Fruit garden on the river
Can Tho is an ideal stopover for anyone wishing to explore the West Region. It is also known as Tay Do – the capital of Western Vietnam. When traveling to Can Tho, visitors can visit many attractive places such as Ninh Kieu harbor, fresh fruit gardens. In particular, visitors have chance to discover floating markets on boats or canoes… It is specific and distinctive cultural feature of Can Tho. You can read more: mango cruise mekong

Can Tho City – ideal stopover to explore Western Vietnam

Can Tho City – ideal stopover to explore Western Vietnam- source: internet

Sightseeing Ninh Kieu Harbour:

Ninh Kieu Harbor, lying on the right bank of the Hau Giang River, is located at the junction of Hau River and Can Tho River. This is also very close to the center of Can Tho City. And it is one of the most popular tourist destination when traveling to Can Tho.

Ninh Kieu Harbour at night

Ninh Kieu Harbour at night- source: internet

Ninh Kieu Harbour is always crowded with ships, boats… that float back and forth, upstream and downstream. On rudimentary boats, people carry a lot of agricultural products, seafood and other typical products of Mekong Delta to other places. Ninh Kieu is a proud place of Can Tho people, whenever mentioned, and always considered as interesting thing to do for travelers. Right next to Ninh Kieu is Can Tho Port. This port is capable of receiving large vessels with the capacity of about 5,000 tons. The upper part of Ninh Kieu is Can Tho Market, a big trading center of the Western region. There are many kinds of goods from everywhere in the country, or neighboring countries which are sold here. speed boat from ho chi minh to phnom penh

Experience Cai Rang Floating Market:

It takes visitors about 30 minutes to go by canoes from Ninh Kieu Harbour. People can be immersed in the bustle of Cai Rang Floating Market. Here, traveler would easily feel unique life on the river of local people. The floating market is an indispensable part of Southwest region’s culture.

Cai Rang – Floating Market in Can Tho

Cai Rang – Floating Market in Can Tho- source: internet

The dense network of river system here and canals for such a long time have formed traditional culture that distinguish from other place. On the river is market place, where all the household goods, agricultural products, seafood are sold. Here visitors would feel obviously lively and optimistic life of indigenous local people. Tasting extraordinary and mouth-watering dishes such as: hu tieu (a kind of noodle), fish porridge, vegetable soup, banh tet (a kind of cake)… with extremely low prices is highly recommended thing to do in Can Tho. Furthermore, tourists would clearly sense the friendliness of Can Tho people, who are rustic and easy to approach.

A boat selling fresh fruits

A boat selling fresh fruits- source: internet

Visiting My Khanh Fruit Garden:

Different from normal fruit gardens, My Khanh lies on the two sides of the river bank. Following the rivers, various kinds of fruit trees would come into view.

Fruit garden on the river

Fruit garden on the river- source: internet

From Can Tho City, tourists can go along the National Highway 1A toward Soc Trang, over Six Bridge, then near Cai Rang bridge, turn  right about 6km to My Khanh tourist garden. This is a 2.2ha garden with more than 20 kinds of fruit trees, flowers and many kinds of animals such as turtle, snake, crab, shrimp…

Lush fruit garden in Can Tho

Lush fruit garden in Can Tho- source: internet

Come here, visitors are allowed to go around the garden, breathe fresh air, pick fruits manually without worrying about food safety. If you want to spend the night here, there are also beautiful little cottages in the cool shade of trees with affordable prices.

With a favorable location at the heart of western provinces in Vietnam, Can Tho is an attractive destination for both domestic and foreign tourists with full of distinctive features of a river land. The above things are strongly suggested in must-do list if you are looking for something fun to do when traveling to Can Tho City.

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