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ATTRACTIONS Can Tho Saturday, 25 February 2017

Attractions in Can Tho

Can Tho is big city in Western Vietnam. This is an ideal destination for anyone who likes to explore wetland.

Can is also known as Tay Do – the capital of Western Vietnam and these are 8 most famous spots in Can Tho for you.

Can Tho travel
Can Tho travel

Ninh Kieu harbor

Located on the right bank of Hau Giang River and T-junction of Hau and Can Tho River, Ninh Kieu harbor is so near Can Tho center and this is the place that tourists choose the most when visiting Can Tho.

Ninh Kieu harbor
Ninh Kieu harbor

Ninh Kieu harbor is always crowded with boats and ferries with many kinds of agricultural products, marine products and featured products of Mekong Delta. Ninh Kieu is the proud of Can Tho people.

Coming here, you will have the chance to enjoy seafood in floating restaurants and contemplating Hau Giang River. Together with friendly and hospitable local people, Ninh Kieu harbor has become one of 8 attractions in Can Tho.

Cai Rang floating market

It takes about 30 minutes to travel from Ninh Kieu harbor to Cai Rang market by canoe. Coming here, tourists can know all of particular culture of wetland, especially floating market, one of the most important cultures of Western Vietnam.

Cai Rang floating market
Cai Rang floating market

Dense network of rivers and interlacing canals system are one of a kind culture that nowhere else can have. On the river are markets, where all kinds of goods are sold and you can also entertain with singing performance on the river. Coming here, you can see how people live and understand their optimistic mind about life. Also, you can even enjoy many specialties with very cheap price.

If you go to Can Tho in April or December to the Lunar year, there are many chances for you to participate in Thuong Dien and Ha Dien festival. These are the biggest festivals in Western Vietnam and special culture of Cai Rang floating market is a spot that attracts a lot of tourists.

Can Tho orchards

Along the rivers are orchards. From Can Tho city, follow Highway 1A to Soc Trang direction, cross Dau Sau Bridge, turn right when getting near Cai Rang Bridge and you will reach My Khanh tourism orchard. This orchard has total area of 2.2 ha with over 20 kinds if fruits, flowers and animals such as turtle, snake, crab, shrimp…

Orchards in Can Tho
Orchards in Can Tho

Coming here, you can go for a walk in the orchard, enjoy the fresh air and pick fruits by yourself. If you want to spend overnight, this place has a pretty motel under trees with cheap price.

You can also visit Ba Lang tourism which is far from Can Tho city 9km with total area of 4.2 ha. This place has a lake to raise animals, 2 swimming pools for children and adult, outdoor stage and mini hotel. Orchards here are ideal destinations in Can Tho.

Bang Lang stork garden

Bang Lang stork garden
Bang Lang stork garden

Bang Lang stork garden under Thoi Binh village, Thoi Thuan commune, Thot Not district, Can Tho city. To enter stork garden, you must travel by boat. If you go to Can Tho in spring, you can see lagerstroemia flower blooming along the river banks. From faraway, tourists can see many types of storks flying. To enjoy the best scene of this place, you should go in early morning when the stork fly out to look for food or at 17 pm to see the stork coming back.

Binh Thuy ancient house

Binh Thuy ancient house
Binh Thuy ancient house

This ancient house is located on Bui Huu Nghia St, Binh Thuy ward, Binh Thuy district, Can Tho city. It was built in 1870 in French architecture for Duong family. It has been 150 years but it still remains the same.

This house has been through 2 big wars and time destruction but it still stands still till now, from generations to generations. This is a place that you can’t miss when visiting Can Tho.

Nam Nha Pagoda

Nam Nha Pagoda is not only a spiritual place but also the pagoda that raised strong will for the patriots in Dong Du movement (1907 – 1940). The pagoda was built in 1895 by Nguyen Giac Nguyen.

Nam Nha pagoda
Nam Nha pagoda

Opposite to the pagoda is Long Tuyen Temple. In front of the pagoda is Binh Thuy River with old trees along the banks. To the East is Con Son which is compared as the pearl of Long Tuyen.

Outside is the gate made from ancient bricks with 3 Chinese letters means “Nam Nha Pagoda”. The pagoda is surrounded by a large garden with many kinds of trees.

Can Tho Museum

Can Tho Museum has large scale with total area of nearly 3,000 m2. Situated at 1 Hoa Binh St, Tan An ward, Ninh Kieu district. The museum exhibits artifacts of country, Can Tho people and Mekong Delta through times. This is also a place to keep valuable artifacts of ethnics such as Kinh, Hoa and Khmer when building the country.

Can Tho Museum was set up in 1976, after many changes, the museum has had official name “Can Tho Museum” in 1992.

Tay Do night market

Tay Do night market
Tay Do night market

You just need to travel about 1km to the West of Hau River and you will reach Tay Do night market which is under Can Tho international expo. This is one of the biggest trade centers of Mekong Delta. There are many kinds of goods sold here such as fruits, vegetables, flowers… you will be amazed by how they organize the market, it is not such as mess like any other markets.

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