An Giang Overview

An Giang province is located west of the Mekong Delta between the Hau Giang and Tien Giang rivers and shares a 95-km border with Cambodia. It is next to the Cuu Long River and consists of a few low mountains and midland areas.

The main ethnic groups found in the province are the Kinh, Cham, Khmer, and Hoa. The region is located in a monsoon tropical climate where the annual average temperature varies between 26 and 28°C. The two different seasons are the dry season, from December to April, and the rainy season, from May to November and floods season often occur from the middle of August to the middle of November.
An Giang is crisscrossed by canals and many rivers which make a convenient water transport system. The two tributaries of the Mekong river, the Hau and Tien river, run across the province. They deliver millions of cubic meters of alluvium annually to the region. As a result, the deposits have formed several islets which are much fertile and covered by lush green plants.
An Giang is the destination where many relics belonging to the Oc Eo Civilization have been discovered. Many archaeologists have concluded that An Giang was the place of a bustling commercial sea port built and many architectural projects which can be traced back to the first century. This conclusion has glorified the province as a one time economically and culturally prosperous locality.
An Giang has long been famous for its traditional occupation of silkworm raising, mulberry growing, and silk weaving. Famous attractive places include An Giang Museum in Long Xuyen, Ba Sam Temple Festival at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc, Tra Su forest in Chau Doc and Cam Mountain in Binh Tien.