Monthly Archives: February 2015

MEKONG RIVER DELTA – CA MAU PROVINCE 2

Mui Ca Mau National Park Mui Ca Mau National Park lies in Dat Mui and Vien An communes of Ngoc Hien District and Dat Moi Commune of Nam Can District, about 400km from Ho Chi Minh City if travelling on the national backbone Highway 1. Covering a land area of 41,862ha, the park boasts an ecosystem of naturally-grown man­grove forests ... Read More »

MEKONG RIVER DELTA – CA MAU PROVINCE

Capital: Ca Mau City Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa, Tay Highlights: Ngoc Hien Bird Sanctuary, Mui Ca Mau National Park TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Hong Anh Historical Site This site is located at 41 Pham Van Ky Street, Ward 2, Ca Mau City. In 1928, it was the base of a branch of Viet Nam Revolutionary Youth in Ca Mau which had the task ... Read More »

MEKONG RIVER DELTA – BAC LIEU PROVINCE

Capital:  Bac Lieu City Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa, Cham Highlights:  Bac Lieu Bird Reserve, Western Villas in Bac Lieu TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Vinh Hung Ancient Tower The tower is situated in Vinh Hung A Commune, Vinh Loi District, 20km from Bac Lieu City. The tower is the only structure in style of Angkor of Khmer people preserved in the Mekong River ... Read More »

MEKONG RIVER DELTA – KIEN GIANG PROVINCE 2

Phu Quoc Island & National Park Located in the Gulf of Thailand, 45km from Ha Tien, 120km from Rach Gia by sea, Phu Quoc is an island district of Kien Giang Province. This island is the largest one in Viet Nam, covering a natural area of 593km2, with a length of 50km, of which the widest area is 25km, 99 ... Read More »

MEKONG RIVER DELTA – KIEN GIANG PROVINCE

Rach Gia City Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa Cham Dong Ho, Thach Dong, Phu Quoc Island TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Ha Tien Landscape Ha Tien is a seaside tourist area which offers several beautiful and interesting sites to dis­cover, including Thach Dong Temple, Mac Cuu Temple, and Dong Ho, also called East Lake, but which is actually a bay of the Giang Thanh ... Read More »

MEKONG RIVER DELTA – AN GIANG PROVINCE 3

Tra Su Cajuput Forest Tra Su Cajuput Forest is located in Van Giao Commune, Tinh Bien District, about over 20km from Chau Doc City and 10km from Cambodia border. The forest has been designated as a special restoration zone since 1983, with the target of becoming a renowned scientific forest and nature reserve. It which includes an 845ha special-purpose forest surrounded ... Read More »

MEKONG RIVER DELTA – AN GIANG PROVINCE 2

Tay An Pagoda In harmony with the natural landscape, the pagoda was constructed according to Hindu architectural style in 1847. The main gate is of traditional Vietnamese design, and there are statues of a black and a white elephant in front. There are tombs of monks in the area surrounding the pagoda. President Ton Duc Thang Monument The construction of ... Read More »

MEKONG RIVER DELTA – AN GIANG PROVINCE

Capital: Long Xuyen City Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Cham, Hoa Highlights: Temple of Lady Chua Xu, Sam Mountain, Tay An Pagoda TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Oc-Eo Remains Site Oc – Eo Remains Site is a famous place known to many people inside the country and overseas. It is a vast ancient vestige site of Funan Kingdom, a powerful nation in Southeast ... Read More »

MEKONG RIVER DELTA – SOC TRANG PROVINCE

Capital: Soc Trang City Ethnic groups:  Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa, Cham Highlights:  Doi Pagoda, My Phuoc Islet, Khleang Pagoda TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Khleang Pagoda Khleang Pagoda, one of the most ancient pagodas in Soc Trang, features an archi­tectural style sim­ilar to the pago­das of Cambodia. It is situated at 71 Mau Than Road, Group 5, Ward 6, Soc Trang City. Built in 1533, it ... Read More »

MEKONG RIVER DELTA – TRA VINH PROVINCE

Capital: Tra Vinh City Ethnic groups:  Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa, Tay Highlights:  Ba Om Pond, Ang Pagoda, Ba Dong Beach TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Ba Om Pond One of the most prominent sites in Tra Vinh is the rectangular Ba Om Pond, which is situated in Group 3, Ward 8, 7km southwest of Tra Vinh City. The tranquil pond is 500m in length ... Read More »