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Enjoy lunch in Anh Duong Floating Restaurant for a Mekong tour

On the Mekong River, lunch is famous for customers looking to enjoy an exotic lunch on board in Ánh Dương Floating Restaurant. Why eat sandwiches on the water when our boat lunch on the Mekong Tour is a much better experience of delectable local cuisine with scenery and cultural immersion? So join us as we break down everything in this magnificent journey.

Restaurant Address

Ánh Dương Floating Restaurant

Ánh Dương Floating Restaurant

Location and Accessibility

Located on the romantic Bến Ninh Kiều of Hai Bà Trưng Street, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kiều District, Can Tho City, Ánh Dương Floating Restaurant is a destination that cannot be missing. You will know you are near if the statue of Ho Chi Minh at the 3-light laneway lookalike roundabout is visible to you; and in a few, voilà, you have reached one of Can Tho’s landmarks!

How to Get There

If you are a local or a globe-trotting traveler the directions to Ánh Dương Floating Restaurant are as follows:

  • Can Tho International Airport: Approx 20 minutes by taxi to Bến Ninh Kiều.
  • Public transit: The area is served by numerous bus lines (103A, 105,.158, 22B, CNG02) which stop near Ben Ninh Kieu at reasonable metered cab fares. A mere ₫7000 VNĐ!
  • If you Come by Car: There are plenty of parking grounds only a short walk away from the Central Terminal Building, making it an excellent choice for drivers.
  • Getting Around in Can Tho: If you are staying near the center of Can Tho walking is a possibility. Take a relaxing stroll along the riverside to the restaurant and see some local sites.

Ninh Kieu Park is 7 km from the city center Pick up at Ninh Kieu ParkBeauthiful pit stop on the way back to Cai be from Long HòaFollow the highway then turn to a small path ride through rice field. Once inside there, you can opt for one of the different options to discover the park by bicycle, electric car, on foot or even by boat.

Unique Lunch Experience

Ambiance and Setting

The restaurant on the river is quite magnificent, ideal with the name of a “Boat Lunch on Mekong Tour". The vessel, a 40-meter-long, 8-meter-wide double-storey boat can accommodate up to 180 people comfortably in cruises. Step on board and be met with views over the mighty Mekong River, creating a tranquil atmosphere as you dine in comfort surrounded by blues and greens.

The boat displays a unique combination of traditional Vietnamese features with Western comforts, creating a warm and cozy ambiance. The rocking of the boat, accompanied by pristine natural landscapes all around the vessel elevates your dining experience to something far more restful and memorable.

Lunch Atmosphere

A memorable meal awaits visitors at Ánh Dương Floating Restaurant, During the day, the space is tranquil and ideal for slow enjoyment of a meal with stunning views of the river and landscape. On days like this, with the sun playing off the waves and a soft breeze, you can retreat here in the middle of the day without leaving Port Aransas.

Savor your lunch onboard while taking in the scenery and passing by local villages, green fields, and one bustling river market. Few commutes combine sightseeing with an insight into the daily life and culture of the Mekong Delta amidst your meal.

Service Quality

 Ánh Dương is committed to exceeding your needs. Fast, friendly service by our professional staff in a pleasant contemporary setting. A remarkable team to assist you at every step of your cruise appears from the time you arrive through your journey down the Mekong River.

Culinary Delights on Ánh Dương

Signature Dishes

Fermented Fish Hotpot

Fermented Fish Hotpot

With its unique menu, Ánh Dương Floating Restaurant proudly introduces to you a similarity but different of the Mekong Delta cuisine. For lunch, an assortment of regional favorites made from fresh local products is offered on the menu. Signature dishes include:

  • Lẩu riêu cua (Crab Soup Hotpot): A traditional crab and rich soup of meat broth.
  • Lẩu mắm (Fermented Fish Hotpot): fermented fish hotpot locked in big scent and flavor.
  • Gà tre hấp hèm (Steamed Chicken with Rice Wine): Beautifully decorated by the chef, steamed chicken with rice wine gives diners a strange, funky smell.
  • Cá tai tượng chiên xù (Crispy Fried Elephant Ear Fish): Local specialty crispy fried elephant ear fish
  • Ba khía rang me (Stir-fried Three-Striped Crab with Tamarind Sauce): Three-striped crab is stir-fried with tamarind sauce to make a well-balanced dish that’s sweet but sour enough.
  • Ốc bươu nướng tiêu xanh (Grilled Apple Snails with Green Pepper): Grilled apple snails with green pepper, betel style with a spicy and fragrance taste.
  • Nem nướng miền Tây (Grilled Pork Sausage): This in my opinion, just like the hand roll should make a comeback to the menu as I quite enjoyed this grilled pork sausage which is a staple of Western Vietnamese cuisine known for its savory and sorta smokiness taste.
  • Lẩu rắn (Snake Hotpot): If you are truly daring, try this delicious yet bold dish, filled with a rich broth and the most delicate meat.
  • Chè hẻm Cần Thơ (Can Tho Sweet Soup): Traditional Can Tho sweet soup of different types made primarily from a large number of fresh local materials.
  • Cá lóc nướng trui (Charcoal-Grilled Snakehead Fish): Charocoal-grilled snakehead fish, famed for its irresistibly soft, juicy meat and a hint of smokiness.
  • Bánh tầm bì (Silky Noodles with Shredded Pork Skin): consists of silky noodles, shredded pork skin, and herbs in a sweet-savory fish sauce.
  • Bánh tét lá cẩm Cần Thơ (Purple Glutinous Rice Cake): glutinous rice cake wrapped in purple cẩm leaves, filled with sweet mung bean and savory pork, a traditional holiday treat from Can Tho
Snake Hotpot

