Theme Week Vietnam – Can Tho

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Cần Thơ is the fourth-largest city in Vietnam, and the largest city in the Mekong Delta. It is noted for its floating markets, rice paper-making village, and picturesque rural canals. It had a population of 1.2 million as of 2011, and is located on the south bank of the Hau River, a distributary of the Mekong River. In 2007, about 50 people died when the Cần Thơ Bridge collapsed, causing Vietnam’s worst engineering disaster. In 2011, Can Tho International Airport opened.

The city is nicknamed the “western capital”, and is located 169 kilometres (105 miles) from Ho Chi Minh City. After 120 years of development, the city now is the delta’s most important center of economics, culture, science, and technology. It has a large freshwater port and two industrial parks.

Can Tho Market © Daaé © panoramio.com - trungydang/cc-by-3.0 © panoramio.com - trungydang/cc-by-3.0 © panoramio.com - trungydang/cc-by-3.0 © panoramio.com - trungydang/cc-by-3.0 © panoramio.com - trungydang/cc-by-3.0 © panoramio.com - trungydang/cc-by-3.0 © panoramio.com - trungydang/cc-by-3.0 Floating Market © Isderion(cc-by-sa-3.0-de Can Tho Bridge in the background © Gnguyen5/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Can Tho Bridge in the background © Gnguyen5/cc-by-sa-4.0
The Mekong Delta is considered to be the “rice basket of Vietnam”, contributing more than half of the nation’s rice production. People say of Cần Thơ:

“Cần thơ’s rice is white, its water clear. / Everyone who goes there does not wish to come back.”

Cần Thơ is famous for its floating markets, where people sell and buy things on the river, as well as the bird gardens and the port of Ninh Kiều. The city offers a wide range of tropical fruits such as pomelo, longan, jackfruit, mango, guava, banana, rambutan, mangosteen, dragon fruit and durian. The Cần Thơ City Museum has exhibits on the city’s history.

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