Discovering the beauty of nature has now been a favorite type of tourism in the Mekong Delta region. An Binh Islet is a great spot to visit in the region, except the fact that this land is still new to most foreign tourists as compared to other sites. Still wondering whether to go or not, you’d better research more about this land now.
An Binh Islet is not only an outstanding spot of Vinh Long travel but also favored for its luxurious garden of fruit trees. So it would be a big waste if you plan to move to the West of Vietnam but not visiting this place. Here, you get to go through the monkey bridges, join grass sliding, biking around the villages, and more.
An Binh Islet At A Glance
The entire land covers an area of around 60 square kilometers. It lies between Tien River and Co Chien River, including four provinces such as An Binh, Binh Hoa Phuoc, Hoa Ninh and Dong Phu in Long Ho District, Vinh Long Province. It looks like a lush oasis with orchards and many interconnected canals.
Sure enough, this is truly an appealing eco-tourism site in the Southwest of Vietnam. From Vinh Long, feel free to take a ferry to An Binh. Once coming here, visitors will feel the smooth and comfy feelings, escape from the noise, hustle, and bustle of the urban life to enjoy a serene scenery in the countryside. Just imagine yourself floating on the boats and moving slowly into the orchards with two sides of willow.
How to travel to An Binh Islet?
As said above, if staying from Vinh Long City, let’s look over Co Chien River banks, which is known as An Binh islet. So you just need to take a ferry in Song Tien for 15 minutes to arrive at the island.
3 Must-See Attractions in An Binh Islet
Tien Chau Pagoda
The front of Tien Chau Pagoda – Source: vivutravel
At first, it was known as Di Da Tu. However, at the end of the 19th century, this temple was heavily damaged and then restored in the year of the pig. This was also the time when the name Tien Chau Tu was officially accepted.
The pagoda can be found on the left bank of Co Chien River in Binh Luong Hamlet, An Binh Commune, Long Ho District, Vinh Long Province. It has a total area of 7,500 square meters with two giant gates and nice-looking brick fences.
From the moment stepping into the building, you’ll see two big bodhi trees placed in front of the temple complex and enjoy the view of Bodhisattva Guan Yin statue here. According to the locals, this temple used to be restored four times with the final one in 1992.
Inside the shrine, there are a lot of delicate statues to se, from Bodhisattva to Ngoc Hoang, Bac Dau, Minh Vuong…No doubt, this building was recognized as a historic monument by the Ministry of Culture.
Ms. Sau Garden
Ticket price: 30,000 VND – 50,000 VND/ person
Fruits: Guava, rambutan, Taiwanese plum, mango…
Another worth-to-visit spot in An Binh Islet is Ms. Sau fruit garden situated in An Binh Commune. After reaching this garden, you can enjoy fresh fruits after picking them down without being limited in quantity. But remember that there’s no way to turn them back if you have the second thought.
Besides, feel free to go to the area to purchase as a gift for your friends and family, the owner can charge you a better price. And the great thing here is that you get to enjoy lunch with tasty local specialties, like chicken salad, grilled snakehead fish, and so on.
Mr. Muoi Stilt House
Location: Hoa Ninh Canal
Price for rent: 250,000 VND – 350,000 VND/ person
You might not know that Ong Muoi Do stilt house is the nicest wooden house in Binh An islet with so many typical fruits, such as pomelo or longan. And sure enough, the house of Mr. Muoi is the ideal spot many tourists choose to rest for lunch and spend an overnight stay.
Also, there’s an ornamental garden with several plants of jasmine, yellow apricot, and the orchid for you to get around and take pictures.
Apart from having a chance to enjoy tasty meals with many specialties of Vinh Long, you’re also able to visit some other gardens. These are generally Chin Can rambutan garden, Chin Chin rambutan garden, Mr. Tam Ho’s longan garden.
Best Homestay in An Binh Islet
As you come to Vinh Long Province, it would be a waste if you miss any homestay in An Binh Islet since it offers this service the best. Everyone will eat and spend their fun time with locals. And then they can gain more fascinating experiences about the life and culture of locals.
Some famous homestays for you to spend overnight are Ngoc Phuong, Ba Hung, Sau Giao, Muoi Huong, Mai Quoc Nam, and Cai Cuong old house.