1.0 About Can Tho
With a population of one million, Can Tho is the largest and also the most popular city in the Mekong Delta. With the famous base for floating markets it is nice to board a boat and sail around. With a lively waterfront and wide boulevards a perfect place to walk around and enjoy a breeze of wind. Can Tho also has the best restaurants in the Delta and outside the city center you will find breathtaking rice fields!
Can Tho is very popular for its floating markets. Every morning boats with cargoes come to the markets to trade. It is very impressive to see how quick the market comes alive. And there is more, there are cutouts, tools and even coffins for sale, which is perhaps a bit lugubrious. Every boat is recognizable by a unique wickerwork of bamboo, which is attached to the front of the boat.
Other two popular markets are Cai Rang and Phong Dien. Cai Rang is the biggest one and located 7 kilometers from Can Tho. It is very popular and usually overcrowded, so be prepared. Phong dien is less touristy than Cai Rang, but also really nice. A kindly atmosphere and more local population.
How to get there?
PLANE - The airport of Can Tho (VCA) is located about 8 kilometers from the city centre. The most common domestic flights are from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and Phu Quoc Island.
BUS - The bus station (ben xe Can Tho) is about 4 kilometers from the city centre.
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How long to stay?