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Lush and intensely cultivated with rice and fruits orchards. The province is criss-crossed with canals and tributaries all flowing into the teeming rivers that form its own borders. It’s surprising that the name Vinh Long translates to "eternal prosperity". Vinh Long in the Mekong Deltas has established itself as a eco-traveler destination. Along with its proximity to Ho Chi Minh City has made it a popular day trip. It's 130 km south west of the City and its own capital has the same name as the Province. The majority of the people are Kinh, Vietnamese. But there are little of Chinese and Cambodian Khmer. Little of its history has been correctly documented though the sway of the French can be seen in its architecture within the Capital. There are Chinese temples as well as Buddhism sites.

Vinh Long Weather Overview

Average temperatures in Vinh Long vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 18th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Vinh Long, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid May where highs are regularly around 95.3°F (35.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.9°F (26.6°C) at night.

Check the below table to have the general idea of Vinh Long weather throughout the year:

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.7 25.2 20.9
Feb 31.8 25.9 21.7
Mar 33.5 28.1 24.2
Apr 34.1 29.4 26
May 34.9 30 26.4
Jun 33.2 28.3 25.1
Jul 32.3 27.8 24.8
Aug 32.7 27.9 24.9
Sep 32.1 27.7 24.6
Oct 32.3 27.7 24.7
Nov 32.4 27.9 24.8
Dec 31.4 27.1 23.4


Best time to go to Vinh Long

The best time to visit the Vinh Long is during January to March when it's not raining, as it allows you to take part in a number of activities which may be otherwise dangerous. During the months of January to March, the density of tourists is also relatively low and this gives off a private feel to all the tourist spots.

Vinh Long Seasonal Weather Guide

Rainy Season: May - August

The rainy season in Vinh Long lasts from May to August. During this season, temperatures skyrocket upto 32 degree celsius. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't always rain, but torrential and heavy downpour occurs at unexpected times. This season is unsuitable for any water activities in the Mekong River and the surrounding areas as the water levels are quite dangerous and life jackets are an absolute necessity in the off chance that water activities are allowed.

Dry Season: September - January

The Dry season in Vinh Long ushers in slightly cooler temperatures, from 18 degrees celsius to 28 degrees celsius. The sun peaks our during this season and casts a pleasant warm glow. Rainfall is rare and unexpected. Tourists flock to this area during this season and tourist destinations are often very crowded.

Spring: February - April

Spring ushers in the best weather in Vinh Long. Temperatures range from 18 degrees to 30 degrees celsius. Occasional bouts of rainfall are common, but do nothing to deter the water activities from taking place. Spring time also does not see a lot of tourists and this makes it more convenient to explore more locations.

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It's not too modern like Saigon, not too ancient like An Giang; but Vinh Long tourist destinations still have ways to attract tourists who love travel Mekong Delta in a very special way. Discover this interesting land through top attractions that listed below!

1. Tien Chau Pagoda

Tien Chau Pagoda is one of the beautiful destinations on An Binh islet, recognized as a national historical-cultural relic. To get here, from Vinh Long city, you pass An Binh ferry, take a short boat ride to Tien Chau pagoda. Entering the temple, you will admire the temple’s interior hall, which is beautifully decorated and elegant. In the middle of the four pillars is the worshipping ceremony, inside the giant Buddha statue of Amida. This will be the destination for those who love spiritual travel and discover nostalgic beauty.

2. Brickyard

The traditional village of making pottery and brick burning stretching over 30km, nestled on the romantic Co Chien stream of Vinh Long city, Long Ho district. And Mang Thit is also a place not to be missed when coming to this land. The Red Kingdom is the title given by folk to Vinh Long land, a long-standing trade village. It one of the largest localities with the largest brick kilns and handicrafts in the Mekong Delta. There are nearly 1000 brick production facilities located closely, but over time, the brick kingdom is no longer the same. But remains the nostalgia, the moss, the remains of the ancient city still have a strange attraction.

3. Temple Of Literature

Vinh Long not only has sweet fruits but also is a land of great people. Besides the Western river garden tourist style. Visitors will visit the relic Van Thanh Temple, Vinh Long Temple. It’s located on the bank of Long Ho River (in Ward 4- Vinh Long City). This is one of the first three sacred shrines built in the South with Van Thanh Temple of Bien Hoa (in Dong Nai province) and Van Thanh Temple (present-day Saigon).

