Top 9 tourist attractions in Vinh Long will bring you a wonderful experience in the beautiful land of the South-West of Vietnam. Not only is Vinh Long endowed with agricultural products such as fruits, fish, and shrimp, but the land is also famous for the beautiful scene mesmerizing people. To Vinh Long, you definitely have to visit the attractive tourist attractions below:
1. An Binh - Binh Hoa Phuoc Island
An Binh - Binh Hoa Phuoc Island
This is one of the tourist attractions in Vinh Long. An Binh- Binh Hoa Phuoc Island is a natural link between two sides of Tien River, and it is opposite Vinh Long Town. In the beautiful landscape, there is alluvial soil deposited here and freshwater all year around. Coming here, visitors both enjoy the natural scenery of the river and observe the beautiful fruit garden of all kinds such as rambutan, mango, mangosteen, etc. Especially, it is possible for visitors to visit unique places such as Bonsai Garden of Mr. Sau Giao in Binh Thuan Hamlet, Hoa Ninh Commune, Muoi Day's Wooden Stilt House on Ninh Hoa canal, Mr. Hai Hoang's house that is based on French architecture with wide yard and a garden of rambutan and longan. This is also the place for lunch and overnight stay of visitors.
2. Vinh Sang Ecological Tourist Area
Vinh Sang Ecological Tourist Area
Vinh Sang Farm is a triangular form and has a favorable position that is a side-lying along the banks of Co Chien River, opposite Vinh Long City. Coming to Vinh Sang Ecotourism - a destination in Vinh Long, you will be able to discover the Southern Garden, see many rare animals such as bear, goat, pelicans, pythons, spotted deer, monkey, pea, spotted chicken, etc scattered in many places. Especially, in Vinh Sang, there is a 200-square-meter aquarium with a crocodile. If you are fascinated with the adventurous game, you can crocodile fishing or ostrich riding. If you do not like it, you can experience the feeling of fishing on the river in fishing nets with shaved pitches. In addition, you can participate in many interesting folk games such as shooting, chicken kick, ball throwing, blindfolded and ostrich feather attaching, fishing winners.
3. Truong An Tourist Area
Truong An Tourist Area
Truong An Tourist Area is one of the famous tourist destinations in Vinh Long. This resort is located near the poetic Tien River, in Tan Ngai commune, Vinh Long city and is about 4 kilometers from the city center. The tourist area is located in the prime location of Vinh Long, which is the junction gate connecting the 13 provinces of the Mekong Delta through National Highway 1A. Truong An tourist resort is the ideal and most beautiful resort in the Mekong Delta that many domestic and foreign tourists choose for their holiday because tourists have the opportunity to view the charming wild nature of the West and also enjoy fresh fruit and fresh air here.
4. Tien Chau Pagoda
Tien Chau Pagoda
Tien Chau Pagoda, one of the beautiful destinations in Vinh Long, has been recognized as a national historical-cultural monument. On the route to explore the land of Vinh Long, you will see a beautiful pagoda located among orchard gardens. It is the ancient Tien Chau pagoda. To get there, from Vinh Long city, you go to An Binh ferry, then go for a short walk to Tien Chau pagoda. Going to the pagoda, you will admire the temple's inner building decorated beautifully and elegantly. Among the four pillars is an altar, and on the altar is the giant Buddha statue. The two sides of the altar is a pair of parallel sentences stimulating the merit of the Buddha.
5. Tra On Floating Market
Tra On Floating Market
To Vinh Long, you ought not to overlook an unique place in the West is the Tra On Floating Market in Tra On district, Vinh Long province. The floating market is one of the oldest and associated with many cultural activities of people in the area. Getting to Tra On Floating Market, visitors can visit, experience this market at any time of the day, because Tra Day floating market is a group meeting depending on the daily cycle of tide. In the morning, the market is crowded, but it becomes busier in the time that the tide is rising. The higher the tide gets, the more crowded the number of boats get. Tra On Floating Market is famous for its specialties such as beef noodle soup served with banana and listening to the sweet melody of the song 'Tinh and ban chieu' and 'Da co hoai lang' in the hometown of the famous artist Ut Tra On.
