Overview of Can Tho night markets
Can Tho night market is a unique cultural feature of “Western Capital Land”. If you love street beauty and traditional cuisine, you cannot miss the famous night markets. In particular, this is also the place to focus on selling many unique local products attracting many tourists. Now, let’s explore the interesting things about the top 3 famous night markets in Can Tho with Mekong Smile Tour.
Ninh Kieu Night Market
Ninh Kieu night market is known as the most bustling market in Can Tho. It is an attractive place that anyone who comes to Can Tho must visit once. You can go shopping, enjoy delicious food, and experience the bustling atmosphere of Can Tho at night. Moreover, this Can Tho night market is located opposite Ninh Kieu Quay, so the air is extremely cool. You can just take a stroll to see the Hau River with colorful yachts and the famous Can Tho Bridge.
- Address: Corner of Hai Ba Trung – Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City.
- Opening hours: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
- What to buy:
About fashion: Ninh Kieu night market sells all kinds of clothes, shoes, bags, hats, and accessories. The prices of these items are quite cheap and the quality is also very good.
The impressive thing about this place is that there are stalls selling T-shirts with custom prints. Visitors can choose from templates available at the store or prepare their favorite photos to print on their shirts.
About cuisine: When coming to this Can Tho night market, tourists can enjoy a variety of snacks and Southern specialties such as sweet soups, smoothies, cakes, different kinds of noodle soup, rice paper salad, etc. Besides, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy the famous fruits of the South West such as mangoes, jackfruit, oranges, mangosteen…
Tay Do Night Market – Can Tho Night Market
Tay Do night market is located right next to Ninh Kieu night market, just one street away. The market is often called Can Tho night market or Can Tho ancient market, located in the Can Tho International Expo area. Tay Do Night Market was built in the style of East Asian architecture with curved tiled roofs of many floors. However, it not only has ancient beauty, but this market also has something modern. Here, visitors will feel the unique and outstanding features of the river region. This is a large shopping center in the province with a full range of products, all kinds of goods.
- Address: Hai Ba Trung Street, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City.
- Opening hours: from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
- What to buy:
This Can Tho night market has a multitude of stalls selling a full range of different items. From clothes, shoes, living utensils,… There is also a special area selling handicrafts such as lanterns, conical hats, brocade towels, jewelry,…
Besides, there is also a culinary area dedicated to the land of Can Tho selling all kinds of street food, specialties in Can Tho, and also fresh fruits.
Tran Phu Night Market
Tran Phu night market is known as the largest seafood market in Can Tho. Because it is located in Cai Khe area, stretching from Tran Phu street to Hau river park, this night market is also known as Cai Khe night market. This night market is known by locals and tourists as the most vibrant culinary street in Can Tho city.
- Address: Tran Phu Street,Cai Khe Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City.
- Opening hours: from 4:00 pm to 00:00 am.
- What to buy:
Tran Phu night market sells a variety of fresh and delicious seafood such as shrimp, crab, squid,… that are directly processed and guaranteed with food hygiene and safety.
There are also fruit stalls, fast food, drinks, … offering many choices for tourists.
Tips for a visit to Can Tho Night Market
- Because the night markets are very crowded, so when going there, you should carefully take the best care of personal belongings, particularly phones, money, identification papers, etc.
- At 11:00 pm, the streets of Can Tho city center are quite deserted and often risky if you go alone. Before that time, it is better to return to your accommodation.
- When you stop by the stalls to enjoy the food, you should bring mosquito repellent cream.
- If your place is near the city center or Ninh Kieu Quay, you can easily walk to nearby night markets such as Ninh Kieu night market and Tay Do night market. But if you go to Tran Phu night market, you should choose a motorbike taxi or taxi instead.
Top best destinations near Can Tho Night Markets
There are many attractive places near Can Tho night market which attracts many tourists.
1. Ninh Kieu Quay
This is a symbol of the youth and development of Can Tho City. Ninh Kieu attracts tourists due to the charming river scenery and the views towards Hau River. Located on the right bank of Hau River, right at the confluence of Hau River and Can Tho river, Ninh Kieu wharf is famous for not only being a place for walking and relaxing but also a place for young people and tourists hang out, gather, and dining in the restaurants.
2. Ninh Kieu Walking Bridge – The bridge of love
Although it only appeared in 2016, Ninh Kieu Walking Bridge has become a favorite place for tourists to enjoy, walk on the bridge, take souvenir photos as well as enjoy the cool breeze from the Hau River.
3. Ong Temple – Chinese temple
Ong Temple is considered as the pagoda of the Chinese with the most beautiful architecture in Can Tho. The pagoda is of great importance in the spiritual life of the Chinese community in Can Tho. This temple has more than 120 years of history as a place of worship, exchange, and meeting of fellow Chinese people, helping each other to do business in order to settle down in a new land. The pagoda was granted a national certificate of cultural and historical relics in 1993.