Top Tourist Attractions In An Giang, Vietnam
With its peaceful poetic natural scenery, rich food and friendly people, An Giang is always an attractive destination for many tourists. You can go to An Giang at any time of the year but the best is the beginning of the year – from January to April. After May, An Giang begins to welcome the summer rain so it will be difficult for you in the process of travel, explore. To get a full trip, a very useful article below will introduce you Top Tourist Attractions In An Giang, Vietnam. Take notes to prepare for your next trip!
1. Bung Binh Thien
One of the fun places in An Giang that you can not ignore is the Bung Binh Thien or a Nuoc Troi lake. Located about 30km from Chau Doc, Bung Binh Thien is a beautiful and romantic lake of An Giang River. Especially in the floating water season, the lake is adorned with yellow Dien Dien flowers alternating among green Luc Binh flowers.
To enjoy the scenery here, you can rent boats with prices ranging from 150,000 to 300,000 VND / 1 boat. Especially if you come here on the occasion of 2/9, you can also participate in special festivals such as dancing on the boat, sing on floating water, boat racing, fishing, and interesting folk games.
Address: Khanh Binh Commune, An Phu District, An Giang Province.
2. Sap Mountain
At an altitude of 85m, Mount Sap is known as one of the most charming, poetic mountains in An Giang. It is home to vast, green rice fields surrounded by majestic mountains and clear blue water at the foot of the mountain.
Although this is an artificial lake created by the process of human stone mining, today it was built into Mr. Thoai Lake Resort. The highlight is 10m high Thoai Ngoc Hau statue with a hand pointing towards Thoai River – one of his work breaking fresh ground.
Address: Nui Sap Town, Thoai Son District, An Giang Province.
3. Tra Su Mangrove Forest
Located in Tinh Bien district, Tra Su mangrove forest covers an area of about 850 hectares with rich mangrove forest ecosystem. The forest is known as one of the fun places in An Giang you must definitely come. Coming here, you will experience the feeling of dreaming when sailing in the midst of the blue water-fern carpet or in the corner of the mangrove, hearing the singing bird. Besides, if you want to observe the whole Tràm Sư forest, you can go to the observatory to see the whole beauty as well as enjoy the cool fresh air on the height.
Address: Van Giao Commune, Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province.
4. Tuc Dup Hill
Located in Tri Ton commune, Tri Ton district, An Giang, Tuc Dup hill is not only famous for its historical relics associated with the heroic years of the nation but also attracted by peaceful scenery. The mountains here are covered with a layer of mist as if the fairy scene. In the middle is the rocky field that creates the scene attractive of thousands of people. Besides beautiful natural scenery, thanks to the promotion of tourism, this place has been built more interesting entertainment points but does not lose the natural inherent beauty.
Address: Tri Ton Town, Tri Ton District, An Giang Province.
Talking about Chau Doc Market, many people think of the name “kingdom of salted fish” because here sells numberless kinds and dried fish with full color and flavor. The market there are not only salt fishes and fried fishes but also snack such as tamarind candy, palmyra jelly, palmyra sugar. You can buy the specialties to buy back family as gifts. The trip is an opportunity for you to learn more about the life of the floating water.
Address: Bach Dang, Chau Phu A Ward, Chau Doc City, An Giang Province.
6. Van Huong Mai
If you are looking for a fun place in An Giang that combines tourism and entertainment, Van Huong Mai Resort is not a bad choice. This is a harmonious combination of wild nature and the entertainment that is made by the human, such as reversing aircraft, rock climbing, horse queen. All will certainly help you dispel fatigue. After a long day of fun and experience, you can choose for yourself a stop and enjoy the dishes flavorful of the Mekong River Delta.
Address: My Duc Commune, Chau Phu District, An Giang Province
7. Lam Vien – Cam Mountain
Being Dalat of the Mekong River Delta, Cam Mountain has majestic natural scenery and airy fresh air that can humor any visitors when coming here. At a height of 700m above sea level, Ong Can Mountain will certainly not be easy for travelers who want to conquer the mountain by trekking. If you are not passionate about climbing, you can ride a motorbike to the top or rent a cable car for 180.000 VND / return ticket (90.000 VND / ticket for children).
Up to the top of the mountain, you also visit the famous places such as Van Linh Pagoda where having giant Buddha statue, Thuy Liem Lake – the point many Buddhists come to release fish, large Buddhist Pagoda with Buddha statue 33m high, Lam Vien travel area – where having dreamlike charming landscape.
Address: An Hao Commune, Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province
8. Oc Eo archaeological site
This is the most famous ancient relic in An Giang attracting not only the collectors and archaeologists to study but also many domestic and foreign tourists who want to find the traces of the development of An Giang. With typical cultural and historical values, in 1998 Oc Eo relic was recognized as a national monument. In addition, the Prime Minister has decided to rank archaeological relics and architectural art Oc Eo – Ba The is a special national monument.
