Can Tho Overview

Can Tho, the name of which originates from “Cam Thi Giang” – river of poems, is one of Vietnam’s biggest cities. The city is located in the heart of the Mekong delta, between a network of rivers and canals. It has borders with5 provinces: An Giang on the north, Dong Thap on the north-east, Hau Giang on the south, Kien Giang on the west, and Vinh Long on the east.


There is a complex of rivers and canals system such as Hau and Can Tho rivers, Thot Not and O Mon canals, etc. Can Tho’s climate is harmonized with few storms. , it is warm almost all year round. The rainy season here lasts from May to November, and the dry season is from December to April. The average temperature is 27 º C.


Can Tho city has three big ports capable of accommodating 10,000 tons ship. It is convenient for loading goods.

Can Tho’s network canals are the city’s unique nature and architecture feature. The city is famous for Ninh Kieu wharf and Bang Lang garden.

Ninh Kieu port, and its floating markets Cai Rang and Phung Hiep, where items are bought and sold on the river.

Can Tho has a lot of training and scientific research bases.  For a long time, this place has been a centre of southwest provinces’ economy.


Can Tho city has many excellent features and unique culture of southern delta. It is harmonious traditional cultural nuances between Khmer and Hoa people.

Visitors who coming Can Tho, all learn by heart this fork song
“Cần Thơ gạo trắng nước trong
Ai đi tới đó lòng không muốn về”

“Can Tho has white rice and clear water
All who come never want to leave”

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