The Fabulous and Exciting Mekong Delta and Can Tho

Mekong Delta Can Tho

Welcome to Can Tho and the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s picturesque and vibrant region. This travel blog will take you on a journey through the charm of Can Tho and the surrounding Mekong Delta, where you’ll discover scenic landscapes, floating markets, and a rich tapestry of local culture.

Top 10 Must-See Attractions in the Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta Can Tho
  1. Cai Rang Floating Market: Start your exploration at the famous Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest and most colorful of its kind in the Mekong Delta. Witness the bustling trade as vendors navigate the river on their boats, selling an array of fresh produce and local goods.
  2. Phong Dien Floating Market: Another must-visit floating market is Phong Dien, known for its authentic and less touristy atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the lively market scene, interact with friendly locals, and savor the delicious street food offered by floating vendors. Tours for Cai Rang Floating market as well as Phong Dieng Floating market can easily be booked here.
  3. Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary: Experience the breathtaking sight of thousands of storks at the Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary. Located in Thot Not District, this sanctuary provides a sanctuary for numerous bird species and offers an unforgettable opportunity for birdwatching and nature photography.
  4. Binh Thuy Ancient House: Step back in time as you visit the Binh Thuy Ancient House, a beautifully preserved French-style villa with a blend of Asian and European architectural influences. Marvel at the intricate woodwork and elegant interiors, and learn about the house’s fascinating history.
  5. Can Tho Museum: Discover the history and culture of Can Tho at the Can Tho Museum. From exhibits on the region’s agriculture and handicrafts to displays on its role during the Vietnam War, this museum offers valuable insights into the local heritage.
  6. Vinh Trang Pagoda: Journey outside Can Tho to My Tho, where you’ll find the splendid Vinh Trang Pagoda. Admire the intricate Buddhist architecture, explore the peaceful gardens, and soak in the serene atmosphere of this sacred site.
  7. Rice Paper Making Village: Take a trip to Cai Be, a town famous for its traditional rice paper production. Visit a local workshop to witness the intricate process of making rice paper and even try your hand at it. It’s a unique and immersive experience.
  8. Sam Mountain: For panoramic views of the Mekong Delta, hike up Sam Mountain in Chau Doc. Explore the pagodas nestled along the way and reach the summit to witness breathtaking vistas of the sprawling delta.
  9. Mekong River Cruises: Embark on a leisurely cruise along the Mekong River, where you can witness the region’s scenic beauty up close. Cruise past verdant rice paddies, lush orchards, and charming riverside villages, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.
  10. Local Cuisine: Indulge in the flavors of the Mekong Delta by trying local delicacies. Sample fresh tropical fruits, taste traditional dishes like “ca loc” (Mekong Delta fish) and “banh xeo” (savory pancake), and don’t miss out on the region’s famous “hu tieu” (noodle soup).

Where to stay in the Mekong Delta/Can Tho

Mekong Delta Can Tho
  1. Victoria Can Tho Resort: Nestled on the banks of the Hau River, this luxurious resort offers elegant accommodations, a spa, and stunning views of the water. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings and indulge in world-class amenities.
  2. Azerai Can Tho: Set amidst lush gardens, this boutique hotel provides a serene retreat with stylish rooms and a range of facilities including a pool, spa, and multiple dining options. It’s a perfect blend of modern comfort and natural beauty.
  3. Sheraton Hotel Can Tho: Located in the heart of the city, this upscale hotel offers spacious rooms, a rooftop pool, and convenient access to Can Tho’s attractions. Enjoy the city’s vibrant atmosphere while staying in comfort.
  4. Nam Bo Boutique Hotel: For a more intimate and personalized experience, consider this charming boutique hotel. With its cozy rooms, friendly staff, and central location, it’s a great choice for those seeking a cozy and authentic stay.
  5. Mekong Rustic Can Tho: Immerse yourself in the rural charm of the Mekong Delta with a stay at this eco-lodge. Experience traditional Vietnamese village life, stay in rustic accommodations, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals.
  6. TTC Hotel – Can Tho hotel: Located in the heart of the city, the hotel offers comfortable rooms, modern amenities, and a convenient location for exploring Can Tho’s attractions.

Where to eat in the Mekong Delta/Can Tho

Mekong Delta Can Tho
  1. Mekong Breeze by Sheraton Can Tho: Situated in the Sheraton Can Tho. A lively, open-kitchen concept themed nightly buffets and an a la carte menu featuring modern Vietnamese and Western fare. 
  2. L’Escale: On the rooftop of the Nam Bo Boutique hotel.  It offers fine market-inspired tapas, a well-furnished wine cellar and quiet lounge with an unbeatable view of the river.
  3. Tomato Pad Thai: Modestly looking restaurant serving, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese fare, Vegetarian Friendly

These dining establishments offer a diverse range of flavors and culinary experiences, allowing you to immerse yourself in the vibrant food culture of Can Tho. Bon appétit!

Can Tho and the Mekong Delta offer a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. Explore the floating markets, embrace the tranquility of the countryside, and indulge in the flavors of the region. Your journey through Can Tho and the Mekong Delta promises to be an unforgettable adventure, leaving you with lasting memories of Vietnam’s enchanting landscapes and vibrant local life.

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