Snake Hotpot

The menu also includes a couple of vegetarian options for those with dietary preferences; such as Lẩu chay cua đồng (Vegetarian Crab Soup) and rau xào tàu hủ (Stir-fried Tofu with Vegetables).

Fresh Ingredients

Daily fresh ingredients are being used, and selected from local markets to ensure the best quality, and authentic flavors. The dedication to this fresh produce is a core tenet of the philosophy that helps to make Ánh Dương stand out, and be an ultimately better dining experience.

Meal Packages and Customization

There are several meal options available at Anh Duong that cater to various tastes and budgets. Whether you eat alone or alone, there are alternatives. Variety at the restaurant rests in customization for special dietary needs or preferences, offering every patron a meal catered to his/her tastes.

Activities and Entertainment

Cultural and Recreational Activities

Onboard entertainment features traditional music and dance shows during dinner, giving diners a taste of the local culture. Guests will also be able to experience cooking demonstrations and discover local culinary techniques and traditions from visiting expert chefs.

Interactive Experiences

A more hands-on cultural experience, guests are invited to take part in local craft-making sessions. Get a deeper understanding of local life and history as you look around the boat with a guided tour of the Mekong.

Relaxation and Leisure

For lounging and socializing there is a lounge area on the upper deck. Relax around a table with new friends in these spaces that offer breathtaking surroundings along with a view-truly giving you the best of both worlds.

Booking Information and Pricing

Average Cost of a Meal

Ánh Dương offers a selection of budget-friendly dining options including:

  • Breakfast: Starting from VND 25,000 for a traditional Vietnamese coffee.
  • Lunch and Dinner: The meal sets range from VND 400,000 to VND 599,000 per person per set including a selection of dishes and drinks!
  • Special Offers: Sometimes there are special rates for groups or holiday seasons that just make this luxurious experience a rich one.

Booking Process

Making a reservation at Ánh Dương Floating Restaurant is easy and convenient:

  • Online: Visit the Ánh Dương Floating Restaurant Fanpage (https://www.facebook.com/DuThuyenAnhDuong.CanTho/)
  • Phone: Call the reservation hotline at 0901800900 to book your table.
  • In-person: You also have an option of directly making reservations in person.

This ensures that the booking process is quick and hassle-free, with payment being possible in cash, credit card as well as via digital means.

Nearby Attractions

Ninh Kiều Park

The Mekong Tour will start in Ninh Kiều Park, an open space full of shady trees. To take a break, there is a great and fresh park with many stone benches to waterproof surrounding the river. Do not forget to take some pics of the amazing 7.2m high and 12 ton heavy bronze statue of President Ho Chi Minh. At night time, Ninh Kiều Park is lively and filled with street food stalls selling yummy dishes built on traditional ingredients

Strolling Along the Hậu River

Strolling Along the Hậu River

Strolling Along the Hậu River

We follow the planned day with a lazy walk next to the Hậu River. Almost magically enticing, this tourist destination has such charmuppity charme. Wake up to the sound of the poetic sunrise in the morning, or watch a blood-red sunset at night. In the evenings, with lighted lights along the river, the whole place takes on an affectionate glow, making it look even more like a romantic setting. Savor some snacks and a glass of lemon tea amongst the vast views of the Hậu River.

Can Tho Love Bridge

Visiting Ninh Kiều ParkThe first stop of your journey to discover MekongTour is a visit to Ninh Kiều Park, a large park with cool trees. And the park is equipped with plenty of stone benches along the river for a relaxing break. Take a photo with the bronze statue of President Ho Chi Minh, it is 7.2 meters high and weighs 12 tons. At night, Ninh Kiều Park comes alive as street food vendors offer their delicious local specialties.

Can Tho Love Bridge

Can Tho Love Bridge

Can Tho Bridge

in the evening we will take a walk along the Hậu River. This beautiful place makes everyone who visits be charmed with it. Unwind and sit back to witness the poetic sunrise in the morning or enjoy a fiery red sunset in the evening. By night the river is a sparkling avenue of light – hiking along it at night can be quite romantic. Private Enjoying snacks and drink a cup of lemon tea Take a rest in the beautiful views along the Riverbanks Hau.

