Long An Overview
Long An is located on the Mekong Delta, surrounded by Ho Chi Minh City on east, Tay Ninh Province and Cambodia on the north, Dong Thap Province on the west and Tien Giang Province on the south.
Long An is divided into smaller areas by a complex network of rives and canals. Silt from Vam Co Dong and Vam Co Tay river has raised the level of the field of Long An. This silt makes a good condition for agriculture. The terrains are quite flat except some hills and mounds on the north. The western area belongs to Dong Thap Muoi.
Coming to Long An, visitors are attracted to Long An by value of Oc-Eo culture that develops on the Mekong Delta from 1st BC to 6th century BC. Beside these, Long An preserves valuable sites including House with Hundred Columns, Rach Coc Fort, Ton Thanh Pagoda. House with Hundred Columns was built in Long Huu Commune in 1901. The architecture and sculpture of the house were realized by skillful workers, and consists of wooden columns, square wooden columns and brick columns. Rach Coc Fort was built in Long huu Commune in 1903 and is one of the greatest forts in Vietnam. It is 300m long and 100m wide. It has five floors, three of which are underground. Ton Thanh Pagoda is located in the Thanh Ba hamlet of My Loc Commune. Ton Thanh Pagoda is the oldest pagoda in Long An, Several valuable ancient statues with its design in 19th century still are remained in the pagoda.