Phong Dien is one of famous attractions in Can Tho. It is not just famous for a long-lasting floating market – Phong Dien Floating Market, but also lush green and full-of-fruit orchards. Vice-Chairman of Can Tho People's Committee - Le Van Tam said that making Phong Dien District become famous for ecotourism is an important content in the planning of Can Tho tourism development. Phong Dien District has great tourist potential and advantages. In addition, the land is bestowed by the Nature with all-year-round lush orchards with various types of fruit, which is suitable to develop garden tours in Vietnam.
Phong Dien garden tours become famous. In the district, there are about 20 households doing the business of garden tours and homestay with many famous attractions in Can Tho, such as My Khanh Village, Hoang Anh Village, Giao Duong Village, and Muoi Cuong Village... Phong Dien tours in Can Tho are really attractive to both domestic and international visitors. Besides, there are a number of households making traditional handicraft items to serve tourism with interesting activities such as knitting, and culinary villages. Also, there are many models of orchards and livestock farms...
Secretary of Party Committee of Phong Dien District - Nguyen Thanh Dong said that over the time, Phong Dien District finished common plans and gradually completes the construction of infrastructure, focal projects to create the aesthetics for the district towards an eco-city. Some projects were completed such as a district business center, embankments, and parks along Can Tho River serving the needs of sightseeing, relaxing, and contemplating the Phong Dien Floating Market. In 2014, tourism in Phong Dien welcomed nearly 472,000 tourists to visit, travel, and relax. Among those, there are nearly 49,000 international tourists coming here, with the revenue of over 46 billion dong. At present, in this district, there are more than 300 employee used for tourism activities in this district. This is a good chance for local people to find job, and increase their income. However, to successfull build Phong Dien to become an ecotourism district attracting both domestic and international tourists, in the time coming, Can Tho City needs to invest more in works of the district of Phong Dien such as historical sites and ecotourism in Can Tho.
Simultaneously, the historical relics and tourist attractions need upgrading and expanding with modern infrastructure such as open new road, providing Wi-Fi coverage. Conferences and seminars about ecotourism need organizing. Especially, it is necessary to move local people to develope ecotourism in fruit orchards in the combination with constructing residing places to serve tourists. According to Vice Chairman of Can Tho People's Committee, in the time coming, Can Tho will continue to have more ecotourism sites. Then, these tourist attractions will be connected and promoted the image of neighboring localities, including Bac Lieu and Ca Mau. At the same time, it is necessary to design a tour map, tourism, and inform timely to businesses. It is expected that in 2015, tourism in Can Tho will welcome 1.5 million of tourists with the revenue of over 1,300 billiong dong.