Conclusion and Call to Action

In short, Ánh Dương Floating Restaurant is a dinner experience you are unlikely to forget cruise on the Melong. With delicious food, entertainment, and great views in one place, it’s such a must-visit site. Boat Lunch on the Mekong Tour – A not to be missed opportunity in my view. This is an experience that you will not forget very easily, whether you are from Can Tho or here for a trip. Don’t forget to regularly follow our Fanpage for more interesting information about traveling Mekong to and to book Mekong Tours at the best prices.

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The Mekong River, the ‘Mother of Waters’, is the heart and soul of mainland South-East Asia. Millions of people depend on its waters. It’s a way of life, a home for the spirits, the defining element in the everlasting battle for survival, and the foundation and boundaries of cultures and kingdoms across eons. The river speaks of the past and the future, of the eternally recurring cycles of nature, of the people living upstream and downstream, of survival, beauty and danger.

Foreigners can’t appreciate the role of the river in the lives of those who live in the Mekong basin. It influences every aspect of their daily existence, shaping not only the land, but also the people themselves.

The Mekong Basin extends over 795,000km2. More than 70 million people, 55 million of which inhabit the watershed area lying within Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam, depend on the river and its tributaries for food, water and transport. At 4,350km, the Mekong is the longest river in Southeast Asia and the 12th longest in the world.

The river runs from its source deep in China’s Tsinghai Province through the eastern part of Tibet. From Yunnan province, it becomes the border between Myanmar and Laos, and between Laos and Thailand. From there it surges across Cambodia to Phnom Penh, where the Bassac River branches off. The two rivers continue to divide into nine outlets, the Cuu Long (Nine Dragons) of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, and finally discharge into the East Sea. The river is navigable from the delta to Southern Laos, where massive waterfalls near the Cambodian border prevent boats from travelling further.

About nine-tenths of the people in the Lower Mekong Basin are engaged in agriculture, mostly rice production on a massive scale, for which irrigation from the Mekong River is essential. A substantial proportion is exported, thus providing the staple diet of a far greater number than just those living in the area.

The Mekong River is also very rich in fish, the single most important source of animal protein in the diet of people living in the Lower Mekong Basin.

Tours Itinerary

Day 01


  • Impress Travel's Mekong Tours Team will pick you up at the hotel, then leaving Ho Chi Minh City at 8.00 AM
  • We need 2 hour driving to Cai Be, We emerge the beautiful scenery of the countryside in the Mekong river delta of Vietnam.
    Visit Cai Be floating market by Sampan that is the well-known floating market in Mekong delta ( Note: the market today is not as busy as in past times)
  • To enjoy the traditional music & performance show – Dai Ca Tai Tu that was recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of the world, we enjoy the Mekong’s fresh fruits while watching the show.
  • Ride a rowing boat via the water coconut canals.
  • Do a biking tour through the rural villages to Mr. Sau Ca Family’s orchard
  • Enjoy local lunch with Mr. Sau Ca family
    Relax before getting on a Sampan to Vinh Long the car/ van will pick you up to drive to Can Tho city ( One hour driving to Can Tho)
  • Arrival in Can Tho then checks in the hotel, free time to explore Can Tho city at night.
  • The tour guide will recommend you the best place for dinner in Can Tho city.

What is included: Transfer, tour guide, hotel in Can Tho, lunch, entrance fee(s), boat trip in Cai Be

Day 02

Cai Rang floating market – Khmer Pagoda – Lunch – Ho Chi Minh City (B,L)

  • Good morning Mekong Delta with quiet and fresh air,
  • Enjoy buffet breakfast at hotel and morning tea break before leaving by Sampan to visit Cai Rang Floating market.
  • Ride a bicycle through the countryside to Khmer Pagoda & local farms.
  • Have a lunch and tea break
  • Mekong Tours – Impress Travel Team will bring you back to Ho Chi Minh City (3.5-hour driving)

What is included: Transfer, tour guide, hotel breakfast, lunch, entrance fee(s), boat trip in Can Tho

What's included in this trip:

  • Accommodation based on Twin/Double sharing room, ( notice: a single room is surcharged following single supplement policy/ all room night including daily hotel breakfast.
  • All the meals as mentioned in the detailed itinerary
  • Entrance Fee to visit attractive places are mentioned as itinerary
  • Private Car/Van/Bus with air-conditioned and good experienced driver.
  • Boat trip in My Tho, Cai Be
  • Experienced English speaking tour guides as specified ( French-speaking guide/ Chinese speaking guide are available on request )
  • Complimentary drink water and Tissue on Van/Bus/Van as mentioned on itinerary

  • What's excluded in this trip:

  • International Ticket Fare with insurance surcharge and Fuel surcharge
  • Arport tax.
  • Visa Fees & Travels insurance
  • Porter Charges & Camera Fees.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) do not mentioned as in this itinerary
  • Tipping for Tour guides, Bus driver, Crew
  • Other personal expenses such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry services, Minibar, etc….
  • Other services are not specifically mentioned in the tour Itinerary and the above Inclusion

Hotels in Can Tho
Star Hotel Room Type
3-Star hotel in Can Tho Hau Giang Hotel Superior
4-Star hotel in Can Tho Muong Thanh Hotel Superior
5-Star hotel in Can Tho Victoria Hotel Superior

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