Can Tho Travel Guide

All things need to know before travelling to Can Tho

Can Tho also called Tay Do land, where there are fields of rice paddy fields, flying fruit trees. Especially a network of interconnected canals, houses with unique ancient architecture. Beside friendly of local people. But it is said, ”Vietnam tours to Can Tho, the land gives many flowers and fruits”. Let’s travel with to Can Tho for full experience.

Can Tho City

Can Tho City is located in the lower part of the Mekong River Delat and in the center of the Cuu Long Delta. It’s about 169 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Can Tho is the capital city of the Southwest region since the French colonial period, which continues to be the economic center of the Mekong Delta region. In addition to geographical features, an important transport hub between the provinces in the region. Can Tho city is also known as a “river delta city” .

How To Go To Can Tho?

By Coach

You can catch a bus from the Western bus station (address: 395 Kinh Duong Vuong, An Lac Ward, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City) with the time to travel to Can Tho is 3 hours, to buy tickets or contact system of specialized vehicles running Saigon – Can Tho route such as:

1. Phuong Trang

  • Saigon: 272 De Tham, District 1. Tel: (08) 38375570. Departure at the West bus station from 7am to 10pm.
  • Can Tho: Depart at Nguyen Trai bus station (Hung Vuong crossroads), every half hour is a trip.

2. Mai Linh

  • Ticket booking center in Saigon: (08) 39292929. Hotline: 0985 29 29 29.
  • Saigon – Can Tho route: 15 seats and 45 seats interchangeably for 15 minutes to depart from the station every day, 24/24.
  • Ticket prices from Saigon to Can Tho range from 130,000 to 140,000 VND per ticket.

3. Hoang Long

  • Saigon: Eastern Bus ticket office, Tel – (08) 35113113. Office: 47 Pham Ngu Lao, Q1, telephone (08) 39151818.
  • Can Tho: Bus route 91B


There are 3 airlines that operate Hanoi – Can Tho flights, namely Vietnam Airlines (Price ranges from 2,400,000 to 4,500,000 VND / roundtrip), Vietjet Air (price is about 1,800,000 – 2,700,000 VND). /round-trip ticket). In addition, visitors can also hunt for cheap tickets to Can Tho by Jetstar. But at Origin we always recommend you use Vietnam airline.


You can choose motorbikes when departing from Saigon to take the initiative in your time and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the road.

When Is The Best Time To Go To Can Tho?

Can Tho with a sunny and sunny climate all year round, mild weather, so almost every tourist visiting the season is beautiful. Every season in Can Tho has its own interesting things.

Summer (around June, July and August) is the season of fruit ripening in Can Tho so if you like to explore the lush fruit gardens, you should go in the summer.

September to November is the season of floating water, coming to Can Tho this season you will see water flooded with white rice fields, everywhere you see water.

From December to January, February of the solar calendar is the time near the Tet festival. Come to Can Tho on this occasion to immerse yourself in the colorful flowers.

Sightseeing In Can Tho

Cai Rang Floating Market

It takes about 30 minutes from Ninh Kieu wharf to Cai Rang floating market. The market is available in the early morning from 5-9 hours, the cost of renting a sightseeing boat is from 300,000 to 500,000 VND depending on the number of guests. On the Hau River are boats, boats with “tree” dangling “advertise” with main items. Such as fruits, agricultural products, food, breakfast, … This becomes a culture interesting and especially in the Mekong River Delta, which attracts many tourists. This is one of the most famous Vietnam vacation sport for Mekong Delta tours.

Fruit Garden

Can Tho has long been famous for its large and small fruit gardens to supply fruit to the market and to serve the needs of visitors to visit eco-tourism. By the summer, fruit gardens of all kinds such as custard apple, rambutan, tangerine, apple, durian, … wrong fruit attract many tourists. The famous fruit gardens such as Vam Xang Fruit Garden – Phong Dien are about 12km from the city center or the Garden of Con, Con Duong, My Thom, My Khanh, Vu Binh, My Thuan longan gardens …

Binh Thuy Old House

Can Tho has more than 70 ancient houses with many cultural values ​​- the long history of our nation. One of them is Binh Thuy old house. It’s built in 1870 with modern French architecture. The house is a harmonious combination between Eastern and Western culture, creating a beauty both classical, traditional and modern. Binh Thuy Ancient House is located on Bui Huu Nghia Street, Binh Thuy Ward, Binh Thuy District, Can Tho City.

Bang Lang Stork Garden

Bang Lang stork garden is from Ho Chi Minh City. Can Tho is about 60km away, going along Highway 91, passing O Mon district, to Thot Not district to Bang Lang bridge,there is a smaller road leading to the Stork garden, visitors can rent a motorbike or bicycle or go 2km range is there.

Good land birds park, Bang Lang stork garden has created a great living space for birds from all directions to live here. Here, visitors will see the lively life in the sound of the private music of Bang Lang stork garden.

