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Travel to Can Tho, detailed information and tips

Travel to Can Tho, detailed information and tips

Located in the heart of the Mekong delta, Can Tho is famous as a land blessed by nature with many poetic beautiful scenes and is also a quite famous tourist destination. To help you arrange a happy trip to Can Tho trip family and friends, we will share some Can Tho travel experiences with you.

When is the best time to travel to Can Tho?
Can Tho has a hot and humid climate all year round, with an average temperature of about 27 degrees Celcius. There are two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season: the dry season from December to April next year, the rainy season from May to November (more: tours to Can Tho).

If you travel to Can Tho in the dry season, you will feel more beauty of the famous floating market in the Mekong delta such as Phong Dien, Cai Rang, enjoy Ha Chau specialties of Can Tho land and attend traditional festivals of Can Tho.

From my own experience, the most beautiful time to travel to Can Tho is in the dry season and if you like to enjoy fruits and vegetables, the rainy season is the ideal season for you.
How to go to Can Tho
How to go to Can Tho?
From Hanoi and northern provinces
Many of you wonder what means of transport from Hanoi to Can Tho? From Hanoi and the northern provinces, you can take a direct flight or fly to Ho Chi Minh City and then take a bus to Can Tho. Flight time from Hanoi to Can Tho is about 2 hours. After getting off the airport, you can take a bus, motorbike taxi, taxi (it costs about 200.000 VND) to get to the center of Can Tho city.
From Sai Gon
If you are in Sai Gon city or the southern provinces, you can take a bus. At the Mien Dong or Mien Tay bus stations, there are many buses going to Can Tho such as Phuong Trang, Hoang Long, Mai Linh...It only takes you about 4 hours to get to Can Tho.

Here are the phone numbers of bus companies Saigon - Can Tho for you to choose from:
Phuong Trang bus : tel 1900 6067, fares 110.000 VND/way, departing from Mien Tay bus station
Thanh Buoi bus : tel 19006079, fares 130.000 VND/way, departing from Mien Tay bus station
Viet Hoang bus : tel 02862773959, fares 120.000 VND/way, departing from Mien Tay bus station
Van Lang bus: tel 0913,974.364, fares 115.000 VND/way, departing from 359 Hung Vuong, Ward 9, District 5 or Mien Tay bus station

In addition to taking a bus, for those who love backpacking, you can ride a motorbike. The traffic from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho is relatively convenient, so you can use a motorbike to go and enjoy the scenery of the Mekong Delta. You take National Highway 1 to My Thuan Bridge, then turn left towards Can Tho, on the way there are many signposts so you just need to follow the signposts and you will get there (note when you go you should bring with travel documents, driving licence, helmet).
Things to do in Can Tho
Things to do in Can Tho? Means of transportation in Can Tho
Can Tho is a famous river region with a system of interlaced rivers and canals so the mode of transport in Can Tho that cannot be ignored is the boat. Traveling to Can Tho by boat will be one of the interesting experiences for your journey. You can take a boat to visit Cai Rang floating market, then go into the small creeks to go to the luxuriant orchards that captivate visitors.

Boats, you can rent on at Ninh Kieu quay. You just go out there and ask there are many boats for rent. Boat rental price is about 300k / boat.

Means of transport in Can Tho? You can rent a motorbike in order to explore Can Tho, there are many places you need to explore such as: Binh Thuy ancient house, Bang Lang stork garden, Tay Do night market, fruit garden discovery, Nam Nha pagoda, � You can rent a motorbike at the hotel where you stay or ask the front desk to rent it for you. Motorbike rental price is from 80.000 - 150.000 VND/day depending on scooter or manual gear bikes.

If you want to walk around the beautiful city of Can Tho, you can rent a buggy. Wandering on the buggies while enjoying the breeze of the Hau River while admiring the beautiful city of Can Tho. The price of the buggy depends on your journey.

Cheap way to travel Can Tho yourself: Take a bus to Can Tho and then rent a motorbike to move between places in Can Tho, this way is not tiring as you won't have to ride long distances. enjoy freedom, go wherever you like, stop wherever you need (cheap Vietnam tour packages).
Sleeping in Can Tho
Sleeping in Can Tho:
Which hotel should you stay at when traveling to Can Tho? If you plan to travel to Can Tho for many days, choosing a hotel with nice and clean rooms for you to have a good night's sleep is very important. Here, I will introduce to you hotels in Can Tho from high-end to affordable, cheap with the best location (hotels in Vietnam):

� Vinpearl Hotel Can Tho : No. 209, Street 30/4, Ninh Kieu district, rates from 1.200.000 VND/night , 5-star standard, spacious room and full facilities. The location is 1.8km from Ninh Kieu wharf, 9km from Can Tho airport, 4km from Can Tho night market, 5km from Cai Rang floating market, 10km from My Khanh tourist village. This luxury hotel in Can Tho has free breakfast, outdoor swimming pool, spa room, massage, exercise for you to relax and unwind perfectly.

