An Giang

An Giang Province is located to the west of the Mekong Delta between the Tien and Hau rivers and shares a 100km border with Cambodia in the north- west. It also shares border with Dong Thap Province in the east, Cantho City in the south-east, and Kien Giang Province in the south-west.

An Giang has two main types of topography: midland areas and low mountains. The low mountains is Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) in Tinh Bien and Tri Ton districts. Vinh Te Tunnel runs along with the province’s border in the west, which connects from Chau Doc to Ha Tien(An Giang).
An Giang

Chau Doc

Climate: An Giang is divided into two seasons: the rain (from May to November), and the dry (from December to April next year). The annual average temperature varies 27oC. The highest temperature is 35oC- 37oC from April to May and the lowest ones is 20oC- 21oC from December to January next year. The annual rainfall is 1,400-1,500mm(An Giang). 
 

Tourism and Economy

An Giang is main province in rice output. The province also has corn and aquatic products as basa fish, shrimp, cuttle… An Giang is also renowned as traditional handicraft such as Tan Chau silk, Chau Doc fish sauce and other consume products. Especially, long-standing handicraft weaves fabric industry of Cham ethnic group(An Giang).
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Ba Chua Su Festival

An Giang is famous for particular festivals as Ba Chua Xu, Chol Chnam Thomay, Dolta festival and ox racing. Other famous sites and attractions include Sam Mountain in Chau Doc, Cam Mountain in Tien Binh, Tuc Dup Hill, grottoes network of Thuy Dai Son, Anh Vu Son, Co To, and many historical vestiges(An Giang).

Traveling to Tra Su forest – An Giang

Located in Van Giao Commune of Tinh Bien District in An Giang Province, Tra Su Cajeput Forest covers an area of 845ha, belonging to the national specialized forest system in the western region in Southern Vietnam. It is an ideal place for researchers and those who love wild animals(An Giang).

Prior to 1975, the local natural forests were destroyed by the enemy’s bombs and became uncultivated areas. After the war, authorities in An Giang Province invested to reforest cajeput and build a 12km long, 4m wide and 4m high dyke system that helps prevent the area from being swamped during flood season(An Giang).

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Tra Su forest

According to Tran Ngoc Rang, Head of the Tra Su Cajuput Forest Management Board, at present, cajuput from 5 to 25 years old are planted in the 713ha forest. With its ecosystem, the cajuput forest will become a cradle to create the food source for many animals, particularly species of birdsAn Giang)(.

 

Traveling to Tra Su forest – An Giang

Located in Van Giao Commune of Tinh Bien District in An Giang Province, Tra Su Cajeput Forest covers an area of 845ha, belonging to the national specialized forest system in the western region in Southern Vietnam. It is an ideal place for researchers and those who love wild animals(An Giang).

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Prior to 1975, the local natural forests were destroyed by the enemy’s bombs and became uncultivated areas. After the war, authorities in An Giang Province invested to reforest cajeput and build a 12km long, 4m wide and 4m high dyke system that helps prevent the area from being swamped during flood season(An Giang).

According to Tran Ngoc Rang, Head of the Tra Su Cajuput Forest Management Board, at present, cajuput from 5 to 25 years old are planted in the 713ha forest. With its ecosystem, the cajuput forest will become a cradle to create the food source for many animals, particularly species of birds(An Giang).

Here, there are 140 specified floral varieties with 22 varieties of trees, 25 varieties of shrubs, 10 varieties of vines, 70 varieties of grasses, 13 species of aquatic plants, 22 varieties of ornamental plants, 9 varieties of fruit trees and particularly many varieties of medicinal herbs of high value, 11 species of beasts belonging to 6 families and 4 orders, 70 species of birds belonging to 3 families and 13 orders, 2 rare and precious varieties of birds, including  Giang sen (Mycteria Leucocephala) and Dieng dieng (Anhiga melanogaster), 20 species of reptiles, 5 species of amphibians and 23 species of fish, including Ca com (Chitala ornata) and Tre trang (Clarias batrachus) having the scientific value and being in danger of extinction(An Giang).

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Tra Su forest

Tran Ngoc Rang said that in the coming time the management board will build a 10-15ha area to raise wild animals with the aim of developing the area into a garden with animals and plants of the flooded ecosystem in service of education, research and ecotourism(An Giang).

Since 1999 the forest has attracted tourists. However it wasn’t until 2005 tourism activities officially took place. The Province invested 18 billion VND in building infrastructure to serve the management and protection of the forest. Visiting the area, tourists will have a chance to behold the beauty of the forest with the remaining vestiges of rivers, canals, etc., and relax among wild nature for Vietnam travel(An Giang).

Transportation

An Giang has a relatively convenient land and water transport system. National Road 91 connects to Cam-pu-chia. Buses run from Chau Doc to Long Xuyen, Cantho, and other destinations in the Mekong Delta. 

Long Xuyen City is 62km from Cantho, 125km from My Tho, and 190km from Ho Chi Minh City. Chau Doc Town is 96km from Ha Tien, 117km from Cantho, 179km from My Tho, and 245km from Ho Chi Minh City

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