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Introduction

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My Tho is the capital of Tiền Giang Province, located in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. It has a population of approximately 160,000.

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Getting There

By Bus

You can take a direct bus from the Western Region Bus Station (Mien Tay Bus Station) in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Getting Around

You can rent a boat to visit some tourist attractions such as the pagoda and some islands.

By Foot

It's easy to walk around because the city is quite small.

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Eat

My Tho is famous for rice noodles which you can find along the streets. If you stay overnight in My Tho, you can visit the night market (there are varieties of food) near Chuong Duong Hotel.

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Vietnam's international dialing code is +84. To call to other countries from Vietnam, start with 00, followed by the international number, usually without the first 0. International and domestic phone calls are available in almost every hotel or internet café. International phone charges are high in Vietnam and hotels often add a mark up fee so it is smart to always check the rates before dialling. Public phones require phone cards, which are available at post offices.

Some common and useful phone codes are:

  • 00 - International call prefix
  • 110 - Operator
  • 113 - Police
  • 114 - Fire Department
  • 115 - Medical Aid/Ambulance
  • 116 - Directory Assistance
  • 1080 - Information

Post

Vietnam Post is the government owned national postal service of Vietnam. Services are generally fairly reliable, cheap but not overly fast, except express services. Express Mail Service (EMS) ensures that letters and small parcels are delivered within 24-48 hours domestically. International EMS is associated with over 50 countries worldwide, with a delivery time ranging from 2 to 10 days. Regular services are cheaper but much slower. Most post offices keep much longer hours than most other official businesses, usually starting from 6:30am until 9:30pm and also open on Saturday and even Sunday. You can buy stamps here and they also offer other services like money transfers. You can also try other companies to send parcels, for example with DHL, TNT and UPS.

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