Long Xuyen ( Long Xuyên) is the capital city of An Giang Province, in the Mekong Delta region of southwestern Vietnam.
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Long Xuyen can be best reached by bus, which takes about 5 hours from
Ho Chi Minh City or 1.5 hours from Can Tho.
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The city itself is not as large as its close neighbor
Can Tho and the center of town is easily walkable. Like any other Vietnamese city there are plenty of xe-om motorcycle drivers or a bicycle with cart attached (xe loi), which is a specialty of the Mekong.
Another easy mode of transportation is renting a bike from a streetside bike repairman, although most foreigners would prefer a motorbike to go farther into the province when time permits.
Tiger Island - the birthplace of the second president of Vietnam
Sap Mountain - mountain to visit
Sam Mountain - mountain to visit
Cam Mountain - mountain to visit
Coop-mart: three-floor supermarket,biggest in An Giang
Nguyen Hue supermarket: electronics products, high quality
The gioi di dong: high-quality cell phones
Thu Quan: books, mostly school books, magazines, newspapers and school stuffs
Thanh Kien: school stuffs, in front of An Giang University
Hong Phat - High quality, good service, reasonable price for the better meal. 30-50,000 per person.
Phong Ky - Great food, not too clean, a little slow, 20-40,000 per person.
Buu Loc - Good high quality food. Specialty in family style dinners, and parties. Book beforehand for table upstairs in private room.
Hai Lua - Quite expensive, food good, great for huge parties, can take a night on the river on a boat with pre-ordered meal menu. Owner knows english and japanese.
Nam An - near Hai Lua. very beautiful setting, good service, a large food menu.
Lan Ky - best soup restaurant in town, Chinese family has been here for generations.
Khuc Ban Chieu: high quality, quiet place, almost good service.
Star: beautiful place, high quality
Panda: high quality, good service, a good view of the whole city, possibly see the Sap Mountain from here
Dong Xuyen Hotel - near Co-Op Mart. Biggest hotel in town.
Long Xuyen Hotel - next to Co-Op Mart, but a little behind. Good restaurant.
An Long Hotel - near big new church, fan rooms 80,000 dong.
Nha Tro - general term for room for rent. Very cheap, but only if you want to live like a vietnamese student.
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