Address: Oc Eo Town, Thoai Son District, An Giang Province.
9. Ta Pa
The people that love traveling cannot ignore Ta Pa – an attractive tourist destination can make anyone passionate by fresh beauty. Especially, on the top of Ta Pa Mountain, there is a very beautiful sapphire-blue fresh lake, which promises to be a very unique place to check in. Standing on Ta Pa Mountain, you can look down to see the beauty of the fields with many green levels
Address: To Mountain Commune, Tri Ton District, An Giang Province.
10. 6 Famous Pagoda in An Giang
An Giang attracts a large number of tourists not only because of its beauty of forests, mountains, lakes, and fields but also the ancient pagodas with unique folk architectural style. Do not ignore spiritual pilgrimage destinations in An Giang. Below is 5 famous pagoda in An Giang.
The most famous place of spiritual traveling journey in An Giang is Ba Chua Xu Temple. The Temple is located at the foot of Mount Sam, built according to traditional architectural style – curved roofs and Sapphire-blue tiles. Looking generally, the temple looks like a lotus. At night, the temple becomes brightly because of the colored light system.
Inside the temple, there were horizontal boards and board couples with Chinese words carved skilly, painted with vermilion, stuck with gold. That makes the temple more ancient and mysterious. Especially, there is a woman statue in a very luxury long dress – It is Ba Chua Xu statue (Ba Chua Xu is a goddess controlling a region.).
Some people come here for sightseeing. Some come here for praying for business. Ba Chua Xu Festival attracts over 2 million visitors every year. The festival happens from the 23rd to the 27th of January on the lunar calendar.
Address: Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc City, An Giang Province.
Huynh Dao Pagoda
Huynh Dao Pagoda is a large Buddhist Pagoda similar to Ba Chua Xu Pagoda. The pagoda is a famous tourist attraction in An Giang. The unique feature of the Huynh Dao pagoda is the nine dragon statues in front of the pagoda. In addition, the pagoda’s campus is very peaceful with the pure beauty of the lotus ponds radiating scent.
Address: Vinh Dong II Hamlet, Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc City, An Giang Province.
Van Linh Tu Pagoda
Van Linh Pagoda is located in the Cam Mountain tourist area. The site of the Van Linh Pagoda is extremely special, the back of the pagoda against Bo Hong hillside (this is the highest peak of Cam mountain with the height of about 716 meters), the temple faces toward Thuy Liem Lake. It has a lot of fresh green flowers and bonsaí giving the temple a quiet space. Here there are many towers built in front of the pagoda with architectural style combine between ancientness and modernity.
Address: An Hao Commune, Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province.
Hang Pagoda was built between 1840 – 1845, since the construction to the present, Hang pagoda dating back more than 100 years. It is built according to the ancient eastern Hang Pagoda is built on the slope of Mount Sam at the height of hundreds of meters, in architectural style – curved roof, red tile, but higher and more comfortable. Being Located in the middle of the mountains causes an extremely peaceful and calm atmosphere.
The Buddhist visiting the pagoda will have the feeling of traveling in the middle of the scene somewhere in the middle of the sky. From the foot of Mount Sam, up to Hang Pagoda, you have to cross the step-roads. However, it is easy to go, both taking a breath of fresh air and watching the beautiful mountains brings us lots of interesting things. Hang Pagoda is recognized as a national historical vestige of Vietnam. It is an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists.
Address: Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc City, An Giang Province.
Beside the famous Ba Chua Xu Temple, Hang Pagoda, the temples and pagodas at Sam Mountain also have the presence of Tay An Co Tu. Xi An Temple is located at the foot of Mount Sam, in Vinh Te Commune, Chau Doc Town, An Giang Province and 5 km from Chau Doc Town.
The main hall of the pagoda is the place attracting the most attention because the roof is designed onion shape, similar to the temple in India. The pagoda is not only a sacred pagoda but also a famous tourist attraction in Sam mountain resort, An Giang province.
Address: Vinh Te Commune, Chau Doc City, An Giang Province.
To Dinh Phat Giao Hoa Hao
To Dinh Phat Giao Hoa is place founding Hoa Hao religion. To Dinh is not famous because of the massive architecture, but because it is related to a large religion having the number of believers arranged in the fourth position of the religions in Vietnam (about 1,500 believers in 2018).
At the gate has the phrase: QUI TIEN DONG NGHINH (It means this place welcomes both the rich and the poor,). The phrase shows the equal opinion of Buddhism. To Dinh is built according to the traditional Vietnamese character style – 3 compartments, red tiles, and lime walls. In front of the house, there is a Thong Thien table (The table used to worship the God or Creator). The main department worships Tran Da piece with brown color (It is the symbol showing deliverance and harmony.) and 2 side departments worship ancestor. Although the house is very simple, it shows the doctrinal that is suitable for farmers.
Address: Phu My Town, Phu Tan District, An Giang Province.