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TRAVEL TIPS Can Tho Thursday, 23 February 2017

Can Tho travel tips

Can Tho is attractive with a network of interlacing canals, beautiful scenery and idyllic, hospitable people. If you love exploring nature, this place is the perfect destination.

Something about Can Tho

Can Tho’s climate is relatively mild and there are not many storms. It is hot all year round and there is no cold season. Rainy season in Can Tho lasts from May to November and dry season last from December to April in the next year. The average temperature in Can Tho is 27 Celsius.

Can Tho travel
Can Tho travel

When should we visit Can Tho?

You can visit Can Tho at any time of the year. In summer, you will have the chance to try the best fruits. Especially, if you go on 15th of December or April to the Lunar year, there are 2 big festivals at Binh Thuy Temple: Thuong Dien and Ha Dien. They are two of three biggest festivals of Western Vietnam.

Means of transport to Can Tho

Boats and ferries are the main means of transport
Boats and ferries are the main means of transport

With convenient transportation location and good investment in transport infrastructure, you can easily travel to Can Tho by Trung Luong expressway. Can Tho also has an international airport which is far from city center about 10km.

You can travel to Can Tho by airplane, bus or motorbike.

  • By airplane: From Hanoi, Con Dao or Phu Quoc, you can book flight ticket to Can Tho with Vietnam Airlines. If you depart from Da Nang, you can take a flight to Saigon and take a bus or motorbike to Can Tho.
  • By bus: Far from Can Tho about 170km, from Saigon, you can travel by bus (it takes about 3-4 hours). Here are some bus brands:

-  Van Lang bus: West station, 395 Kinh Duong Vuong, Binh Tan, Ho Chi Minh city.

-  Thanh Buoi bus: 202-204 Le Hong Phong, Dist.5, HCMC. Tel: 08 38333999.

-  Mai Linh bus: 68 Hai Ba Trung, Dist.1, HCMC. Tel: 08 39292929.

-  Phuong Trang bus: 272 De Tham, Dist.1, HCMC. Tel: 08 38309309.

-  Hoang Long bus: East station, 292 Dinh Bo Linh, Binh Thanh district, HCMC.

-  Vu Linh bus: West station, 395 Kinh Duong Vuong, Binh Tan, HCMC.

-  Tuan Hung bus: West station, 395 Kinh Duong Vuong, Binh Tan, HCMC.

If you depart from Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Da Lat, Vung Tau or Da Nang, you can take a bus to Can Tho with these brands:

-  Nha Trang – Can Tho: Quang Hanh bus – Tel 058 3563288; Ha Linh – Tel 058 3502162.

-  Da Lat – Can Tho: Thanh Buoi – Tel 063 3813132; Phuong Trang – Tel 063 3585858.

-  Phan Thiet – Can Tho: Hoang Long – 18 KP 2, Truong Chinh, Xuan An ward, Phan Thiet.

-  Vung Tau – Can Tho: Hoang Long – 192 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Vung Tau.

-  Da Nang – Can Tho: Hoang Long -161 Ton Duc Thang, Cam Le, Da Nang.

  • By motorbike: the route is rather easy for you to ride from Saigon to Can Tho. Follow Highway 1 to My Thuan Bridge then turn left to Can Tho direction. It takes about 4 hours to ride from Saigon to Can Tho.

Because of a network of interlacing canals in Can Tho, the main means of transport you can use in Can Tho are boat, ferry, taxi, bus or rent a motorbike with the price of 80-150,000 VND/motorbike.

Accommodation in Can Tho

Homestay in Can Tho
Homestay in Can Tho

There are a host of hotels with many levels of price. Or you can experience yourself with homestay in Can Tho to know more about this place. Depending on your budget, you can choose for yourself a suitable choice.

Attractions in Can Tho

Coming to Can Tho, make sure you don’t miss luxuriant orchards at Ninh Kieu harbor or floating market to feel the life of the local.

The best attractions in Can Tho
The best attractions in Can Tho

Moreover, you can enjoy some famous festivals in Can Tho:

  • Okombook festival of Khmer ethnic: October in Lunar year.
  • Dolta festival of Khmer ethnic: August in Lunar year.
  • Chua Ong festival: July in Lunar year.
  • Binh Thuy festival: December and April in Lunar year.
  • Cholchonam Thomay festival of Khmer ethnic: March in Lunar year.

Can Tho’s cuisine

Can Tho specialties
Can Tho specialties

Can Tho has been famous for fruits, snails, fish and seafood. Don’t forget to try these dishes when visiting Can Tho.

You can also buy those things as souvenirs for your relations and friends.

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