Like a masterpiece bestowed by the Creator, the beauty of An Giang makes residents not want to return. The peace of nature combined with the diversity of culture and history has created in the hearts of the people of the Mekong Delta in particular and visitors from afar in general, a feeling of attachment to this enchanting beautiful land. Let’s take a look at Vietnam Reviewer with the places that make the tourist attraction to An Giang.
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Top 10 most famous tourist destinations in An Giang
Tra Su Melaleuca Forest
Tra Su Melaleuca forest is located in Van Giao commune, Tinh Bien district, An Giang province. This mangrove forest is a place that represents the beauty of the West Hau River region and is also home to 70 species of birds, 11 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles and amphibians, more than 20 species of fish, and more. 140 species of plants. The time when tourists can fully admire the beauty of the Tra Su Melaleuca forest is from August to October of the lunar calendar, which is also in the floating season. Sailing along the forest, you will surely be overwhelmed by the all-green space of nature like in a myth. The green lagoons and trees along the shore will make you feel like you are in harmony with nature, sometimes you will hear the sound of oars, birds, fish… echoing through a forest.
Tra Su Melaleuca forest is considered the most interesting and unique attraction of An Giang land. Visitors coming here to visit will feel overwhelmed by the rows of melaleuca trees on both sides of the road. Not only that, but you can also see the rice fields spreading straight with the wings of the stork flying interspersed with the rows of tall jaggery trees. It can be said that the Tra Su Melaleuca forest is the pride of tourism of An Giang province in particular and the southern region in general. This place has all the most typical features of the river region with the typical ecosystem of the wetlands in the west of the Hau River. Here, there are long canals with cool water that will gradually appear in front of visitors when standing on the bridge entering the gate of the Melaleuca forest. The journey starts from here, motorboats or small boats begin to carry visitors from 3 to 5 people each to go deep into the nooks and crannies of the Melaleuca forest.
Ta Pa Mountain
Ta Pa Mountain is located in Nui To Commune, Tri Ton District, An Giang Province. This mountain brings unspoiled beauty from the cliffs, tall stone pillars, and chicken liver red rocks that are silhouetted against the clear blue Ta Pa lake creating a strange landscape. Ta Pa Mountain is an indispensable highlight in the natural picture to create the famous Ta Pa place. The fresh, cool air thanks to the luxuriant green trees along with the ancient majesty of the Khmer Theravada Buddhist temple brings a special feature to Ta Pa. Standing from the mountain, visitors can see Ta Pa fields of golden rice stretching as far as the eye can see. Embellished on the yellow background are the green Oil Trees like painting a beautiful village picture. If you are looking for a quiet place to rest in An Giang, Ta Pa is the perfect choice.
In addition to exploring, enjoy this heavenly nature. This is an ideal place for wedding photos or unique check-in photos with all the angles from mountains to clear lakes. Ta Pa Lake not only attracts tourists by the clear look of the lake but also has a charming and poetic scene that is very suitable for couples to relax. The lake’s surface is always heavy, the water is so clear that you can see everything at the bottom of the lake. All the surrounding scenery casts a shadow on the lake, the green color of the trees and plants blends with the jade green of the sky to create a majestic and strangely attractive scene. According to the people here, Ta Pa Lake was formed from the process of quarrying left behind. Despite being created by human hands, every scene here is still naturally beautiful and captivates anyone who comes to the lake.
That Son, also known as Seven Mountains, consists of 37 mountains, including 7 outstanding mountains that are not continuous, arising on the southwestern plain, belonging to two districts of Tri Ton, Tinh Bien, An Giang province. It can be said that this is a tourist destination that attracts a large number of visitors every year and has not shown any signs of cooling down. The first is Cam Mountain, one of the most beautiful and highest mountains of That Son range, along the bend to the mountain are scenes like fairyland, and here is the largest statue of Maitreya Buddha in Vietnam. at Van Linh Pagoda. Next is Co To Mountain (Phung Hoang Son), inside the mountain is a system of underground caves like a large beehive, and this place is also very famous for the historical site Tuc Dup marking important events. in the history of American resistance.
