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My Tho is not only renowned as the most important commercial center of Tien Giang province but also is the main gateway to the Mekong Delta. With a location on the northern bank of the Mekong, about 75km from Ho Chi Minh City, this town is really close to the largest city in Vietnam which means it has a huge potential for tourism. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that My Tho recently has become one of the most favorite day-trip destinations for a river life experience.

Best time to visit

My Tho Vietnam has typical weather of the South country with two main seasons: the wet season and the dry season. The wet season lasts from May to November and often causes heavy rainfall with high humidity.

In spite of the downpour and the increasing water level in the floating season (from the beginning of July to the end of September), there are hardly any floods occur in this area. Apart from that, you can enjoy the local fresh fruits in June or July to come when various kinds of fruits in My Tho are in the blooming season.

The dry season comes to the town from December to April. It makes the place drier and more convenient for travel purposes. Plus, the period from late January to March is the spring season (flower season) in My Tho so you can take this time to stroll around the town, immerse yourself in a pleasant atmosphere and witness the beauty of colorful flowers. 
In short, the weather in My Tho Vietnam is not a big problem for planning your trip. You can visit it year-round and the best time to visit wonderful town is in the fruit blooming period and the floating season.

Check the below table for the general idea of My Tho weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.7 25.2 20.9
Feb 31.8 25.9 21.7
Mar 33.5 28.1 24.2
Apr 34.1 29.4 26
May 34.9 30 26.4
Jun 33.2 28.3 25.1
Jul 32.3 27.8 24.8
Aug 32.7 27.9 24.9
Sep 32.1 27.7 24.6
Oct 32.3 27.7 24.7
Nov 32.4 27.9 24.8
Dec 31.4 27.1 23.4

My Tho’s current weather and 7-day forecast


Boat trips are the highlight of a visit to Mytho. Usually, destinations include a coconut workshop, a honey bee farm and orchard gardens. If time allowed, should not miss Vinh Trang Pagoda, a beautiful and well maintained sanctuary and Dong Tam snake farm, a center for breeding snakes producing venom for exportation.

1. Vinh Trang Pagoda 

Vinh Trang Pagoda or Vinh Trang Temple was built in 1849 in the area of 2,000m2 in My Phong village, My Tho city. Its structure has the combination of Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer and European architectural styles. Thus, you can find the splendid beauty, solemnity but purity at this pagoda. Right from the entrance gate there is a standing praying buddha. Travelers can also find the smiling sitting one and reclining one on premises when they come into the yard. These three statues are one of impressive images of this temple to many visitors. This fine mixed structure includes five buildings, two ornamental and 178 pillars adorned with impressive woodworks and sculptures, for instance, the set of eighteen Arhant made by several artists. Moreover, the lovely gardens packed with colorful flowers, bonsai and lotus pools around the temple create the nice view and the harmony with nature for this peaceful place.

2. Thoi Son Island

The largest of 4 islands in My Tho River is Thoi Son Island also known as Con Lan Island or Unicorn Island. It leaves strong impression on visitor by its beautiful landscapes, ancient house and special cuisine. Taking a boat ride to this island is the best option to catch the images of green tree, garden and enjoy the fresh and cool atmosphere. Moreover, visitors can enjoy local dishes, for example, fried fish dish. Paying a visit to the candy making factories and seeing the process to make coconut candy by the manual method absolutely is the best experience.

3. Local Markets

My Tho seems to gain the nice fame for its various exotic fruits. One place you can try almost the best kinds of fruits in Mekong Delta is My Tho fruits market. This market is not big but several fruits such as “king of fruits” –durian, longan, mango, dragon fruit are available for you to try. If you want to find something is new, different with pho but delicious you can come My Tho night market. This small market supplies you the new taste with street food such as “trung cut nuong” or glass noodle. In addition, you can take the motor boat to come to Cai Be floating market and get new experience with the market “floating on the river”.

4. Dong Tam Snake Farm 

Located 12 km from My Tho city centre Dong Tam snake farm is the best place for those who want to gain more information about this animal. This farm has the big collection of not only different kinds of snakes but some other animals like bears, crocodile and turtles as well. Visitor will have the chance to the how people take the venom from snake which will be served for medicine and other uses. Moreover, information about the history of this farm and how to treat the snakebites are also given to travelers when they visit this place.

Since the number of visitors coming to My Tho Vietnam has increased rapidly, the demand for places to stay in this region grows as well. There are many types of accommodations for you to choose, from luxury to lower standards, such as homestays, motels, hotels or resorts as well as Mekong river cruises from Vietnam to Cambodia. Depending on your preference and your budget, you can take a suitable option for your visit to My Tho.

