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
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
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.
less than US$10
Hao Ai restaurant
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
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
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)
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.