Where to go in Can Tho? – Mekong Delta travel guide | Cruise Mekong River

Where to go in Can Tho? – Mekong Delta travel guide

A corner of My Khanh village

With many unique tourist attractions and waterfront restaurants, Can Tho is a popular base for a Mekong Delta boat trip and a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City.

My Khanh tourist village in Mekong delta

A corner of My Khanh village

A corner of My Khanh village- source: internet

About five kilometers from Can Tho City by road or river, My Khanh tourist village, which covers a total area of more than 50,000 square meters and features a garden-style eco-tourist site, is one of the most alluring eco-tourism sites in the Mekong Delta region.

My Khanh Tourist Village attracts both domestic and international travelers for fresh tropical fruits including: plums, mango, mangosteen, oranges, tangerine, rambutan, jackfruit, durian, langsat and pomelo; food specialties such as tortoises, bats, cuckoos, baby rabbits, snakes and crocodiles, etc together with many amazing folk games and team games such as fishing crocodile, wood clogs racing, etc.

To meet the increasing demand of curious backpackers, who want to stay longer to enjoy peaceful atmosphere, to know more about the daily life, the unique cuisine of Southern Vietnamese as well as to make friend with hospitable locals, My Khanh tourist village also provides 300 well-furnished rooms for accommodation and a swimming pool, fishing and boating on the river for entertainment services.

My Khanh ecotourism village

My Khanh ecotourism village- source: internet

At night, My Khanh is in festive atmosphere with various games held such as fishing with nets, karaoke singing contest as well as vong co (South Vietnam’s traditional folk singing) show performed by well-known local artists, etc. You can definitely walk under the starry sky to enjoy the cool, calm and relaxing feelings. To get more information in Vietnam, you can click: Indochina travel tours

If you are traveling with 4 friends, don’t miss a fascinating 3-day tour named try-doing-landlord, which costs USD $250. During this tour, you will be served like a real landlord in Vietnam ancient feudal system.

Ninh Kieu Dock – the iconic image of Can Tho, Mekong delta

Ninh Kieu dock

Ninh Kieu dock- source: internet

In spite of not having much to offer, Ninh Kieu Pier is outstanding for its own romantic and impressive features created by rivers and canals. With Ho Chi Minh statue standing still, Ninh Kieu dock is not only the backpacker paradise but also the iconic image of Can Tho city.

Coming to Ninh Kieu Dock in the morning, you can roam around to see locals do morning exercise or play sports, to sightsee around the Mekong Delta while breathing the fresh air of the region. Here, you can also rent a boat available all throughout the pier to start your trip to the floating market.

In the evening, you can go to Ninh Kieu Dock to have dinner with Vietnamese food at one of so many food stalls set along the dock while seeing the sparkling lights of Can Tho Bridge, which is the most noticeable and spectacular thing in dark. It sounds like an excellent dining experience at a 5-star restaurant. After dinner, for a beautiful and romantic time, couples can hands in hands stroll along Ninh Kieu dock, visit Can Tho antique market to buy some unique sovernirs or rent a boat for moon and stars gazing on river. Whenever you go to Ninh Kieu dock, you will have something to do!

Bang Lang stork garden

Bang Lang stork garden

Bang Lang stork garden in Mekong delta – source: internet

Surrounded by huge rice paddy fields as well as the interlacing canals of Can Tho, Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary, which is approximately 1-hour drive from the city center, is a place to visit for those who are looking for that hidden charm of Mekong Delta.

Being home to numerous species of storks, such as: striated heron, white Cattle Egret, painted stork, etc., and other species of birds including: little cormorant, greater coucal, heron, etc., Bang Lang stork garden is an appealing ecological tourist site by the side of Hau River as well as a heaven for stork lovers.

6 or 7 AM, when flocks of white storks leave their nests to forage and 5.00 PM, when they fly back home are the best time to go for unforgettable beautiful scenes. For the best 360-degree view of the garden, you should go to the three-meter watching tower with your camera ready on hand.

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