A location in the city center is a perfect choice if enjoying its bustle and exciting life by night are what you want. If not, you can stay close to the tourist sites for more convenience or near the riverfront to immerse yourself in the picturesque setting of Mekong River. Here are some high-rated spots for your consideration:

  • Happy Farm Tien Giang Home Stay: No. 35, Bac Xe hamlet, Thanh Phu commune, Huyen Chau Chau, Tien Giang. Room price: ~$23/night.
  • Mekong My Tho Hotel: No. 1A, 4.P Street, Tet Mau Than, Ward 4, My Tho City, Tien Giang. Room price: ~41$/night.
  • The Island Lodge Thoi Son: 390 Thoi Binh Hamlet, Thoi Son, Chau Thanh, Tien Giang. Room price: ~164$/night
  • Song Tien Hotel: No. 101 Trung Trac, Ward 1, My Tho, Tien Giang. Room price: ~$21/night
  • Minh Kieu Hotel: No. 2 Thu Khoa Huan, Ward 1, My Tho, Tien Giang. Room price: ~$13/night.
  • Rang Dong Hotel: No. 40 Le Thi Hong Gam, Ward 6, My Tho , Tien Giang. Room price: ~11$/night.

Ever wonder what to eat in My Tho when you are staying in Vietnam and planning a Mekong Delta tour? There are lots of recommendations for you because My Tho is an ideal travel destination where you can find plenty of eye-catching fresh fruits and incredible specialties. Perhaps, some dishes below will strongly impress you.

My Tho Noodle Soup (Hu Tieu My Tho)

Derived from a conventional Chinese noodle soup, Hu Tieu My Tho (or My Tho noodle soup) has undergone many changes to be able to suit the appetite of My Tho people. Due to this changing process, the dish now has become an outstanding culinary delight in Vietnamese cuisine. Looking at the bowl of My Tho soup, you certainly realize some familiar ingredients, such as dried shrimp, sliced barbecue pork, herbs, bean sprouts, meat and some vegetables. Then, ever wonder if there is anything special in this dish? It is true that the most stunning feature making it famous in the north and south of Vietnam is exactly broth. Maybe, how to make the sweet and surprising fragrant broth is the special recipe belonging to My Tho people. The dish is often enjoyed with lemon, soya sauce, and chili. It is truly what to eat in My Tho for a Mekong Delta tour.

Tamarind Broth with Rice Noodle (Bun Goi Ga or Bun Goi Da)

It’s probably said that the specialty you should not ignore in your Mekong Delta tour is Bun Goi Ga (Tamarind Broth with Rice Noodle). Even with Vietnamese, the dish’s name is quite strange; they just know that it is primarily a bowl of rice noodle with tamarind broth and some add-ons. The key components of the dish are fish sauce and tamarind water, which creates the perfect yet nutty flavor anyone can’t resist. It’s exactly the sourness, sweetness, and unique saltiness harmoniously combined in the recipe. Along with the perfect stock and tender noddle, the other ingredients like seafood, herbs, and meat also contributes to the success of the enthralling dish.

Fried Prawn Cake (Cake Cong or Banh Cong)

Ever wonder what to eat in My Tho, Cong Cake will be the best choice for you

Fried Prawn Cake should be included in what to eat in My Tho when you join a Mekong Delta tour. The dish originally originates from Soc Trang province, and then has spread out on many different areas of Mekong Delta. This crunchy fried shrimp cake is savored with assorted fresh herbs, lettuce, sweet and sour fish sauce and supposed to be ideal for rainy days. Nothing is better than sitting in a foot stall and enjoying a plate of some fried prawn cakes soaked in fish sauce while it is raining outside. An alternative in how to eat the dish is to combine it with Vietnamese Steamed Rice Pancake Rolls. How fantastic!

Star Apples in Lo Ren

Star apples in Lo Ren, Vinh Kim are an interesting specialty, a kind of fruit indispensable in your list of what to eat in My Tho when you experience a Mekong Delta tour. Due to its perfect sweetness and wonderful flavor, it has been enjoyed by not only locals but also many people of Vietnam and in the world. Often, to savor a fresh star apple, we have two ways; the first one is to cut it into two parts and use a spoon to take the core out, and another is to peel it and use the core to make the smoothie. Enjoy it and get a sense of its phenomenal flavor at the top of your tongue.

Getting there

My Tho is 70km from Ho Chi Minh City. Tourists can get to My Tho very easily by taking a bus or by motorbike.

By bus

Visitors can travel to My Tho by bus Saigon – My Tho at Cho Lon bus station or take coaches in Ben Tre, Go Cong. You can check out some bus lines such as Phuong Trang or Mai Linh or buy ticket at West Station (Kinh Duong Vuong, An Lac, Binh Tan District, Ho chi Minh City, phone: (08) 38752953-38776594).

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By private car/motorcycles

70km is a relatively short distance to go by private cars and motorcycles. The route is very simple: just going along Highway 1A toward the West, through Long An, driving about 20 km left until reaching Trung Luong folk, then turning left to get to My Tho.

Getting around


Mai Linh Taxi: (073) 3878787


This is the most convenient means of transport to travel among attractions in My Tho. However, motor rental in My Tho is not really popular. Tourists can ask the hotel where you stay to rent a motorbike for 150,000 VND – 200,000 VND per day.


This is not a convenient mode of transportation for visitors to discover the famous sights in Tien Giang.


To visit the dunes, you have to go by boat. Currently there are two docks in My Tho where you can rent a boat to get there. Depending on your needs and budget, you can choose the appropriate vessel.

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