Perched on a platform roughly 30 kilometers off Ho Chi Minh City, Long An is a mid-sized province of the Mekong Delta region. It is typically characterized by its shared northeast and southwest border with Tay Ninh Province, Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Thap, Tien Giang respectively.
Its total area takes up to 1.4 million people, mostly half of them are laborers. It is also home to both King and Chinese people communities. Beyond 12 districts, Tan An is the province’s capital within driving distance heading to Ho Chi Minh City. For an experience truly detached from the modern world and the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh’s lively life, travelers are advised to consider a stay at Tan An.
As far as weather types are considered, Long An is described as the monsoon tropical weather, clearly distinguished with two distinct seasons: the dry season lasting from December to April next year and the rainy season between May to November. It will never be a bad time to head to south Vietnam in general and Long An particularly in the dry season.
Traveling to several Long An’s to-do destinations such as Binh Ta Vestiges, Nguyen Huynh Duc Temple and Tomb, Rach Cat military base, Long An museum, or Tan Thanh Pagoda, might consume most of your days. Long An is moreover well-known with an array of Oc Eo cultural seasonal festivals, specially the rain-seeking festival.
85 km away from Ho Chi Minh City and connected to surrounding areas via Rach Mieu Bridge, Ben Tre is one of the most popular Mekong Delta provinces among foreign visitors.
Soc Trang Province is the token of the cultural harmony, being the place where the Vietnamese and descendants of the Cham empire are living in peace.
Tien Giang province, with its Cai Be district, is famous for the boisterous economy on the float. As such, the land is full of docks where goods come and go and the trading activities happen directly on the water.