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travel to Can Tho Vietnam

Can Tho, which can be called "Western Capital" of Viet Nam, is situated in the center of Mekong Delta, near by the Hau river. With the population of nearly 1.2 million and good infrastructure as well as investment for development, Can Tho is considered as the central city of this region. The weather in Can Tho is divided into two seasons: wet season from May to November and dry season from December to April. During the wet season, the tide is usually high and there can be rain and flood on the street. During the dry season, the air is cooler; this is a good time to visit and book hotels in Can Tho city to stay.
Ninh Kieu dock is a must-see destination where you can take a walk along the Hau riverside and feel the smell of alluvial soil of Mekong Delta. From here, you can rent a boat to visit Floating Market and fruit garden with the price under 20 USD. A suggestion for an ideal plan is visiting the Floating Market in the early morning, then come to fruit garden or "Phu Sa" (Alluvial) ecological zone to enjoy the tropical air; if you still have energy, take a walk around the city to see some street lights and the night market on Nguyen Thai Hoc street. Besides, Can Tho museum and Khmer pagoda (on Dai Lo Hoa Binh street) are worth visiting. There is also a lake inside the city called "Xang Th?i" where you should come at night to eat barbecue and drink some beer. Riding across newly Can Tho bridge is also interesting, from here, you will have an overview of Can Tho city. Are you a real traveller? You shouldn’t miss any street foods in Can Tho such as grilled- chicken leg, dry-beef with papaya salad, sticky rice with chicken, many kinds of scallop, soya milk, grilled corn… Each of them with different taste may make you be addicted.
From Ho Chi Minh City, you can buy a bus ticket to Can Tho at Mai Linh or Phuong Trang company or take a flight from Tan Son Nhat airport. From Can Tho, you can flexibly travel to any other provinces in Mekong Delta or Cambodia by bus
If you are a backpacker who loves to explore off-the-beaten path travel and trying local foods, head to Soc Trang!
Soc Trang city is about 240km south of Ho Chi Minh city and 60 km southeast of Can Tho city. The name “Soc Trang” comes from a Khmer name “Srok Kh'leang” which means “a place where silver is stored”. This is also where most of Khmer people live. Therefore, beside Kinh’s culture (the major people in Viet Nam), Khmer cultural characteristics can be seen everywhere, especially at Khmer pagodas. Like most provinces in Mekong Delta, Soc Trang has two distinguish seasons: wet season from May to November and dry season from December to April of the following year. You should visit Soc Trang in the dry season to avoid unexpected rains.
The highlight in Soc Trang is pagodas. Most of them were built under the influence of Khmer culture. Thus, it is easy to recognize the unique designs of Khmer people with scrupulous attention to detail. The most famous pagoda in Soc Trang is Doi pagoda or Bat Pagoda. This is where thousands of bats used to stay, hanging their body under the pagoda’s roofs or threes. Unfortunately, in 2010, a fire destroyed most of the furniture. Beside Bat pagoda, Khleang pagoda, which is one of the oldest pagodas in Soc Trang is known for its harmony combination of great buildings and nature. The Clay Pagoda is famous for its clay Buddhist statues and dragon sculptures. There are also 6 giant candles here, which can keep burning for 60 years. One more well-known pagoda is Chen Ki?u pagoda where you will be impressed by the sophisticated design by china.
After spending time visiting pagodas, good foods are always ready for you. Bun Nu?c Leo Soc Trang (a kind of rice noodle with soup) is famous all over the southern because of its delicious taste and well seasoning. One popular place to eat this food is Cay Nhan (longan tree) where noodle is served under a longan tree. Another is Banh Cong, a kind of snack which is made from flour, green bean, pork and a small shrimp on the top, eating with fresh herbs and vegetables. Travellers can easily buy bus ticket from Ho Chi Minh city to Soc Trang from Mai Linh bus corporation or from local travel agency D?t khach s?n.

