Can Tho museum is considered as one of the largest general museums in this area with 2,700 square meters. It includes 2 floors for exhibition items which represent for the nature and society of Can Tho. The museum covered every topic you could think of relating to the city, and it was done thoroughly and with great explanations.
1. Better to Know as a Tourist
Spend-time: An hour (approx)
Hours: Tue, Wed, Thu: 8 am – 11 am, 2 pm to 5 pm and Sat, Sun: 8 am – 11 am, 6:30 pm to 9 pm).
Parking lot: Yes
Address: on the corner of Hoa Binh and Tran Quoc Toan streets.
Added values: This large, well-presented museum brings local history to life with manikins and life-size reproductions of buildings (5000 objects and historical relics).
Nearby attractions and hidden gems: Looking for places to stop on your way to and from Can Tho museum? Or maybe you found it too crowded here? We’ve got some ideas! Check out our list: Can Tho prison (10 minutes away), Munirangsyaram pagoda (10 minutes away), Ong pagoda (15 minutes away), Tarot museum (15 minutes away).
2. Travel guide to Can Tho museum
It was established in 1976 with a total surface area of 2,700 square meters. This large, well-presented museum brings local history to life with manikins and life-size reproductions of buildings (5000 objects and historical relics).
The museum, with ample English translations, exhibits Can Tho historical relics about cultures and inhabitants in Can Tho through historical periods, native plant and fish specimens, rice production achievements of three main ethnic minorities: Kinh (Viet), Hoa (Chinese Vietnamese) and Khmer during the process of nation building and national defense and development, which has resulted in today’s beautiful Tay Do land.
In 2000, Can Tho museum was established and put into operation with the following fundamental contents of exhibition:
• General introduction about the natural and social features of Can Tho.
• Can Tho-Nation-Inhabitants: Introduction about geographical location, climate, ecology, biodiversity, landscape, Oc Eo culture, Viet-Chinese-Khmer culture.
• The history of resistance against foreign aggression of the locals: the resistance against French colonists and American imperialists.
• Economic, culture and social achievements of Can Tho from 1975 to present.
• Subjective exhibition: contents of display are frequently changed, introducing Vietnam and the World’s histories, cultures.
3. Pro Tips
If you plan to extend your travel to Can Tho homestay, do not forget to bring mosquito repellent cream.
Visit Can Tho or do any customized tours, please choose reputable providers with boat trips equipped with lifebuoys, jackets, motorcycle and cycling tours with the helmets and. Safety is a priority! Choose Can Tho responsible tours which help you give back while traveling. It’s a cliché, but it’s true.
Can Tho food & drink guide ranges from street food, authentic, fancy to fusion foods. As a tropical land of many fresh vegetables and homegrown gardens, which always make Can Tho cuisines fresh, close to nature and very traditional. If you are a food lover, don’t hesitate to put other bites onto your food lists such as Cong cake in Can Tho, Ut Dzach Fine Rice Vermicelli…
Bring your hat, sunglasses, and sunblock, scarf to wear when visiting temples, pagodas, and the cathedral.
Bring the raincoat if you’re planning a trip to Can Tho in the rainy season, as Can Tho always looks fantastic in the full rain and full sun.
Can Tho tourist attractions are magnificent itself, but if you have enough time, don’t forget to put other places onto your bucket lists such as Can Tho Wildlife & Forest, Binh Thuy Ancient House, Organic Cacao farm, Can Tho Floating Markets, Can Tho Small Canals & Sampan Ride, Can Tho Fruit Garden, Can Tho Paddy Rice Fields, Can Tho Giant Ficus Tree – Secret VC base, Can Tho Rice Noodle Factory, Cai Rang floating market, Can Tho Old Market, Phong Dien floating market, Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery, Can Tho to Con Dao – Express boat, Son Islet – Community-based Tourism…
Hopefully, the above tips will help you to come up with a great plan for your adventure in Can Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Have a safe trip!
“Sleep less, travel more, respect more” – Thomas Vietnam – Local travel expert.