Can Tho Travel Guide

Cantho City is located in the center of the Mekong Delta.

Can Tho is the political, economic, cultural and transportation centre of the Mekong Delta . It is also the largest city in the region which is connected to most other population centres in the Mekong Delta by a system of rivers and canals. These waterways and the colorful Cai Rang Floating Market draw interest of tourists coming to Vietnam.

What to do?
The most interesting thing to do in Can Tho is take a boat ride through canals and visit Cai Rang Floating Market. Outside of the town is the stork garden at Thot Not where hundreds of egrets, herons and cormorants gather in the treetops to roost late in the afternoon. Can Tho is usually combined with the trip to Chau Doc , a little town near Cambodian border.

When to go?
Trips to Mekong Delta are suitable all year round but the best time is the monsoon from June to September.

Travel Tips
Bring along camera, hat, sunscreen and insect repellant. Should keep your camera in a plastic bag when it is not in use as it is easy to get splashed by the wake of motorized boats.