6. Van Thanh Temple, Vinh Long
Van Thanh Temple
Van Thanh Temple is located in the position being about 2 kilometers from the center of Vinh Long city, on a large land next to Long Ho river in Ward 4, Vinh Long city.
The temple is near the town, and the road is paved with concrete, so it is easy for visitors to freely visit it without any difficulty. Walking to Van Thanh Temple, tourists can feel the cool air brought from Long Ho River to the mainland. The triple entrance to the temple has two roofs painted in gold color - color is usually used by the king in the previous period. Gate is designed in the arched shape; the main gate is larger than the two secondary ones; on the gate, there are the Chinese words meaning 'Van Thanh Temple'. The columns of the gate have engraved a pair of parallel sentences praising of the merit of Confucius and the spirit of the Temple of Literature.
A long time ago, Vinh Long people have considered Van Thanh Temple as pride, because this place has been a symbol of the tradition of "respecting for teachers". Therefore, Vinh Long authority has tried to protect and renovate the temple to become a tourist destination for tourists as well as a favorable point of all Vinh Long people.
7. The only garden of the rocky tablet of Buddhist scripture in Vietnam
The garden of the rocky tablet of Buddhist scripture is a unique destination in Vinh Long. This garden was built in a garden of 4,000 square meters wide belonging to Phuoc Hau Pagoda (Tam Binh District, Vinh Long Province). The construction of the temple is initiated by Thich Phuoc Can, the abbot of Phuoc Hau pagoda. This garden has 500 pages of Buddhist scripture engraved on 250 stone tablets. According to many people, the garden is a very meaningful, very aesthetic garden. In the future, this will be a place to attract many visitors in other provinces to visit.
8. Long Khanh Pagoda
Long Khanh Pagoda
Long Khanh Pagoda is located at No.28, 8/3 Street - Area 4 - Group B, Ward 5, Vinh Long City. The pagoda is 1,800 meters away from the south-east of Vinh Long city's center. The pagoda was built in the middle of the 19th century. The pagoda was originally built of simple bamboo leaves, later was rebuilt, and it passed through many reigns. Now, the pagoda has become one of the tourist destinations that visitors to Vinh Long have to visit.
Long Khanh pagoda has unique architecture, marking the cultural tradition of 3 ethnic groups: Vietnamese, Khmer, Hoa, so it attracts a lot of people coming here to visit. This place is also the main focus of a system of pagodas, temples with diverse architectural details. The pagoda has a unique beauty and a diversity of cultural identity. Along with the scenery, bonsai trees are grown throughout the yard create the beauty of the temple.
The architecture of the pagoda is extended with successive buildings. The pagoda is divided into small areas: the main hall, the divine room, the living room, the medicine room, the canteen, the true (kitchen) and the backyard. Long Khanh Pagoda is known as the place where there were many glorious victories in the war of national liberation. Long Khanh Pagoda was recognized by the People's Committee of Vinh Long Province as a historical relic in 2003.
9. Nha Xua ecological area of Vinh Long
Nha Xua ecological area of Vinh Long
This is a place you should visit and experience to get more knowledge about Vinh Long. The ancient eco-house is located next to Ong Me canal in Phuoc Nguon A hamlet (Phuoc Hau commune, Long Ho district, Vinh Long province). This house has been preserved intact for a long time. The house has an area of 450 square meters and is built entirely of precious wood in the style of the 3-room bamboo house. Entering the house, you will be surprised by the beauty of the house, including the arched door carved flowers and birds that is very harmonious and other fine sculptures throughout the house. Only here, you can also see the fresh fruit garden, enjoy the special dishes of Vinh Long. Therefore, the ancient eco-area has become a popular tourist attraction in Vinh Long attracting many tourists in, outside the province and foreigners.