Famously known for the local life on criss-crossing rivers – the mystic land of An Giang also possesses unique cultural values that rhyme to the mighty Mekong.
Located by the fertile Mekong stream, An Giang is endowed with a favorable climate and soil for agricultural development, which is also a valuable tourism resource. This rustic, casual yet colorful and peaceful countryside region has been the main draw of tourists here.
Tra Su Cajuput forest (Tinh Bien district) is the highlight landscape in An Giang. This 850-hectare area of an extremely diverse and rich ecosystem is home to numerous rare species listed in Vietnam Red Data Book. Down the river, the water hyacinth covers all the water surface, creating a green velvet carpet. Photo: Vu Quoc Tung.
Resting on a sampan, gently paddling on the clear green water, watching dozens of birds chirping and singing on the top of melaleuca trees, I thought I was lost in wonderland. This submerged forest is typical of Western Mekong Delta. Photo: Vu Quoc Tung.
Floating season lasting from August to November brings an important source of income for the local in the Mekong Delta in general and An Giang in particular. The gifts from Mekong – seafood and alluvium will help to improve the lives of the local here. Photo: Long LR.
Chau Doc floating village is typical for the way of living of the people here. Plain people live their simple life in their raft houses floating on the water, moving mainly with canoes and boats. Photo: Ngoc Thuong Huynh.
Dawn rises behind the high jaggery line – the typical tree of this region. Photo: Le Minh Phat.
Enjoying the peaceful scenery, inhaling the scent of new rice, you will feel fresh again, lifted from the anxiety and tiredness. Photo: Ngoc Thuong Huynh.
Also in the land of Tri Ton in the dry season, Khmer children gathered around wells in the middle of the field, bathing together, frolicking, singing, smiling their brightest smiles. Photo: Phong Tran Thuan.
Ong Thoai Lake in Nui Sap town, Thoai Son district, possesses a charming landscape with clear lake water that reflects the green mountains. This place is home to the legend of Thoai Ngoc Hau – the man who explored and developed this land. Photo: Truong Kinh Nhon.
Khmer people in An Giang account for 3.9% of the province’s population, living mainly in Tri Ton and Tinh Bien districts, bringing a unique cultural mark to this place. For the Khmer community in the South, the temple is not only a center for religious and cultural activities but also a reflection of the lives of local people. Photo: Le Manh Linh.
Referring to the cultural activities in An Giang, it is impossible to ignore the Bay Nui cow racing festival in Chau Doc city. Every year, this competitive, exciting race has been attracting thousands of visitors to see and learn about the culture and people here. Thereby, the festival plays a crucial role in preserving tradition and cultural identity. Photo: Ngoc Thuong Huynh.
As modernity creeps up, ferries crossing Vam Cong pier, which was associated with many generations of people in An Giang and Dong Thap, will only be a memory when the bridge over Hau River is completed. Photo: Duy Khang.