The Mekong Delta is considered to be the "rice basket of Vietnam", contributing more than half of the nation’s rice production. My Tho is well known as floating markets, where people sell and buy things on the river, as well as Ben Tam Ngua and My Thuan market.
Mỹ Tho is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tien Giang Province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. The majority ethnic group is the Kinh, and some of the Chinese, the Cham and the Khmer.
Boat rides on the My Tho River are popular with tourists, and the city is known for hủ tiếu Mỹ Tho, a type of soup. There are four islands in the Tien River between My Tho and Ben Tre: Dragon (Con Rong), Tortoise (Con Qui), Phoenix (Con Phung) and Unicorn (Con Lan) Islands.