Vietnam Can Tho ToursDiscover the famous floating markets

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About Can Tho

Can Tho is located along the picturesque Mekong River. The fourth largest city in Vietnam, Can Tho is famous for its floating markets, charming backstreets and rural canals. With its tropical climate Can Tho is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon relaxing in the sun as the hustle and bustle of the city passes by around you. Or dive right into the metropolitan life and explore the city’s famous rice paper villages, floating markets and river bound restaurants. The epicentre of Mekong Delta, Can Tho is a stark contrast to the tranquil backwaters of the Mekong, making for a sensory explosion of Vietnamese culture.

Can Tho Tour

Explore Can Tho with one of our guided tours. Take a boat ride down the Mekong River and experience the daily life on the river first hand. Explore the markets and visit local cottage industries along your journey. Perhaps you’ll want to try one of the river restaurants for lunch or maybe you’d prefer to spend some time on dry land, exploring the various museums and landmarks of Can Tho, the choice is yours.

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Things to do in Can Tho Vietnam

A bustling metropolis with Vietnamese charm, Can Tho is home to many markets, both on the land and floating along the water, temples and museums. The stunning architecture of the traditional buildings is a sight to behold, and the floating markets are unlike any other shopping experience you will ever encounter. Warm weather and vibrant streets, Can Tho is the perfect place for people seeking adventure and noise.

Can Tho tourist attractions

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Vietnamese Artifacts

Can Tho Museum

Discover the history of Can Tho by visiting the Can Tho Museum. The largest museum in the Mekong Delta region this 2,700 square meter museum offers an insight into the history of the city. Learn all about the early settlements by the Khmer people as well as the influence the Chinese Ming refugees had on the area. With its many exhibits and artifacts ranging from traditional Vietnamese dress to farming equipment, this museum takes you on a comprehensive journey through the history of the Can Tho region. Visiting this museum is a must visit for those looking to learn more about the local area.

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A floating merchant

Floating Markets

The floating markets in Vietnam are a sight like no other. The biggest of these markets is the Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho. Starting bright and early at 4am and ending around 10am visitors have to get an early start in order to visit the markets, but it’s all worth It once your cruising along the river with its large stretch of merchants all selling goods out of their boats on the water. Enjoy breakfast on the boat as you shop for fruits and vegetable from the many merchants that sell their produce along the river for a truly unforgettable experience.

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Burning incense

The Ong Pagoda

Built over 100 years ago the Ong Pagoda stands out in the middle of its neighbourhood mainly due to its Chinese architectural influence. The brick is bright red, and the roof has gold, blue and green colours adoring it. The temple was a place for Chinese people to meet and form community as well as worship. Visiting the temples helps visitors to understand how the Chinese people integrated into Vietnamese life and how they developed their communities away from their homeland. A beautiful building with an intriguing history, the Ong Pagoda is a great place for tourist to visit when looking to understand the culture and history of the Chinese community in Vietnam.

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Where is Can Tho Vietnam?

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Can Tho is located in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. It is the largest city in the region and the fourth largest city in Vietnam as a whole. Situated along the Hau River (part of the larger Mekong River) Can Tho Vietnam is known for its canal systems.

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When is the best time to visit Can Tho Vietnam

Southern Vietnam has a tropical climate, meaning there are two distinct season the dry season which lasts from around December to April and the rainy season from May to November. The weather tends to be warm all year round so the best months to visit are from December to April when you can avoid the rain.

Conclusion

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Can Tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta. From the iconic floating markets to the serene countryside and charming villages, Can Tho immerses visitors in the authentic rhythm of Mekong life. Indulge in local delicacies like bun rieu cua and hu tieu as you cruise along the water ways. A visit to Can Tho is a must when touring Vietnam and our guides are ready to help you experience this bustling city on the water.

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