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Can Tho-Capital of Mekong Delta in Vietnam

Cantho City is located in the center of the Mekong Delta. The annual average temperature is 27ºC. Cantho is over its 200 years as the main town, once known as Tay Do and now one city of Vietnam. Cantho has simple, poetic beauty with well-off villages under shade of coconut trees.It is wonderful to take a boat trip along the riverbanks on fine weather days.

 Can Tho Highlights:

Floating Market

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Characteristics: Approximately 400 to 500 boats filled with fruits, vegetables, and other products are anchored along the banks of the river, from early morning till noon..

Cantho Tourist Gardens

Location: Located on every land and water route in Cantho City (Mekong Delta).
Characteristics:The gardens are a rich collection of fruit trees, flowers and diverse species of birds, fishes...In recent years, a series of modern tourism gardens have appeared on every land and water route in Cantho City. The gardens of My Khanh, San Duong, Ba Lang and Tan Binh extend along the arched highway, as well as on the waterways of Hong Dien and Phung Hiep Rivers. Other gardens in Long My, Vi Thanh, O Mon and Thot Not are also developing.

The My Khanh Gardens occupy 2.2ha and feature more than 20 species of fruit trees and flowers, as well as diverse species of birds, fishes, tortoises, snakes, crabs and shrimps. Under the shade of lush green trees, there are small “rong” houses to provide visitors with a place to rest for the night.

130-year old house in Mekong Delta

Location: Located in Binh Thuy Ward, 5km from the center of Cantho City.
Characteristics: The 130 year ancient house is a very beautiful residence imbued with features of the southern
delta. The owner of this ancient house is respected Mr. Duong Minh Hien, an old sentimental man, by chance, remaining in the 20th century. It is just thanks to its maintained ancientness that this house was chosen as one of recording sites for the romantic film “Lover” of producer J. Annaud.

The native homeland of the Duongs’ family was originally in Nha Man, Dong Thap Province, but they moved to Binh Thuy, Cantho and installed themselves here more than 100 years ago. They are so considered as “creators of heaven and earth” in this region. By the end of 19th century,  the construction was started in 1870 on an area of approximately 8,000m². According to respected Mr. Duong, at that time, a master with the name of Ba Nghia - but people used to call him by master Lo Ban -a talented nativeman in this region,  was in charge of buliding the house.


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