TAG : Can Tho

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Taxis cut fares

    Taxis cut fares

    Many taxi companies have slashed their fares by 4% to 12% following the recent fall in petrol prices. Of the 89 taxi companies in Hanoi, 39 have publicly announced new fares 4% to 12% lower than previously and eleven out of 61 other transport companies have cut fares by 11%, under a direction from the Hanoi Department of Transport. Similarly, the HCMC Department of Transport and the HCMC Taxi Association have asked the latter’s members to cut fares by VND500 per kilometre. Many taxi companies in Can Tho and Danang have also reduced their fares, by an average of VND500 per kilometre.

  • 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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  • Alice in Waterland

    Alice in Waterland

    The Mekong Delta is a place that can fire the imagination and, though certain to differ, reality can be just as pleasant.

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