The 2015 tourism and trade fair started the Mekong Delta Green Tourism Week in Can Tho city on June 27, taking in 1,030 booths by exhibitors from several southwestern localities and Greater Mekong Sub-region countries.

The week-long fair is a platform for business-to-business and business-to-client contacts, opening up export and tourism cooperation opportunities.

Lying at the gateway of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho city boasts huge tourism potential thanks to its criss-crossing rivers and canals, unending rice paddies and orchards.

It is home to 18 garden-type eco-tourist and recreational sites, with three recognised as outstanding destinations, namely Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery, Cai Rang floating market and My Khanh tourist village.

Can Tho has 27 cultural and historical sites, including 12 national and 15 municipal relics, and more than 190 lodging facilities offering over 5,000 rooms.-VNA