My Tho City, a paradise in Vietnam

Continuing my travels in Vietnam this past weeks, I came upon the lovely town of My Tho City in the Mékong Delta of South Vietnam.  We drove here from Ca Mau on the 1A road, nice picturesques towns passing by.  This city was the national capital from 1802 to 1945!! The tourist office for the region is http://www.vietnamtourism.com/en/index.php/tourism/items/1257

This is a bigger city full of life ,good ambiance ,nice riverfront scene and good restaurants.  We arrive late and went to our hotel ,the Chuong Duong Hotel-Restaurant, which is a big nice complex with basic rooms and good breakfast. The river is right behind you for nice boat rides on the Tien river with floating markets and nice ones on land too. webpage info http://vietnamhotels.biz/chuongduong/index.htm

The spaciousness of the place is the plus in addition to be next to the river for boat rides, and a nice Bountiful breakfast. The rooms are very basic with a single thin boxspring bed. However, it is close to the center of the city on foot to your left on the road.

I took the boat ride on the river very nice, huge looking river, and nice views , the ride on a motorboat was nice,no wet and good photos…;lol!  I later came back for an on foot visit to the market inland, loaded along a narrow street with many merchants selling almost everything!

As we entered the city at night, it was holding the government anniversary and all the Streets were brightly colored that at first thought it was the Tet Holiday but it was not ::)

During the day, I went out to eat, and found with local friends the DC 194D restaurant; another complex made for events and weddings, all tuck into a canal ridden place with smaller huts spread out all over, really beautiful to be there and the food was great ,again more local fish and shrimps with the tiger beer. This restaurant is name after a Ho Chi Minh offensive during colonial period. It is open for special events and meetings, weddings etc. I was Lucky to be in it as a special guest of some local folks. Therefore, cannot find any relation on the web.

As we left the city going back to Ho Chi Minh city, we needed dinner so we stop on the road at the La Ca restaurant , 118/15A Tran Van Kheo, P Cai Khe, Q Ninh Kieu, TP Can Tho city along the road 1A. Here we had pork ribs, cobia fish ,and budweiser beers ! long time not tasted them lol!  I was able to find some reference of it in Lonely Planet of all places; http://www.lonelyplanet.com/vietnam/mekong-delta/can-tho/restaurants/vietnamese/la-ca

And we continue on the road towards HCMC even arriving at night there, all wonderful trip so far and the best is yet to come;stay tune. Cheers

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