An Giang

Area: 3,536.7 sq. km.
Population: 2,158.3 thousand habitants (2015).
Capital: Long Xuyen City.

Administrative divisions:
- City: Chau Doc.

- Town: Tan Chau.
- Districts (8): An Phu, Phu Tan, Chau Phu, Tinh Bien, Tri Ton, Cho Moi, Chau Thanh, Thoai Son.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Cham, Hoa.

GEOGRAPHY

An Giang Province is located to the west of the Mekong Delta between the Tien and Hau rivers and shares a 100km border with Cambodia in the north- west. It also shares border with Dong Thap Province in the east, Can Tho City in the south-east, and Kien Giang Province in the south-west.

 

An Giang has two main types of topography: midland areas and low mountains. The low mountains is Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) in Tinh Bien and Tri Ton districts. Vinh Te Tunnel runs along with the province's border in the west, which connects from Chau Doc to Ha Tien.

 

Climate: An Giang is divided into two seasons: the rain (from May to November), and the dry (from December to April next year). The average annual temperature varies 27oC. The highest temperature is 35oC - 37oC from April to May and the lowest ones is 20oC - 21oC from December to January next year. The annual rainfall is 1,400 - 1,500mm.

 

Ox Racing Festival (An Giang Province)

 

TOURISM AND ECONOMY

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.

 

An Giang is famous for particular festivals as Lady Chua Xu, Chol Chnam Thomay, Dolta festival and ox racing. 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.

 

TRANSPORTATION

An Giang has a relatively convenient land and water transport system. National Road N°. 91 connects to Cambodia. Long Xuyen City is 190km south-west of Ho Chi Minh City, approximately 62km from Can Tho, 124km from My Tho (Tien Giang Province). Chau Doc City is 96km from Ha Tien (Kien Giang Province), 117km from Can Tho City, 179km from My Tho City, and 245km from Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Bus: There are buses from Long Xuyen City to Can Tho City, Ho Chi Minh City, and Tien Giang Province and from Chau Doc City to Can Tho City, Dong Nai Province, Ho Chi Minh City, Kien Giang Province, Khanh Hoa Province, and Tay Ninh Province.

 

Boat: There are two ferries from Long Xuyen City to Dong Thap Province including Vam Cong and An Hoa Ferries.
 

Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (Cambodia) via Vinh Xuong water border gate by Hang Chau Boat (Tel: (84-296) 3562 771) departing from Chau Doc at 7.30am; and by Cawaco Boat (Tel: (84-296) 2213 679) departing from Chau Doc at 8.30am everyday.

ALBUM
WHERE TO STAY
Thanh Ha Hotel

Add: Trung Nu Vuong St., Ward B, Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3560 956

Thien Huong Guest House

Add: 4 Ly Tu Trong St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3843 152

My Loc Hotel

Add: 702/31 Trieu Quang Phuc St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3834 268

Helen Ngoc Giang Hotel

Add: 173/1 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3956 979

Thien Thanh Hotel

Add: 280 Tran Hung Dao St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3943 891

Guest House Phuong Hoang

Add: 60/11 Highway 91, Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3832 997

Thai Binh Duong Hotel

Add: 146/7AB Tran Hung Dao St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3841 056/ 3840 700

Thuy Tien Hotel

Add: 209-211 Ly Thai To St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3849 077

Bao Giang Hotel

Add: 29 Tran Hung Dao St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3833 179 / 3835 865

An Binh Hotel

Add: 1-2-3 Eo Bis, Dinh Cong Trang St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 6251 339

Ngoc Kha Tu Hotel

Add: Ngo Thoi Sy St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3959 969

Bich Ngoc Hotel

Add: Highway 943K, My Hoa ward, Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3921 838

Thanh Toan Hotel

Add: 59/8 Dong Thanh, Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3831 270/ 3831 409

Thang Loi 2 Hotel

Add: 9 Le Hong Phong St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3854 490/ 3852 561

An Binh 1 Hotel

Add: 339/14 Pro Highway 943, Thoai Son Dist.

Tel: (84-296) 6259 439

Gio Song 2 Hotel

Add: Binh Thanh Hamlet, Binh My commune, Chau Phu Dist.

Tel: (84-296) 3670 555

Ngoc Phu Hotel

Add: 25 Dong Da St., Chau Doc

Tel: (84-296) 3868 484

An Long Hotel

Add: 279 - 281 Tran Hung Dao St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3843 298/ 3847845

Thanh Phong Hotel

Add: J15+15A Hung Vuong ++ St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3849 999

Mai Van Anh Hotel

Add: 123 Ham Nghi St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 6252 729

WHERE TO EAT
Viet Tuu Restaurant

Add: 5/4B Le Trieu Kiet St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3855 450

Bo-Le-Fardin Coffee Restaurant

Add: 8 Le Loi St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3955 533

Coffee Hieu Restaurant

Add: Nguyen Du Lake, Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3751 269

Coffee Pho Restaurant

Add: 79 Tran Hung Dao St., Long Xuyen City

Coffee Sao Restaurant

Add: 9/9 Le Loi St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3943 940

Trung Nguyen Coffee Restaurant

Add: 77 Thoai Ngoc Hau St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3951 986 / 3951 985

Duy Restaurant

Add: 192 Ton Duc Thang, Tan Chau

Tel: (84-296) 3822 898/ 3531 987

Hong Phat Restaurant

Add: 77 Chi Lang St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3866 950

Dong Xuyen Restaurant

Add: 9A rue Luong Van Cu, ville de Long Xuyen

Tel: (84-296) 3942 268

Bao Giang 2 Restaurant

Add: 316/2B Tran Hung Dao St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3810 988 / 2210 956

Quan Bay Bong

Add: 20 Suong Nguyet Anh St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3867 271

Chau Doc Tourist Pier Restaurant

Add: 3 Le Loi St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3550 949

Hoa Binh 1 Restaurant

Add: 8 rue Le Hong Phong, Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3856 167

Que Phat Restaurant

Add: 22A Tran Nhat Duat St., Long Xuyen City

Tel: (84-296) 3846 612 / 3848 778