Can Tho Markets
Look in the menu for the floating markets
"Night market at Can Tho is most for tourist and for its evening atmosphere. I think better is to go here without expectation and enjoy only
the pretty atmosphere of the port and small park around uncle Ho Chi Minh statue. You can buy
here fruits, some local food, fashion, shoes and mobile covers. If you need something more local go to "food street" De Tham - only few steps from this place."
Cai Khe Market
The Cai Khe Markt - is the largest market of Can Tho and is located in Tran Van Kheo Street. The market consists of several buildings. The market is bordered on one side by the river and on the other side by the street. You cross the street and you will find the rest of the market.
On the channel side, the purchasing is done for wholesale, including restaurants and hotels. Here they sell fresh products like fish, vegetables and other fresh foods. They were transported across the river to the market. You'll find also market stalls in this building.
Across the street are some wholesalers for textiles and house wares. The locals do their shopping at both sides.
Xuan Khanh Markt was formerly called Tham Tuong Market. This name is still used by the elderly residents of Can Tho. At this market they sell primarily for fresh food, fish, vegetables and fruits. Other products for everyday use you can buy here also. You can find the Xuan Khanh Market at the beginning of Mau Than Street. The official name of the market: Xuan Khanh Market.
The name "Xuan Khanh" is the name of the district of Can Tho. In this district live many students who do their daily shopping in this market, or they come to eat here in the evening. In Xuan Khanh is the university of Can Tho.
Mau Than Street is the longest street in Xuan Khan. It's known as the longest street in the Mekong Delta, which is 30 kilometers long.
Mau Than is also the center of the local community. The street has two churches and the beautiful Quang Duc Pagoda just a few hundred meters away. It's depending on the day if you'll see traditionally dressed monks or Buddhist people, which go to one of the churches.
In Mau Than Street and the side streets you will find many restaurants, which are very cheap
Ninh Kieu Night Market is the main market of Can Tho. Ninh Kieu market is in the heart of the city. It is an open market (outdoor) located in the Ninh Kieu pier close to the statue of Ho Chi Minh. The river bank is always busy until late at night. It's a favourite spot for the local people. The park is especially interesting in the morning, when the locals come to play here or are doing their daily exercises. From this side also leave the boats to the floating market.
At night you'll find here the hawker stalls with lots of Vietnamese food, which you should not miss. The tables are put along the wharf, so you can enjoy the river view and the food. Every night, you'll see the Can Tho bridge twinkling lights of the movement, which is clearly seen from here.
You will also find the Can Tho antique market. Nowadays it a market, where the local people are selling souvenirs to tourists. No matter what time of the day you come here: to the Ninh Kieu pier, there's always something to do! It's a nice night market.
The locals like to spend the evening by around the Nguyen Trai bridge. At the river one looks cool and it often blows a cool breeze. Another beautiful place with scenic Ho Xang Thoi is a small pond, surrounded by the typical Vietnamese apartments, as you often see. Have a nice picture during sunset!
Late in the evening
Can Tho has an airport, but is easier to reach by road. It takes about four hours to reach Can Tho from Ho Chi Minh City and about three hours from Chau Doc. Buses to Can Tho usually cost between € 3 and € 6. If you travel by bus from Ho Chi Minh City is, you come across the Tho Bridge in the city.