Vinh Long

Vinh Long

Island homestays

The roughly oblong-shaped province of Vinh Long sits midway along a large Delta island, with the Tien Giang (Mekong) river running along its northern border and the Hau Giang (Bassac) river running to its south.

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Lush and heavily cultivated with both rice and fruit orchards, the province is criss-crossed with canals and tributaries all flowing into the teeming rivers that form its borders. It’s not surprising that the name Vinh Long translates to “eternal prosperity”.

Oh so pretty. : Stuart McDonald.
Oh so pretty. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Most travellers will spend their time in the eponymous provincial capital. While a medium-sized town, most points of interest in Vinh Long town sit in the northeast corner where the Co Chien river meets the Long Ho canal (The Mekong proper flows across the north side of An Binh). This corner of town is also a popular spot for locals to sit back, slurp coffee and scoff banh mi while the chocolate brown river waters roar past (and it does roar). This area also hosts a large wet market that borders a bustling central market, some gold shops and plenty of eating opportunities.

Vinh Long is used as a base for those visiting the floating market at Cai Be (which is actually in Tien Giang province as it sits north of the Mekong River) and is also known for its homestays on An Binh to the north. While just a trickle of foreign travellers come through, compared to My Tho further downriver, the boat trips here are more affordable and the homestays offer a terrific opportunity to experience Mekong life ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)

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