Cantho

 

Can Tho (Cần Thơ) is located 169 Km ( 105 miles) south west of Saigon Ho Chi Minh City and is the main economic hub of Vietnam’s Mekong region, the city is sometimes referred to as Tây Đô or western capital.

Population wise Cần Thơ had an estimated population of 1.5 million citizens in 2012, which makes it Vietnam’s fourth most populous cities, the city of Can Tho also gained full Provence status back in 2004.

Can Tho is the biggest city in the Mekong Delta. The city is located on the south bank of Hậu Giang, the bigger branch of Mekong River.

Administratively, Cần Thơ City constitutes an independent municipality at the same level as Vietnam's provinces. It was created in the beginning of 2004 by a split of the former Cần Thơ Province into two new administrative units: Cần Thơ City and Hậu Giang Province.

It borders the provinces of An Giang, Hậu Giang, Kiên Giang, Vĩnh Long, and Đồng Tháp.

 

 

 

Clubs

1-XK club [11], 108B Tran Van Kheo St, Ninh Kieu District. Nice red-black decor with banging sound system but quite small therefore more secure and chill than other clubs. Pretty and friendly go go dancers.

2-Xe Loi Club, Hau Riverside Park, Bai Cat Zone, Cai Khe Ward, Ninh Kieu District. The place to be on weekend, spacious club, good lighting/sound system with laser to boost. Open until 3 AM with the most fun happening from 11PM till 2 AM. Mixed youthful and energetic but can be quite sketchy crowd.

3 -Golf Club, Golf Hotel near Ninh Kieu pier and the Central Bank. Quite upscale club with many business men preferring this place to chill out on the weekend.

Bars

1 -  International Roof Top Bar (with a beautiful view over the city. The place is run by a young Vietnamese-German couple who moved to Can Tho from Singapore and love music from around the world.), 93 Mau Than Street, Xuan Ward, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho (Just around the corner of Can Tho University main campus and 10 minutes from Ninh Kieu Quay Riverside. Look out for the big yellow building in Mau Than Street.), ☎ +84(0)939871001(info@hotelxoai.com), [12]. Opened 8pm till last guest leaves. The Roof Top Bar is a cozy place to relax for expats and travelers on the roof ofHotel Xoai in Mau Than Street in the center of the city. As it is situated just around the corner from the central university campus, you can meet local students and Internationals here and join regular events, concerts and community meet ups. Or if you just want to catch up with friends and family at home - probably the fastest Internet connection in Can Tho is available here. Prices are very moderate: Beer $0.75, Rum/Wodka/Whiskey $0.90, glass of wine $1.80, soft drinks $0.90. There are also small snacks, chocolate and soups available for the 'small hunger' starting from 50 Cents to $2.  edit

2 - Tiny Corner Cafe is a young charming Vietnamese-lady-run English Acoustic music cafe at the heart of the city where local students and English lovers come to speak English and enjoy acoustic music performances by student singers with instruments such as guitar and harmonica. 14/7 Lý Tự Trọng, Cần Thơ. If you are at Ninh Kieu wharf, keep going straight on Châu Văn Liêm street until you see a very big crossroad, take the street at the right of Lưu Hữu Phước park and heading until you see the alley number 14 (opposite to number 1 alley), the cafe is around 100 meters away from the beginning of the alley, to the left, phone +84 (0)9399 410 89, tinycornercafe@gmail.com, Tiny Corner Cafe's Some activities at Tiny Corner can be listed as following: *Thursday night English Speaking Happy Hour - when you can meet and talk with lots of locals, who come to practicing their English. There is a group volunteers who prepare the discussion topic every week. The club meeting starts at around 7:00PM. *English acoustic musical show at weekends: Every Sat and Sun they organize musical shows performed by the young singers; some play musical instruments professionally with their beautiful voices. The owner sometimes perform herself some of Taylor Swift's songs. Opening time: from 7:00am to 10:00pm. Prices are no more than 2$ for drinks and snacks.

3- Cafe Bar Eden, Le Loi St. Good for couples

4- Cafe Billard At Chuan, Le Loi St (Lê Lợi). Invovled MC and DJ.

5- Cafe Buu Dien (Post Office Cafe) is a nice family owned and operated cafe. Its very fast paced, but at the same time very relaxing.

6- l'Escale (the Port of Call), 1 Ngô Quyền, top floor, 0710 381 9139 (escale@nambocantho.com). 06:00 - 22:30. Jazz bar and lounge overlooking the river, l'Escale has a wine cellar.  edit

Can Tho Night Market

The Can Tho Night Markets are operated nightly on Hai Ba Trung street and sells a mixture of tourist souvenirs, clothing, art work, crafts and food. It’s a great opportunity to get out and see locals and fellow travellers relaxing at the end of a hard day.


Can Tho Local Customs: Tips to help you learn the local customs of Tinh Can Tho from real travelers and locals.
As with the majority of Vietnam Can Tho has two distinct seasons, this is more evident in Can Tho because it is located in the deep south of the country closer to the equator. The dry season runs from December to April and the wet or rainy season runs from May to November. During Can Tho’s Wet season (May to November) you can expect daily maximum and minimum temperatures to range from 26 C to 34 and monthly rain fall averages of around 270-350 mm During Can Tho’s Dry Season (December to April) you can expect daily average maximum and minimum temperatures to range from 23 C to 30 C with an average monthly ran fall of around 27mm Even though the temperature differences between the wet and dry seasons are not significantly different the main factor is humidity because of all that extra rain, therefore the best time to Visit Can Tho as with much of the south of Vietnam is between December and February, because there is little to no rain and the heat and humidity is at its lowest.
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