Bac Lieu is a land region rich in rice, fish shrimp and salt. Here there are the 4 ethnic groups: Kinh, Khmer, Chams and Chinese. Bac Lieu is the hometown of Cai Luong tunes, which has been popular in the South of Vietnam. This land region bore Cong Tu Bac Lieu, the richest boy in Vietnam and famous for the luxurious lifestyle in the first half of the 20th century. This article introduces typical destinations so that you come to visit to understand the land and people here more. Here is the list of Top 10 attractions in Bac Lieu:
1. Bac Lieu wind fan Field
From Bac Lieu city on Cao Van Lau road to the sea, in the area of Vinh Dong A Hamlet, Vinh Trach Dong Commune, there is has a fan field. The distance from the city center to the field is about 20 km, but from a distance of tens of kilometers, you can see the wind fans rotating as the big pinwheels in the sky. This is a favorite spot taking photos for many young people coming to Bac Lieu.
Address: Vinh Dong A Hamlet, Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province
2. Bac Lieu Bird Garden
About 6 km from Bac Lieu city, Bac Lieu bird sanctuary is home to many waterfowl species. Birds often gather in the rainy season from May to October. Coming to Bac Lieu Bird’s Garden, the most interesting is standing on the tower as tall as a treetop to admire the scenery below.
Address: Cao Van Lau Road, Hiep Thanh Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province.
3. Bac Lieu Ancient Longan Garden
From Bac Lieu City, going along the path of Musician Cao Van Lau to the south about 6km, you will see the gardens spread over 11km from Hiep Thanh to Vinh Trach Dong. Everybody knows that Mekong River Delta is the land of the orchard and this is the most special one of the Mekong Delta, known as Centennial Orchard. Stepping into the garden, picking up the delicious bunch of longans and sitting in the garden to eat specialties hearing the melody of Amateur Music are nothing more interesting.
Address: Hiep Thanh Commune and Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province.
4. Bac Lieu Sea
With 156 km of coastline and important estuaries such as Ganh Hao, Nha Mat, Cai Cung, Vinh Hau and Bac Lieu, you can drop yourself in the sea-house, sipping seafood and welcome cool sea breeze. Bac Lieu Beach does not have white sand beaches such as Nha Trang, Vung Tau, but there are very far mudflats to bring the fresh sea specialties.
Address: Nha Mat Resort, Nha Mat Hamlet, Hiep Thanh Commune, Vinh Loi District, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province.
Cong Tu Bac Lieu House could not be missed in the list of Top 10 attractions in Bac Lieu. The house is built according to French style, and the materials are brought back from France. This house is considered being the most imposing one in the Mekong Delta of the early 20th century. Visitors come here to visit, learn architects, historic objects. Visitors also have the opportunity to hear about the “play” life of the richest boy of the South at that time. This is really a destination that any visitors to Bac Lieu also want to set foot.
Address: 13 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 3, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province.
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6. Xiem Can Pogoda
Sim Can Pagoda is a Khmer one in Bac Lieu. The pagoda is built in the 19th century on a 50,000 m² campus. Through the cool green tree lines from the highway, visitors are surprised that the pagoda is decorated with many motifs and patterns carved skillfully.
Address: Provincial Road 31, Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province.
7. Nam Hai Buddha
Buddha is the most outstanding architecture – culture – spirituality in Bac Lieu. Every year, thousands of visitors come to visit, enjoy and express their respect. The attractive The Buddhist Sanctuary (Nam Hai Buddha) in Nha Mat Ward, Bac Lieu City built in 1973, Nam Hai characteristic is the 11m high Buddha statue whose face looks at the East Sea to protect the fishermen earning living in the sea.
Address: De Bien, Nha Mat Ward, Bac Lieu Province.
8. Vinh Hung Ancient Tower
About 20km from the center of Bac Lieu, Vinh Hung ancient tower in Vinh Hung A Commune, Vinh Loi District has been recognized as a national architectural monument. This tower is the only ancient architectural monument that is preserved in the Mekong Delta. The Tower is was discovered by a French archaeologist in 1911. It is worth about the culture-art.
Address: Vinh Hung A Commune, Vinh Loi District, Bac Lieu Province.
9. Cao van Lau Memorial Aria
Composer Cao Van Lau is the last resting place of Author of Da Co Hoai Lang piece, which is famous in the South of Vietnam. Here, visitors will hear about his status, career, the development of art from Da Co piece. Visitors also have the opportunity to visit the photo galleries on costumes, musical instruments, wax models of the amateur music. In 1997 the memorial was recognized as a historical vestige.
Address: Cao van Lau, Ward 2, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Province.
10. Bac Lieu Salt Field
Being a source of great salt in the Mekong Delta, salt fields are a feature of Bac Lieu Province. The salt fields are divided into squares, rows, running straight. Under the hot sun, salt farmers are attentive to work. Salt crystallized in the white, sparkling squares. The sea water in Bac Lieu is quite clean, high salinity, thus producing good salt and being harvested fast. Taking advantage of this, the people here always work hard to produce white grains of salt.
Address: Hoa Binh Commune, Dong Hai District, Bac Lieu Province