Things to do
Coming to Vinh Long, visitors have chance to walk among the trees, relax in hammocks, try all kinds of delicious tropical fruits in the gardens of An Binh and Binh Hoa Phuoc islands. Several popular places are Mr. Sau Giao's Flower Garden, Mr. Muoi Day's Stilt-House, and Mr. Hai Hoang's Old House, Long Thanh Communal House, Saghamangala pagoda,...to let you explore this land. Here, we would like to suggest you some famous activities in Vinh Long as below:
1. Visit Vinh Long Orchards
The South West of Vietnam is famous for fruit gardens that are lush and laden with fruits every year. That’s why a trip to Vinh Long is never completed without an arrival to orchards. These gardens allure tourists by their abundance and lushness in all seasons. Therefore, whenever you have a vacation in the region, your taste is still tickled with many types of sweet fruits.
Moreover, Vinh Long is also the hometown of the reputable Nam Roi grapefruits (bưởi Năm Roi) and Binh Hoa Phuoc rambutan (chôm chôm Bình Hòa Phước). Those who have ever set foot in the region surely might not forget the fresh and delicious taste of grapefruits as well as the image of red ripe bunches of rambutan. Though you can enjoy fruits in any seasons in the year, entering the province in the summer is the most favorable choice.
2. Drop by a pottery craft village
Vinh Long ceramics win an award for not only their fine shapes, but also their special color which makes them totally different from other potteries. That’s why it is not hard to understand why Vinh Long ceramics are easily found in many domestic homes and even overseas markets. Their impression can be clearly seen through different types of ceramics, like pots, jars, vases, paintings, bas-relief, and statues. The process of making potteries is considered the most interesting thing for every visitor to enhance their knowledge.
To increase their income and develop their passion for the craft, craftsmen are likely to combine both pottery and bricks for their products. Along with watching ceramic-making process, tourists may also have a chance to practice on their own under the help and guide of artisans. It is surely a memorable experience!
3. Go shopping around Vinh Long market
Sometimes, a good way to mingle with the locals’ lifestyle is to going a stroll around a market in the village of Vinh Long. It is easy to recognize that fresh goods are laid on mats or in plastic buckets. In general, fruits are on display at 1/5 Street while vegetables can be found at Nguyen Cong Tru Street. Sellers protect themselves from the sun by using umbrellas, long-sleeved shirts and conical hats. Although the weather is hot and the market is full of people, they still greet and invite you to buy something with big smile on faces.
In addition, street foods may be easily realized at Hung Vuong and Nguyen Cong Tru Street. You can freely savor a hot bowl of noodles or a loaf of bread to satisfy your hunger after an hour of shopping.
4. Listen to a Don Ca Tai Tu Show
Don Ca Tai Tu is indeed a typical and traditional type of music in the Southern Vietnam in general as well as in Vinh Long Province in particular. Moreover, it has also been recognized as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The show has been performed in big events, like death anniversaries, birthday celebrations, weddings, and public gatherings. At that time, musicians will play traditional instruments with the aim of accompanying singers at performing different tones of emotion in front of audiences.