My Tho is the capital city, center of education, technology and economics of Tien Giang Province, situated in Mekong Delta region, South Vietnam. My Tho has a population of approximately 280,000 on an area of 81.55 km2 (31.49 ml2). The major ethnic group is Kinh, and some of the Cham, the Khmer and the Chinese. Boat rides on My Tho River are quite popular with tourists. The city is also known for a type of soup called "hủ tiếu Mỹ Tho".
My Tho was established during the 1680s by Chinese refugees who fled China, when the entire country became a colony of Manchu-led Qing Empire (1683). At the time, the area was once part of former Khmer Empire and in the 18th century it was annexed to Vietnam. The city is named after My Tho River.
Due to its proximity to Saigon, My Tho was the traditional gateway to Mekong Delta. The Mekong Delta is considered the "rice basket of Vietnam", contributing more than 50% of the rice production of the nation. My Tho is well known for its floating markets, where people sell and buy things on the river, as well as My Thuan and Ben Tam Ngua market.
My Tho was the first city in southern Vietnam to have a high school. In March 1879, the College de My Tho opened its doors. Now it's called Nguyen Dinh Chieu High School. It was among the first schools Vietnam had, and even today is still known for its education quality.
Today the economy of My Tho is based on fishing, agricultural products (coconuts, bananas, longans), and tourism.
Highlights: Phoenix Island, Vinh Trang Pagoda, Snake Farm
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|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|1 May, 2018|
|AmaDara||Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam|
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