Photo: Exploring My Tho's excellent wet market.

Things to see and do

Mekong Delta boat trip

The most common reason for visiting My Tho is to use it as a base for a boat trip into the Mekong Delta. At first glance it has terrific potential as it's just an hour or two from Saigon, has good lodgings and has a tremendous range of Mekong Delta scenery within easy reach. On the downside, all the official tourist boat-trips are controlled by the Tien Giang Tourist office who have set the ... Read more about Mekong Delta boat trip .

Vinh Trang Pagoda
Around 1km north of My Tho

Dating back to the late 19th century, this large, very peaceful pagoda and enclave is over a century old and can be found around one kilometre from the centre of My Tho on Route 828 on the way out of town. The pagoda brings together Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer and European architectural styles and even if you are not particularly interest in pagodas, this is worth a visit for the range of ... Read more about Vinh Trang Pagoda .

Dong Tham Snake Farm

Dong Tham Snake Farm is a centre that breeds snakes for all sorts of uses. Upon paying the 25,000VND entrance fee, head to the main building which runs a film in Vietnamese (subtitles in English) on loop which explains a bit about the centre and the snakes that are bred there. On the walls are rather gruesome images of bite victims and in the back is a gift shop that sells all sorts of snake ... Read more about Dong Tham Snake Farm .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after My Tho? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Vietnam.

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