The city of My Tho is the gateway to the Mekong Delta.
Easily reached from Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho’s busy wharves are the starting point for hundreds of daily river tours through the Mekong Delta. The boat tours glide along the multitude of waterways that meander through the Mekong Delta region giving travelers a taste of river life. The region is dotted with small island villages whose inhabitants earn a living through fishing, farming, or cottage industries like making keo dua coconut candy, which is the region’s specialty.
Easily walkable, My Tho is great to explore on foot to get a taste of the local people’s lifestyles. The Vinh Trang Pagoda is an opulent Buddhist temple located not far from the city’s center that serves as a monastery and orphanage. Its well-manicured grounds make for an excellent stroll while exploring the city of My Tho.
For the best weather, explore the Mekong Delta region between December and April when the temperatures are moderate, and the sky is clear. The weather becomes gradually hotter starting in May and running through November, but the increased humidity during these months often brings afternoon showers, which help keep the region cool.
The city of My Tho is the capital of Vietnam’s Tien Giang Province. Located less than 50 miles south of Ho Chi Minh City, the town is best reached by guests on our luxury tours of Vietnam in a private vehicle with a chauffeur.
Though My Tho’s small town charms are readily apparent, the real draw for travelers visiting the city is the boat cruises that launch from the city’s docks. A day trip spent threading the thousands of tributaries that run through the Mekong Delta is one of the most unforgettable experiences that Vietnam has to offer, and no traveler should miss the opportunity to explore the beautiful environment and culture that permeates region.
Appropriate Attire :
Light clothing that you don’t mind getting wet and a good pair of sandals are recommended while exploring the Mekong Delta.