The city of Can Tho in Vietnam. On the banks of the Hau River and the capital of the province of Can Tho most important in the Mekong Delta. Points of interest as the market Can Tho Can Tho, Can Tho Bridge and the floating markets.

Can Tho

Can Tho City Can Tho (Vietnam)

In the southwest of Vietnam have the city of Can Tho, the 5th largest city in Vietnam and the most populous city in all the Mekong Delta, With 1.2 million inhabitants.
You can Tho is known in Vietnam as the pantry of rice in the country, Can Tho is a city whose economic engine is mainly agriculture, being the most important crop rice cultivation.

The city of Can Tho in Vietnam
Can Tho City

Rice fields in Can Tho - Vietnam
Rice fields in Can Tho - Vietnam

Information Can Tho


It can Tho is a city that stands on the banks of the Hau River (Hau), specifically on the right flank of the river and located 160 kilometers southwest of Ho Chi Minh City. The city of Can Tho in antiquity known as the capital of the West, but today is known around Vietnam for its production of rice, of 1200 tons per year.

Aerial view of the city of Can Tho (Mekong Delta, Vietnam)
Aerial view of Can Tho and the Mekong Delta

Points of interest in Can Tho

What to see in Can Tho?

The city of Can Tho has a few tourist attractions that are worth visiting, such as the Can Tho bridge, Floating markets, the Ninh Kieu Pier, the Market of Can Tho, the Cathedral of Can Tho, Pagodas, Temple Binh Thuy, museums and Parks (interesting to see storks nested in Bang Lang).

Can Tho Bridge
the Can Tho Bridge, with more than 15 miles long and 170 meters of height. A milestone in the economic development of the Mekong Delta and the most expensive bridge in the history of Vietnam.

The Can Tho Bridge over the River Hau
The Can Tho Bridge over the River Hau

Floating Markets of Can Tho

There are 2 market in Can Tho floating very important:

Cai Rang Floating Market

the Cai Rang floating market is the most recommended visit in Can Tho floating market. The Vietnamese in the area used their ships and boats (even small canoes), to transport fruits, vegetables, rice and other items that will be sold to larger ships.
These big boats, after small retailers buy goods, start heading for Cambodia, Thailand and China, in turn, resell the products.

More information Cai Rang floating market


Cai Rang Floating Market - Can Tho - Vietnam
Cai Rang Floating Market - Can Tho - Vietnam

Boats at Floating Market - Can Tho - Vietnam
Boats at Floating Market - Can Tho - Vietnam

Floating Markets in Vietnam
Floating Markets in Vietnam

Boats Floating Market in Can Tho
Boats Floating Market in Can Tho

Floating markets in Can Tho - Vietnam
Floating markets in Can Tho

Old Photo Floating Market Can Tho - Vietnam
The Can Tho Floating Market in 1926

Hours of Cai Rang Floating Market

The Can Tho floating market starts trading at dawn, usually at 8 in the morning there is a bustle of very important people. The market is open almost every day of the year, except in the Tet Festival, also known as lunar new year (see Festivals in Vietnam).

Ninh Kieu Wharf
The Can Tho Pier, called Ninh Kieu Wharf, located in the center of the city. Entry and exit of ships to the Hau River. The French called this place Le Quai de Commerce.

The Embarcadero southern Can Tho Vietnam
The Embarcadero Can Tho

Ninh Kieu Wharf (Can Tho, Vietnam)
Ninh Kieu Wharf (Can Tho, Vietnam)

Market Can Tho
The Market of Can Tho, with hundreds of years of experience behind. Best to visit him at night.

Market Can Tho in Vietnam
Market Can Tho

The Market Can Tho at night - Vietnam
The Market Can Tho at night

Nam Nha Pagoda - Temple Bin Thuy
The Pagoda Nam Nha or also called Temple Bin Thuy or Casa Bin Thuy, was built in the year 1844. Famous both for its architectural style and carvings on wood, as for its history, since it was the nerve center of student protests against the French in the early 20th century.
Situated 5 kilometres from the Centre of Can Tho, the enclosure exceeds the 8000 square meters, where we can contemplate the Orchid Garden.


Bin Thuy Pagoda in Can Tho - Vietnam
Bin Thuy Pagoda in Can Tho - Vietnam

Bin Thuy Temple House - Can Tho - Vietnam
Bin Thuy Temple House - Can Tho - Vietnam

Museums in Can Tho
In Can Tho have two museums:
  • The Museum of the Resistance
  • The Museum of Can Tho

Parks Can Tho
Orchid Park Can Tho

Park of orchids from Can Tho, located within the precincts of the House Bin Thuy.

Bang Lang Stork Park

The Storks Bang Lang's Park is an avial reserve where you can see all kinds of birds. The price of admission is 5. 000VND (about 20 cents, see ) Vietnam currency).
Originally it was a bamboo forest where the grass began to grow and birds nest.


Avial Book Bang Lang in Can Tho
Avial Book Bang Lang in Can Tho

Weather in Can Tho

We can say that the climate in Can Tho is very similar to the climate of Ho Chi Minh City, ie tropical climate with average annual temperatures of 27 º C and two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season (see Weather in Vietnam).

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