Can Tho

Can Tho City is located in the center of the Mekong Delta. Can tho has a complex of rivers and canals such as Hau, and Can Tho rivers, Thot Not, O Mon canals. Among them, the Hau Rivers considered a benefactor of this region, since yearly floods deposit large quantities of alluvia to the rice fields. Thank to that Can tho becomes "the green lungs of the Mekong Delta". The climate is harmonized with few of storms. It is hot, humid all year. Rainy season lasts from May to November, and dry season lasts from December to April. The annual average temperature is 20oC.

Can tho is over its 200 years as the main town, once known as Tay Do and now one city of Vietnam. All of economic, culture activities closely relate to river and canals which like the 'street'. Can tho 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. On the east bank of Hau River is Ninh Kieu Wharf, which is well known for its beautiful location. Other interesting places are Bang Lang Stock Sanctuary, My Khanh Tourist gardens and Can tho Market.

Can tho is 34km from Vinh Long, 62km from Long Xuyen, 63km from Soc Trang, 104km from My tho, 116km from Rach Gia, 117km from Chau Doc, 169km from Ho Chi Minh City and 179km from Ca Mau. Can Tho also has an airport which links to Noi bai airport (Ha Noi) and Phu Quoc airport.

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