Here, visitors will enjoy the peace, cool, relax the spirit, admire the ancient architecture. It’s one of the best way to learn more about the culture and history of the Vietnamese people and show their sincerity grateful to the predecessors.

4. Hoang Hao Ecotourism Area

It is located on Highway 57, 2 km from Dinh Khao ferry, in Thanh Duc commune, Long Ho district, Vinh Long province. This is a brand new, super beautiful eco-tourist area of Vinh Long province. This place not only possesses the cool green scenery of the West with extremely fresh air; But there are also mini houses with thatched roofs, corrugated iron roofs, and a strikingly colourful wall below.

5. Vinh Sang Eco-Tourism Area

If you ask a place for collective entertainment in Vinh Long, probably many people will show you to Vinh Sang eco-tourism area. Vinh Sang farm has a triangular shape with a prime point of one side-lying on the banks of the Co Chien River, opposite Vinh Long city.

Perhaps nowhere outside this tourist area allows you to admire many rare animals. Such as bears, goats, pelicans, python, mangrove, star deer, boar, pink-cheeked gibbons, monkeys, peacocks, chickens. Especially in Vinh Sang, the crocodile farming area of about 200m2 will be a paradise for those who like strong feelings.

Possessing such unique points, the resort still creates a feeling of closeness like a real Southern garden. The spacious and open space is extremely suitable for fun “wild”: grass slide, try shooting skills, kick cock, throwing balls, blindfolded ostrich feathers, winning fishing … If you do not like noise, solo travellers can enjoy the feeling of peace in the fishing huts.

6. Tra On Floating Market

If you want to learn about the cultural characteristics of the people of Vinh Long, go to Tra On floating market. About 250m from Tra On, the floating market downstream of the Hau River. It’s length of over 300m, often meeting according to the country so the big country is crowded.

Tra On Floating Market is like a wholesale market that distributes agricultural products to many other small markets in the province. Therefore, even if you visit the market at any time of the day, you will see a bustle of boats.

7. My Thuan Bridge

This graceful architectural bridge is a collaboration between experts, engineers and workers from Australia and Vietnam. The bridge outside the “main duty” is to connect Vinh Long and Ho Chi Minh City also represents a very good symbolic mission for the hometown city.

Tourists who have the opportunity to visit the West or Vinh Long tourism will stop to check-in at this bridge as a commemoration of their trip. As for the young people who love to travel in Vinh Long, the bridge has many extreme “virtual living” niches, creating the perfect background to mark the moments of youth who are passionate about exploring.

8. Khmer Phu Ly Pagoda

Phu Ly Pagoda is located in Dong Thanh Commune, Binh Minh District, Vinh Long Province. As an ancient temple built by the Khmer people has a very unique architecture, characteristic of Khmer culture. Especially the combination of Indian, Thai and Cambodian architecture. According to records, Phu Ly pagoda was built by the Khmer in 1672. Up to now, the pagoda is nearly 350 years old, but its ancient beauty is still intact.

The temple has a quite spacious campus. In the palace, there are many Buddha pictures, outside there is a giant stone Buddha statue is very solemn and majestic. Phu Ly Pagoda is a sacred place hiding many mysterious anecdotes. Ancient features of the temple are adorned with ancient star trees and palm trees in the temple garden.

9. Islet May

It is a large islet located on the Hau River in two communes Phu Thanh, Luc Si Thanh, in Tra On district, Vinh Long province. Cu Lao May has inherited the freshwater and alluvium of the Hau Giang River. It’s lush fruit gardens all year round, becoming an extremely attractive garden tourist destination. Coming to Cu Lao May, you will visit picking specialities: rambutan, longan, grapefruit … enjoy folk dishes. Such as Garden Chicken Porridge, lemongrass chicken stew or pangasius hot pot cooked with Bananas with available vegetables, grilled snakehead fish …

You also have the opportunity to learn about the idyllic lives of the local people, immerse yourself in the cool air.

