Set a good four kilometres to the south of Vinh Long, this venerable pagoda was renovated since the last time we visited in 2012 and the sprawling complex houses three buildings of worship. Unfortunately, these were closed to the public when we arrived. Stone pathways are flanked with well manicured bushes, two reflecting pools complete with fish bisect the grounds and would be a great place ... Read more about Van Thanh Mieu Pagoda .
This sprawling market dominates the northwestern part of the city stretching from Hung Dao Vuong to 1 Thang 5. One can see why the Mekong is the breadbowl of Vietnam by the dizzying array of fruits and vegetables that are sold here. While most produce is sent downriver to Ho Chi Minh City, this market gets the first batch so it’s very fresh. Fruits are sold on 1 Thang Nam and vegetable ... Read more about Vinh Long Market .
Located 30 kilometres west of Vinh Long, the riverside town of Sa Dec is a town steeped in history. One can see traces of the French where faded orange and yellow buildings mix with the dull blues and flat whites of newer structures. While there isn’t enough going on here to make it worthwhile spending a full day, if you were staying in Vinh Long, this sleepy town has enough to keep you ... Read more about Sa Dec .