Can Tho Travel Guide

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Can Tho Overview

With an estimated population of 1,121,000 as of 2004, Can Tho, from "cam thi giang" meaning river of poems, is the biggest city in the Mekong Delta. It constitutes as an independent municipality of Vietnam and is located on the south bank of the Hau River, 169 km from Ho Chi Minh City. The weather in Can Tho is tropical and monsoonal with two seasons: rainy from May to November and dry from December to April. Temperature averages at 27 °C.

Can Tho City is divided into eight districts: Ninh Kieu, Binh Thuy, Cai Rang, O Mon, Phong Dien, Co Do, Vinh Thanh and Thot Not.

Can Tho is famous for it's bird garden (Bang Lang). Ninh Kieu port, and its floating markets Cai Rang and Phung Hiep, where items are bought and sold on the river. The people of Can Tho have a reputation of being welcoming, where everyone smiles and are friendly. There is even a saying from the Vietnamese that goes:

"Cần Thơ gạo trắng nước trong
Ai đi tới đó lòng không muốn về"

"Can Tho has white rice and clear water
Once being there, your heart won't leave."

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