Located on the Mekong Delta, in this About Vietnam post, I will introduce another place. It is Long An City (Thành Phố Long An). It is surrounded by Tay Ninh Province and Cambodia on the north, Ho Chi Minh City on east, Tien Giang Province on the south and Dong Thap Province on the west. Long An is divided into smaller areas by a complex network of rives and canals. Silt from Vam Co Dong and Vam Co Tay rives has raised the level of the field of Long An. This silt makes a good condition for agriculture. The terrain is quite flat except some hills and mounds on the north. The western area belongs to the Plain of Reeds.

Long An is on tropical monsoon climate. The rain season lasts from May to October and the dry season lasts from November to April next year. Annual average temperature is 27.4oC. Annual average rainfall is 1,620mm.


Visitors are attracted to Long An by value of Oc Eo culture that develops on the Mekong Delta from 1st BC to 6th century BC. 12,000 objects of 20 prehistoric monuments and 100 Oc Eo culture relics have been found. Beside these, Long An preserves valuable sites including House with Hundred Columns, Rach Coc Fort, Ton Thanh Pagoda. In Dong Thap Muoi Eco-tourist Site, tourists can discover many special flora and fauna and try typical dishes of the South.

Long An is well known the destination has the best sausage in Vietnam. The big different sausage between Long An and other ones is Long An’ sausage is less fatty. When eating it, you have a feeling like eating a fresh meat and the tasty is really wonderful.
To sum up, Long An has one wine that is sold widely in Southern Vietnam. It is Gò Đen wine. This wine is made by the specialty rice of Long An which is Nang Thom Rice. You may drink whisky, vodka, Hennessey or Chivas and love their taste, you should try this one once time when visiting time. I think you may get drunk in just 5,6 glasses.

From Vietnamese Food Team.


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