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My Tho (Mekong Delta)

My Tho (Mekong Delta)

A drive south Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang province is the first major Mekong Delta town you will visit. The close proximity to Ho Chi Minh City has made it the most popular route for day-trippers looking for a taste of authentic rural life of the delta. Here travelers can take a sampan boat along the intricate waterways, visit lush islands and tropical fruit orchards, try the local delicacies.

My Tho (Mekong Delta)
The closest of the Delta's hubs to Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho is the perfect springboard for day tours of the surrounding tributaries and islands. First things first, explore the town itself, the capital of Tien Giang province and a real charmer. The name translates to "beautiful reed" and despite the shanties on the water's edge, was host to Miss World 2011 and 2012, is an aesthetic treat. It's also easy to find your way around as this riverside town on the northernmost tributary of the Delta is set out in blocks. With a population of 160,000, there is always activity to match the natural beauty.

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