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AN GIANG TOURISM OVERVIEW

 

An Giang is one of 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta, located in the southwest of the country, 189 km from Ho Chi Minh City (passing through Sa Dec), 234 km (crossing through Can Tho). The Northwest borders Cambodia, trade through 2 international border gates Tinh Bien and Vinh Xuong. The southwest borders Kien Giang province, the southeast borders Can Tho province and the northeast borders Dong Thap province.

An Giang is the upstream province of the Mekong Delta, where the Mekong River divides into two tributaries of the Tien River and the Hau River, which brings alluvium during the flood season every year, creating fertile and fertile fields.

With an area of ​​3,424 square kilometers, a population of over 2 million people, An Giang's main production is agriculture with an area of ​​over 500,000 hectares of cultivated land and a rice output of more than two and a half million tons a year. The climate in An Giang is similar to other Mekong Delta provinces, belonging to the tropical monsoon region, with only 2 seasons each year, the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season starts from May to November, the dry season starts from December to April next year.

An Giang has 2 cities Long Xuyen and Chau Doc, 1 town is Tan Chau and 8 districts including: Chau Thanh, Chau Phu, An Phu, Phu Tan, Cho Moi, Tinh Bien, Tri Ton, Thoai Son. In addition to freshwater fish and shrimp, tropical fruits, An Giang also has famous specialties, which are popular with locals as well as tourists such as fish sauce, beef jerky, puffed catfish. , gourami, frogfish, especially jaggery, are one of the typical features of An Giang that are known all over the country.

An Giang is a province with vast plains, many rivers, canals, canals, ponds and lakes, is the only province with forests and mountains in the middle of the plain, favored by nature. The mysterious That Son mountain range with many majestic wild beauty, the green and vast Tra Su Melaleuca forest along with the rich culture from the 4 ethnic groups Kinh, Hoa, Cham, and Khmer create favorable conditions for the development. tourism development.

With a sincere, liberal and hospitable personality, An Giang people actively participate in tourism activities, exploiting the potential from natural advantages and cultural and historical festivals, attracting more than every year. 5 million visitors come to visit and enjoy.

Arriving in Long Xuyen, a prosperous and peaceful riverside city, visitors will visit the riverside floating market, visit the monumental and poetic President Ton Duc Thang memorial area and visit the orchards beside the river. blue river.

Along the Hau River by waterway or road to Chau Doc city, we will encounter ancient Cham villages along the river with majestic and splendid mosques, with unique fine art architecture. Through Chau Doc market, visitors will enjoy shopping with diverse and rich items, unique and interesting products and famous specialties of An Giang. Coming to the annual festival season in the 4th lunar month, returning to Chau Doc, visitors from all over the world can also admire the ceremony of Visiting Ba Chua Xu Nui Sam, one of the biggest festivals, attracting a large number of tourists and locals. The whole country comes to admire and worship. In addition, Chau Doc also attracts tourists with ancient temples with unique architecture such as ancient Tay An pagoda, mysterious Hang pagoda located on the mountainside.

Passing Chau Doc, entering Tinh Bien, where the majestic That Son mountain range is located, we can admire Thien Cam Son, which is known as the Da Lat of the plain with the 33-meter-high Maitreya Buddha statue, which is an Asian record. record. Around the Buddha statue are large, famous and sacred temples that annually attract many Buddhists on pilgrimage to worship. Tinh Bien is also famous for Tra Su Melaleuca forest, the only forest located in the middle of the plain that brings a new feeling to visitors. Coming to Tra Su Melaleuca forest, visitors not only enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of the forest but also enjoy delicious, unique and new dishes.

About 30km from Long Xuyen city by road is Thoai Son district, which is famous for the Oc Eo cultural relic site recognized as a special national relic by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Coming to Thoai Son, in addition to finding an old and attractive modern civilization, tourists can also visit Linh Son pagoda with the sacred four-armed Buddha statue and Ong Thoai lake tourist area and many other attractive places.

An Giang also attracts tourists by the types of tourism in the garden, fishing, rafting, simple but equally attractive. Besides, there are also major festivals of the year that are of interest to tourists such as the Bay Nui bull racing festival in Tri Ton and Tinh Bien, cultural festivals of the Cham and Khmer people, these points have created a An Giang tourism is increasingly developing and attractive in the eyes of tourists.