Can Tho is the capital land of the South West region of Vietnam with the local friendly people and the simple but attractive river landscape. Coming to Can Tho, let’s explore these 12 must-see tourist destinations!
Cai Rang floating market
Located about 6km from Can Tho city, Cai Rang floating market is a wholesale market specializing in exchanging, buying, and selling agricultural products, fruits, food, eating, and drinking; At the same time, it is a tourist destination bearing the identity of the river and water of Can Tho city.
The special thing about the market is that the boats on the river all have a paddle tree, on which there are goods they sell for the purpose of “advertising”. The boat, down as a “mobile apartment” on the river with full amenities, bonsai pots, pets, motorbikes. If you want to learn about the life of the shopkeeper here, you should immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of the Cai Rang floating market.
Binh Thuy ancient house
Located on Bui Huu Nghia street, Binh Thuy Ward, Binh Thuy District, Can Tho city. Binh Thuy’s ancient house was designed with 5 compartments with 2 roofs, with French architecture built-in 1870.
The old house has been and will retain cultural and historical values kept through time. Outside the old house, many trees and flowers are planted to make space both ancient and fresh.
Ninh Kieu Wharf
Coming to Can Tho, do not forget to visit Ninh Kieu wharf – a famous tourist and cultural destination of the city. Located on the right bank of Hau river, between the confluence of Hau River and Can Tho River and adjacent to Hai Ba Trung street, Ninh Kieu district; Ninh Kieu wharf has become the symbol of Can Tho city.
With poetic and lyrical beauty, Ninh Kieu wharf not only goes into the life of people in the river but also goes into poetry and people’s hearts. From Ninh Kieu wharf, visitors can easily visit other tourist destinations.
My Khanh tourist village
My Khanh tourist village is considered as a miniature Mekong Delta – this is a famous ecotourism destination in Can Tho. Come here, enjoy all kinds of fruits in the garden and specialties, visit traditional craft villages and listen to folk songs of the South. At the same time, do not miss folk games such as tree climbing, sack jump, pig racing, …
Can Tho Bridge
Can Tho Bridge is a bridge spanning the Hau River, connecting Can Tho City and Vinh Long Province. At the time of completion in 2010, this is the longest main span cable-stayed bridge in Southeast Asia. Looking down from above, Can Tho Bridge is like the long hair of a young girl falling down the Hau river.
The distance between the two banks of the Hau River is larger than the Tien River; making the bridge “stretch” out, and taller, surprisingly amazing.
Can Tho beach
Can Tho Beach is a 400m long artificial beach. From the sea, visitors can see the Can Tho Bridge at a fairly close distance. You can try playing exciting water games such as water motor, kayaking, banana float … or rent a speedboat running along the beach.
Bang Lang stork garden
Located about 60km from Can Tho city; follow Highway 91, cross O Mon district, reach Thot Not district to Bang Lang bridge, cross the bridge, turn left, you will reach Bang Lang stork garden.
Tickets to Vietnamese visitors are 10,000 VND / person, foreign visitors are 20,000 VND / person. There are many types of storks such as fly storks, fish storks, ivory storks, ghost storks, green storks, and storks … This is one of the largest birds sanctuaries in the Mekong Delta.
A fruit garden is a feature of the Can Tho river area, the best time to travel to the garden is late May to early June when the fruits are ripe.
Addresses of gardens for your reference such as My Khanh, Mr. Sau Duong’s garden, Binh Thuy orchid garden, arc garden on Phong Dien river, Phung Hiep river… and many other family tourism gardens in O Mon, Thot Not.
Ba Bo flower village
Ba Bo flower village with an area of 20 hectares in Binh Thuy district. There are many different types of flowers, but mainly marigolds, sunflowers, yellow apricots, and roses. Visitors visiting the flower village can take pictures freely.
Tay Do night market
Located about 1km from the center of Can Tho city to the west of Hau river. Tay Do market is the major trading center of the southern provinces; and is also an attractive entertainment destination that cannot be ignored for visitors. traveling to Can Tho. The market has bustling dining, food and entertainment services at night. At the same time, this is also a focal point for trading many different products.
Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery
Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery is about 15km from the city center, located in My Khanh commune, Phong Dien district. The landscape and cultural and architectural identity of the Ly – Tran Dynasty at the largest temple in the West will give you a sense of peace when you arrive.
Can Tho Museum
Can Tho Museum is located at 1 Hoa Binh Avenue, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu District. On a large scale, the museum displays many ancient artifacts about the country and people of Can Tho as well as the Mekong Delta region through many different periods.