18/11/2021 00:01 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Long An promotes tourism development

Long An province is a gateway that connects Ho Chi Minh City - the country’s largest economic center, to the southwestern provinces. Long An has great potential for tourism development.
Long An offers many attractive and diverse tourism activities such as rivers and gardens, discovery tourism, ecotourism, cultural tourism and culinary tourism which are loved by domestic and foreign tourists. Currently, Long An is making the most of short-term tours with departures from HCM City.

Some of the popular tourist destinations in Long An include the ancient house with hundreds of pillars located in Long Huu Dong commune, Tan Lap floating village, Dong Thao Muoi eco-tourism area and Lang Sen wetland reserve.

Lang Sen wetland reserve was recognized as the seventh Ramsar site in Vietnam and 2,227th in the world in 2015.

Visitors experience river life and unspoiled nature in Tan Lap Floating Village. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

The road through the melaleuca forest has a width of 1m and a length of about 5km, helping visitors walk
to explore the mangrove forest in Tan Lap Floating Village tourist area. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

The hotel serves tourists at Tan Lap in Moc Hoa district, Long An province. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

A corner of the melaleuca forest in Tan Lap. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

The road of love in Tan Lap. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

A corner of Phuoc Loc Tho ancient village seen from above. Photo: Le Minh/VNP

The architecture of the Southwest Garden house in the ancient village of Phuoc Loc Tho. Photo: Le Minh/VNP
A house with bold Southwest architecture was erected in the ancient village of Phuoc Loc Tho. Photo: Le Minh/VNP
The airy space of an old house was restored in the ancient village of Phuoc Loc Tho. Photo: Le Minh/VNP
A one pillar pagoda in Phuoc Loc Tho ancient village. Photo: Le Minh/VNP

Established in 2004, the site, located south of Long An, still preserves the original ecosystem of the Dong Thap Muoi Wetlands in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, similar to Tram Chim National Park in southern Dong Thap province.

Another well-known destination is Phuoc Loc Tho Ancient Village (in Huu Thanh commune, Duc Hoa district). The whole area consists of 5 hectares, which have 22 ancient houses and thousands of antiquities. The eco-tourism area “Canh dong bat tan" (Endless field) in Moc Hoa district has a number of services such as learning about medicinal herbs, a sauna, soaking in medicinal herbs for relaxation and health care, see the thousands of primeval melaleuca forests, visit the medicinal production process, see birds, animals, and medicinal plants.

Another tourist place in Long An to explore is Tan An, the capital of this province. Only 47km from HCM City, visitors can travel to Tan An using many different means of transport. Many cultural discoveries in Tan An include the ancient Thien Phuoc Pagoda, Long An Provincial Museum, Long An Monument Park, and the Mausoleum of Nguyen Huynh Duc.

Visitors walk on a wooden bridge to explore Tan Lap Floating Village by road. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

Tourists visit Dat Phuong Nam farm. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

The scene at Dat Phuong Nam farm is created like a southern countryside, very peaceful and close to nature. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

A house on Dat Phuong Nam farm decorated
in a nostalgic style like the old houses in the south. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

Dat Phuong Nam has now become a place that attracts many people to enjoy coffee, visit,
buy clean vegetables and experience life on a farm. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

The lotus pond on Dat Phuong Nam farm is very beautiful, an inspiration
to attract many tourists to visit, take pictures and enjoy lotus tea. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

A show of Don ca tai tu (Amateur singing), acoustic music in a Western-style space at Dat Phuong Nam. Photo: Nguyen Luan/VNP

In addition, a number of new private tourist attractions in Long An are the Southern Land Organic Farm (Tan An City), the 7 Wonders of the World Park (Duc Hoa), and Happyland (Ben Luc). Stimulating demand and promoting the potential and advantages of tourism, while ensuring suitability and adaptation to the current COVID-19 situation is what Long An needs to focus on while developing tourism.

Story: Son Nghia
Photos: Le Minh, Nguyen Luan
Translated by Hong Hanh