With deep fishing roots, Long Xuyen has developed into a merchandising metropolis and is known for its prosperous spirit. Long Xuyen boasts a specific kind of wonderfully chaotic and energetic city centre that can only be found in Vietnam, where you can spend your days exploring a diverse selection of cultural and historical landmarks.
Things to do in Long Xuyen
The city has several claims to fame that are celebrated by local museums. Visit the birthplace and old home of Ton Duc Thang, the second president of Vietnam, to learn about his government life and role as a prisoner. Once a dominating force in the region, the Hoa Hao sect was also founded here and a branch of Buddhism is still found in the local culture.
The Queen of Peace Cathedral is a grand piece of architecture, stretching up into Long Xuyen’s skyline and dominating the streets with its light display at night. Climb a skyscraper to a viewing platform and enjoy exceptional views over Long Xuyen. From here, you can see Sap Mountain, a peak that often pokes out between buildings in the centre.
Navigate the chaos and find the perfect spot to observe local culture from one of the bars, restaurants and street food vendors. For the best Vietnamese cuisine, try the fresh and local grilled seafood, often served with a diverse variety of sauces.
Getting around Long Xuyen
Long Xuyen is easily walkable, with many of the attractions ideally explored on foot. If you want the true taste of Vietnamese culture, you can rent a motorbike and join the chaotic traffic system.