A Nature Lovers’ Paradise: Can Tho
Can Tho, a bustling city located in the heart of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, is often associated with its bustling floating markets and cultural sites. This city is the largest one in the Mekong Delta and is the heart for transportation and commerce throughout the Mekong Delta region.
All of these things contribute to a lively atmosphere and vibrantly beautiful scenery, attracting thousands of visitors. Can Tho is truly a hidden gem for nature lovers seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
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Can Tho – The blessed land by mother nature
Can Tho is the busiest and most developed city in the Mekong Delta. The city is located on the right bank of the Hau River and it has an extensive system of interlinked rivers.
Can Tho is also famous for its abundant and verdant natural sceneries. From the sinuous rivers that meander through the land to the lush orchards that yield fruit throughout the year, and the tropical flowers that bloom in every season.
Can Tho boasts a picturesque landscape that embodies the quintessential charm of the South of Vietnam.
Top Scenery in Can Tho That You Should Definitely Pay a Visit To
1. Cai Rang Floating Market
The floating markets on the river are a unique feature that you can only encounter when you come to the Southwest region of Vietnam. Can Tho is also no exception, when coming to Can Tho, Cai Rang floating market is a place not to be missed by every visitor.
Located in the middle of the Can Tho river, Cai Rang floating market has been a cultural feature associated with the life of local people and cannot be separated. The floating market starts very early in the morning. Therefore, you should take the time to capture all the best moments of the morning.
When visiting Cai Rang floating market, you will be able to see the sunrise on the river along with boats trading and the local people exchanging goods on the river. Here, visitors can encounter a variety of goods such as fresh fruits, local dishes, drinks, etc.
In addition, you can have a chance to enjoy a delightful breakfast on a boat while taking in the panoramic views of the surroundings. Moreover, you can also indulge in souvenir shopping, and capture fond memories of Can Tho through photos.
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2. Bang Lang Stork Garden
Bang Lang Stork Garden is known as a famous attraction in Can Tho. Here, the number of storks is more than 200,000 and there are over 20 species of birds residing here, of which storks are the main species.
Bang Lang Stork Garden was established in 1983 and is the largest bird sanctuary in the Mekong Delta. The stork garden was originally formed spontaneously, gradually developing to the current scale.
You can visit the herds of white storks to forage in the early morning, around 6 – 7 am, or in the afternoon around 5 pm because this is the time when herds of foraging storks bring each other back to the nest.
Whether it’s the early morning, the landscape reaching a little foggy, or the late afternoon with the weak sunlight hidden against the deep blue sky, you will definitely not be disappointed by the peaceful, soothing green color that the scenery brings.
Address: Thoi An Hamlet, Thuan An Ward, Thot Not District (about 60 km from Can Tho).
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3. Son Islet (Con Son)
Son Islet is a land accreted by river alluvium, fertile soil, and a fresh climate that has created favorable conditions for people to grow fruit trees as well as raise fish. Son Islet is a precious pearl in the tourism of Can Tho because the natural conditions have not only helped people develop economically but also help them attract tourists from all over the world.
When you come here, you will be able to witness with your own eyes the schools of colorful fish jumping into the air to grab the bait, the Southern houses interspersed with the orchards laden with fruit every season.
Besides, you can also enjoy unique local dishes as well as participate in making folk cakes yourself. Along with that, you also enjoy relaxing services in the midst of a peaceful and calming setting.
Green natural scenery with gentle rivers, and cool fresh air all year round. Along with that, the friendly and warm local people have helped Son Islet win a lot of love as well as attract a large number of tourists.
If you want to visit Son Islet, you can easily travel by motorbike and by ferry, it only takes about 5 minutes to cross. Therefore, you do not need to worry too much when you want to approach Son Islet because the way, as well as the means of transportation, is quite easy for visitors.
Address: Area 1, Bui Huu Nghia Ward, Binh Thuy District, Can Tho (about 8km from the city center)
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4. Fruit gardens in Phong Dien
If you are looking for a place to relax, the fruit garden in My Khanh Commune, Phong Dien District is the right choice for you. This area grows a lot of fruits such as rambutan, cocoa, mulberry, longan, durian, etc. Besides planting fruit trees, the garden owners also organize tours for tourists to walk around
When visiting, the garden owner will treat visitors with fresh fruit picked at the garden or unique local products. You will also experience the feeling of hand-harvesting fresh fruit in the garden. Along with that, you can also immerse yourself in folk games here and enjoy typical dishes in tourist areas.
Phong Dien area has many famous fruit gardens that you can visit such as My Khanh tourist village, Phi Yen tourist garden, and 9 Hong fruit garden, …
Address: My Khanh Commune, Phong Dien District, Can Tho.
5. Gian Gua Relic
Gian Gua Relic is a place to store ancient ficus trees (Ficus microcarpa) more than a hundred years old, they not only have ecological value but also carry historical value. Experiencing a long period of existence amidst historical and social upheavals, Gian Gua is now only about 2700 km2.
Entering Gian Gua, you will be surprised and overwhelmed by the tall trunks of ficus trees with drinking roots strangely gliding, intertwined with each other. When standing under the tree, you will feel like you are lost in a mysterious, ghostly forest.
Not only enjoy the mysterious scenery, but this place is also a place for many tourists to learn about the time of the indomitable struggle against foreign invaders.
Along with that, under the trees, there is also a small temple with special architecture, the shrine of Ba Thuong Dong Co Hi lying quietly under the surrounding layers of Gua roots, increasing the blur and magic of the scene.
Address: Nhon Khanh Hamlet, Nhon Nghia Commune, Phong Dien District, Can Tho.
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What should you bring when traveling to Can Tho?
Except for the rainy months around May-November, the remaining months are mostly sunny. So, to be comfortable and keep your skin from sunburn, you should prepare a hat, jacket, and sunscreen when traveling here.
Besides, you also need to prepare some cold medicine for the change of environment.
What are the means of transport that you can use when traveling in Can Tho?
Traffic in Can Tho is very convenient, so you can move back and forth to attractions very easily with a variety of vehicles such as motorbikes, cars, boats, taxis,…
In Can Tho, there are motorbike rental services to move around because you will be under a kilometer restriction. Therefore, you can find a local friend or reputable tour guide to accompany you so that the trip can go more smoothly.
What to eat in Can Tho?
Coming to Can Tho, you can comfortably enjoy typical specialties of the Western region such as Bánh tét lá Cẩm, Nem Nướng (Vietnamese Pork BBQ Rolls), bánh hỏi mặt võng, bánh xèo, hotpot with fermented fish,… These dishes all have the typical flavor of the Southern Vietnamese cuisine, so do not miss to enjoy it.
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