Followed by Ket Mountain (Anh Vu Son), Long Mountain Nam Gieng (Ngu Ho Son), and Dai Mountain (Cao Long Son) are mountains with quite rugged terrain, challenging for adventure-loving backpackers to visit. visit. Finally, Nui Tuong (Lien Hoa Son) and Nui Thuy (Thuy Dai Son) are also two mountains with poetic scenery in That Son range. In addition, if you have come to That Son, it is impossible not to mention the bull racing festival. This is a typical festival and also a unique and interesting feature of the 7-mountain region – That Son. Every year, on the occasion of the “Don Ta” festival (in the 10th lunar month), the people here are excited and jubilant to prepare for the bull racing festival imbued with folklore identity. That Son will be a new place of discovery for you on that An Giang trip.
Ho Bung Binh Thien
Bung Binh Thien is located in the north of An Phu district, An Giang province, in the bordering area between Quy Nhon, Khanh Binh, Khanh An, and Quoc Thai communes connected to Di Binh River in a small canal but not with Hau River. Here, you will experience the pristine scenery and enjoy rustic dishes such as grilled mice, fish sauce hotpot, braised fish… Drifting along the boat, you will see raft houses along with friends. It is the golden bloom of the wildflowers, the timid flowers, the bright pink color of the lotus flowers mixed with the red color of the alluvium and the green of the trees along the shore, all creating an immense “lake of water from heaven”. Bluewater butt, the sky full of clouds. In addition, you can also drop fishing nets, pick wildflowers, see Mas Jid Khoy Ri Yah Cathedral with a garlic dome, and participate in cultural activities here.
Because this is a lake, the main means of sightseeing is by boat. Usually, each boat will carry about 4 – 10 tourists to visit with prices ranging from 150,000 – 300,000 VND per person. According to the boaters, because the flip is about 500 m long, it will take 40 minutes to go around. Coming to Bung Binh Thien, visitors will experience new feelings when coming on the lap of Binh Thien, exploring raft houses, and fish cages, and admiring the green natural scenery. In particular, at a hidden corner of the beach, visitors will be able to see the fresh pink lotus flowers racing to bloom. Not far away, down the water will bring visitors to the golden sky of shy flowers. The yellow color of the flowers mixed with the red of the alluvium and the green of the trees along the shore makes you think of the sentence “I have seen yellow flowers on green grass”.
Oc Eo Relic Site
The Oc Eo relic site is located in Nui Sap – Ba The area, Thoai Son district, An Giang province. This is the largest and most famous ancient relic site in An Giang. Oc Eo culture formed and flourished in the Southern Delta during the first 10 centuries AD. According to Viet Fun Travel’s research, around the beginning of the Common Era, Oc Eo was an estuary through the Gulf of Thailand. This area is located on the maritime trade route between the Malay Peninsula and India on one side, the Mekong River, and China on the other. Therefore, Oc Eo becomes a convenient transit point between regions. By the 6th – 7th centuries, merchant ships could travel far offshore for greater distances without having to stop everywhere or go along the coast. Since then, Oc Eo gradually lost its attractive position, the attraction decreased because the goods were no longer as rich as before. The Oc Eo culture gradually entered a period of decline when Chenla began to rise along with the commercial development of the Mekong region.
The name “Oc Eo” originally referred to the rectangular structure in the area but later Malleret used to refer to the entire area. Later archaeological studies show that the space of Oc Eo culture can be found in many areas such as Sam Mountain, Lo Mo (An Giang); The foundation of the Pagoda, the side of the Temple, Mop Van… (Kien Giang); Go Thap (Dong Thap). After the day of national reunification, Vietnamese and international archaeologists and scientists continued to excavate and study a series of relics in the area around Ba The mountain and discovered countless more relics and relics. precious object. A number of relics were found such as large and small statues, rings, earrings, gemstone beads, onyx, glass beads, seals, charms, bronze and stone tools, etc. terracotta artifacts such as spinning lights, stoves, lamp plates, pots, pots, jars… These entities and archaeological sites are classified as belonging to the Oc Eo culture since this was the first discovery and there are many typical and typical sites of Funan civilization.
With typical historical and cultural values, in 1998 Oc Eo relic site was recognized as a national relic. Currently, the Oc Eo relic site not only welcomes collectors and archaeologists to study but also attracts many domestic and foreign tourists to learn about the relics and traces of a period of brilliant development in Vietnam. the ancient land of An Giang and the Mekong Delta.
