My Tho

Belonged to Tien Giang province and situated in the Mekong Delta region in the south of Vietnam, My Tho is the capital city established during the years of 1680 by Chinese refugees who ran out of Taiwan to avoid the affection of the war defeating remnants in 1683 caused by Shi Lang, a general of the Qing Dynasty. The name of the city “My Tho” when translated into Vietnamese means “Beautiful Reed”. Due to the close location to Saigon, My Tho was considered the important entrance to the Mekong Delta and since the 17th century, it had proudly become one of the biggest commercial centers in Southern Vietnam. Nowadays, this city’s economy mostly bases on fishing, agriculture, and tourism.

My Tho fruit garden

My Tho city is an important port on the waterway between the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City. Specifically, the Tien River is one of two tributaries of the Mekong. Acting as the capital city of the region, My Tho is the main market of the provincial products gathering from different regions, especially fresh fruit and vegetables which are transferred following the waterway directly to the market.

Visiting My Tho

The most popular tourism style in My Tho is taking a boat trip along the beautiful Mekong River. The city and its neighboring areas have big tourism potential, especially eco-tourism with a visit to local villages, local cottage industries, fruit gardens visiting, and boat rowing on the river on cannel. The famous attractions of My Tho and its surroundings include Vinh Trang Pagoda, Dong Tam Snake Farm, Museum of Tien Giang, Thoi Son, Well Water, Ben Bath Horse, etc.