About Can Tho

Your journey to explore the "Capital of the West" will not be fulfilled without visiting the colorful southern orchards, touring Phong Dien, Cai Rang floating markets in the early morning or looking for old houses covered in moss and unique Khmer pagodas.

Best Time To Visit Can Tho

With its pleasantly warm and mild weather, Can Tho is an all-year-round travel destination. Every season has its own beauty. From June to August, it is the time when fruits are ripe, fresh and sweet. From September to November, the water rises slowly not rushing in the fields. Water lilies and sesbania sesban flowers are in full bloom.

Dry Season
(Dec - Feb)

Pleasant sunshine

Spring at Cai Rang floating market

Yellow apricot blossoms bloom

New year spiritual activities

Dry Season
(Mar - May)

Sunny

Fruit trees in full bloom

Hammock swinging in the breeze

Garden glistening in sunshine

Rainy Season
(Jun - Aug)

It rains a lot

The flood season comes on the river

Fruits ripen on the trellis

Enjoy delicacies during flood season

Always bring a raincoat and umbrella

Rainy Season
(Sep - Nov)

Water floods the fields

Water lily and sesbania in bloom

The flood season is splendid

Countless delicacies

Best time to explore the Southwest

Transport

The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho is approximately 170 km. Travelling by bus, taxi or your own vehicles will take you 3 - 4 hours. Daily flights from Hanoi and HCMC to Can Tho are extremely convenient, saving you about 1-2 hours of moving.

Explore Can Tho

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RV Mekong Princess Cruise Upstream 3 days: Saigon - Can Tho
Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho
Visit a local coconut candy workshop. Visit the fruit orchard. Explore variety of local cultures
From US$ 758.00 /Pax
Mekong Delta with Floating Market - 2 days
Can Tho
The Mekong Delta is a vast territory with several minor rivers, islands, and islets, but what distinguishes it most is its water-based lifestyle: the river is the region's lifeblood and the source of everyone's livelihood. Joining our Mekong Delta tour for 2 days allows you to see what this area is famous for as we cruise through the canals, rivers, floating market and visit a local factory. Time to learn about the native's daily life and interact with them.
From US$ 230.00 /Pax

Impressive 150-year-old ancient house in Can Tho

Located on Bui Huu Nghia Street, Binh Thuy Ward, Binh Thuy District, Can Tho City, the ancient house of a Duong family (also known as Binh Thuy ancient house) built in 1870 is a familiar tourist destination , attracting a large number of tourists inside and outside the city to visit for many years. Binh Thuy ancient house is the oldest surviving cultural architecture in the West and is currently a familiar cultural tourist destination in the South. Stepping through the main gate outside the street is the side gate inside, designed as a welcome gate with ancient Asian architecture, including 4 round columns: 2 wood, 2 cement. Rui system, sesame, wooden crossbars, pipe tile roof, green enamel roof bundle ledge.  The gate is also decorated with many cement patterns and motifs such as goldfish, unicorns, vases ,.... The front and back of the side gate have 2 boards, one is the Chinese character "Phuoc An Hieu" and the other is the Chinese character "Palace worships the Duong family". The campus of Binh Thuy ancient house is quite large, especially the yard is paved with 40 x 40cm ship tiles and planted with all kinds of ornamental plants such as areca palm, pine, fern, talent (magnolia), Thai porcelain, cow breast. Especially in the left corner of the yard there is planted a Mexican cactus "Prismatic Needle", which first flowered in 2005. In the middle of the courtyard, a rockery about 4m high, located in the aquarium is both for decoration and as a screen for the main house. In the corner of the courtyard on the right is the earth god shrine area and a cool house roofed with fish scale tiles. The house has a registered layout. Horizontally, the house has 5 pavilions – 22m wide. In depth, the house has 3 layers: front house, middle house and back house with a depth of 16m. From the courtyard, visitors can enter the main house area in 4 directions of stairs. Two staircases in the outer naves and two arched staircases are arranged on either side, leading into the grand hall in the nave. The floor is 1m higher than the garden, the pavement is made of blue stone. According to Southern folk experience, during construction, the owner of the house poured a layer of granulated salt about 10cm thick before lining the foundation with encaustic tiles. This method both helps to repel insects, bring ventilation, and avoid invasive evil objects according to feng shui concept. Around the house built brick walls made of lime lakes. The roof has 3 layers of tiles: 2 layers under the shape of a trough, a layer dipped in white powdered lime and the top layer uses pipe tile. This design creates a feeling of high, airy and brighter ceilings, while keeping the house cool in the tropical climate in the South. On the front of the building, visitors can clearly feel the Western decoration, including the heads of columns in Greek – La form; The patterns are embossed with cement such as flowers, squirrels, bunches of grapes,... and the typical shutter system in the works built by the French in Vietnam to suit the local climate. Stepping inside is the front house area, used as a reception place for important ceremonies, decorated in Western European style. In addition to the French doorways with rolling arches, there is a ceiling flattened by a false ceiling, elaborate pattern decoration.  Next comes the middle house. In particular, the 3 naves are places of worship, decorated purely Vietnamese with incense tables, inauguration altars, lien ... are all made of precious wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The other two outer pavilions are the common place of the family Separating the front house from the middle house is an elaborately carved colonnade of bao lam and lien ba with familiar images of Vietnam and the South such as: apricot, orchid, daisy, bamboo, lotus, ostrich, tung loc, bird, peacock, bat, rabbit, shrimp, crab, fruit gauge, grapes ... Surrounded by cells with many shapes such as squares, rectangles, hexagons are also meticulously carved and aesthetically pleasing. The latter house is basically the same as the previous one, a place to receive female guests and own family activities. In the house, there are still many ancient furniture such as incense, tables and chairs, cabinets, collapses ...; especially the wooden salon set made in the style of LOUIS XV, placed in the nave of the front house. The living room is designed in a classic European style with a Louis 15 French salon set, classic chandeliers made of white dang ... It is known that Binh Thuy ancient house used to be the setting of many movies such as: The horizon there, The hundred-burning bamboo, The poor family, The beauty of Tay Do, Life debt, Alluvial roads ... and especially the famous film "The Lover" by French director Jean Jacques Annaud. If you have the opportunity to travel to Binh Thuy district, in addition to visiting and learning about ancient houses, visitors can combine to visit some other interesting destinations such as Hung Can Tho Kings Temple, Con Son islet, Ba Tuan ecotourism garden,... In addition, coming here, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy many delicious dishes and local specialties such as fish sauce hotpot, percussion noodles, pancakes, grilled snakehead,... According to VNN

City & Culture 19/04/2024

Impressive 150-year-old ancient house in Can Tho

Over 150 years, the ancient house still retains its unique architectural features with meticulously sculpted and delicate details from pillars, door arches to house borders, becoming a tourist attraction in Can Tho.

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