If you want to experience a best Mekong delta tour, you can not pass Can Tho – the main city of Mekong Delta or the Nine Dragon River delta. It’s also the main transportation center of the region, where you can easily get to An Giang, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang and Vinh Long. Moreover, as same as other provinces in Mekong delta area, Can Tho also has a complex system of rivers and canals, among them, the Hau River is considered as a benefactor for Can Tho.
Located at the confluence of the Can Tho and Hau Giang rivers, Can Tho city holds a hefty settlement, but once the oppressive urban sprawl encasing the town has been negotiated, its breezy waterfront comes as a pleasant surprise. All economic, cultural activities are closely related to river and canals which like “street”. You can join in a Mekong delta tour to explore the poetic beauty of Can Tho through main attractions below:
Cai Rang floating market:
It is no doubted that if not being in Cai Rang floating market means not knowing the land of Tay Do – an old name of Can Tho. Cai Rang floating market, one of the biggest markets, is always busy from early morning. Hundreds of colorful painted boats gather together where the owners start to sell their products, mostly agricultural products. To be recognised easily, they hang out the product samples on a long bamboo in front of the boats, so that they do not need to cry their wares as in mainland markets.
Boat trips along the riverbanks:
Boat trips can be the main reason for you to visit Can Tho. Because Can Tho has dense system of canals so boats are the main mean of transfering here. Travelling by hand-rowed boats in fine weather days, you can discover every corner of Can Tho, enjoy the fresh coconuts in well-off villages under shade of coconut trees or feel lost in heaven of fruit orchards. After a long day floating, Ninh Kieu Wharf is a best choice for you to relax because of its beautiful location as well as the big bridge which actually is a ship with restaurant inside.
Binh Thuy ancient house:
Cultural element will fulfil your best Mekong Delta tour in Can Tho. Binh Thuy ancient house was built in 1870 followed French architecture. It’s located in Bui Huu Nghia street, Binh Thuy ward, Can Tho. The house has high floor, four elegant terraces connected with large yard, high ceiling, and motif decoration. All the red and black rose brick paving with iron fence were transported from France to Vietnam to build this house. Besides this ancient house, you can choose to visit some pagodas such as Ong pagoda (Grandpa Pagoda), Nam Nha and Phuoc Hau pagoda.
Don’t miss Can Tho in your best Mekong delta tour because experiences on water and dry land will keep amused you all time.