� Muong Thanh Luxury Can Tho Hotel : area E1, Cai Khe, rates from 900.000 VND/night , 5-star standard, nice and comfortable room with abundunt and included breakfast. Location is 1km from Ninh Kieu wharf, 1km from Can Tho night market, 13km from My Khanh tourist village, 8km from Cai Rang floating market, 9.5km from Can Tho airport. This hotel also has an outdoor pool, spa, massage, wet sauna, in addition to a casino and tennis court, karaoke room. This is also a luxury hotel with a beautiful location in Can Tho that you cannot ignore.

� Ninh Kieu Can Tho Hotel : No. 2 Hai Ba Trung Street, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu District, 4-star standard, rates from 800.000 VND/night , room size from 30m2, full facilities and high quality. This hotel is located along Can Tho river, right at Ninh Kieu wharf, 7km from Cai Rang floating market, 12km from My Khanh tourist village, 3km from Can Tho night market, 10km from Can Tho airport. In terms of relaxation and entertainment facilities, Ninh Kieu hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool, spa, massage, karaoke, sauna/wet room, gym.

� Anh Dao Mekong Hotel : 85 Chau Van Liem street, Hung Loi, Ninh Kieu, 3-star standard, room rates from 550.000 VND/night , room size from 25m2, basic amenities, simple and clean room design . About the location, the hotel is 500m from Ninh Kieu wharf, 3.5km from Can Tho night market, 10km from Can Tho airport, 11.5km from My Khanh tourist village, 6.5km from Cai Rang floating market.

� Kim Long Hotel : No. 9 Chau Van Liem street, 2-star standard, room price from 350.000 VND/night , room size from 16m2, basic amenities, free breakfast. In terms of location, Kim Long Hotel is far from famous and attractive attractions in Can Tho, similar to Anh Dao Mekong Hotel above.

� Hoang Hai Dang Hotel : No. 01, Nguyen Binh Khiem street, Cai Khe Ward, 1-star standard, price from 200.000 VND/night , room size from 16m2, quite ok facilities with TV, refrigerator, air conditioner, kettle . This is a cheap hotel in Can Tho with location 3.5km from Can Tho night market, 6.5km from Cai Rang floating market, 650m from Ninh Kieu wharf, 11.5km from My Khanh tourist village, 9km from Can Tho airport.
Attractions in Can Tho
Attractions in Can Tho
Ninh Kieu Quay
What is the beauty of Can Tho? Ninh Kieu quay is a place that you cannot ignore in your trip to Can Tho. In the cool afternoon, take a walk along the quay to enjoy the wind from the river, watch the water drift by, and find our pace of life relaxed and slow. Standing at Ninh Kieu quay, watching Hau Giang river, you will find your life as calm and gentle. Not only that, you can also enjoy the typical dishes of Can Tho. Sitting and sipping a cup of wine by the romantic river and listening to the songs of the river will make your soul lighter (more: Vietnam tours).

Cai Rang floating market
If you come to Can Tho without going to the floating market, your trip is not complete. It only takes 30 minutes by boat from Ninh Kieu quay to reach the floating market. The busiest market specializes in selling fresh fruits for people in the neighbourhood and surrounding areas. Going to the floating market, you should go in the early morning to see all the excitement of the merchants here. Coming to the floating market, you can not only try the feeling of floating on the water, but also enjoy the delicious fresh fruits. Floating market is a destination you should not miss when coming to Can Tho.

My Khanh tourist village
Located in Nhon My hamlet, My Khanh commune, Phong Dien district. Featured here is the small garden landscape and there are a number of folk games, very interesting, especially the very attractive game feeding fish with bottle

Binh Thuy ancient house
Located in Bui Huu Nghia street, Binh Thuy district, Can Tho city. From the road about 100m, you will come to this old house. If you want to find the ancient space, Binh Thuy ancient house is a great place for you to come and admire the delicate combination of East - West beauty. The house makes you feel like living in the past centuries. With a unique architecture, Binh Thuy ancient house has surprised domestic and foreign tourists with its ancient beauty.

Garden of Phong Dien
Phong Dien Garden is located in the south of Can Tho and 15km from the center of Can Tho city. Referring to Can Tho, visitors will surely remember the trip to the garden with fresh fruits. It would be a mistake to come to Can Tho without visiting the garden. Coming here you will enjoy the specialties of the South such as durian, mangosteen, custard apple, tangerine, orange, longan...and if you are lucky you can enjoy the specialties of the land is a Ha Chau strawberry with an irresistible sweetness. Coming to Phong Dien district, you can go to places like My Khanh tourist village, Lung Coc Cau tourist area and Ong De eco-tourism area!

Temple of Pitu Khosa Rangsay
The most beautiful Khmer temple in Can Tho, it both retains the unique architecture of the Khmer cultural identity and shows the modern architecture of Angkor and the Southern Khmer, so it is very splendid and fancy.

