Location: Vinh Sang Tourist Area is located on the An Binh Isle, Long Ho District, Vinh Long Province, about 160km from Ho Chi Minh City.
Characteristic: Various interesting activities for both adults and children such as: see rare birds and animals in the wild, take some minutes to ride on a 140kg African ostrich, feed a crocodile, catch a fish or stroll on grassy trails through endless multicolored orchards.
Vinh Sang Tourist Area at the junction of the Tien River, where is an oasis criss-crossed by many rivulets, with orchards resplendent with man An Phuoc (An Phuoc plums), nhan xuong com vang (yellow longan), and dua dau Ben Tre (Ben Tre coconuts). This tourism area is also home to about 20 species of rare wild animals including crocodiles, ostriches, bears, spotted deer, monkeys, pythons, pelicans and rabbits.
At Vinh Sang Tourist Area, with thrill games such as fishing 5-year or older crocodiles - tourists need to lure and fish crocodiles by themselves. This game help tourists can visualize the whole history of change waste land into cultivated areas in the very wild Southern region hundreds years ago which "The saying is crocodiles swim in the rivers, tigers lie on the riverside." In addition, there are 60 grown-up ostriches that are ready to serve tourists for a ride even at a galloping pace, on a sandy field. Ostrich eggs offer an amusing photo opportunity as six of them together can withstand someone standing on them without breaking. If tourists want to sample the taste of an egg, they need to wait about five to six hours to cook.
Other activities include rowing fishing boats, spreading nets or building a dike to catch fish the traditional way: with bare hands. Tourists can ask the chef to cook the freshly caught fish.
Tourists will have good chance to taste traditional Southern specialties such as ca loc nuong rom (snakehead fish grilled in straw), ca loc hap bau (snakehead fish steamed with gourd), ca kho to (stewed fish in caramel sauce) and ga noi vuon (free-range chicken), and other dishes made with ostrich and crocodile. Ingredients are very fresh and often picked straight from the garden. (see more: Mekong Kreuzfahrt Vietnam)
Water slides and river swimming are popular with the younger set such as catching ducks or playing with water balls near the Co Chien River. Tourists also can sightsee along the Co Chien River on a three-storey yacht and listen to don ca tai tu (amateur traditional music in the Southern region) or sing karaoke.
During the day, tourists can take a bicycle to visit neighbouring orchards or traditional handicraft villages including the lang keo dua (coconut sweet village) or the lang gom do (red pottery village).
Tourists have the option of camping or staying in a bungalow for overnight there. A separate area is set out for campers who sleep in tents and build campfires and, in another spot, 18 bungalows equipped with all the amenities including air conditioning built on rafts, overlook the water.
Vinh Sang Tourist Area is becoming an attractive place in the south of Vietnam. The area is where tourists can learn about the Mekong Delta (Mekong Delta boat trip), receive good services, participate in open-air games and be close to nature. It attracts a lot of people both foreign tourists and domestic tourists.