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My Tho travel guide
My Tho is a capital city of Tien Giang province, and is about 2 hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. My Tho has long been famous for its orchids, coconut palms, and fruit. The economy of the area is based on fishing and the cultivation of rice, bananas, citrus fruit, coconuts, longans, and mangos. One of the main attraction of My Tho is the ancient pagoda of Vinh Trang, that was built at the end of 17th century. And if you are not scared, do not miss the famous snake farm of Dong Tam.


Discover Mekong River, cruising along small canals on local sampan, visit local home and mingle with local people there, experience a daily life of local people on Mekong delta.



Bung Tat Village restaurant

At Bung Tat village we stopped at a nice tourist restaurant and had elephant eared fish, tropical fruits, and beer. It was an excellent break from touring.

  • Price: less than US$10  

    Hao Ai restaurantthe elephant ear - My Tho

    the elephant For lunch we stopped at the Hoa Ai restaurant by the river... which is nicely located in a large garden with colourful trees. A tourist restaurant, but quite a good one, for a change. However, the restaurant is slightly pricey by local standards
    The speciality is a fish from the delta, called elephant ear...


  • Theme: Local
  • Price: less than US$10    
  • Address: near My Tho
  • Directions: on the large branch of the Mekong river

    Hotels in Mytho

    Below is a list of hotels in Mytho sorted by price range (highest first). If you wish to telephone a hotel the area code for Mytho is 074 (+84374 from outside Vietnam).
    • Chuong Duong Hotel
      Price Range: Up to $50 per night
      30 Thang 4, Mytho (Tel: 870875, Fax: 874250)
    • Song Tien Hotel
      Price Range: Up to $35 per night
      Lahn Binh Can, Mytho (Tel: 872009)
    • Rang Dong Hotel
      Price Range: Up to $25 per night
      25 Thang 4, Mytho (Tel: 874400)



    Getting There

    There is a regular bus service from Mien Tay station in Ho Chi Minh City to Mytho beginning early morning. It takes about 2 hours to cover the 70km. There is also a hydrofoil service that runs to/from Ho Chi Minh City three times per week.


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