system of houses and hotels is also rich with more diverse choices.

Guests can book rooms yourself according to their needs or ask for advice and help from foreign or Vietnamese booking sites. Learn more at

Transportation

Coming to Can Tho, visitors can use different types of vehicles such as passenger cars, motorbikes, and buses. To go around the city center, visitors can also use services such as taxis, and motorbikes in a very convenient way.

Travelers take vehicle for yourself according to their needs or ask for advice and help from foreign or Vietnamese booking sites. Learn more at

 

 

Banh Hoi

an authentic dishes Banh Hoi – Roasted pork. Made from rice (or rice flour), Hoi cake (Question cake, Rice vermicelli sheets) is white, tender, a little chewy woven thin rice noodle sheet. People in Can Tho eat the cake with Vietnamese roasted pork (Heo quay), vegetables, herbs, sweet and sour dipping fish sauce