Can Tho is a relaxing and culturally interesting place in the Mekong Delta in which to spend a few days. It is the biggest city in the Mekong Delta, with a population well in excess of a million people. Although it doesn't have a wide range of different attractions, the things that are there are truly fascinating and there are some great Can Tho hotels.
Can Tho has a well-deserved reputation as a friendly, welcoming place, where you will be surrounded by smiling faces!
Can Tho is at the heart of the Mekong Delta - a major rice growing region of the world. It is a place that is developing quite rapidly, although this is being done in an orderly fashion, and Can Tho seems quite relaxed compared to some other big cities in Vietnam. If you would like to stay near a particular landmark, our Can Tho map shows you many places to stay in Can Tho where you can find hotels in Can Tho that you can book with us
Markets are the main attraction of Can Tho, with both land and water markets on offer. Indeed, the waterways are the lifeblood of the city, and also make a great way to get around. "Green Can Tho tours" are a special feature, with various tour agencies offering trips into the nearby countryside. The delicate cuisine of Can Tho is also a favourite, and this, combined with the renowned friendliness of the people, ensures you will have an enjoyable and memorable time in Can Tho.
The famous Cai Rang Floating Markets are a must see during your stay in Can Tho. They are located approximately 6 kilometres from Can Tho on the Mekong river. It is one of the largest floating markets on the Mekong River. It provides a fascinating insight into the culture of Can Tho. A great way to see them is on a tour in Can Tho. Boats gather to sell their various products and local specialities from around the region, especially fruit. On each boat contains an upright pole on which they hang various samples of their fare for potential buyers to check out. Amoungst the sellers weave a number of other boats selling drinks for the thirsty visitors.
Situated 170 kilometres southwest of Saigon, on the banks of the Hau River, Can Tho Province is in the heart of one of the world's major rice growing regions. In fact, it contributes more than half of all of Vietnam's rice per annum. The yearly floods of the river contribute to this by depositing large quantities of alluvia on the rice fields. It is also known as a fruit basket, producing a seemingly endless variety of tasty and often exotic fruits and vegetables.
Can Tho has been the main town in the province for over 200 years, and was previously known as Tay Do, which translates to Capital in the West. The city has a population of over 150,000 people, and it is located along the main Con Son and Con Au waterways. Known as 'the green lungs of the Mekong', there are miles of inter-connected canals and rivers in the region. Can Tho is the Mekong Delta’s most important centre of culture, economics, science and technology. It has an airport, a large freshwater port and two industrial parks. With its stable infrastructure and Can Tho hotels, the city has become a magnet in recent times for foreign investment. Can Tho also has over 2,000 students in the fields of education, agriculture and medicine at Can Tho University, with its well-known College of Agriculture, and Cuulong Delta Rice Research Institute.
The bustling Ninh Kieu Quay (Ben Ninh Kieu) is the city's major trading centre. The nearby Can Tho port is able to handle ships up to 5,000 tons in size. Additionally, the city features Can Tho Market, which is the largest market in the western region of the Mekong Delta. A popular attraction of the riverside market is the attached floating restaurant, which is situated on the Hau River. Diners have the luxury of enjoying one of the regional specialties, whilst watching the passing parade of boats of all shapes and sizes.
Whilst on your Can Tho holiday, make sure you visit some other nearby Vietnamese destinations such as Saigon, Phu Quoc, and Chau Doc.
The hotel is located in the heart of the city, overlooking the Hau River, and in front of NInh Kieu Quay. The International Hotel has 43 single/ double/ twin rooms with modern facilities, as well as friendly, comfortable and hospitable services.[more info]
The hotel has 2 campuses: the first one is a 2-star hotel, the second one 3-star hotel including tennis court, gymnasiums, bar, coffee shop, 5 restaurants on the riverside serving Western and Vietnamese dishes, and some services such as boat trips, city tours, Mekong delta tours, and so on.[more info]
Victoria Can Tho Hotel opened in October 1998 as the flagship of the Victoria Hotels and Resorts Chain in the Mekong Delta.[more info]
The hotel has 12 rooms that are well furnished, and it offers a warm and friendly service. The hotel is located in the center of the city, 20m from An Lac market, 200m from Ninh Kieu park and 2km from the bus station. It is a short walk to supermarkets, bookshops, bars and the park.[more info]
4 day tour from Can Tho - Phu Quoc - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh.[more info]
3 day, 2 night boat tour from Can Tho visiting the floating markets of Phong Dien and Cai Rang, taking in many other sights along the way.[more info]
Boat tour to visit the Phong Dien Floating market and Cai Rang market, taking in the scenery of life on the river as you go.[more info]
Chao! Welcome to Can Tho!
Meet Qui and the team at Mekong Tours, your local connection in Can Tho. We're proud to welcome you to our home in the Mekong Delta, and our aim is to try to ensure that tourism in the region brings benefits to travellers and locals alike. We love to introduce visitors to the daily lives and specific customs of the Mekong people, whilst at the same time connecting local people to the outside world and ensuring that they gain from tourism.[more]
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