Temple of Lady Chua Xu Mountain Sam
Ba Chua Xu Temple is located at the foot of Sam Mountain, in Nui Sam ward, Chau Doc City, An Giang province. The most famous here is the Ba Chua Xu festival, which is solemnly held from the 23rd to the 27th of the fourth lunar month, attracting thousands of devotees every year to offer incense and worship. Since 2001, the festival of Via Ba Chua Xu Nui Sam has been recognized as a national festival by the Ministry of Culture, Information, and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. Initially, Ba Chua Xu Temple was built simply of bamboo and leaves, located on the lowland northwest of Sam mountain, with its back to the cliff, the main hall overlooking the road and village fields. In 1870, the temple was rebuilt with bricks from the lake. In 1962, the temple was renovated spaciously with fragments of stone and roofed with yin and yang tiles. In 1965, the Noble Association built an extension of the guest house and made a fence for the main hall of the temple. In 1972, the temple was greatly reconstructed and completed in 1976, creating the present appearance, and the designers were two architects Huynh Kim Mang and Nguyen Ba Lang.
Until then, the architecture of the temple was in the form of the word “national”, the shape of a tower in the shape of a blooming lotus, a three-story roof, roofed with blue roof tiles, the corner of the roof soaring like the bow of a surfing boat. Inside the temple, there are martial arts, the main hall, the living room, the room of the nobles… The patterns in the ancient main hall show bold Indian art. Above, healthy and beautiful idols spread their arms to support the trusses. The frames and doors are carved, engraved, and exquisitely decorated, and there are many opposites, the diaphragm here is also brilliant and golden. In particular, the wall behind the statue of Ba and the four ancient pillars in front of the main hall is almost kept the same. Currently, Ba Chua Xu Temple is one of the largest temples in Vietnam. Inside the Temple of Ba Chua Xu Nui Sam, there is a statue of her sitting on top of Sam Mountain, near the Fort. Proof of this is that the stone pedestal she sits on still exists. The stone pedestal has a width of 1.60m; 0.3m long, in the middle there is a square hole of 0.34m side, blue-black lithic sediments.
Chau Doc Market
Located in Chau Phu A ward, Chau Doc city, An Giang province, Chau Doc market is a destination that tourists should not miss in their An Giang travel itinerary. The market has a wide variety of items, and the market time is from early morning to midday. This market is also favored by the name “kingdom of fish” because half of the stalls in the market sell fish sauce. Chau Doc Market is divided into many separate areas, but the highlight is the area selling fish sauce. There are about 30 kinds of fish sauce displayed on the counter, from Thai fish sauce, choke fish sauce, catfish sauce, and snakehead fish sauce to ro fish sauce, trout fish sauce, Linh fish sauce, filet fish sauce, pickled fish sauce… The pots of fish are neatly arranged. and an attractive layout. Each type of fish sauce here is named after the type of fish which makes it easy to remember. Chau Doc fish sauce is diverse and rich in types and delicious flavors. Visitors walking into Chau Doc market can buy many kinds of specialty fish sauce as gifts for family and friends.
Besides delicious fish sauce products, dried copper fish with hundreds of varieties are also sold at Chau Doc market. Famous here is the specialty of dried pangasius with the ingredients being fish raised from the raft villages at the confluence of the Hau River. Many tourists traveling to An Giang have visited Chau Doc market to buy dried pangasius as gifts. Chau Doc Market also sells delicious dried snakes. In addition to high-value specialty dried products, the market also sells many types of wild dried fish such as dried choke fish, dried carp, dried carp, dried bream, etc.
Exploring the Chau Doc market, of course, visitors cannot skip the jaggery specialty. This is a branchless tree, similar to a coconut tree, but the body is taller and larger, the leaves spreading and spreading like palm leaves. The fruit is made into a chamber, the fruit is as big as a Siamese coconut, and the inside has a white kernel that looks like water coconut rice. The jaggery juice is sweet and cool, even just one sip is enough to make it difficult for visitors to forget the taste. Many stalls in Chau Doc market sell fresh jaggery, there are many stalls that process jaggery into many dishes such as jaggery jelly, and jaggery beefcake…
Chau Doc Floating Village
Chau Doc floating village is located right in the center of Chau Doc city. The most unique tourist attraction in Chau Doc is the floating raft village, a unique cultural feature with the style of the river region. Boats and boats are the main means of transport for each family in these floating villages. Here, each raft is like a connected apartment stretching along the two banks of the river. Each raft owner has at least 3-4 rafts, often with an extra raft living side by side. In particular, recently, some people tend to build rafts into the river to settle down. The family’s life is encapsulated on a raft 4m wide, 7-8m long.
