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TRAVEL TIPS An Giang Friday, 06 January 2017

An Giang travel experience in detail

Famous for large fields and wonderful forests of Western Vietnam, An Giang has been a popular attraction of Vietnam.

The best time to travel to An Giang

An Giang travel experience in detail

You can visit An Giang at any time of the year, but if you want to know more about the culture as well as lively lifestyle of local people, you should go in April and August to the Lunar year because this is the time of two big festivals of An Giang.

Means of transport to An Giang

From Saigon, you can travel to An Giang by bus or motorbike

  • By bus: depart from the West station to Long Xuyen or Chau Doc (price ticket: 150,000 – 300,000 VND). When you reach those two destinations, you can take a motorbike or taxi to get in An Giang.
  • By motorbike: Highway 1 to An Thai Trung T-junction – turn right to Cao Lanh – cross Cao Lanh ferry to Cho Moi – cross Hau Giang ferry – Nang Gu ferry – follow Highway 91 and go farther 30km.
    An Giang travel experience in detail

You can backpack to An Giang with two main routes:

  • Saigon – Cao Lanh – Tram Chim – An Giang – Cambodia
  • Saigon – Dong Thap – An Giang – Kien Giang – Phu Quoc – Cambodia

From Hanoi, you can take a flight to Saigon and follow those instructions above.

Accommodation in An Giang

  • Gio Song hotel. Address: 472/24 Quan Co Thanh, Long Xuyen city. Tel: 3953 049/ 3956 032.
  • Hang Chau hotel. Address: 10 Nguyen Van Thoai, Chau Doc town. Tel: 3868 891.
  • Lam Hung Ky hotel. Address: 138 Trung Nu Vuong, Chau Doc town. Tel: 3561 564/ 3561 981.
  • Thang Loi 2 hotel. Address: 9 Le Hong Phong, Long Xuyen city. Tel: 3854 490/ 3852 561.
  • Thuan Loi hotel: 18 Tran Hung Dao, Chau Doc town. Tel: 3866 134.

Places to visit in An Giang

Most of places to visit in An Giang are in Long Xuyen city and Chau Doc town.

An Giang travel experience in detail

Long Xuyen

  • Sap Mount is a low mountain so that you can travel by motorbike.
  • Ong Thoai Lake tourism was built with rock campus and romantic scene.
  • Chau Doc fishing village is the place that supply fish for exporting and domestic trade.
  • Bung Binh Thien Lake is far from Chau Doc town 25km with large lake and it is the residence of Cham ethnic.

Chau Doc town

  • Tra Su melaleuca forest is beautiful with green duckweed carpet, endangered animals and wonderful scene.
  • Cam Mount with big old trees, pristine beauty will bring you the best time to relax.
  • Sam Mount with pagoda and temple system such as Tay An Temple, Thoai Ngoc Hau Temple…
  • Ket Mount with a huge stone like a rostrum and the height of 100m.

An Giang’s cuisine

An Giang travel experience in detail

Coming to An Giang, you will have the chance to enjoy simple dishes but very delicious such as fish vermicelli, smoked beef, Tri Ton beef soup… And if you don’t try fish sauce hot pot, it means that you haven’t been to An Giang yet.

Notes:

  • If you backpack to An Giang, bring ID with you.
  • Bring comfortable clothes, sunscreen, jacket, hat and necessary medicines.
  • If you want to go camping here, remember to bring tent, warm jacket, food…
  • You can buy fish sauce or Cham handicraft in Chau Doc market because it is very famous.
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