"The Gate To the MEKONG DELTA" Top 5 Page for this destination Can Tho by galy

Can Tho Travel Guide: 125 reviews and 287 photos

the Nine Dragons

The Mekong river divides into nine tributaries to meet the sea which the Vietnamese call Cuu Long, or “the Nine Dragons”.
The river is the source of all nourishment in the Delta and serves as the main transportation way and market place as well. In Can Tho’s floating market you can see the trade in the Delta’s rich rice and fish stocks, and the lush fruit and vegetables unique to the area.
The pace of life in the Delta remains slow and the daily routine has changed little in centuries. Drifting down the small canals, modern life with all its worries seems a world away

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So many things to see
  • Cons:Hot and Humid
  • In a nutshell:Let the river choose the pace
  • Last visit to Can Tho: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated May 21, 2003
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  • piglet44's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2008 at 5:21 AM

    ahalan Galy We are hoping to go to Vietnam in the hofesh hagadol so I am reading all your tips thanks

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2006 at 10:22 PM

    Hi Galy, some interesting tips on Can Tho here. fergy.

  • jolou's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2005 at 9:43 AM

    Thank you for your helpful tips, lovely photos too :o)

  • canadiantravelgirl's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2004 at 12:24 AM

    Thanks for providing some insight regarding the way of life around the Mekong Delta!!!

  • grishaV1's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2004 at 1:51 PM

    i would like to see the girls in the white school uniforms. nice pics!!!! :-))))))

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2004 at 7:37 PM

    tks Galy, very interesting about the bowling ball! hope to see that myself soon. :-)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2004 at 11:35 AM

    Galy, what amazing information. I have to say, I knew none of this. The factories, the food, the culture..all so interesting. You have super photos and an intelligent, clever text to accompany it.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2004 at 6:45 AM

    great page!

  • CarolynShort's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 1:10 AM

    Amazing photo of rice bowling balls!

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2003 at 10:49 PM

    Interesting Factories Galy and the Bowling Ball dinner wow that sure got my attention , I love to take Lori to a dinner like that.Great page and pictures.

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