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My Tho

My Tho

 Area:                 81.55 sq.km

 Population:     224,000

 Language:       Vietnamese

 Currency:         VND

My Tho is the grade I and the city is the provincial capital of Tien Giang Province from 1976 to date (previously My Tho province), the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. In the 17th century, My Tho and Cu Lao Pho Bien Hoa is the second commercial center of the southern busiest. The population of the city of My Tho people around 270 700 (2015). Kinh ethnic majority and ethnic Chinese, Cham and Khmer living together.
My Tho Overview
My Tho is a city of Tien Giang Province. It’s located on the North side of the downstream of Tien River. It's North and West borders are Cho Gao Province, Chau Thanh District on the East and the South is Tien River and Ben Tre Province.
 
This city is right in
a connecting way from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta in both via land and water. It is a gate of Mekong Delta area. Along with Ben Tre Province, My Tho was well known as one of the green destinations and a must-see stop in Vietnam classic tours.
My Tho History
This area was part of the Khmer empire until the 17th century when the Vietnamese took control of the area. In the 18th century, Siamese forces conquered the territory and were driven out in 1784. Then, the French gained control in 1862 and this lasted till the French left Vietnam.

The economy is based on tourism and agriculture. Because of its location in the Mekong Delta, still close Ho Chi Minh City, many people come for a day tour package. For the same reason, the location, it is also a perfect place for fishing and the cultivation of rice, coconuts, bananas, mangoes, longans and citrus fruit
My Tho climate and best time to visit
My Tho has the same weather as Ho Chi Minh City; It contains two seasons which are the rainy and the dry season. The rainy season lasts from May to November; the dry season is from December to March.
 
The best time to take a My Tho tour is in December and January. It is an ideal time to enjoy all activities as well as have
many delicious fruits.
My Tho Transportation
By Bus
From Ho Chi Minh you can go to My Tho by car or by motorbike and come back within a day (71km)
 
My Tho Bus Station is on Ap Bac street, about 3 to 4km from the
center. There are a lot of buses which connects to Ho Chi Minh City and Mien Tay Bus Station, Vinh Long, Chau Doc, Ca Mau, Tay Ninh, Can Tho, and other destinations in the Mekong Delta.
 
By boat:
A high-speed boat leaves from Ho Chi Minh City daily at 7.30 am, arriving in My Tho at 9 am and Can Tho at 11 am, returning from My Tho at 4 pm and arriving in Ho Chi Minh City at 5.30 pm.
 
Things to do and see in My Tho
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My Tho Travel Tips
If you choose My Tho as a stop in Mekong Delta during your Vietnam classic tour, it is the best idea to prepare to wear thin and comfortable clothes, hats, sandals or shoes.

Of course, you should not forget to bring a camera to keep beautiful moments during the trip and bring some amount of money to buy very fresh fruits and local handmade sweets.
 
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