Ninh Kieu Wharf

Ninh Kieu wharf today becomes Ninh Kieu park. It’s located on the banks of Hau river, along Hai Ba Trung street, right in the center of Can Tho city. There is a sentence “Can Tho has Ninh Kieu wharf, has a beautiful river with many phases”. So that Ninh Kieu wharf has become the pride of Tay Do people. It is one of the most famous tourist destination that cannot be ignored when coming to Can Tho. Ninh Kieu Park is large and spacious, inside the park is planted with many beautiful ornamental trees, the highlight of green grass growing and weaving among white cement panels and the statue of Uncle Ho with 7.2m high bronze. Around the park, there are watermelon restaurants, serving a variety of local specialties.

My Khanh Eco-Tourism Village

My Khanh Eco-tourism area is one of the attractive ecotourism spots of Can Tho. It’s located between two floating markets, Cai Rang and Phong Dien, with an area of ​​more than 50,000m2 to meet the needs of entertainment and relaxation. This is the convergence of the quintessential river culture with a lot of specialty fruits and local cuisine.

Can Tho Bridge

Can Tho Bridge is 2,750m long and is a bridge over Hau River, connecting Can Tho City and Vinh Long Province. The Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge with the longest main span in Southeast Asia (the main span length is 550m).

Ong Pagoda

This temple is also called Quang Trieu Hoi Quan, the pagoda is located at 32 Hai Ba Trung, Ninh Kieu district. It’s the oldest temple in Can Tho, the pagoda was built according to the colorful architecture of Chinese people. The most typical festival of Ong pagoda is the Lamp Festival held every 10 years, to create a special cultural activity in the locality, to donate money to charity, to build cemeteries and schools. learn and help orphans in the city. This is a tourist destination Can Tho should visit.

Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery

Considered to be the largest monastery in the Mekong Delta according to the Buddhist architecture of the Ly – Tran Dynasty, Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery is located in My Khanh Commune (near My Khanh Resort). Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery is located in the historical relic area of ​​the Can Tho City Highway. The total area of ​​Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery is over 38,000 m2.

Tay Do Night Market

Tay Do night market is located about 1 km from the center of Can Tho city to the west of Hau river. Night market attracts a large number of visitors. Because the market carries the vivid features typical of a bustling trading market, mixing the romantic bit of Ninh Kieu wharf and the open space of the adjacent Hau river.

Specialties In Can Tho

Banh Xeo Muoi Xiem

Go to Can Tho you remember to enjoy the famous brand in the world – Mrs. Muoi Xiem pancake.

From Can Tho center, go back to Tra Noc, where “located” the famous cake shop of Mrs. Muoi Xiem. Raw materials for making pancakes are rice flour mixed with coconut milk, turmeric, shrimp, meat … Rice pancake rolls with rice veggies (spicy green mustard, lettuce, aromatic herbs, basil, basil Fish, fish, bananas, sliced ​​star fruit …) Depending on taste, you can put pancakes with fish sauce or soy sauce.

Address: 13/3 Road 917, Trà Nóc Ward, Bình Thủy District, Cần Thơ.

Hotpot Sauce Da Ly

Da Ly fish sauce hotpot is favored by know the smell, taste according to the taste of each type of guests. A delicious sauce hotpot, partly depends on the origin of the sauce, how to mix, the other part thanks to the rich variety of vegetables.

Address: No. 89 3/2 Street, P.Hưng Lợi, Q. Ninh Kiều – Cần Thơ

Duck Hotpot

To Can Tho, you cannot not enjoy duck cooking with chao – a typical dish of Nam Bo but not as much and delicious as in Can Tho.

An alley on Ly Tu Trong street, An Phu ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho with many restaurants, afternoon car parked. Although this dish is not a delicacy, it is very popular with most people.

A duck hotpot with noodles or noodles with a variety of vegetables to enjoy with relatives or a few friends in a cool afternoon is nothing more interesting.

Address:Quan Kim Lien, Thanh Giao alley 1, Ly Tu Trong street, Can Tho.

Grilled Snakehead Fish

Grilled Snakehead fish is an existing dish from the day of exploring the southern land with a strong flavor that many tourists come to Can Tho to enjoy.

Characteristics of this dish is fish without preliminary processing, meaning no scab, not shaved, not abdomen, not marinated. This dish comes with raw vegetables, rice paper, bun …

Address: On the shore of Xang Blow lake, Hoang Van Thu …

Baked Rolls

Grilled rolls made with lean pork, soaked in a smooth paste to add diced fat and flavored garlic, sugar, salt … with a fingertip.

The seller skewered or clamped the meat on the bamboo chopsticks placed on the embers of blisters, fat and small, smoky, fragrant fumes.

Address:Thanh Van Grilled Nem, No. 17 Hoa Binh Avenue, Can Tho.

Grilled Snail With Pepper

The spiciness of pepper and the sweet and fatty taste of the snail has made a characteristic flavor of this simple Western dish. The standard roasted snail must eat all the spices inside the snail. The salty and spicy taste of snail water makes the dish more attractive and strange. You can find this dish at any restaurant in Can Tho.

Hope the information above you will get useful guide before travel to Can Tho Vietnam. For more detail or schedule to visit Can Tho. Let contact our sales team. We are always here for you.

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