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  • Cai Rang Floating Market to become tourism brand

    Cai Rang Floating Market to become tourism brand

    Cai Rang Floating Market in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will be built into a strong tourism brand under a major plan to turn tourism into a spearhead economic sector in the city by 2020. Local authorities plan to develop rest areas, homestay services, and eateries serving local delicacies. New tourism products also need to be created. Promoting tourism via online channels like social networks will enable access to large numbers of tourists at low cost. More attention also needs to be paid to improving the foreign language skills of organisations and individuals working in the tourism industry.

  • Can Tho Tourism Festival

    The Can Tho Tourism Festival is being organised to promote the tourism, culture and people of Can Tho, in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Highlights of the event include the opening ceremony, with musical performances, the ‘Hoa dang Ninh Kieu’ (Ninh Kieu floating lantern) contest, and boat races. For the first time, the ‘Ninh Kieu floating lantern’ contest will present about 60 lanterns in different colours and creative shapes on Khai Luong Channel over the course of one week, from 19 to 25 August. The Can Tho Tourism Festival will also feature art and cultural activities such as a photo exhibition on the topic ‘Ninh Kieu - Can Tho: Past and Present’, performances of don ca tai tu (folk music from the Mekong Delta) on the river, artisans making traditional cakes and cuisine, calligraphy writing, portrait painting, and folk games.

  • WONDERS ON WATER

    WONDERS ON WATER

    Transport needs in the Mekong Delta, with its many rivers and canals, gave birth to dozens of types of boats and hundreds of variations.

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  • Can Tho launches electric car service for tourists

    Can Tho launches electric car service for tourists

    An electric car service for tourists has gotten underway in the Mekong Delta’s Can Tho city, providing a new and environmentally-friendly way to take in the city’s sights. Three 9-15 seat cars will go into service initially, with three more to be added during the first quarter. Routes include Ninh Kieu Wharf - Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery - My Khanh, Ninh Kieu Wharf - Thu Khoa Huan Monument - Binh Thuy Temple, and Ninh Kieu Wharf - Tan An Temple - Night Market. Tickets are VND20,000 per km. Some 26 other electric cars will be put into service if trial operations prove successful. The city welcomed 7.5 million tourists last year, including 300,000 foreigners. The local tourism sector is to develop into a key economic sector by 2020.

  • Traditional cake festival to take place in Can Tho

    Traditional cake festival to take place in Can Tho

    A southern traditional cake festival will take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from 6 to 9 April. As many as 200 booths will be set up, of which 100 will introduce traditional cakes of the southern region while the remainder will feature specialties from other regions and foreign countries. Highlights of the festival will include cake-making shows and contests, folk games, and southern folk music and dances. More than 160,000 visitors are expected to attend.

  • So near yet so far

    So near yet so far

    A touch of paradise can be found right within the Mekong Delta’s most bustling city.

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  • ISLAND IDENTITY

    ISLAND IDENTITY

    Inhabitants of Tan Loc island in the Mekong Delta know their home by a few different names.

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  • TRIPPING UP

    TRIPPING UP

    That Vietnam’s tourism sector is on the rise is beyond question but there are still so many things that need attention.

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  • Nha Trang-Can Tho flights open

    Direct flights between Nha Trang and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho have been officially opened. Travelling between the two has previously only been possible by a long road trip. The flights, operated by Vietravel and Vasco, will be conducted three times a week. Vietravel will also launch ten tours to develop the new route.

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