Resting along the southern bank of the Hau River, Can Tho impresses with its floating markets and scenic canal network. It is the largest city in the Mekong Delta region, bustling with locals and travellers flocking to waterfront eateries and sauntering along breezy promenades.
A typical Can Tho itinerary is sure to include a visit to the lively Cai Rang Floating Market dotted with hundreds of boats stocked up with fresh produce and Vietnamese delicacies. While the riverbanks that teem with boats, vendors and buyers are quite a colourful sight, you can also explore the less crowded Phong Dien floating market further upstream. On land, you can indulge in some conventional retail experiences at shopping malls like Vincom Plaza Xuan Khanh and Vincom Plaza Hung Vuong.
A good way to discover the local life and natural landscapes of Can Tho is to rent a bike and set out on a relaxing ride through the countryside, crossing small villages and open green spaces. You can also set aside a little time to browse through historical and cultural exhibits at the Can Tho Museum and then hop over to the other side of the street to take in the waterfront vistas from the Ninh Kieu Pier.