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The largest city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho is also one of the most popular of Delta destinations with travellers drawn to its famed floating markets.

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Set at the confluence of the Can Tho and Hau (also known as Bassac) river, and crisscrossed by tributaries, canals and waterways feeding life into the region like veins, Can Tho has traditionally been an important mercantile and transport hub. The French sought to exploit the riches of Indochina and river commerce here became integral in connecting the Mekong Delta, Laos ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)

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