Vinh Long, where My Thuan bridge is spanning, is a well-off and green province with various kinds of fruits and unique cultural sites. Hau and Tien river crossing together make the province fertile and full of energy. Situated 136km to the west of Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Long is like a miniature of the Mekong Delta thanks to the nature’s favour with special characters of the water-covered area. There are also far away straight coconut tree lines, mild and twisty rivers and green fruit orchards whispering with the wind.
Owning a flat terrain with many river and convenient transport, Vinh Long has more chances to further develop.
Apart from rice, every year, Vinh Long also harvests hundreds of tonnes of fruits such as oranges, longons, mandarin oranges, grape fruits and coconuts…which are the specialties of the Mekong Delta.
Besides natural strengths, Vinh Long is also rich in revolutionary tradition, and is a place where many heroes who sacrificed their life for the country and people used to live. Here, we can see Van Thanh temple where worships Phan Thanh Gian or ancient pagodas which used to hide cardres.
The harmony of three ethnic groups, Viet, Khmer and Hoa (Chinese) creates the uniqueness for the province. To date, Vinh Long still keeps and upholds many types of folk literature – its precious spiritual heritages, including Van Tien poem, classical drama, reformed theatre…. which act as a bridge to maintain the tradition and the identities of the Mekong Delta. The historical cultural relics educate the next generations of the great merits of talented and righteous people, who devoted all their lives for the nation, for people, like the personality of the open and truthful Vinh Long people.
At present, Vinh Long is more and more developing, but still preserves its long-lasting cultural characteristics. Together with development, Vinh Long is striving to keep and restore the relics so as the next generation can learn about them. Vinh Long is also a well-off and mild land, which is waiting for tourists to explore and learn its beauty./.