Bac Lieu Vietnam

Bac Lieu, Vietnam
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Bac Lieu is situated in the Mekong River Delta, about 280km from Ho Chi Minh City sharing its border with Can Tho City and Soc Trang

Bac Lieu is situated in the Mekong River Delta, about 280km from Ho Chi Minh City sharing its border with Can Tho City and Soc Trang Province to the north, the East Sea to the south, Ca Mau and Kien Giang provinces to the west. The province has many large rice paddies and fertile land, which make a good condition for fruit tree planting.

The town is on side of Bac Lieu Canal, 10km from the sea. The local people grow rice, fruit trees, catch seafood and make salt. Bac Lieu used to play importance role in exploitation and developing of French colonialists so that the province has existed several western-style villas and palaces.

Like many other southern provinces of Vietnam, the old land of Bac Lieu used to be part of Khmer Kingdom that governed most of Indochina hundreds of years ago. After the fall of Saigon, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau were merged into one province named Minh Hai, but in 1996, they were split. Bac Lieu was especially known for its affluent mandarins during the French rule.

Traveling to Bac Lieu, travelers have more knowledge about very rich and popular Bac Lieu Mandarins. And they can visit the Bac Lieu Bird Reserve, unforgettable taste longan gardens, Viet Hung old Tower, Xiem Can Pagoda or discover mangrove cajeput forest.

In terms of weather, there are two seasons including rainy and dry seasons. The annual average temperature is 240C.

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