An Giang has been explore about 300 years ago, with many sceneries are imposing , culture and attractive cuisine. I’m sure you will be excited when come here.
An Giang with an area of 3,536.7 km², the east near Dong Thap province, the north-west near Combodia with a 104 km border and Kien Giang province to the southwest, Can Tho city to the south.
Located in the tropical monsoon climate. There are two distinct seasons: rainy and dry.
There are 4 ethnic groups: Kinh, Cham, Khmer and chinese. Mostly Khmer people about 60% of An Giang population.
When you should travel to An Giang ?
You can come here any time of the year as you like . If you want to know about the culture of the people here, should you come in April and August lunar year.
This time is taking place two big festivals in An Giang. The festival of Princess Mountain of Sam Mountain. (on the 23rd to the 24th of lunar calendar) and the special Bull fighting festival at the end of the 8th lunar month.
How to get to An Giang ?
From Saigon you can go to An Giang in two ways by car or motorbike:
By CAR you must buy tickets to Long Xuyen or Chau Doc in the Western bus station (about 150,000 – 250,000 VND).
Address the Western bus station: 395 Kinh Duong Vuong – An Lạc ward-Binh Tan district
Call: (84) 37510524 – (84) 38752953
When you go to reach Long Xuyen or Chau Doc you can catch grab, taxi or pedicab to arrive to the tourist spots in An Giang.
By MOTORBIKE from Saigon to Chau Doc as follow Highway 1 to Cao Lanh – Cao Lanh ferry, along the Tien River to Cho Moi – Hau Giang Ferry to Hau River – to Nang Gu Ferry – about 30km to Sam mountain.
Where should you go to travel in An Giang ?
Located in An Hao ward, Tinh Bien district, approximately 90 km from the center of Long Xuyen city. From the highway no. 91 turn through provincial road 948, and go to Chau Doc about 37km. The mountain is 705m high, Bo Hong on Cam Mountain is the highest peak in That Son and Cam Mountain is also the highest mountain in the Mekong Delta.
Visit Cam mountain you will be contemplated the beauty of the architectural spirit breath: large Buddhist pagoda, Van Linh Pagoda, “Di Lac” Buddha.
The atmosphere is fresh,peaceful and poetic landscape makes you feel comfortable.
Thuy Liem lake on Thien Cam mountain
Located in An Hao ward, Tinh Bien district. Thuy Liem lake is located right in front of the “Di Lac” Buddha statue. The two sides are large Buddhist pagoda and Van Linh Pagoda on the Cam Son peak so imposing.
Thuy Liem Lake is located on a quite high on the top of the mountain, clouds can always cover the surface of the lake. In the rainy season there is water, but in the dry season, the bottom is dry.
Sam mountain at Chau Doc
At the foot of Mount Sam we go to visit the temple as gramma “Chua Xu” temple, Thoai Ngoc Hau Temple, “Tay An” pogoda, Hang Pagoda … These locations are quite close so you can walk from one place to another.
There are two ways to get to the top of Sam Mountain: One is to walk along the road near “Tay An” pogoda . Two is the road for the car to go straight to the top.
Tra Su Melaleuca Forests
Tra Su Melaleuca forests in Van Giao ward, Tinh Bien district, An Giang province. This is as for “water way” and has become where you can explore and visit, this is amazing place. I’m sure you will fall in love in here. haha
Ta Pa Hill in Tri Ton
Ta Pa hill in Nui To ward, Tri Ton district, An Giang province. It is one of the seven mountains that create a wonderful “That Son”, Ta Pa bring to you a wild beauty and mysterious.
Located less than one kilometer from Tri Ton town center. At the height approximate 200 meters, there have one large pogoda Khmer’s and a lake surrounded by cliffs.
These high cliffs of “Ta Pa” mountain with many different imposing scene bring for you feel excite and fascinated when you see it’s the frist time.
Palm “Thot Not” tree in Tinh Bien
Word “Thot Not ” is origin from Khmer language but this word “th’not” is called by the local people, but i get used to calling “Thot Not”.
Travel from An Giang to Tinh Bien must drink ” Thot Not” is a local specialities. If ripe is used to create the scent of the famous jellyfish in the Seven Mountains, water can condense to make the jaggery sugar.
Racing Bull festival in Tinh Bien- An Giang
One of the most festival special in Tinh Bien-An Giang is Bull racing is Bull racing, it’s has been taken place at the end of the 8th lunar month.
Racing bull bring bold culture of Kmer people in An Giang on holiday Dolta yearly and it’s has a meaningful to create solidarity and bond of kmer people.
An Giang where you can feel a placeful, fresh and have many friendly people, cheerful. I hope with many famous tourist in An Giang you will has a nice trip and exciting!!plaplapla