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An Giang

An Giang Province is located to the west of the Mekong Delta between the Tien and Hau rivers and shares a 100km border with Cambodia in the north-west. It also shares border with Dong Thap Province in the east, Can Tho City in the south-east, and Kien Giang Province in the south-west.
An Giang has two main types of topography: midland areas and low mountains. The low mountains is Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) in Tinh Bien and Tri Ton districts. Vinh Te Tunnel runs along with the province's border in the west, which connects from Chau Doc to Ha Tien.
An Giang is famous for particular festivals as Ba Chua Xu, Chol Chnam Thomay, Dolta festival and ox racing. Other famous sites and attractions include Sam Mountain in Chau Doc, Cam Mountain in Tien Binh, Tuc Dup Hill, grottoes network of Thuy Dai Son, Anh Vu Son, Co To, and many historical vestiges.
 
 
Area: 3,536.8 sq. km.
Population: 2.206.689 inhabitants (2015)
Capital: Long Xuyen City.
Administrative divisions:
- Town: Chau Doc, Tan Chau.
- Districts: An Phu, Phu Tan, Chau Phu, Tinh Bien, Tri Ton, Cho Moi, Chau Thanh, Thoai Son.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Cham, Hoa.
An Giang Province is located to the west of the Mekong Delta between the Tien and Hau rivers and shares a 100km border with Cambodia in the north- west. It also shares border with Dong Thap Province in the east, Cantho City in the south-east, and Kien Giang Province in the south-west.
An Giang has two main types of topography: midland areas and low mountains. The low mountains is Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) in Tinh Bien and Tri Ton districts. Vinh Te Tunnel runs along with the province's border in the west, which connects from Chau Doc to Ha Tien.
Climate
An Giang is divided into two seasons: the rain (from May to November), and the dry (from December to April next year). The annual average temperature varies 27oC. The highest temperature is 35oC- 37oC from April to May and the lowest ones is 20oC- 21oC from December to January next year. The annual rainfall is 1,400-1,500mm.
Transportation
An Giang has a relatively convenient land and water transport system. National Road 91 connects to Cam-pu-chia. Buses run from Chau Doc to Long Xuyen, Cantho, and other destinations in the Mekong Delta.
Long Xuyen City is 62km from Cantho, 125km from My Tho, and 190km from Ho Chi Minh City. Chau Doc Town is 96km from Ha Tien, 117km from Cantho, 179km from My Tho, and 245km from Ho Chi Minh City.
Tourism and Economy
An Giang is main province in rice output. The province also has corn and aquatic products as basa fish, shrimp, cuttle... An Giang is also renowned as traditional handicraft such as Tan Chau silk, Chau Doc fish sauce and other consume products. Especially, long-standing handicraft weaves fabric industry of Cham ethnic group.
An Giang is famous for particular festivals as Ba Chua Xu, Chol Chnam Thomay, Dolta festival and ox racing. Other famous sites and attractions include Sam Mountain in Chau Doc, Cam Mountain in Tien Binh, Tuc Dup Hill, grottoes network of Thuy Dai Son, Anh Vu Son, Co To, and many historical vestiges.
Tra Su cajuput forest
It includes an 845ha special-purpose forest surrounded by a 645ha buffer zone. The forest has 106 colonies of water birds, bats and various rare and endangered animals and reptiles and a few of them have been listed in the Red Book, and over 140 flora species. Standing on a 10m high watch tower in the midst of the forest, tourists can enjoy a panorama of the vast greenery spotted with the white of storks below. Turtles, snakes, as well as other reptiles and freshwater fishes are also abundant in the canals. The color of the waterways changed from one place to another, sometimes turquoise and at other times silver, purple or amber, due to the numerous species of water creatures. 
The temple of Ba Chua Xu
Constructed in 1820 at the foot of Sam Mountain, to the west of the town of Chau Doc. According to legend, in the early 1800’s villagers found a statue of a lady dating to the 6th century in the forest. A temple was built in her honor with the hopes that she would bring people better lives and bountiful harvests. The temple is constructed according to the Chinese character “quoc” with four roofs of blue tiles. Within the temple is a much-venerated marble statue of Ba Chua, meaning “country lady”. Worshippers touch her statue and ask for her protection and benediction. A great festival is held annually from the 23rd to the 27th of the fourth lunar month with the 25th day being the most important. During the festival days, many traditional cultural activities and dances are organized.
Tay An Pagoda
Situated at the foot of the 230 meter tall Sam Mountain and six kilometers to the west of the town of Chau Doc, lies the pagoda of Tay An. With a mixture of both Vietnamese and Indian architectural styles, the pagoda was constructed in 1847 and had an extensive upgrade in 1958.
Legend says that one night, a local politician named Doan Uan could not fall asleep. He walked to a guard tower in An Giang Castle, located in Chau Doc town, and looked up into the sky. He saw a cloud of five colors rising from the base of the Sam Mountain, and inside the cloud was a Bodhisattva with a holy appearance. Behind the Bodhisattva were male and female believers singing prayers for a bountiful rice crop. Soon thereafter, a pagoda with brick walls, green stone floors and red tiles was constructed, facing east in honor of the vision and with the hopes of making it come true.
The front of the pagoda with its oval dome was designed in a style similar to Indian temples. However, the interior of the pagoda follows the style of traditional Vietnamese Buddhist pagodas. Upon entering the pagoda visitors see a large statue called the Mother Holding Child Statue, as well as two large statues of elephants. In the Western Corridor are two statues of the Goddess of Mercy and inside the corridor are statues of a deity known as A Di Da. The pagoda’s Dai Hong Bell was made of gold and copper during Tu Duc’s reign and is now over 100 years old. More than 100 other statues are found throughout the pagoda. Rooms for monks are located at the back of the pagoda. 
 
 
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