Born as the hugest rice producer in the Mekong Delta and holds in itself a wide range of brilliant natural and cultural landmarks, An Giang is indeed able to replace any of your Vietnam private tours to other parts of this wetland. Here are five most stunning destinations in the province where you can observe the finest natural attractiveness.
A Palmyra field (Source: Google)
Trà Sư Cajuput Forest
Trà Sư Cajuput Forest or Tra Su Bird Sanctuary is a typical sample representing a spectacular saltmarsh ecosystem in the Mekong Delta. The preserve belongs to Văn Giáo Commune, Tịnh Biên District, An Giang Province. Trà Sư lies around 10 kilometers away from Vietnam – Cambodia border. Trà Sư is now recorded to be home to 140 flora species, in which cajuput takes over a majority of the entire area.
A boat trip (Source: Google)
What visitors love to experience when visiting this site is to hop on an electrical sampan sneaking through the tiny canals under the shady trees, go harvesting lotus, water caltrop, fishing and enjoy the seasonal exotic food. It only costs you around VND 75.000 per person with a boat trip is inclusive.
Infinity Pool – Victoria Núi Sam Lodge
This magnificent swimming pool is located down the slope of a mountain as a part of Victoria Núi Sam Lodge Resort. The site is situated around 60 kilometers away from An Giang city center. Picking this high-end lodge as your next favorite accommodation in the upcoming An Giang trip, not only can you wallow in the freshest and coolest water amid the vast ambiance, but you are also able to take a long rest while tossing your view towards the far-off scenery. You can either make a reservation for some nights over Victoria Núi Sam Lodge or purchase a ticket at VND 110.000 per person for a visit.
Infinity pool (Source: Google)
The swimming pool owns a magnificent view toward the infinite rice fields, which is waiting to kill off any of your stress and hence make your Vietnam private tours even more relaxing. As usually, all rice paddies put on a new makeover when a different period of times arrive. At some points, a fresh greenish look will take over the whole scene, while the rest of the year welcomes a stunning saffron-like appearance.
Long Xuyên Floating Market
You may have heard a lot about the reputed Cái Răng floating market, an icon in Cần Thơ City. This time, we would introduce you to a brand new yet so authentic floating trading center in An Giang Province, Long Xuyên floating market.
Long Xuyên floating market (Source: Google)
Long Xuyên floating market was born on the surface of Hậu River dating back to decades ago. For the time being, even though modern traffic has been massively developed, the floating market is still greatly remaining its initial hectic vibe unchanged. The trading life at Long Xuyên floating market starts around 5 am in the morning, so make sure you are not about to sleep in when this day trip comes.
Introduced as an off-beat destination, the floating market has not yet welcomed a lot of touristy exploitage activities, which means your journey exploring this off-the-beaten-track can be a lot more interesting and authentic as expected. A rental boat service fee here varies around VND 200.000. Do not forget to have a local tour operator organize everything in all package for you, including a tour guide.
Tây An Ancient Pagoda
Tây An Buddhist Temple can be found as a part of a huge landscape complex at the foot of Sam Mountain. This religious building was built in the year 1847 featuring a brilliant Indian architecture. Tây An was proudly announced as the very first Vietnamese – Indian architectural inclined Buddhist temple across Vietnam.
Tây An Pagoda (Source: Google)
Starting from the city center of Châu Đốc, An Giang’s capital city, you can choose to travel all the way on your rental two-wheel vehicle within only around 30 minutes. Apparently, you are highly recommended to combine Tây An as a part of your whole trip visiting the rest of landmarks in the same campus.
An Giang is known to be the largest rice producer in the Mekong Delta with a collection of many vast rice fields across the province. However, this lovely and peaceful scene is not the only thing you are about to witness. Many of these paddies live alongside lines of Palmyra trees that have been around for hundreds of ages. These vertical trees are where the native peasants pick to lean on for a short nap after a hard-working morning in the field under the burning Sun.
Palmyra trees (Source: Google)
You will have a chance to observe this spectacular scene on the way from Nhà Bàng town center to Trà Sư Cajuput Forest or either pay a direct visit to Tà Pạ rice field, a phenomenal landscape of An Giang. Do not forget to find some authentic Palmyra fruits and enjoy such chewy, crunchy and tender sweet meat inside in the middle of a sunny day.
You only need to spend a couple of days to make a trip to An Giang from Saigon. Remember to contact your best Vietnam private tours in Saigon for a complete holiday treat!
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