A city in the middle of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho city is located in a
flat region, surrounded by interlaced rivers and canals, the city is
blessed with vast paddy fields and fertile land.
Coming to Can Tho, one can take a boat cruise down to riverside orchards
like My Khanh, Ba Lang, Tan Binh...stretch along the cirle roads, over
the rivers of Phong Dien, Phung Hiep, O Mon, Thot Not...just take a walk
under shady trees and take in fresh air, enjoy ripe fruit in the
gardens, your lunch will be more beautiful with country specialities
such as grilled fish wrapped in clay, Mang Cut sushi...Delta night is
very peaceful in the little wooden houses scattered in the lush gardens.
If you are have a leisure afternoon, take a boat trip to visit Phung
Hiep floating market, a famous one in the seven way junction on Can Tho
river. This is where small sampans meet and trade everything from wines,
rice, food and drinks...One cannot help but get touched with delta girls
rowing boats full of fruit, all wearing conical hats and shouders
covered by long hair. Young people with typical strong low voice moving
back and forth carrying goods.
Heading towards Long Xuyen town of An Giang, about 5km beyond Thot Not
one will reach Bang Lang stork farm, located at the end of Bang Lang
bridge, you can sit under shady trees, let your feeling fly over immense
rice fields filled with water after harvest season, feel the
peacefulness in your mind. When the sun is about to set, thousands of
storks will find their way to the nests, noisily calling each other, all
make a wonderful natural picture.