Vinh Long tends to be included in the day trip itinerary, travelers often choose to stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Here there are first-class hotels with high-end amenities and top-notch services, ensuring you will have a comfortable stay. For those wanting to get served with the luxurious service, this can’t be a better choice to opt for. 
Still, many people who are eager to get exposed to the local life choose to have a farm stay with the host family in Vinh Long Vietnam. There are several homestays in An Binh Island and other tourist attractions, allowing travelers to stay there overnight. There’s no big hotel there, just the normal traditional southwestern house with a lovely host family. Not only can you sleep over there but you can also join their meals or follow them to do the farm works. It’s a kind of eco-tourism, so if you love to harmonize with nature as well as get closer to the villagers, go for this option. 

If you want to stay at a hotel in Vinh Long, here are some of our suggestions:

An Binh Hotel

Address: 3 Hoang Thai Hieu, Ward 1, Vinh Long City, Vinh Long, Vinh Long

Tel: (070) 3282514

Cuu Long Hotel

Address: 01 Street 1/5, Ward 1, Vinh Long City, Vinh Long, Vinh Long

Telephone: (070) 3823656

Hoang Hao Hotel

Address: 234A Tan Vinh Thuan Hamlet, Tan Ngai, Vinh Long, Vinh Long, Vinh Long

Tel: (070) 3816848

Nam Phuong Hotel

Address: 11 Le Loi Street, Ward 1, Vinh Long City, Vinh Long

Province, Vietnam Phone: (070) 3822226

Huong Hanh Hotel

Phone: (070) 3822

205/2219 68 Address: 33/6 Mau Than, Vinh Long, Vinh Long, Vinh Long

Vinh Long is the land of fruit and some serious delicious specialty foods. Like other provinces, Vinh Long’s local food has its appetizing flavor and unique appearance.

#1 - Nam Roi Pomelo - "Bưởi Năm Roi"

Pomelo has been considered as the King of fruit-trees for its advantages. For such a long time, Vinh Long is known as the hometown of various fruits. Lots of travellers are interested in visiting fruits’ gardens, which creates chances for growers to develop economy. It is missing not to mention the most famous fruit in Vinh Long: Nam Roi Pomelos. Different from other kinds of pomelos, Nam Roi ones have light flavour, no seeds. Especially, when peeling a Nam Roi Pomelo and separate its pulp into segments, you will be easily attracted by its succulent segments. Many farmers confess that it is their simple happiness to see visitors eating juicy Vinh Long’s Pomelos with evident enjoyment. Moreover, eating Nam Roi Pomelos bring consumers lots of benefits such as beauty tips, stress reliever, etc. With such a reasonable price $2/kilogram, why don’t you come here and try this delicacy right now?

#2 - Fried Osphronrmus Goramy Fish - "Cá Tai Tượng Chiên Xù"

At the first time, the name of this cuisine makes both inbound and outbound tourists feel strange. It is true to say that fried Osphronrmus goramy Fish has brought a new look for Vinh Long’s culinary food. For the people first tasting this local food, restaurant’s personnels will show them how to eat correctly. Spices served with this culinary triumph include vermicelli, dill, dry pancake and unique sauce. You have to roll fish and spices into dry pancake and taste with appetizing sauce. Once you try, you will be enchanted by crispy fish, sweet and sour sauce and greasy dill in your first bite. I bet that the mixture of all these flavours will make you never forget.

#3 - Cu Lao Luc Si Girdle Pancake - "Bánh Tráng Nem Cù Lao Lục Sĩ"

When arriving in the province of Mekong Delta, it is a must of you to try this local food. What makes this cuisine more outstanding than other brands of girdle pancake is its producing process. The girdle pancake here is completely made by experienced cooks without using any chemicals. Therefore, visitors can definitely ensure about its safety. About the savour, travellers in and outside of Vietnam are attracted by the soft and flexible pancake. It is advisable that you can mix this culinary triumph with pork, carrot, cucumber, etc. This local dish is voted to be one of most favourite food that tourists adore. It is definitely an easy recipe for a flavourful filling. Consequently, it is also ideal to buy some Cu Lao Luc Si girdle pancake as gift for your friends and relatives.

#4 - Rice-Field Crab Hotpot - "Lẩu Cua Đồng"

Known as popular dish in both Vinh Long and Southern residents, rice-field crab hotpot is the delicacy that locals like most in the summer. This culinary triumph can dispel the heat of summer , which enchants travellers to come here and have a try. In each region, permanent inhabitants have their own recipes to cook. However, eating rice-field crab hotpot in its hometown - Vinh Long province is definitely worth a try. Tourists are enchanted by its unique flavour- aromatic sauce in harmony with fresh of vegetable. If you are tired of eating meat, it is an ideal choice to try rice-field crab hotpot- which is not only simple but also appetizing.

