The best things to do in Can Tho

Can Tho, which is known as the West Capital, is one of the most beautiful and largest cities in Vietnam. This capital attracts travelers not only by its dreamy tourist attractions but also by its wildlife.

Can Tho tours
Can Tho tours

Can Tho 

Can Tho is considered the capital city of the Mekong Delta as well as one of the central cities in Vietnam. Besides, this charming city is contiguous to 5 other provinces which are An Giang, Kien Giang, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, and Vinh Long. This, somehow, helps visitors easily to explore different typical life in the South of Vietnam. So what can tourists do when traveling to Can Tho?

Things to do in Can Tho

Can Tho is not only gorgeous with its scenery but also attractive with lovely people and interesting places. This city is also famous for its floating markets, delicious food, and gorgeous temples. Let’s take a look through some amazing activities in Can Tho!

Visit floating markets

One of the most famous “specialties” in Can Tho is floating markets which means the fruits, food, and other products will be sold from a boat. From the casual life, floating markets are the charming and traditional aspect of the local culture here. 

Floating markets
Floating markets

There are many interesting markets that you can try when you come here, however, the biggest market that travelers need to experience once is Cai Rang floating market. This is the largest and most famous floating market in Can Tho. When you travel here, you will have the chance to join in the bustling atmosphere and talk to the friendly local people. 

Binh Thuy Ancient House

This house is 6 kilometers from the center of Can Tho and covered with various features from rural areas in the Mekong Delta region. The house’s design was a mix between French style and Vietnamese style. Thuy Binh house was built in 1870 and went through for more than eight generations, however, it still keeps its beauty until now. 

Binh Thuy Ancient House
Binh Thuy Ancient House

This 100-year-old mansion is noted for its unusual architecture and the precious collection of objects within, which will undoubtedly surprise you and give middle-aged individuals a nostalgic sense.

Munirangsyaram Pagoda

The Khmer Theravada Buddhist temple was erected in the 1940s to serve and promote spiritual well-being in Can Tho’s Khmer community. Inside, Doric columns complement Asian elements such as sitting Buddhas and porcelain lotuses.

Munirangsyaram Pagoda
Munirangsyaram Pagoda

The cultural and religious hub of the Khmer people will be shown clearest in Munir Ansay pagoda. This pagoda is also proof that in Vietnam the different ethnicities and religions are quite bonded together. They seem to be a big family and this feature becomes one of the most remarkable attributes of Vietnam. If you are looking for peace after struggling with work, Munirangsyaram pagoda will be the one making you feel relaxed.

Try Can Tho’s local food

Another special thing in Can Tho is local food which tourists must try once when traveling here. However, Go Travel will introduce you to some tasty food such as:

Special dishes in Can Tho
Special dishes in Can Tho

Climate & weather

Can Tho’s weather is generally warm and humid all year, day and night, due to its low latitude, low height, and location directly in the sweating Mekong Delta area. Can Tho has two seasons: 

Can Tho's Climate
Can Tho’s Climate

The perfect time to visit Can Tho is between December and February, when the nights are cool and dry, while monsoon rains drench the area between July and November. Avoid March to June if you dislike extreme heat.


Can Tho is well connected to Ho Chi Minh City by public transit, with Highway 1 running all the way. There is also a handy international airport in the city, with direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, as well as Singapore, Bangkok, and Phnom Penh.

There is no train service to May Tho, although there is a quick hydrofoil service. Traveling by bus is the most cost-effective option, however, minibusses are also available. For the duration of your stay, you will need to hire a car with a driver or charter a taxi. Driving takes less than four hours, whereas using the bus takes five hours. Notable modes of public transportation in Can Tho include taxis (cars and motorcycles) and pedicabs.


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