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An Giang Province


An Giang borders on Dong Thap to the east and northeast; Can Tho to the southeast; Kien Giang to the south and southwest; and Cambodia to the west.

  • City: Long Xuyen
  • Town: Chau Doc
  • Districts: An Phu, Chau Phu, Chau Thanh, Cho Moi, Phu Tan, Tan Chau, Thoai Son, Tinh Bien, Tri Ton.
  • Ethnic groups: Kinh, Kh’mer, Cham, Hoa…
  • Geography: Besides the alluvial soil regions, in An Giang there is a small mountain region called Son Mountain with 30km length and 13km width. On the western side of the province, there is Vinh Te Canal, which was dug in 1820, connecting from Chau Doc to Ha Tien.
  • Climate: With the tropical monsoon climate, the average annual temperature in An Giang is approximately 270C and the average annual rainfall is 1,400mm-1,500mm. There are two distinguish seasons: the rain season from May to November and the dry season from December to April; however, every year, An Giang has several flooding tides lasting from 2.5 to 5 months and forms “ A floating season”.
  • Transportation: Travel conveniently by land and by waterway with distance as below:

            From Long Xuyen to Can Tho: 62km
            From Long Xuyen to My Tho: 126km
            From Long Xuyen to HoChi Minh City: 190km
            From Long Xuyen to Chau Doc: 54km
            From Chau Doc to Ho Chi Minh City: 245km
            From Chau Doc to the border with Cambodia: more than 30km


  • Oc Eo Citadel: The Oc Eo Citadel is located in the mountainous region of Sap - Ba The in Thoai Son District, far 30km from Long Xuyen City. Oc Eo Citadel is an attractive site for national and international archeologists, tourists to visit and learn about the history of An Giang in ancient time in particular, and Mekong Delta in general. 
  • The Temple of Lady Chua Xu: located in Vinh Te 1 Hamlet, Chau Doc Town, the temple was established at the beginning of the 19th century.
  • Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb: the tomb of a famous person who had his important role in the contribution of the province. Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb is a big architecture at the foot of Sam Mountain.
  • Tay An Pagoda: Tay An Pagoda is located at the foot of Sam Mountain, in Vinh Te Commune. It is far from Chau Doc about 5km. In harmony with the natural landscape, the pagoda was constructed according to Indian architectural style. 
  • Cam Mountain: the mountain is far from Chau Doc Town about 30km; Cam Mountain is one of the mountains in the “Seven Mountains” range in An Giang Province. Cam Mountain is 710m high and the slopes of the mountain have many beautiful landscapes such as Thanh Lang Stream, Thuy Liem Cave, Vo Vo Hong Cave, big Buddhist pagodas…Especially, the climate in Cam Mountain is cool and pleasant.
  • Sam Mountain: Sam Mountain is located in Vinh Te Commune, about 6km to the west of Chau Doc Town. It is far from Long Xuyen City about 61km, and approximately 2km from the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. Sam Mountain is the site of many historic remains deeply cherished by the inhabitants of the Mekong Delta such as Ba Chu Xu Temple, Tay An Pagoda, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb, Tao Ngo Garden, Bach Van Hill…


  • Ba Chua Xu Festival: is from 23rd -27th of the April in lunar year
  • Chol Chnam Thmay Festival: is from 12th to 15th of the April of lunar year. The Chol Chnam Thmay Festival- the biggest festival of the Southern Khmer is held at the pagodas and local homes. It is the New Year festival of the Khmer, and it is similar with the Tet holiday.

Local specialties

There are many things in the province that you can try such as rice spaghetti (Bánh Canh Bột Gạo),
vermicelli with blackfish sauce (Bún Mắm Cá Lóc), Chau Doc salted fish (Mắm Châu Đốc), Hau river porpoises (Cá Heo Sông Hậu), local sausage (Tung –Lò-Mò), local rice vermicelli with fish (Bún Nước Kèn), local fried fish (Chả Cá Ét), steam chicken with small bamboo leaves (Gà Hấp Lá Trúc), rice cake with palmyra fruit (Bánh Thốt Nốt), local dishes include cooked rice with first water of coconut, beef etc (Cơm Nị - Cà Púa), Xiem cooked sticky rice (Xôi Xiêm) and etc.