As the gateway to the Mekong Delta, Long An province greets visitors with cool climate and a system of canals of a countryside province. Long An land is fertile and stretches along the two major rivers: Vam Co Dong and Vam Co Tay.

Vam Co Dong River
Vam Co Dong River
Vam Co Tay River
Vam Co Tay River
A 5km long path called "Love" stretching through the cajuput forest in Tan Lap Floating Village
A 5km long path called “Love” stretching through the cajuput forest in Tan Lap Floating Village

In addition to the quietness and peace of a rural area, visitors to Long An can discover the Oc Eo culture which was formed long time ago in the Mekong Delta. If you like archaeology and discovery, it will be interesting to see artifacts, precious stones or Siva and Vinu statues which mark the development of the ancient culture. Here, nearly 20 prehistoric vestiges and almost 100 Oc Eo cultural relics with 12,000 artifacts have been found.

Oc Eo cultural relics found in Long An
Oc Eo cultural relics found in Long An

During a visit to Long An, the most interesting thing is to paddle along peaceful Nhat Tao river. In the warm sunshine of the summer, the river still wears its blue shirt dotted with blue color of water-ferns.

Nhat Tao River
The peaceful Nhat Tao River

Your next stop can be the Ton Thanh pagoda – a popular pagoda with “magnificent and splendid pillars” of Gia Dinh region in the past. This is a magnificent architecture with beautiful bronze statues of Buddha. If you like poetry of Nguyen Dinh Chieu (1822-1888), then surely you will find it very interesting to visit the pagoda, as this place was where poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu lived from 1856 to 1862 and also where his popular literary works, Luc Van Tien and Van Te Nghia Sy Can Giuoc (Can Giuoc funeral oration), were produced.

Ton Thanh Pagoda
Ton Thanh Pagoda
Nguyen Dinh Chieu
Poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu

If Hanoi is famous for its one-pillar pagoda, Long An province boast a building with one hundred pillars. The house is unique for not only the number of pillar but also sophisticated carvings. The house is a blend of unique styles of many regions.

100-pillar ancient house in Long An
100-pillar ancient house in Long An