Getting basic informations about transportation and accomodation will help you can confidently travel to Can Tho city – the land of gardens, rice feilds and rivers. Located in the heart of Mekong Delta, thanks to terrain and economic strength, Can Tho is increasingly attracting tourists by a new and featured destination.
Airway is suitable for visitors from Hanoi to Can Tho with flying time about 2 hours. Besides, the road is good on visitors from Ho Chi Minh City, tourist bus serve 24/24 with running time is approximately 3-4 hours, about 120.000 VND per one ticket.
For visitors from Cai Be, Tien Giang, river way is a convenient option. Some intercity boats moored at Can Tho dock always in a state ready to serve needs of people.
Cai Rang Floating Market
Where to trade fruits of agricultural areas. In the morning, hundreds of big and small boats parked close together, boat owners want to sell something which are hung up on a stick. They don’t need banns. Ideal time to visit the market is from 8:00 am to 6:00 am daily except the 1st, the 2nd of Lunar New Year and May, 5 of Tet Doan Ngo. From the center of Can Tho, tourists can take a taxi, motorbike to the pier, then rent a small boat to visit Cai Rang floating market, or going entirely by big boat from Ninh Kieu pier.
My Khanh Tourist village
Established in 1996 at a beautiful location between Cai Rang floating market and Phong Dien floating market, facilitating visitors by cruise from the sea and by road vihicle. Here, visitors can enjoy the green space, enjoy the old Southern cuisine, participate in recreational activities such as boating, pig racing, dog racing, fishing … Tourist Park serve from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
Bang Lang stork garden
Located in Thoi Thuan, Thot Not district and is one of the famous natural gardens in Mekong Delta. Stork garden attract thousands of storks and other birds come for living. This is a ideal place to explore the life of birds, herons poetic bamboo jungle. From the center of Can Tho, tourists can go by motorcycle or car, and then go by boat to Stork Garden.
Phu Sa Tourist Area
Located on Au island in Hau river, was built with contryside characteristics in the Mekong River Delta. Only 10 minutes by motorboat from Ninh Kieu Wharf, visitors will be immersed in the space of 30 hectares of beautiful cypress forest and fresh atmosphere in Phu Sa. Visitors can enjoy traditional music, and Southen rural specialties …
Ninh Kieu pier
As landmarks of Can Tho, Ninh Kieu is located on the bank of Hau River, Ninh Kieu park was built to serve needs of promenades and relax. By the mid-December of lunar calendar every year, Ninh Kieu Flower Fair is held in early spring air with very vibrant and gorgeous atmotphere. Here, visitors can go on tourist cruise (Can Tho floating restaurant) eat some specialties, sightseeing at night.
Can Tho is famous for traditional food like: banh tet la cam, banh xeo, banh khot, banh cong, banh cam, banh lot, banh canh, banh gan, banh quai vac, banh da lon… In addition, dished such as ban hot pot, mam hot pot, duck hot pot, pepper pepper snails, grilled fish, griled mouse, goi coc kho ca loc, goi cu hu dua tom thit… is very popular.
Can Tho have many motels, hotels from budget things to luxury things. Depending on your budget, you can find out suitable place for your room. Price of 2 star hotel is from 350,000VND per one night.
Things to buy
Can Tho is on a delta area, so it should always have fruits year round. Visiting Can Tho, tourists can buy some special and regional fruits like Phong Dien oranges, Ha Chau strawberry, red flesh jackfruit, durian … or dried fishes, canned fish sauce.
When you get on the boat to visit floating market or do river sightseeing tour, visitors should chose safe boat, equipped with life jackets. Travelers should take a cruise on Hau River in the evening to listen to traditional music, a form of culture imbued with national identity and enjoy some specialties.