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Can Tho

Can Tho is the biggest and wealthiest of the Mekong Delta cities and the commercial hub for the tremendous agricultural output of the region. It's a less compelling destination for travellers however, than some of the smaller delta towns.

The recent completion of another Mekong River bridge has made the Can Tho expedition far less arduous from Saigon, cutting at least an hour off the trip.

Can Tho's main attraction is Cai Rang floating market six kilometres away. Cai Rang is the Mekong Delta's largest floating market and an amazing early morning spectacle of traditional boats of all sizes packed with exotic fruits and other local produce for trade. If you're travelling extensively through the Mekong, don't miss it.

Can Tho is also a popular mooring spot for boats that operate overnight cruises through the delta - including some that travel further in to Cambodia.

The town sports an attractive waterfront with markets and pagodas but there's little else to persuade visitors to stay around - unless you're staying in the resort style environment of the Victoria Can Tho Hotel, one of a surprisingly small number of tasteful boutique hotels in the Mekong Delta.

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Attractions in Can Tho

  • Langbian Highland

    Langbian Highland

    Lang Bian Mountains is located in Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province; 12km north of center Dalat.

  • Dalat Railway Station

    Dalat Railway Station

    Dalat Railway Station was one of the finest feats of colonial engineering in Vietnam.Dalat Railway Station

  • Ngoan Muc Pass

    Ngoan Muc Pass

    Ngoan Muc is a Vietnamese translation of the French name “Belle Vue”

  • Datanla Waterfall

    Datanla Waterfall

    Datanla was the place where the brave man K’Lang and the mountainous lady Ho Biang met each other

  • Can Tho Water Park

    Can Tho Water Park

    For a bit of glorious chlorinated fun, try the Can Tho Water Park.

  • Van Tho 2

    Van Tho 2

    Van Tho 2 is an employment agency for the blind which employs professional massage therapists

  • Military Museum

    Military Museum

    Devoted to all things militaristic, this museum has the usual assortment of American War weaponry and Ho Chi Minh portraits.

  • Can Tho Museum

    Can Tho Museum

    The enormous, well-presented Can Tho Museum has exhibits of the history of Can Tho resistance

  • Munirangsyaram Pagoda

    Munirangsyaram Pagoda

    The ornamentation of pagoda is typical of Khmer Theravada Buddhist pagodas

  • Guangzhou Assembly Hall

    Guangzhou Assembly Hall

    Chua Ong (Ong Temple) is set inside the Guangzhou Assembly Hall and is one of the most interesting religious sites

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