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Vĩnh Long

Vĩnh Long (Vietnam)

Practical information on Vĩnh Long

  • Family
  • Encounters with locals
  • Romantic
  • Island
  • Port
  • Countryside
  • River
  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Essential
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
45mins by bus from Can Tho
When to go
From November to May
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

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Reviews of Vĩnh Long

Simon Hoffmann Seasoned Traveller
185 written opinions

Vinh Long is the capital of the province that bears its name, situated in the Mékong Delta, in southern Vietnam.

My suggestion:
Explore An Binh Island's canals, tour the island by bike or enjoy some of its beautiful walks.
My review

Vinh Long is a large town on the Mékong Delta's banks,. It's surrounded by stunning orchards and gardens, particularly those on An Binh Island, right opposite Vinh Long. If you head to the jetty, you can catch a boat to cross the river and then follow little paths that wind their way around the island.

Vinh Long is also a good departure point for boat trips through the canals' lush scenery. You can also get from the town to the Cai Be floating market. As you'll see, the main attraction here are Mékong's canals, which make for a great family holiday destination.

Walk along a little paths on An Binh
David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

About 30 kilometres from Can Tho, Vinh Long is on the banks of the Mekong and is the best place in the delta to organise a trip on the river.

My suggestion:
For a stay in paradise I advise you to go to the port. There you will find families offering to have you lodge with them on An Binh which is only 10 minutes away by boat.
My review

During my trip to Vietnam I said farewell to the Mekong river, which I had followed from the north of Laos, at Vinh Long. As a beauty spot to finish the journey, Vinh Long was the ideal place. It's definitely not the most attractive town in the delta, but you can take a boat and sleep with a local family on the tranquil An Binh island, and that is most definitely paradise! If you want to meet one of these families I advise you to go to the little port. I met my host there and I spent two absolutely marvellous days with his family. Today, it's my favourite souvenir of Vietnam.

To sum up, Vinh Long is mostly interesting for its surroundings. I have a particular affection for this town because it was there that I left the Mekong. I have to admit, however, that there are more beautiful places and those not far away. You have to go to Vinh Long if you want to go the paradisaical island of An Binh.

Vinh Long market
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