Traditional festival and Culture
Arousing the vitality of heritage in Can Tho

The People’s Committee of Can Tho city issued the Decision approving the project on Preserving and Promoting the value of intangible cultural heritage of Can Tho city to 2020. The two main points of the project are preserving and promoting the value of intangible cultural heritage to have practical effect which is suitable with the socio- economic development requirement of the city and have a connection with the Mekong Delta and the whole country. This is also a foundation for preserving and promoting the value of intangible cultural heritage of Can Tho city to 2020.

Nhon Thanh mold recognized national treasure

The Prime Minister has issued Decision No. 2089/QĐ-TTg on December 25, 2017 on the recognition of national treasure (the 6th stage).

Eighteen Arhats (Thap bat La Han) in Long Quang pagoda

Located by the Rach Cam canal (Long An Ward, Binh Thuy district, Can Tho city), Long Quang pagoda is well-known for its 100-year-old Eighteen Arhats’ statues which are sophisticatedly sculptured and made from Pyinkado wood.

Can Tho: developing a unique tourism product

Can Tho is now regarded as the most attractive tourist destination in Mekong Delta because of its rich nature and human tourism potential as well as modern tourism facilities of a city in the water areas.

Diversifying and Upgrading

Can Tho City has attracted visitors thanks to its well-known river tours so far. Recently, its tourism has gradually improved by offering more tourism products and upgraded its activities so that it can become a safe destination for tourists.

Can Tho Tourism: Appeals from Featured Products and Events

Can Tho has gradually formed the system of featured tourism products _ river tourism, river residence and communities... To create attractiveness and diverse its products, Can Tho tourism has tried to invest in and upgrade the quality of activities, support services, especially the featured events.

Can Tho Tourism Oriented as Countryside Ecotourism

Can Tho City has been planned to be an ecological city with its tourism featured by the waterways countryside in the future.

Cai Rang Floating Market Festival: A Highlight in Can Tho Tourism

Cai Rang Floating Market Festival is the first time to be held on July 8-9. It is planned to be held every year in order to preserve the featured cultural identity of the people in the South West waterways region. Also, this annual festival can help provide a tourism highlight so as to attract more visitors to Can Tho City.

Southern Traditional Cake Festival takes place from 15 to 19-04-2016

According to the plan of the People's Committee of Can Tho City, The Fifth Southern Traditional Cake Festival 2016, hold by the Centre for Investigation – Trade Promotion and the Can Tho Exhibition Fair, will take place from October 15 to 19-04, (from 9 to 13-03 of lunar calendar), at the Cai Khe roundabout, Ninh Kieu district.

Some highlights of the culinary culture of Can Tho

The ecological characteristics of Can Tho are quite similar to other provinces of the Mekong Delta so basically food and dishes in Can Tho are also similar to other regions’ food. Cooked ordinary rice is the major food and dishes are fish, meat ... processed by grilling, frying, steaming, stirring, braising... In addition, eels, frogs, turtles, snakes, birds ... are plenty and easy to be found that contribute to enrich the meals of Can Tho people. It can be said that, a meal of Can Tho people consists of rice + vegetables + fish + meat. Depending on customs of each local and the situation of each family that the materials could be varied. However, previously, Can Tho people, especially in rural areas used to have the habit of prioritizing the meal of rice + vegetable + fish. Meat was secondary because this was luxurious item that was only served in holidays, but rivers were full of fish, just needed to catch for their meal.

Waterways and Cultural – Historical Relics Tourism

Binh Thuy is famous not only for its various cultural-historical relics but also for the network of interwoven rivers and orchards laden with fruits, which makes up the unique path for exciting discoveries. To fully enjoy all this beauty, you should have a try with a waterways tour including visits to the historical-cultural relics.

"Tan Loc Orchard Festival of 2015” with many new activities

"Tan Loc Orchard Festival" of this year is from June 18th to 20th 2015 (or May 3rd to 5th of Lunar Year), at Tan Loc Dong temple, Tan Loc Ward, Thot Not district.

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Developing Culture-oriented Tourism

Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho City has existed for over 100 years with the unique culture typical for the inhabitants of the Mekong River region. Today, the market is no longer prosperous as ever, facing risk of shrinking due to many factors. Local leaders and tourism agencies are searching ways for the sustainable development of this market.

Rural Tourism – Strengths of Can Tho Tourism

Currently, Can Tho City has 14 tourist destinations with large gardens, attracting more than half a million visitors annually, accounting for nearly 50% of visitors to Can Tho. In the future, Can Tho rural tourism will be invested to meet the needs of most tourists, especially resorts “along the Hau River system of islets” ...

Phong Dien District aiming to develop community-based tourism, responsible tourism

Phong Dien is the "green belt" of Can Tho City with lush orchards, fresh air, a complex system of winding rivers, which reminds you of an affluent countryside with gentle, simple and hospitable people. This advantage helps Phong Dien to develop its "green tourism", community based tourism which has attracted visitors from many other places.

Southern Folk Cake Festival in Can Tho to Take Place on Occasion of King Hung’s Death Anniversary

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (VHTTDL) has issued an official text on the proposal to expand the size of South Folk Cake Festival in Can Tho by Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Mini stage for traditional theatres in Can Tho

Performances of traditional theatre on a mini stage have become popular in Can Tho city over the past year. Launched in early 2013, this type of theatre has attracted local people as well as visitors and has contributed to preserving and promoting traditional theatre.

Vietnam’s traditional festivals

Mid- Autumn Festival For a long time, Vietnam and some other Asian countries who follow the rite of worshipping the Moon Genie, welcome the Mid- Autumn Festival on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. This is the time when the moon is full, the farm work is at rest, and the weather is cool and fresh. Apart from the Lunar New Year, the Mid- Autumn Festival is the most impressive event for the Vietnamese, particularly the children. There is no other event in the year other than this festival t...

Tet: Vietnamese New Year

January and February are the most interesting festival months in the year in Vietnam. Plenty of the festivals and special events would be organized throughout Vietnam. LUNAR NEW YEAR ( TET ) Vietnamese and Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important Festival of Vietnamese people. This scared Festival sometime between late January or early February (depend on Lunar Calendar ) and Tet has become so familiar to the Vietnamese that when Spring arrives, the Vietnamese, wherever they may be, are al...

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