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Top things to do in Can Tho during your Mekong tours


Can Tho is the largest city of Vietnam in the Mekong Delta river which is 160Km from Saigon? It’s also the most dynamic economic center of Vietnam in the Mekong Delta tours.

If you’re spending your time in Saigon and have a few extra days in your trip, you should definitely visit Can Tho to see how life is in the West of Vietnam. Can Tho will with no doubt give you many exciting experiences whether it’s your first time there or not?

Floating market – Cai Rang

Going on a tour to Cai Rang Wholesaling Floating Market is something many travelers in Saigon want to do. It starts early in the morning at 5:00 a.m and lasts until midday. However, if you want to see all the interesting things happen here, you’d better come early, best before 7:00 a.m or you will have some difficulties looking for an organized tour.

Cai Rang Floating market

Cai Rang Floating market

Ninh Kieu port

Ninh Kieu port is famous for being the most visited tourist attraction in Can Tho. In its old time in the Vietnam war, Ninh Kieu port was always incredibly busy, but in the modern days, it is a peaceful part associated with the region.

Ninh Kieu port is most crowded at night. Coming here, you will have a lot of choices about the services for tourists, most notably the tour to the floating markets on sampans, or fresh river food that are harvested on a daily basis. If you want to get to Cai Rang floating market, it should take 30 minutes and cost you from VND75,0000 (approx. US$4.00), that’s quite a reasonable price for a river experience during your travel to Vietnam


Can Tho Bridge
Can Tho Bridge began its construction on September 25, 2004 and was opened for use on April 24, 2010. It spans over Hau River, connecting Can Tho City and Vinh Long Province with a length of 2.75Km (approx. 1.68mi), and is the most expensive cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam. Its red color can be easily recognized from afar, as soon as your vehicle approaches it. South Vietnam tours

The bridge looks extremely glorious at night, when it is lit up with hundreds of lights. It is one of the most famous attractions in Can Tho. Just be extremely cautious why trying to take a photo on the bridge.



Silverland Hotels & Spas in Saigon has many well-organized tours to Mekong Delta, especially to the Floating Markets that will bring you great satisfaction and practical experience. You can have a look at our Tours by visiting our Homepage and see the Tours section to book a tour that you want to participate.

At the market, you can buy some fresh fruits or fish that had been harvested just a few hours before they are displayed for purchase. Oftentimes, you will be taken to a floating house near the river bank and offered some goods, but just remember that things sold on the boats and sampans are always fresher.

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A day on Cai Rang floating market

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