Ninh Kieu

Location: At the confluence of Hau River and Can Tho River, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City.

Characteristics: With charming beauty, the image of Ninh Kieu Site has gone into poetry and become a symbol of the city.

 ◊ History

(TITC) – In past time, Ninh Kieu was;used to be a wharf at the head of Can Tho Market. In 1876, French Colonial occupied Can Tho, the wharf was built with bricks and stones;along the river shore and became a busy trading port of the South. The wharf was;named Quai de Commerce by French and Hang Duong by local people. In 1957, Chief of Can Tho – Do Van Chuoc had the esplanade and green tree park formed in Hang Duong Wharf. Then, Do Van Chuoc submitted to Ngo Dinh Diem (President of the Republic of Viet Nam) to name the park and esplanade as Ninh Kieu according to the historic site of Ninh Kieu (now Chuc Son Town, Chuong My District, Ha Noi) – the place marked the victory of King Le Thai To and Lam Son Insurgent Army against Ming invaders.

Ninh Kieu Site
Ninh Kieu Site

◊ Outstanding Features

Nowadays, Ninh Kieu Site has become the park with an area of 7,000m²; attracting numerous local people and visitors. At Ninh Kieu Site, visitors can see Can Tho Bridge – the cable-stayed;bridge with the longest main span in Southeast Asia in April 2010. The park has the bronze statue of President Ho Chi Minh with 7.2m in height and 12 tons weight. Hai Ba Trung Street along Can Tho River has been planned into the first walking;street and night market in Can Tho City with many stalls of food, fruits, souvenirs…

◊ Activities for Visitors

Visitors to Can Tho do not miss the opportunity to experience cruiser service in Ninh Kieu Site. Every night, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, the cruiser will take visitors to sightsee Hau River; enjoy local specialties and unique Southern art performances.

Thu Giang – vietnamtourism.com