Can Tho is biggest city in Vietnam Mekong delta region, located in the heart of the Mekong delta, between an interlacing network of rivers adjacent to 5 provinces, the north and northeast close to An Giang, Dong Thap, Hau Giang on the south, Kien Giang on the west, Vinh Long on the east. Can Tho Province consist of many rivers and canals systems such as Hau and Can Tho rivers, Thot Not channels and O Mon canals... Can Tho sites originating from the name "Cam Thi Giang" (poem river) shows that this is the famous culture region. Rivers all activities associated with economic, cultural residents.
Unique natural features and urban architecture of Can Tho is a creeks network. Canals as well as "street", it brings beauty of a big city once known as Tay Do. (Former western capital) Can Tho is the a beauty poetic of the idyllic rustic village, crowded densely population, affluent neighborhood get under the shade of coconut. Can Tho is very famous with Ninh Kieu wharf, Bang Lang stork garden.
Ben Ninh Kieu
Location: Ninh Kieu wharf located on the right bank of Hau River, crossing Can Tho city
Features: The wharf overlooking a bustling, crowded street, with international tourist hotels, a market and the ferry. At the river landing place from 8 to 10 meters deep. Here, the attractions are weightlifting on the river. Thuy Ta is floating restaurant are connect to shore by a bridge; on two sides of bridge for visitors to enjoy wind breathing. This floating restaurant has two floors capacity of few hundred guests.. Here is definitely recommended place to enjoy dinning while enjoy sightseeing of Hau river. On the river is scene of many type of boat and sampan are bustling back and forwards. The boat in Can Tho is deference from neighborhood provinces such as Soc Trang, Sa Dec, Long Xuyen… the Can Tho’s sampan is cute oval shape, curve head and Lozenge shape body, very dynamic mean plus with nice charming local girl on it
Would be fascinated any tourist
Tay Do night market
Position: about 1km far from center of Can Tho City on the western region of the Hau River, located in the International Exhibition center complex of Can Tho.
Features: Tay Do Market is a major trading center of the southern provinces as well as the entertainment and tourist attractions. Although Tay Do market has put operation in recent years, But night market of Tay Do is considered as a major tourist cultural features, highlights and attractions in Can Tho attracted not only locals, also many foreign tourists. Tay Do Market was formerly was wholesale market and transition point of many commodities to others region and export. Besides the exchange function of goods, this is also the place which is for other culinary entertainment services ... Because of operation scale and importance to the region, so this market has been a major trading center of the southern provinces.
Tay Do night market at present is in harmony with landscape surroundings and it bears typical architect of southern style. Markets are divided very scientific way, clear and succinct, ensuring aesthetic. Entrance road was asphalted spacious. Products at the night market are abundant and diversified to meet the needs of residents and visitors in choosing the products. Besides serving the purpose of purchasing goods, Tay Do night market also has a new entertainment service, modern, such as electronic games, outdoor music stage and other entertainment programs. Coming to Tay Do night market, visitors will have an enjoyable trip. This general picture portrayed the true life of residents living downstream of this famous Mekong River.
Cai Rang floating market
Cai Rang floating market position: Cai Rang floating market located in Cai Rang district, Can Tho city, it is about 30 minutes boat ride from the Ninh Kieu wharf.
Features: Cai Rang floating market specialized in agricultural produces dealing which daily happen on river junction, local folk saying that “travel to Can Tho, without visit Cai Rang floating market, is consider unknown about this west land. "Cai Rang market is one of the famous river markets in the Southwest region of Vietnam. The market is center for trading all kind of fruits, agricultural production from surrounding regions. In every morning, hundreds of boats concentrated here for buying and selling goods. What are selling they hang it up on the top of pole, so you do not need to announce as markets on the mainland (actually cannot be classified in the mean time of wave and machine sound constantly and it is difficult to get close to boats side to check what they selling).
Due to the demand from the market, here is not only the fruits boats, agricultural products, here is also many other services come along such as: noodles, coffee, popular pub ...
The boat service (usually a small boat) are very skillful row or driving boat, can sneak through very narrow space to provide very thoughtful service.. The unique features of this floating market has left many impressions for foreign visitors, sometimes they shouted excited "o", "a" in a natural interesting way,. Cai Rang regular early meeting, often around 8, 9 pm. The big boats often elect to purchase fruit specialist for the transport to other places, including to Cambodia and China. Small boats are carrying other commodities to provide for daily life local people: oil, salt, sauce, pharmacy, confectionery, staples...
On water region of Mekong delta region of 12 provinces on the southwest; the boat is primarily vehicles of every family, like bicycles, motorcycles of the people in the city. Cai Rang floating market is an attractive destination for all travelers.