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Watching sunset over palmyra palm field in An Giang Province

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 22:02 GMT+7
Watching sunset over palmyra palm field in An Giang Province
An Giang Province is home to palmyra palm trees, mainly in the Seven Mountains region in Tinh Bien and Tri Ton Districts. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Dubbed 'Da Lat of the Mekong Delta,' Tinh Bien District in An Giang Province is attracting visitors from far and wide owing to its fresh air and stunning landscapes.

Tinh Bien sits about 70 kilometers from Long Xuyen City, the provincial capital, and is known for its sacred, mysterious, and majestic mountains.

It is endowed with a magnificent, fairy-tale landscape and year-round cool climate.

Tourists can explore Tinh Bien any time of the year.

In spring, trees in the region are in full blossom and unique festivals take place.

Meanwhile, November and December are a great time to experience the yellow autumn fields that stretch below the nearby mountains.

Vast bright yellow ripening rice paddies, coupled with tall palmyra palm trees on the two sides of the path, create an enchanting landscape. Nowhere else can you see palmyra palm trees grow as high as those in An Giang. Therefore, the palmyra palm tree field is considered the symbol and spirit of the An Giang people. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Vast bright yellow ripening rice paddies, coupled with tall palmyra palm trees on the two sides of the path, create an enchanting landscape. Nowhere else can you see palmyra palm trees grow as high as those in An Giang Province, southern Vietnam. Therefore, the palmyra palm tree field is considered the symbol and spirit of the An Giang people. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

The weather during November and December is also typically free from rainstorms.

Tinh Bien borders Cambodia, some 120 kilometers from Phnom Penh City, 255 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, and 130 kilometers from Can Tho City, the hub of Vietnam's Mekong Delta region.

To get there, tourists can drive from downtown Long Xuyen to Chau Doc City along National Highway 91 and then travel to the Tinh Bien international border gate.

Cam Mountain or Ong Cam Mountain, or Thien Cam Son, is the most beautiful range in the marvelous Seven Mountains region. For years, the mountain has been known as a symbol of tourism in An Giang. The mountain sits in An Hao Commune in Tinh Bien District, with the height of 715 meters above sea level. This is the tallest mountain in the Mekong Delta. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Cam Mountain or Ong Cam Mountain, or Thien Cam Son, is the most beautiful range in the marvelous Seven Mountains region. For years, the mountain has been known as a symbol of tourism in An Giang Province, southern Vietnam. The mountain is located in An Hao Commune, Tinh Bien District, at an altitude of 715 meters above sea level. This is the tallest mountain in the Mekong Delta region. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Cam Mountain boasts its majestic beauty with mountains, waterfalls, lakes and forests, and a series of large-scale religious buildings such as Van Linh Pagoda and Big Buddha Pagoda. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Cam Mountain boasts a majestic beauty with mountains, waterfalls, lakes and forests, and a series of large-scale religious buildings such as Van Linh Pagoda and Big Buddha Pagoda. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Van Linh Pagoda, or La Pagoda, is located at an altitude of 550 meters. The pagoda features many distinctive Buddhist structures such as the monolithic Shakyamuni Buddha Statue weighing two tons, a 1.2-ton bell and a Buddhist stupa. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Van Linh Pagoda, or La Pagoda, is located at an altitude of 550 meters. The pagoda features many distinctive Buddhist structures such as the monolithic Shakyamuni Buddha Statue weighing two tonnes, a 1.2-tonne bell, and a Buddhist stupa. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Big Buddha Pagoda Monastery has a Maitreya Buddha statue, which is the biggest in Asia, It measures 33.6 meters tall and weighs 1,700 tons. Made of steel and concrete, the statue is built in harmony with the mountains that surround it. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Big Buddha Pagoda Monastery has a Maitreya Buddha statue, which is the biggest in Asia, It measures 33.6 meters tall and weighs 1,700 tonnes. Made of steel and concrete, the statue is built in harmony with the mountains which surround it. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Located in the heart of Cam Mountain, Thuy Liem Lake covers 60,000 square meters and acts as a mirror, reflecting trees and mountains in during all four seasons. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Located in the heart of Cam Mountain, Thuy Liem Lake covers 60,000 square meters and acts as a mirror, reflecting trees and mountains in all four seasons. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Cam Mountain is not only a spiritual tourist destination, but also an ideal place for adventurers. Travelers often use their time on Cam Mountain to go trekking. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Cam Mountain is not only a spiritual tourist destination but also an ideal place for adventurers. Travelers often use their time in the mountain to go trekking. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

The journey immerses tourists in the nature and the wild landscape of Cam Mountain. Visitors can cross green forests, explore caves, and admire unspoiled cascades. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

