Area: 1,475.2 sq. km
1,044,900 habitants (2004)
Capital: Vinh Long Town
Districts: Long Ho, Mang Thit, Binh Minh, Tam Binh, Tra On, Vung Liem.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa, Gia Rai.


Situated between the Tien and the Hau rivers, Vinhlong Province is bounded by Tiengiang Province on the north, Dongthap Province on the north-west, Travinh Province on the south-east, Haugiang and Soctrang provinces on the south, and Cantho City on the south-west.
The terrain is quite flat. The complex network of rivers and canals make convenient transportation. The soil is rich in alluvium, favorable for rice and various fruit cultivation.
The dry season lasts from December to April, the rainy season last from May to November. The annual average temperature is 27ºC. Average rainfall is from 1,300mm to 1,500mm.

Tourism and Economy

Silt from Tien and Hau rivers has raised the level of the field. The majority of inhabitants live on farming, fruit planting and cattle rising.
Coming to there, 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.
Vinhlong has many pagodas, communal houses such as Van Thanh Temple, Long Thanh Communal House, Tinh Xa Ngoc Vien, Phuoc Hau, Tien Chau, Saghamangala pagodas...

Vinhlong is 70km from Mytho, 34km from Cantho and 136km from Ho Chi Minh City. The inter-province bus station is 5km from the centre of Vinhlong. There are buses between Vinhlong and Ho Chi Minh City, Cantho, Mytho, Longxuyen, Sadec, Rachgia, and other Mekong Delta destinations. National Highway No.1A and No.53 also runs through the province.


Source: Vietnam Administration of Tourism