Can Tho is the 4th largest city in Vietnam and the largest city along the Mekong Delta. We spent an afternoon and evening here before going on a tour of the floating market. Can Tho had very few foreigners except for large tour groups that we found eating in one of the three popular French/Vietnamese restaurants.
The city has a French colonial history and some beautiful buildings still remain. The markets are very local and whenever we wanted to buy anything they were tripling the price compared to what we payed in the rest of Vietnam.
Insider Tip: Be aware of your surroundings and have your cameras safely strapped to your person as we were warned by our hotel and some security guards that their are individuals on scooters that will grab your camera and take off.