My Tho is not only Tien Giang province's most important commercial town, but also the Mekong Delta's main entry point. With a location on the northern bank of the Mekong River, about 75 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, this town is quite close to Vietnam's largest city, which means it has tremendous tourism potential. In truth, the vast majority of visitors arrive here on a pre-arranged day excursion.

Best time to visit:

My Tho Vietnam features typical South Vietnamese weather with two distinct seasons

The rainy season, which lasts from May to November, is characterized by significant rainfall and high humidity. When the many types of fruits in My Tho are in blossom, you can enjoy the local fresh fruits in June or July.

From December through April, the community experiences the dry season. It keeps the area dry and makes travel more convenient. In addition, the spring season (flower season) in My Tho runs from late January to March, so you may take use of this time to stroll around the town, relax in a peaceful setting, and admire the beauty of colorful flowers.

How to get there:

  • By bus: Traveling by bus from Ho Chi Minh to My Tho takes about three hours and is one of the most popular modes of transportation. There are a variety of bus alternatives available, with departures at various times throughout the day. The cost of a ticket ranges from 60,000 VND to 120,000 VND, depending on the seat, bus amenities, and time of year.
  • By car: If you're taking a group of friends or family on a tour from Ho Chi Minh to My Tho, a private car is the best option. It is simple to book a private car through your tour operator, with prices varying depending on location, car services, branch locations, and type of car. It's a little more expensive than taking the bus, but it's more flexible because you don't have to worry about being late or out of tickets.

My Tho's attractions

  • Vinh Trang Pagoda: Vinh Trang Pagoda is a 2,000m2 pagoda in My Phong village, My Tho city, erected in 1849. Its design incorporates elements of Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, and European architecture. As a result, this pagoda exudes exquisite beauty, solemnity, and purity.
  • Dong Tam Snake-Breeding Farm: The production of medicinal plants, as well as the investigation and treatment of snake bite, are located 12 kilometers from My Tho City. A snake breeding zone with dozens of varieties to feed or even play with is available. Crocodiles, as well as other bird and animal species, are present.
  • Thoi Son island: Thoi Son Island, also known as Con Lan Island or Unicorn Island, is the largest of the four islands in My Tho River. Its gorgeous views, ancient buildings, and unique food leave a lasting effect on visitors. Taking a boat journey to this island is the perfect way to get photographs of green trees and gardens while also enjoying the fresh, crisp air. Additionally, guests can sample local cuisine, such as fried fish. Visiting candy factories and witnessing the process of creating coconut candy by hand is undoubtedly the most rewarding experience.

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My Tho is one of the most popular tourist spots in Vietnam. It is a worthwhile visit if you want to get a taste of local Mekong riverfront life.

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