Vinh Long Overview
Located in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, Vinh Long, the same capital name, covers the area of 1,475 km2 and also is the homeland of 1,023,400 people. The province is bounded by Tien Giang to the north, Ben Tre to the east, Tra Vinh to the eastern south, Can Tho to the west and Dong Thap to the western north.
Vinh Long has rich culture which is the high potentiality for tourism with 450 relics, including 10 relics known as national relics of culture and history and 32 provincial relics of culture and history. Some can be listed such as Cong Than, That Thu temple, Thanh Tinh Ngoc Son Quang, ancient pagodas in Tra On, Tan Hoa communal house, An Binh isle etc.
Vinh Long is characterized as a flat region with the large area of alum soil which is more fertile than the soil in other surrounding provinces. The alluvial is built by Tien river and Hau river. With the abundance in quantity of alluvial, the cultivation has more than two paddy crops annually. Also, this brings full benefits in many sizable fruit orchards in this area. It is not surprising that the name Vinh Long is translated to ‘eternal prosperity’.
If tourists plan for a day trip to Mekong Delta, Vinh Long should be put in your booklet as a must-come place. Coming to there, tourists have a chance to walk among the trees, relax in hammocks, try all kinds of delicious tropical fruits in the gardens of An Binh and Binh Hoa Phuc islands.