Located in the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region is Can Tho, a relatively large city that forms that capital of the province of the same name. It boasts natural beauty and friendly locals.

The city has a reputation for the friendliness of its residents and their welcoming approach towards visitors. Rice is among the city’s main industries, with around half of Vietnam’s total volume of rice being grown here and in other Mekong Delta destinations. The city also benefits from abundant fruit orchards that provide it with sweet treats such as mango, longan, jackfruit, pomelo and durian.

The city’s floating markets are among its biggest attractions, presenting visitors with an authentic slice of local life as well as offering the opportunity to sample various edible delights and to purchase an array of locally produced goods.

Getting There & Away

The journey by minibus from Ho Chi Minh City takes around 5 hours, with services leaving hourly from the western bus station. Alternatively, there are VIP coaches from the same station. Buses also connect Can Tho with Sóc Trăng, Châu Đốc, Rạch Giá, Cà Mau and Long Xuyen. The city also has its own airport and there are daily flights from Hanoi in the north of the country.

Things to Do

Can Tho Attractions

Floating markets

Cai rang, phong dien, phung hiep and tra on are the main markets and can be visited independently or on tours.

Bằng Lăng

This bird garden is a scenic spot that’s home to a variety of avian species.