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Long Xuyen is a regional capital with an interesting history and a rather bland present-day reality. Like My Tho it was founded by the ancient Funanese, or Oc Eo, civilization. Until 1975 it was also the center of the Hoa Hao Buddhist sect, which, like the Caodai, had its own standing army to protect its interests against other sects and armies of the time. The Hoa Hao Buddhists often refer to themselves as Vietnamese Buddhists—that is, practicing a version of Buddhism distinct to Vietnam. Hoa Hao adherents are proud and fiercely independent; during the 1950s and '60s they fought both the Saigon regime and the Vietcong with their own army. They were disarmed after the reunification of Vietnam.

Best time to visit

Like other provinces in the Mekong Delta, Long Xuyen has a tropical monsoon climate. There are two distinct seasons in a year: the rainy season and the sunny season.

Generally, the weather is quite pleasant all year round for travelers to visit Long Xuyen because average temperatures vary very little. In May, June, July, the temperature in Long Xuyen is quite high but it doesn’t interfere with the tourists. In the rest of the year (from August to November), there is a lot of rain in here which often leads to extensive floods. However, during this time, you can experience the life of locals in Long Xuyen when traveling by small boats up the river.

Check the below table for the general idea of Long Xuyen weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.6 25.8 23.3
Feb 30 26.7 23.7
Mar 31.3 28.2 25.2
Apr 31.8 29.2 26.7
May 31 29.3 27.5
Jun 30.2 28.7 27.3
Jul 29.4 28.1 26.9
Aug 29.5 28.2 26.9
Sep 29.2 27.8 26.5
Oct 29.8 27.9 26.2
Nov 30.1 27.8 25.7
Dec 29.4 26.8 24.5

Long Xuyen’s current weather and 7-day forecast


Long Xuyen has a gentle and charming beauty with golden rice fields, with fragrant incense from jaggery, with hospitable locals and many attractive tourist spots. Let’s discover top tourist attractions in Long Xuyen.

Memorial house of President Ton Duc Thang

This place is considered to be among the top tourist attractions in Long Xuyen. When you come here, you will have the opportunity to see the temple with unique construction design, a souvenir house that holds a lot of artifacts and documents about President Ton Duc Thang's career, and also to discover the ancient wooden house where Uncle Ton used to live. Visiting this place, you will surely gain lots of interesting information and experiences.

Location: My Hoa Hung Commune, Long Xuyen city, An Giang province, on Ong Ho islet.

Nguyen Du Lake

If you do not know where to go when traveling to Long Xuyen, don’t hesitate to visit Nguyen Du Lake. In the past, this was a branch of Hau River, but due to sedimentation and gradual separation, it became Nguyen Du Lake. The surroundings of the lake are designed as a modern park which has become one of the most beautiful parks in Mekong Delta.

Location: The lake is located between Le Loi and Nguyen Du streets, in My Binh ward, Long Xuyen city.

Ong Bac Pagoda

This is a famous pagoda which is over 100 years old. When you come here, you will not only discover the unique building design of the pagoda, but also be able to see a lot of high-value ancient relics.

Location: Ong Bac Pagoda is located on Pham Hong Thai Street in My Long Ward, Long Xuyen City.

Long Xuyen floating market

When it comes to your mind about Mekong Delta tourism, what comes up first in your mind will undoubtedly be the lively image of floating markets. Long Xuyen floating market gathers very early in the morning from 5am until 9am daily. Every morning there are hundreds of boats gathering on Hau River and start the interesting activities of buying and selling goods on the river. Unlike other famous floating markets in Tien Giang or Can Tho, this floating market still maintains the lifestyle of a typical floating market in Mekong Delta which has not been commercialized too much.

Here, you not only experience the life of trading on boats but also enjoy a lot of delicious and attractive dishes in Long Xuyen such as: sweet banh canh, pale banh canh, banh tam, banh bo, hu tieu, red bean sweet soup, coffee ... The time when the floating market is crowded and bustling most is around 6 am - 8 am every day.

An Giang Museum

An Giang Museum is the place where you can learn about the development history and cultural beauty of An Giang province over the course of time. If you a fan of history, don’t skip this spot.

Location: An Giang Museum is located on Thoai Ngoc Hau Street, My Long Ward, Long Xuyen City.

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Cozy Home - 1st Home

Add: 9th Floor, Bac Ha Hoang Ho Apartment, Nguyen Hoang Street, Long Xuyen

Located 2.5 km from Asia Plaza Long Xuyen, Cozy Home - 1st Home provides accommodation in Long Xuyên.

The nearest airport is Can Tho International Airport, 46 km from the apartment.

Hoa Binh 1 Hotel 

Add: 130 Tran Hung Dao, My Binh Ward, Long Xuyên

Situated in Long Xuyên, 1.4 km from Asia Plaza Long Xuyen, Hoa Binh 1 Hotel features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant and an outdoor pool. The accommodation provides a concierge service, a tour desk and ticket service for guests.

The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel rooms have a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

Guests at Hoa Binh 1 Hotel can enjoy a continental breakfast.


Add: 02 Ha Hoang Ho, My Xuyen Ward, Long Xuyen City, An Giang Province, Long Xuyên

Situated in Long Xuyên, 500 m from Asia Plaza Long Xuyen, CHAU KHUONG HOTEL features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar. Among the facilities at this property are valet parking and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All rooms at CHAU KHUONG HOTEL have air conditioning and a wardrobe.

The accommodation offers an American or Asian breakfast.

For a perfect and complete Long Xuyen trip, visiting famous tourist sites in Long Xuyen is not enough, because the culinary discovery here is also an indispensable experience. There are many delicious dishes, varying in flavor and form, but to enjoy the full taste of this land, you should not miss some delicious dishes, the most famous specialties in Long Xuyen such as: fish sauce hot pot, crab soup hot pot, rice pancake, and especially fish rice noodles. Fish rice noodles is a rustic dish but once visitors have a go at it, they will never forget the taste.

Cooking fish rice noodles is not too complicated; however, it requires a skillful and meticulous cook. Raw materials to make this dish are very simple, only calling for snakehead fish, broth, fresh vermicelli (noodle) and some vegetables. Long Xuyen fish rice noodles with the sweetness of broth, the greasiness of fish, the spicy taste of lemongrass with a little bitterness of vegetables make this dish irresistibly delicious. Not only attractive to locals, Long Xuyen fish rice noodles also attracts both domestic and foreign tourists to come and enjoy. You can go to some small restaurants along Le Loi Street (My Binh Ward, Long Xuyen City, An Giang Province) to enjoy this typical fish rice noodles.

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By bus

Long Xuyen can be best reached by bus, which takes about 5 hours from Ho Chi Minh City or 1½ hours from Can Tho.

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Get around

The city itself is not as large as its close neighbor Can Tho and the centre of town is easily walkable. Like any other Vietnamese city there are plenty of xe-om motorcycle drivers or a bicycle with cart attached (xe loi), which is a specialty of the Mekong.

Another easy mode of transportation is renting a bike from a streetside bike repairman, although most foreigners would prefer a motorbike to go farther into the province when time permits.

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