My Tho city is a famous tourist site with the typical beauty of the Southwest river. Therefore, this place annually attracts a significant number of travelers to visit.
Best ways to travel
My Tho is about 70km away from Ho Chi Minh city center, not too far away so you can choose a passenger car, a private car or a motorbike to get here.
You go to the Western bus station to catch a bus that runs the Saigon - My Tho route or you can also call the bus station in advance for more information about car companies and fares.
Western Bus Station: 395 Kinh Duong Vuong, An Lac, Binh Tan district, Ho Chi Minh city.
Tien Giang bus station: No. 42 Northern hamlet, district 10, My Tho, Tien Giang.
Motorcycles and rental cars
From the center of Ho Chi Minh city, you go to National Highway 1A toward the west, then go through Long An and continue to go straight for 20 km more. After that, you go to Trung Luong crossroad, then turn left to My Tho.
Exploring My Tho cuisine
In My Tho, there are many vehicles for you to go around the city such as the taxi, motorbike, bus, boat, and motorbike taxi.
With a short route, you can catch a taxi or motorbike taxi to save travel costs. For long-distance travel, buses will be the ideal vehicle because the bus fees are cheap and the routes are quite convenient and safe.
Otherwise, if you want to explore the famous tourist places and attractions in My Tho, you can rent a motorbike with the fees ranging around VND 150,000 and 200,000/day.
Top attractions of My Tho
Tan Thanh beach
Located about 50 km east of My Tho city, it belongs to Go Cong Dong district. If you intend to go swim, you should not choose this beach because of the black mud sand characteristic. However, it is the most beautiful black sand beach in Vietnam with smooth and soft sand like velvet.
Vinh Trang pagoda
The giant Buhha statue in Vinh Trang pagoda
If you are a spiritual traveler, Vinh Trang pagoda in My Tho is an ideal destination. That is one of the most extensive pagodas in Tien Giang built in the 19th century according to a unique ancient architecture.
With a quiet space, fragrant lotus lake, and the ancient trees shading, the pagoda will bring you the most relaxing moments, dispelling all the worries in life.
Cai Be floating market
It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in My Tho that you should not miss. The market is located in Tan Phong islet on Tien river, bordering the three provinces of Tien Giang, Vinh Long, and Ben Tre.
In here, visitors will admire and experience the exceptional beauty of the Western river. Boats full of goods run around the place, making the atmosphere more lively and bustling.
Dieu Hoa temple
For tourists who want to learn and explore the unique culture of My Tho, Dieu Hoa temple is their should-visit site. Located at 101 Trinh Hoai Duc, the temple stores and preserves a lot of physical and intangible relics in Tien Giang.
Dong Tam snake farm
It can be said that the Dong Tam farm is one of the largest snake ones in Vietnam with more than 400 different snake species. Every day, the place attracts thousands of visitors to go and learn snakes. Most people coming here are foreign tourists.
The snakes here are farmed freely, divided into three different areas suitable to each species' nature. That is the lake-island farming area, poisonous snake farming area, and python farming area.
The snake farm of Dong Tam
Cai Be gardens
If you come to Tien Giang without visiting the garden areas, it is a huge omission. In which, Cai Be garden is the most chosen place when visiting My Tho. Tourists, besides visiting the luxuriant gardens, can also enjoy the delicious fruits here. The gardens welcome visitors at any time because they at any season are full of ripe fruits to enjoy.
Specialties to enjoy
Discovering the cuisine in My Tho is one of the exciting experiences that is indispensable. Like other tourist cities, there are many delicious and varied dishes, including My Tho clear rice noodle soup, "banh beo" cake of Hang Bong market, "goi gia" vermicelli (a kind of noodles with ingredients like the Vietnamese spring rolls).
Besides the delicious and attractive dishes in My Tho, you should not miss the famous specialties in Tien Giang like Tan Phong rice snail, "banh va" cake, banana with coconut, grilled chopped meat of Gao market, Go Cong horseshoe crabs, etc.