Discovering My Tho, an exotic stopover
The capital of Tien Giang, Can Tho City is located in Southern Vietnam on the Mekong Delta. My Tho, which means “fragrant herb” is very popular for the tourists that can experience its wild beauty and exoticism.
In My Tho, you will experience the charms of Asia; enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and beautiful scenery of the city. One of the most attractive features of My Tho is its lush vegetation. Along the canals that surround the islands there are plenty of coconut, banana and mango trees. Cruise on the ship is a poetic way to get familiar with the Mekong. Any of the Mekong cruises offered by Rivages du Monde is calling at My Tho.
Each island of My Tho is named after a sacred animal. The snake farms of Dong Tam are inescapable places in My Tho. During a river cruise in the northern part of the Mekong, the floating island of Cai Be is also a pleasant place to visit. The fleet of boats, the lively and boisterous shops, many historical sites, such as the Royal Mausoleum and Buu Lam Pagoda reflect the rich history of the city.
One of the most popular ways to get to know My Tho is a journey by boat along the Mekong River. It gives an opportunity to get closer to the local community and to better understand their lifestyle. During your walking tour in My Tho, you will be accompanied by many musicians who play the traditional local music on the streets.
While visiting islands around the city, discover the production of local handcrafts, such as candies and honey from the local beekeepers. There is a great variety of other regional specialties to be found in the shops.