The reason why many people live in floating villages is that, with just a moderate cost, they can build a raft (except for the rafts built-in style, which can cost up to billions of dollars), and build a house to live in. Living and not spending money to rent or buy a parking lot. Due to the daily needs of the population, many other services arise, such as business shops, repairing machinery, selling petrol and oil… people live like people on the shore. They eat, rest, play, and raise livestock. They have television for entertainment. From there, a floating village was formed.
Boats and boats are the main means of transport for each family in the floating village, no different from the motorbike of the people on the shore, when moving, they can use a smaller boat. Tourists coming to this place will also find it interesting to go on the gongs, shells, or motorboats to visit the village. Sitting on the raft, watching the hyacinths drifting, feeling the wind bringing cool water from the river blowing in, everything is enough to dispel the heat of summer. The wind blows on the river, tourists take a boat ride while enjoying the scenery along the banks while listening to Cai Luong and singing neo-coveted love. Chau Doc floating village is very poetic and peaceful. The architecture of the “houses” in the floating village is also very unique. Lightly painted wooden houses, patterned ceilings with full amenities, 5m deep bottom made of star wood, surrounded by stainless steel nets to raise basa fish and some other fish.
Chau Giang Cham Village
Chau Giang Cham Village is located in Chau Phong Commune, Tan Chau Town, An Giang Province. This place has most of the mosques with unique circular tower architecture, in addition, it also attracts tourists with the shabby, traditional dishes and cultural lifestyle of the country. many regions. Among the Cham villages in An Giang, it can be said that Chau Giang Cham village still preserves many unique cultural features in material and spiritual life. Prominent among them can be mentioned traditional brocade weaving, living customs on stilts, and Islamic beliefs in the shadow of the mosque. It is from this that Chau Giang Cham village is often sought by writers, poets, and musicians for inspiration to compose many literary and artistic works.
Entering Cham village, you are lost in another world. Coming here, in a quiet rural space with the characteristics of Western rivers, you will feel the friendliness and hospitality of the locals. With a large Muslim community of Cham people, An Giang has many mosques and minor churches; The most prominent among them is the Mubarak mosque which is recognized as a national heritage. From the Chau Giang ferry, you turn left to admire the beauty of this construction.
Splendid Mubarak Cathedral – a sanctuary for beliefs, and community cultural activities of the Cham people according to Islam. The cathedral has a unique architecture, a round tower, an arc-shaped main gate, very unique. The roof of the mosque has a large two-story oval tower, the base of the tower has the shape of a crescent moon and a star, symbolizing Islam. This is one of the works of high value and is an attractive attraction in Chau Giang Cham village.
Tinh Bien Market
Tinh Bien Market is about 2 km from the border gate of Vietnam and Cambodia. This is the only Western market that sells extremely poisonous insects such as queen termites, snakes, termites, scorpions, spiders… In addition, this is also a wholesale distribution of essential items for the provinces in the Mekong Delta region. You can buy specialties of An Giang here to give to relatives and friends. Tinh Bien market on the day of Ba’s festival is crowded, customers have to jostle around the market area from the East, West, and South gates.
There are hundreds of large and small vehicles parked in rows filling the market yard. Leaving the border supermarket, customers often visit Tinh Bien market to eat and buy some local products before returning. Tinh Bien border market has the same appearance as domestic markets, but the goods are very rich and diverse. This place specializes in selling bulk goods to transit traders and supplying goods to focal points in the provinces of the Mekong Delta.
Goods are sold in the market, stalls are located along the aisles, selling all kinds of domestic and imported goods. Sarongs, fake brocade tablecloths, bandanas, cotton blankets… In the food section of the ladies, the saleswomen invite customers to buy halibut fish sauce for only 20,000 VND/kg. Linh fish sauce “chao” with yellow sugar, about to grow, looks very attractive. There are also a lot of dried fish sauces originating from Bien Ho (Cambodia) such as puffed pangasius, and dried sorghum… the display looks very eye-catching. In general, the price that comes with the product here is upper gold and lower bran, the style is also available, very suitable for those who are looking for a cheap trip. Vietnam has many border trade zones, and border crossings with neighboring countries, but a visit to this rich southwestern border region will be an interesting journey, especially for those in other regions. outside the Mekong Delta when having the opportunity to return to the southern land.
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The land of An Giang from its inception until now still has many mysteries. Nature gives this place the colorful beauty of life and surely, once set foot here, no one does not want to come again. Vietnam Reviewer hopes that all of you will have a nice trip here. If you have any feedback or need help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!