Introducing An Giang ProvinceView Gallery
Travel Mekong Delta (or Western) you shouldn’t skip An Giang, where is called Seven Mountains land (Thất Sơn or Bảy Núi). An Giang is a very special land, it’s only province in Mekong Delta having massive mountains. In there, the most famous is Sam mountain where has Queen land temple (đền Bà Chúa Xứ) and Cam mountain (Banned moutain – núi Cấm) having biggest Maitreya statue in Asia.
An Giang has Tra Su melaleuca forest (rừng tràm Trà Sư), where is residence of countless birds. Immense Sky Lake (Búng Bình Thiên) having yellow of Dien Dien flowers. Vinh Te canal is busy in flood season. Addition, An Giang also has many culture attractions, such as Mosque, Pagodas have Khmer’s architecture and the most special is cow race festival.
An Giang occupies a position in the upper reaches of the Mekong Delta. The Hau Giang and Tien Giang branches of the Mekong are the dominant geographical features of the province. An Giang shares 100km the border with Cambodia in the north-west. It is adjacent Dong Thap Province in the east, Can Tho city in the south-east and Kien Giang province in the south-west.
An Giang is main province in rice output. The province also has corn and aquatic products as basa fish, shrimp, cuttle... An Giang is also renowned as traditional handicraft such as Tan Chau silk, Chau Doc fish sauce and other consume products. Especially, long-standing handicraft weaves fabric industry of Cham ethnic group.
Coming to An Giang, tourists should not miss the chance to visit Oc-Eo Remain Site - a famous place known to many people inside the country and overseas. It is a vast ancient vestige site of the Funan Kingdom, a powerful nation in the Southeast Asia area about two thousand years ago. This Remains Site lies in the mountainous region of Nui Sap – Ba The in Thoai Son District, 30km from Long Xuyen. In the middle Ages, the ancient citadel of Oc-Eo used to be a commercial centre. Other famous sites and attractions include Sam Mountain in Chau Doc, Cam Mountain in Tien Binh, Tuc Dup Hill, grottoes network of Thuy Dai Son, Anh Vu Son, Co To, and many historical vestiges.
An Giang is famous for particular festivals as Lady Chua Xu Temple Festival (23rd to 27th days of the 4th lunar month), Ox Racing Festival of Khmer Group (In the 9th lunar month together with Dolta Ceremony).