Can Tho is a city under (the jurisdiction of) the central government, located at the heart of the Mekong Delta. Named Tay Do - the capital of the Southwest for more than a hundred years ago, Can Tho has now become a grade 1 city, one of four provinces in the key economic region of the Mekong River Delta. And is the fourth key economic region of Vietnam. This is the famous destination for tourists in South West Viet Nam.
Although located in the Mekong Delta, Can Tho still has it own typical culture reflected in many aspects of cuisine, lifestyle, beliefs, art... but floating markets and Southern-amateur-music are seen as the two most unique and famous of its culture .
Can Tho - Land of Southern-amateur-music
Southern-amateur-music is a typical folk art of the South-west. It has existed for more than 100 years ago, is a type of music with four instrument: đàn kìm, đàn cò, đàn tranh and đàn bầu. This type of art has special attraction, it is the indispensable spiritual life of the river children. The Southwest is also hometown of many famous artists such as Cao Van Lau, Ut Tra On ...
Water culture - Can Tho floating market
The unique of nature of Can Tho is a network of canals, which is helps consolidate alluvium for its delta, contributing greatly to the development of Can Tho agriculture. In the west, the canal is also "the street", it brings beauty to a urban has been dubbed Tay Do. In water culture, the most characteristic still is the West floating market. There are many famous floating markets such as Cai Be (Tien Giang), Cai Rang, Phong Dien (Can Tho) ... but the most crowded and famous when mention to floating market is Phung Hiep market.
Phung Hiep Floating Market is located in Phung Hiep District, near by 1A Highway, about 30 km to Can Tho City , also known as Nga Bay Floating Market. It is located on the confluence of seven small rivers called Xeo Mon, Xuo Dong, Bun Tau, Lai Hieu, Cai Con, Mang Fish and Xang canal.
Traditional Southwest Cuisine
Can Tho, beside of the famous specialties cuisine such as Banh cong, Banh Xeo, Ban Phu Sa hot pot, pepper grilled snails ... then eat rice that cooked with Tai Nguyen material, adding snakehead fish sauce, combined with a bowls of crab soup cooked with so đũa flower ... are the traditional beautifull culturals that seldom seem in other places. The cuisine here usually have sweet-sour taste , including the chilly-hot taste of capsicum and peper have stimulated the gustation of countless visitors that comes to Can Tho.
In general, Can Tho has many interesting attractions waiting for you to explore. Come to Van Phat Riverside, we will a great partner for you to exploring that.