The journey immerses tourists in the nature and the wild landscape of Cam Mountain. Visitors can cross green forests, explore caves, and admire unspoiled cascades. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Another must-try experience when visiting Cam Mountain visiting Thanh Long Water Park which is mysteriously surrounded by mountain ranges. Tourists can play all sorts of games and enjoy the peacefulness of the magnificent mountain. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Another must-try experience when visiting Cam Mountain is stopping by Thanh Long Water Park, which is mysteriously surrounded by mountain ranges. Tourists can play all sorts of games and enjoy the peaceful vibes of the magnificent mountain. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Tourists can use a cable car to reach the top of Cam Mountain if they are short on time. The 3.5-kilometer-long cable car journey allows visitors to admire floating clouds and a panorama of breathtaking mountains. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Tourists can use a cable car to reach the top of Cam Mountain if they are strapped for time. The 3.5-kilometer-long cable car journey allows visitors to admire floating clouds and a panorama of breathtaking mountains. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

The palmyra palm tree field is most beautiful and romantic at dawn or dusk. If tourists visit Tinh Bien at the end of the eighth lunar month and the begining of the ninth lunar month, they can join the famous buffalo racing festival on the Sene Dolta Festival holiday of Khmer people. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

The palmyra palm tree field is most beautiful and romantic at dawn or dusk. If tourists visit Tinh Bien at the end of the eighth lunar month and the begining of the ninth lunar month, they can join the famous buffalo racing festival on the Sene Dolta Festival holiday of Khmer people. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Situated in An Phu Commune, Tinh Bien District, Kim Tien Pagoda is an emerging tourist site. The pagoda features a huge campus and distinctive structures with meticulously sculpted decorations. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Situated in An Phu Commune, Tinh Bien District, Kim Tien Pagoda is an emerging tourist site. The pagoda features a huge campus and distinctive structures with meticulously sculpted decorations. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

The highlight of Kim Tien Pagoda is the 24-meter-tall Amitabha Buddha statue, built on the roof of the pagoda. The statue exudes sacredness, reverence, serenity, and peace. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

The highlight of Kim Tien Pagoda is the 24-meter-tall Amitabha Buddha statue, built on the roof of the pagoda. The statue exudes sacredness, reverence, serenity, and peace. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Lau Pagoda, also known as Phuoc Lam Pagoda, lies in Xuan Phu Village, Tinh Bien Town. The pagoda is famous for its unique architecture and is shone by the tone of red brick. Curved roof, blossoming flowers, and green trees make the pagoda the beautiful piece of architecture it is. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Lau Pagoda, also known as Phuoc Lam Pagoda, lies in Xuan Phu Village, Tinh Bien Town. The pagoda is famous for its unique architecture and is shone by the tone of red bricks. A curved roof, blossoming flowers, and green trees make the pagoda the beautiful piece of architecture it is. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

While visiting Tinh Bien, tourists can try local specialties, like burmese grapes. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

While visiting Tinh Bien, tourists can try local specialties, like burmese grapes. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Seven Mountains Flacourtia jangomas gets ripe in purple-red color and tastes sweet, sour and a bit bitter. The fruit is a delicacy of Tinh Bien during the rainy season. Squeeze the fruit with your hands until its peel cracks before eating. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Seven Mountains Flacourtia jangomas get ripe in purple-red color and taste sweet, sour and a bit bitter. The fruit is a delicacy of Tinh Bien during the rainy season. Squeeze the fruit with your hands until its peel cracks before eating. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

With a year-round cool climate, Cam Mountain is a suitable land to grow vegetables and fruits, particularly chayote. Dishes made from chayote are one of the local specialties of the land. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

With a year-round cool climate, Cam Mountain is a suitable land to grow vegetables and fruits on, particularly chayote. Dishes made from chayote are one of the local delicacies of the land. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Another sought-after delicacy is mountain snail, which has a chewy and sweet taste. This type of snail is often found in mountains, but is very rare, as they live in caves and eat herbs, roots, and young leaves. They only travel out of the caves in the rainy season. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Another sought-after delicacy is mountain snail, which has a chewy and sweet taste. This type of snail is often found in mountains, but it is very rare, as it lives in caves and eats herbs, roots, and young leaves. The snail only travels out of the caves in the rainy season. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Tinh Bien is also home to other dishes and attractive landscapes. Its nature and rustic vibe make it the ideal getaway from stressful city life. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

Tinh Bien is also home to other dishes and attractive landscapes. Its nature and rustic vibes make it the ideal getaway from stressful city life. Photo: Duong Viet Anh / Tuoi Tre

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