Must-visit places in Can Tho
CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET
Its just 45 minutes by boat from Can Tho’s promenade, Cai Rang is a frenetic, fast paced wholesale affair, with large barges piled high with produce as their owners call out to the armada of smaller boats weaving their way between them hoping to get a good deal. It is very touristy with almost as many tourist boats as actual vendors but it is busy for a reason; The floating market is a fast dying tradition and people want to
see it before its gone forever. If you are a photographer this is an opportunity not to be missed. The market starts at around 5am and is in full swing between 6 and 7am so, it’s well worth getting here early to beat the boatloads of tourists and the heat. This is a wholesale market, so look at what’s tied to the long pole above the boat to figure out what they’re selling to smaller traders
According to the travel website in 2018 has announced list of top 10 most beautiful canal cities in the world including Can Tho City. Boat tours of the river and canals are the real reason to visit Mekong Delta, and they are the best way to get a glimpse of the delta’s village life. The major mouths of Mekong River and the intricate network of canals mean that nowhere is far from the water, and, in all that water, there is a tremendous variety of boats working: most of them still traditionally built wooden boats.
The serene canals are so narrow that sometimes passengers sitting on boat can touch grass on either bank as they float by. It seem like in Mekong Delta riverine rhythms and routines still have more in common with the 19th century than the 21st. Thanks to all that silt in the river, the land is super-fertile, and life is pretty laid-back. The people of the Mekong Delta region are known as happy-go- lucky types who live for the moment. The region’s industrious canal communities showcase a slower, more traditional lifestyle. The lives of these inhabitants, basic and authentic, are displayed along these narrow waterways.
RICE NOODLE HOUSE
Hu tieu is another rice food that is very familiar to people in Can Tho in particular, and the whole southern region of Vietnam in general. That mean s it is totally possible to consider making rice noodles as a traditional trade. visiting the factories to see with their own eyes how the noodle is made and enjoy a tasty bowl of hu tieu made with the noodle which they have just learned how to make.
THE CHOCOLATIERS OF THE MEKONG DELTA “”MUOI CUONGCACAO FARM
Cocoa farm in Can Tho now is a favorite destination for visitors. It is famous not only for various kinds of Southern fruits but also for cocoa. Beside visiting and enjoying fruits, visitors can buy products from cocoa as gifts. Coming to the garden, visitors will visit and enjoy many kinds of seasonal fruits. Also, visitors can take part in some activities at the garden and experience the life of the farmers in the countryside to feel the honest of the local people. The different point of Muoi Cuong Cocoa farm with the others in the region is cocoa. Cocoa is considered as an industrial tree, but it is grown in the orchard with many different trees. Especially, after the harvest, the owner not only exports rough cocoa but also processes cocoa with manual methods into final products serving visitors. With skillful hands, cocoa can be processed to some products, such as: cocoa wine, cocoa candy, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, ect. The cocoa processing is quite elaborate. After picking, cocoa is peeled, fermented, dried, roasted, and crushed. There are different processes depending on the product you want. Besides processing, cocoa fruit can be eaten raw. Its flavor is very specific, unlike mangosteen, cocoa has the sweet and sour of a refined flavor.
GIAN GUA- FICUS GARDEN
In the little hamlet of Gian Gua, Phong Dien district of Can Tho city grows a tree of great significance. The Gua tree which reaches about 6meters high with it’s roots and branches forming amatrix making it difficult to identify which ones are roots and which ones are branches. It’s estimatedto be one hundred and fifty years old and covers three thousand square meters of the Ba temple compound. The tree was recognized as the National Heritage Tree in 2013.
CON SON BREATH OF FRESH AIR
The 67ha islet attracts tourists with its serene setting, fresh air, fruit orchards, floating houses, and delicious traditional southern cakes
made by locals. Situated in the Hậu River, a tributary of the Cửu Long (Mekong), the 67ha islet attracts tourists with its serene setting, fresh air, fruit orchards, floating houses, and delicious traditional southern cakes made by locals. 74 households live on the islet, earning their livelihoods from farming and tourism. Fifteen of them offer community tourism services to tourists such as catching fish in ponds, making cakes together with their hosts, visiting fruit orchards and homestay.