Capital: Vi Thanh City
Population (2019): 974,126 thousand people
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa, Cham
Highlights: Phung Hiep Floating Market, Long My Historical Site
Phung Hiep Floating Market
Phung Hiep Floating Market (also known as Nga Bay Floating Market) is situated where seven branches of the Mekong River and canals sonverge in Nga Bay Town.
Snake market is located close to the floating market. Visistors come to that market see the dangerous snake dance. Phung Hiep Floating Market has a variety of goods, especially fruits, agricultural products. In addition, handicraft products, housewares, poultry, aquatic products, etc. also sold in the market.
Tay Do Eco-tourism Park
Located in Tan Binh Commune, Phung Hiep District, about 30km from Vi Thanh City, along the National Road 61. Tay Do Eco-tourism Park is a big tourist area of 16ha with charming scenery, luxuriant orchards, variety of bonsai and flowers, birds and animals, fresh lakes and diverifying antertainment services such as: fishing, saunter, enjoying traditional southern music, bird watching, visiting the monkey isle, etc.
Long My Historical Site
Long My is a district in Hau Giang Province. It is about 60km southwest of Can Tho City. Two hundred years ago, it was a forested land. In 1920, it was reclaimed to become now a well-off rural area.
During the two resistance wars against French Colonials and American Empire, Long My was the revolutionary base of Hau Giang and the western part of South Viet Nam. Many fierce battles took place there.
Source: TITC. Photo: Internet