All Things Need To Know Before Travelling To Cantho Vietnam

Tuesday, 01/09/2020


CanTho Vietnam is the largest city of the magnificent Mekong Delta in the south of Vietnam. Situated on the banks of the Hau River, it serves as the political and commercial centre of the Mekong.

CanTho Vietnam is 180km away in 4hours driving by private car transfers from Ho Chi Minh, Saigon Vietnam. It's also a tourist way to get to Cambodia via the Chau Doc sea border for 6hours to ride on the ferry boat.

There are two ways from Cantho to travel to Phu Quoc island as by private car rental with a driver for 2hours on the main highway road (national number 1 road).

Another way by plane in 45 minutes from Tra Noc international airport.
How about the weather and what is the best time of year to visit Cantho in Vietnam?
On average, the temperatures are always high.

A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the month of: May, June, July, August, September and October.
Can Tho has dry periods in January, February and March.

The warmest month is April with an average maximum temperature of 35°C (95°F).
The coldest month is December with an average maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F).
September is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.

February is the driest month.

What is the best time to visit the Mekong delta?, please click here:


1.Cai Rang floating maket tour: is the biggest floating market in Vietnam. Located about 6 kms from the center of Cantho city. Many boats carry the agricultural products from many villages to this wholesale market to get together on a big river for selling. The sellers at the retail markets come here to buy goods to deliver to home for selling.

(CAI RANG floating market in Vietnam is different from Damonen Saduak Floating market in Thailand, which sells almost tourist gifts on the canals).

Phong Dien Market is a little further away from Can Tho but offers a more intimate, local style market. Unlike the busy wholesale market at Cai Rang, this floating market is made up of mainly smaller boats and has a more leisurely pace to it. As with most markets, Phong Dien, is best seen as early as possible, between 5 am-8 am.

The vibrant colours of the fresh fruit and vegetables add excitement to the green surroundings, signalling the start of another day. Most boat companies offer tours which allow passengers to see both Cai Rang and Phong Dien in a single trip.

2. BANG LANG STORK SANCTUARY: located in the rural area, which is about 47 kms from the center of CAN THO city to the West. It covers an area of 19 square kms and is the home to tens of thousands of storks. Everyday, the storks fly out to make a living from the morning until the late afternoon return home. So, if you want to see full of storks, you should arrive here after 4 pm.

3. MY KHANH TOURIST GARDEN: located about 10 kms from the center of CANTHO city. It is the nature garden and a peaceful atmosphere beside the bank of the CAN THO River. There are many things to see, do, and eat, as follows: row the boat, fishing, watch local folk music performance (called Đờn Ca Tài Tử Nam Bộ), sizzling cake, Khot cake, grilled corn, grilled chicken and fish, fresh fruit.

4. BINH THUY Ancient House: was built in the late 19th century. It is located about 6 kms from the center of CANTHO city. This Ancient House shines with classic French architect style.

The house was built in 1870 by the Duong family, and it has been passed down through 6 generations of the family, some of whom still live in the rear part of the property. Often there will be a member of the Duong family on hand to give guided tours and show visitors points of interest around the house.


Fight to CAN THO International Airport, which is located about 9 kms from the center of CANTHO city to the West.
Vehicle: from SAI GON (Ho Chi Minh city) to CAN THO such as private taxi transfers, local shuttle bus and speed boat vehicles.


SAO HOM Restaurant: This is a Riverview Restaurant, which is located at the special 
place, between Can Tho River and Ninh Kieu Park. It offers Asian and Vietnamese cuisine.


Phuong Nam Restaurant: add: 48, Hai Ba Trung str, Tan An ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city, Vietnam. It is opposite with Ninh Kieu Park. They cater Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine mainly.

Bun Bo Hue Vi Da Restaurant: Rice noodle soup and Beef noodles are the favorite of the mass from this Restaurant. Add: 15, Xo Viet Nghe Tinh str, Tan An ward, Ninh Kieu District, CANTHO city, Vietnam.

Bo Tung Xeo Nu Nhi Hong: Formerly known as Micky’s Bar & Grill, Beef rolled with stuffed cheese, steak, and Vietnamese draught beers are customers’ favourite from this eatery. Add: 202, Vo Van Kiet str, An Hoa ward, Binh Thuy district, CAN THO city, Vietnam.

De Tham is known as a food street and offers many different Vietnamese dishes from street vendors, cafes and restaurants. The scent of freshly cooking food rises up from the steaming pots and grills, tempting all those that pass by to stop for a tasty treat.
Banh Cong makes a tasty snack to keep you going until the next delicious meal. A combination of pork, shrimp, taro and mung bean is mixed with a batter and deep fried into small balls which are then dipped in the classic fish sauce.

The Mekong region also has its own take on the Vietnamese dish Banh Xeo, sizzling pancakes. Here the pancakes are much larger than those in other regions with the sizzling hot, yellow pancake filling the whole pan. The mixture is allowed to sizzle and cook before it is filled with pork, shrimp and vegetables. The best thing about this dish is that it is meant to be hands-on, eaten fresh from the pan, held in a lettuce leaf.

Chuoi Nep Nuong is a sweet dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or as dessert. Bananas are covered in a layer of glutinous sticky rice which has been cooked in coconut milk. A banana leaf is wrapped around the centre of the banana and rice package and it is placed on the grill. The sticky parcels are often served with coconut milk and tapioca.

All Things Need To Know Before Travelling To Cantho Vietnam

Another great area for tasting some great local food is known as Hot Pot Alley. Located in Xuan Khanh Quarter, this street is popular with locals and students looking for a satisfying, steaming bowl of hot pot. Small burners are placed on the table with a large saucepan on top to which diners can add their choice of meat and vegetables. Because of its location, Can Tho has some unusual hot pot options including duck and different types of fish. The joy of being this dish is that you can completely personalise it to your own tastes.  


Hotels: There are many hotels from 1* to 5*. Mostly located near Can Tho River, Ninh Kieu district, CAN THO city, Vietnam.
Top best 10 hotels & home-stay in Cantho refer below:
Hotel Vinpearl Cần Thơ
Victoria Cần Thơ
Azerai Can Tho
Iris Hotel Can Tho
Nguyen Shack Cần Thơ
Khách sạn West
Mường Thanh Luxury Can Tho Hotel
TTC - Cần Thơ
Kim Lân
Ninh Kiều
Vạn Phát Riverside
Hau Giang 2 Hotel
Nesta Hotel
Green Garden Homestay
Kim Lan Homestay.

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