"Can Tho and Mekong Delta" Can Tho by sunnywong

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The Mekong Delta was an ancient Khmer territory. The area was mostly marshland and forest. When the Nguyen Lords took control of this region, a series of canals were built and a system of transportation was implemented in the maze of water ways in the area.

Can Tho is located in the center of the 11 provinces of the Mekong Delta, 170 km from Ho Chi Minh City, south of the Hau River. It is wonderful to take a boat trip along the riverbanks on fine weather days. On the east bank of Hau River is Ninh Kieu Wharf, which is well known for its beautiful location. Not too far from the wharf is a floating restaurant connected to the bank by a bridge. Visitors travel along the waterway to the floating restaurant to taste eel dishes, a specialty of the region.

  • Last visit to Can Tho: Dec 2001
  • Intro Updated Nov 15, 2002
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    Feb 21, 2005 at 9:40 AM

    helpful tips & great photos - will be going there soon so thank you!

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