Can Tho is one of the largest city in Mekong Delta, Vietnam. It's not only famous as a thriving economic center of the Mekong provinces but also a beautiful destination for tourists. It's a buzzing town along the Mekong river, with many fresh fruits gardens, and colorful streets. Together with Cai Be, Can Tho is well known for its floating market, many travelers have visited the town with boat tours thru tiny canals and rivers leading out of town, however, you can't complete your trip without checking the best things to do here,
- What to Do?
First thing, I must mention is Cai Rang Floating Market. From Can Tho, you either book a tour or come directly to Can Tho Pier to book your own boat. It costs around 10 USD for a half-day trip which I think it's enough to do. Another option is sharing a boat with others people and the fee will be cheaper (about 2-3 USD/ person). To experience the best things at Cai Rang, I advise you to go in the early morning (from 4:30-5 am), then you will see how the local market looks like from the beginning, which is almost local purchasing together and everything is still full. We were a bit late and we saw mostly tourists instead. Fortunately, we got a good foodie team with us, especially the tour guide. She was a wizard of hospitality there, she took us to the best place for food and attractions.
- Where else visit?
A city tour is highly recommended. There are many places to visit, you can check a map first and make a list of your beloved places to go so that you can save time and finish a day tour without getting tired. The same as the floating market, you can book a tour too, or take a scooter to move between destinations. There are some beautiful pagodas and historic places to visit, such as Ong Temple which was originally built in the late 19th century to worship Kuang Kung, a deity symbolizing loyalty, justice, reason, intelligence, honor, and courage, among other merits. src
- What to Eat
This is always my favorite part to share with you the best local food in Vietnam. I love to try different things wherever I travel, which keeps me the most unforgettable memories. My recent trip to Can Tho, I had some local friends and they took me to paradise food places which I can't remember names of all, however, I would love to share with your my 4 recommendation food to try there,
Many things to explore in Mekong Delta, it's a rich cultural town for those who love diversity and local tradition. I hope you enjoy it and experience it on your own one day.