#5 - Bean Chicken Mushroom - "Nấm Mối"

This kind of mushroom is quite one-of-a-kind, and only in Vinh Long can you find the most delicious bean chicken mushroom indeed. After the first shower in June, bean chicken mushroom grows unceasingly without stop. However, this mushroom only flourishes for a short time. The locals, consequently, have to gather at the early morning, perhaps 4 am everyday. For the people first trying this food, they may find the name quite strange. This is because the taste of this mushroom is quite similar to the flavour of chicken. Bean chicken mushroom can be cooked in different ways: soup, fry, dry, so on.

Especially, recommends that it is a must for visitors to try bean chicken mushroom fry with French bean. It is the common dish in ever family’s meal, which is both tasty but also beneficial. Moreover, you can even feel the aromatic flavour of mushroom mix with soft French fiber at your first bite.

#6 - Ri 6 Durian - "Sầu Riêng Ri 6"

With many foreigners, eating durians may be a torture because if their “awkward” smell. But I swear you will stop judging Vietnam durians like that once you try Ri 6 Durians. The name of this durian is named after the founder - Mr Ri Six. What makes Ri 6 durian superior than other kinds of durians is its appearance and smell. Each segment is shining yellow, which excites appetite for tasting. In particular, when you eat durians by hand, you will realize that Ri 6 durian is not as sticky as normal durians. At your first bite, tourists can feel greasy in harmony with aromatic in each segment. Grown for 30 years, “Ri 6 Durian is assessed to be one of the most delicious fruit-trees “said by Doctor Nguyen Minh Chau- Rector of institute of fruit tree. The price ranges from $5-$6.6/kilogram.

By Road from Ho Chi Minh City

By Bus

Vĩnh Long City has two bus stations: the main one (Bến Xe Lớn) about 4 km from town for long-distance buses and a smaller one in the center, just about 3 blocks from river bank and 1 block from the main market. The smaller bus station takes you to neighboring Cần Thơ City (Cần Thơ Province) and suburban/rural districts of Vĩnh Long Province.

Long-distance buses from Ho Chi Minh City, en route to other Western provinces (Can Tho, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau), drop you off at the main bus station. From there, the bus companies (currently including Phuong Trang and Mai Linh) give passengers a ride to any destinations within the city limit for FREE. The shuttle ride is included in the bus fare. If you would like to ride with a motorbike taxi, you should not pay more than 2-3 USD for a ride to a hotel in the center of town or to the boat quay on the Tien River (Bến Đò Sông Tiền) for your eco-tour or home stay on An Binh Island.

By Motorbike

If you are the person of speed and nature, backpacking tourism is a wonderful choice. It’s time for you to go sightseeing and dive in the cool and fresh atmosphere. A detailed itinerary for you to prepare if you choose to arrive in Vinh Long includes: Ho Chi Minh City -> the arterial road No.1A-> Binh Tri Dong A -> Tan Tao Street ->Dem Market -> the national road Ho Chi Minh- Vinh Tri ->Vinh Long City. According to Google Map, the calculated time to get there is about 3 hours. Therefore, you are supposed to hit the road quite early, perhaps 4a.m, to ensure that the climate is still cool and avoid traffic jams.

By Car

Like a Motorbike option! If you want to drive by yourself. You can arrange good car with full fuel in the tank then start the trip! A detailed itinerary for you to prepare if you choose to arrive in Vinh Long includes: Ho Chi Minh City -> the arterial road No.1A-> Binh Tri Dong A -> Tan Tao Street ->Dem Market -> the national road Ho Chi Minh- Vinh Tri ->Vinh Long City.
According to Google Map, the calculated time to get there is about 3 hours. Therefore, you are supposed to hit the road quite early, perhaps 4am to 5am, to ensure that the climate is still cool and avoid traffic jams. Along the way from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh Long Province, there are some Rest Stops for both domestic and international travelers, where you can get some local food for breakfast! Safe Drive!

By boat

There are no scheduled boats anymore. However, it is possible to book a tourist boat to Chau Doc including a night on the Mekong (US$20) and a bus transfer to Phnom Penh (additional US$6).


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