visit Tien Giang Provinces

A part of the South-Western Region of Vietnam, Dong Thap is a province with a highly developed agriculture industry. It adjoins Cambodia to the North with 4 border gates (Thong Binh, Dinh Ba, My Can, Thuong Phuoc), Vinh Long Province and Can Tho City to the South, An Giang Province to the West, and Long An plus Tien Giang Provinces to the East. The capital city of Dong Thap is Cao Lanh, which located 162km away from Ho Chi Minh City. With a total area of 3376.4 km2 and a population of 1667.8 thousand people (2006), following Dulichso this is one of the most important provinces in southern Vietnam.
A typical province in the Cuu Long Delta, Dong Thap has a complex system of rivers, channels, springs, as well as big lakes and ponds. With a length of 132km, Tien River is the biggest river there, along which many channels are built to transport water to the fields. In a nutshell, taking advantages of its large water body, Dong Thap has developed a very convenient transportation system. Dong Thap has a typical tropical climate with 2 distinctive seasons: the rainy season from May to November and the dried season from December to April. The annual average temperature is pretty high, around 26.6oC. As it is an agriculture-focused province, Dong Thap produces many valuable types of rice, poultry, and seafood. The land there is extremely fat because it receives a lot of alluvium from Tien River and Hai River, allowing the province to grow many kinds of tropical fruits. Some of the most famous ones are Cao Lanh mangoes, Chau Thanh longans, Lai Vung mandarins, Phong Hoa grape fruits, etc.  Dong Thap has been famous its diverse and precious ecosystem which houses many endangered wild animals.
Nowadays, the most popular sceneries that you might encounter in Dong Thap are borderless rice fields and the peaceful boats floating on the channels. Travellers in Dong Thap always find peace in relaxing on the boats, enjoying the sceneries before visiting the province’s well-known attractions such as Nguyen Sinh Sac Historical Site, Go Thap Vestige Site, Kien An Cung Ancient Architectural Site, Bird Garden in Thap Muoi, etc… In Dong Thap, besides many distinctive ethnic groups you can find many religions such as Cao Dai, Hoa Hao, Buddhism and Catholic. However, no matter which ethnic group or religious group they belong to, Dong Thap people are always extremely friendly, open-minded, hard-working and nice!

Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam

In Ho Chi Minh city, there is a small area that many Chinese people have lived for a long time

Location and history
Back in the old days, the place where China Town now sits was regarded as the city’s center of commerce, in comparison with District 1 – the center of administration. Today, visitors still get much of what the town has remained for years in District 5 and a part of District 6, with the core center surrounded Cho Lon Post Office, Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street and fishbone-shaped streets such as Trieu Quang Phuc, Luong Nhu Hoc, Mac Cuu, etc.

A lively atmosphere, Chinese lifestyle
It’s the traditional and distinctive lifestyle of Chinese community here that makes their Chinese Town famous and attractive to people everywhere it exists. Chinese people have lived and supported their lives by many different activities such as opening food stall serving traditional Chinese food, selling clothes or household items. Not only international tourists who get Vietnam visa online, can enjoy the delicious dishes in Chinese taste like noodle, rice and wontons, they are also appealed by the colorful decoration, housing styles and at most a vibrant life in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City.
One noticeable characteristic of this area is the structure of shophouse which Chinese brought from South China, at the beginning of 18th century. A typical shophouse is only 3-4m in width but 4-5 times more in length, with an inside yard. Trading activities often take place in the front part of the house while daily activities occur inside.

What to see there
Since Chinese is associated with wholesale trade, this area is no exception. There are streets which concentrate on selling unicorn head and royal costumes like Luong Nhu Hoc Street, gems like Ham Tu – An Binh Street, rice in Tran Chanh Chieu Street, etc... Especially on Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street, there are many stores selling Chinese medicines, where people get the chance to see how Chinese medicine is made and used.

Tourist attractions in the area are also indispensable, such as Thien Hau Pagoda on Nguyen Trai Street (the oldest Chinese-built pagoda in the city), the old buildings built based on Chinese structure on Trieu Quang Phuc Street, Minh Huong Temple, Quan De Temple on Nguyen Trai Street or Leizhou guild house on Tran Hung Dao B Street. Binh Tay Market on Thap Muoi Street is always an attractive destination for foreigners, thanks to its special structure, long-standing history and a well-preserved exciting and lively atmosphere.

Best time to visit
Cho Lon is crowded and busy all the times thus tourists don’t have to worry about the suitable time to travel there. Even at night, there are still food stalls serving till midnight. On special occasions like Lunar New Year, the town is spectacularly hectic and adorned with Chinese features. Specifically, on Mid-Autumn Festival, Luong Nhu Hoc Street becomes “Lantern Street” with shops selling this product and attracts thousands of people coming to enjoy the atmospheric scene of colorful lanterns at night. If visitors happen to be in Ho Chi Minh City at these times, don’t hesitate to join the crowd of people.

How to get there
Since District 5 is close to District 1, one can easily follow Tran Hung Dao Street – the main route to get into Cho Lon. This can be done by bus number 1, stopping at Ben Thanh Bus Station or flag down a taxi to get there.

More details to apply Vietnam visa on arrival online, please contact with local travel agency.