Vinh Long
Boats on the Mekong River

Vinh Long


Vinh Long is located in the heart of the Mekong Delta. The province is bordered by Tien Giang Province to the North, by Dong Thap Province to the North West, by Ben Tre Province to the East, by Tra Vinh Province to the South East and by Can Tho Province to the South. The capital city is called Vinh Long Town 136 km from Sai Gon.



Orange boat - floating market Cai Be - Vinh Long
Orange boat - floating market at Cai Be near Vinh Long


Thanks to the Upper (Tien River) and Lower (Hau) Tributaries of the Mekong River, the soil of Vinh Long is ideal for agriculture, aquaculture and horticulture. Vinh Long is famous for its grapefruits, mangoes, mandarins, oranges, longans, rambutans, durians...Besides, traveling in Vinh Long the tourists will be treated with the fresh tiger prawns or elephant fish or basa fish.

Vinh Long's population is over 1 million people including the ethic groups of Kinh, Khmer and Chinese who help make the culture of the area more colorful. Visiting the area, you can tour many of their villages with vanishing occupations such as making bricks, ceramics, rice papers, candies, reed sleeping mats... The area was known to be founded in 1732. There are many islands with exotic water life style to be discovered in and around Vinh Long. One thing the travelers are not allowed to miss is the floating markets.



Boat restaurant serving breakfast to traders at the floating market at Cai Be
Boat restaurant serving breakfast to traders at the floating market at Cai Be


Ving Long Tourist Attractions

Binh Hoa Phuoc Island offers exotic and eco tours with cozy homestaying.

Bonsai Gardens with myriad types of bonsai trees and balanced landscap designing

Houses on stilts built right on the river bank and reared by green orchards which offer once-in-a-life-time home

Old Houses with typical architecture of the Delta taking advantage of the surrounding gardens

Brick and Ceramics making Village of Co Chien offers the traditional methods more making all kinds of bricks and ceramics

Coconut Candy Making Village offers the chance to tastes the fine flavors of coconut candies.


My Thuan Bridge connecting Tien Giang Province and Vinh Long Province
My Thuan Bridge connecting Tien Giang Province and Vinh Long Province



Travel and Tours
Vinh Long is in the heart of the Mekong Delta. The travellers to Vinh Long would have many opportunities to explore the exotic life on the river as well as to try the fresh seasonal fruits in many of the local orchards. You can daytrip to Vinh Long from Sai Gon or you can travel further to the Mekong Delta to Can Tho or Chau Doc.

Private Vietnam Tours has got a number of biking and motorbiking tours for our adventure travellers to discover the secrets of the Mekong Delta Please contact us for further details.
There some standard hotels in Vinh Long Town. Many travellers would choose to stay with a local family on the islands around Vinh Long.
Getting there and away
Vinh Long is 136km from Ho Chi Minh City and 34km from Can Tho. It's possible to travel between Vinh Long, Can Tho, My Tho and Ho Chi Minh City by waterway or by road.