can tho - mekong delta day 1


After a 3-hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City, we reached the city of Can Tho, which is the urban epicenter of the Mekong Delta region. We arranged a one night stay at Ms. Ha's guesthouse. Ms. Ha is a gem of a person; she greeted us with drinks and fresh pineapple, gave us the lay of the land and helped us set up a tour of the famous floating markets and delta area for the following morning. This image was taken exploring the neighborhood around her homestay.


We stopped in to enjoy the smoky, aromatic mood of the Ong Buddhist Temple. Built at the end of 19th century by the local Chinese community, it lies on one of the riverfront thoroughfares in Can Tho.