Can Tho Night Market
Located near Can Tho stadium, Can Tho Night Market is an attractive tourist attraction not inferior to Ninh Kieu quay. Coming to Can Tho night market you are free shopping for fashion items, accessories, souvenirs and also enjoy delicious local dishes.
Eating in Can Tho
Eating in Can Tho
What to eat in Can Tho? Specialties, delicious food in Can Tho
Coming to Can Tho, you cannot miss enjoying the cuisine here. There are many dishes for you to choose from such as: pancakes, hot pot with fish sauce, grilled snails with pepper, grilled snakehead fish, banh cong...

Fish sauce hot pot
Address: 89 3/2 Street, Hung Loi Ward, Ninh Kieu District - Can Tho, located between 3/2, easy to find
Price: there are 2 types, large 400.000 VND/pot and small 300.000 VND/pot.
Fish sauce hot pot is a very familiar and long-standing typical dish that you should enjoy when coming to Can Tho. It is not only a dish but also a spiritual symbol of the people of the South. In the fish sauce hot pot, there are more than 40 kinds of vegetables and many kinds of seafood such as squid, shrimp, fish, ... as well as meat. It gives the culinary richness of the land here as well as it brings the soul value of the Southern people in general and the Can Tho people in particular.

Grilled snail with pepper
Another specialty of Can Tho. Come here, you should enjoy this unique rustic dish. The spicy taste of pepper mixed with the fatty sweetness of snails gives you a different feeling in your mouth. Grilled snail with pepper is a dish that satisfies even the most demanding diners. You can eat delicious grilled snails with pepper at Hoa Su restaurant . Address: Con Cai Khe Roundabout, Le Loi Street, Cai Khe Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho.

Cong cake
Address: 86/38, An Cu Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho.
The dish is full of flavors of pork, green beans and shrimp. Delicious, crispy Cong cake served with green vegetables is very attractive. This is a typical dish of Can Tho. If you have tried this cake once, you will want to try it a second time. Price for a cake is 11.000 VND.

Grilled snakehead fish
Snakehead fish, when caught, use bamboo chopsticks to stick a skewer with the head of the fish on the ground and then burn it with straw. When the fish is cooked, remove the outer shell to reveal the white fish meat dotted with salt and pepper. Enjoying the snakehead fish, you will feel the folk flavor of Can Tho.

Some other delicious and cheap places to eat in Can Tho:
Banh beo: The address to eat this delicious pancakes is 7 Toi (Cai Rang)
Dried shrimp noodles � Cai Rang : No. 35/4, Ly Thuong Kiet street, Le Binh ward, Cai Rang district, Can Tho
Cai Rang grilled spring rolls: you can buy them near Can Tho market or Cai Khe bridge

In addition, you can enjoy many other attractive dishes such as: Banh Tet with Cam leaves, grilled glutinous banana, bread wrapped in tamarind...are also very delicious and unique.

Can Tho travel, what to buy as souvenirs?
Can Tho has many different specialties that attract tourists, but to bring back as gifts for friends and family, you should buy some of the following Can Tho specialties such as:

Banh tet with Cam leaves : Visitors can buy Tet cakes at Can Tho market, Xuan Khanh market or the corner of Phan Dinh Phung - Xuan Trao street.
Cai Rang spring rolls: sold everywhere in Can Tho, but if you want to buy delicious spring rolls, you should go to the "nem" village, about 5km from Can Tho city. There are many famous delicious spring rolls here such as: Ba Nam, Minh Thu, Ms. Phuc, etc.
Ha Chau strawberry you can buy at Phong Dien. These are famous specialties in Phong Dien as well as in Can Tho.
You can also buy some typical Southern things such as bandanas , ba ba shirts... to give your family cute gifts with Southern characteristics.

Some other notes when traveling to Can Tho
With my own experience you can travel to Can Tho within about 2 days to 2.5 days.
Day 1 : You can explore Can Tho city and surrounding areas, go to Cai Rang floating market or Phong Dien garden.
Day 2 : You visit Bang Lang stork garden, and other tourist attractions pretty far from Can Tho city.
If the time is longer, you can visit other neighboring areas such as Tra Su, Vinh Long, and Ben Tre cajuput forests.
When traveling to Can Tho, you should bring some personal items such as sunscreen, glasses, hat, even though it is quite sunny here and especially if you travel in the rainy season you should bring a small umbrella.

Can Tho is famous for being considerate and hospitable, but now there are also some over pricing problems for visitors, especially visiting floating markets on holidays. On the holidays when the number of tourists is crowded, the boat rental price will increase 3 times.
In order for you to have a nice trip, you should avoid the holidays. If you do, you should book the boat in advance, ask the price before renting or if you have relatives, you should ask your relatives or friends to avoid being over charged. In general Can Tho tourism is still very good, you will be exposed to gentle, simple Can Tho people and visit the idyllic but romantic and captivating beauty.

Hopefully with my little experience above, it will help you have an enjoyable, safe and saving trip.

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