English English French Chinese
   
 

About us

|

Contact Us

|

Term & Condition

Home | About us | Why Peace Travel ? | Vietnam Infos | Travel Tips
Destinations  |  Tours  |  Hotels  |  Transportation  |  Special offers
News & Events  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Contact us

SUPPORT ONLINE
Online Status
Hotel - Airticket
Online Status
Inbound Tour
Online Status
Outbound Tour
SPECIAL OFFERS

Tuyển Dụng

More...
WEATHER
CURRENCY
WEB LINK
SURVEY

What do you look for on peacetravel.com.vn?

 
NEWSLETTER
Email:
  
 
 
Welcome to Peace Travel !!! Welcome to Peace Travel !!!   
Vietnam Discovery
 Visiting Betel Garden and Bang Lang Shrine in An Giang

     On 954 Street in the upper reaches of the Hau River in Long Son Commune, Tan Phu District, An Giang Province is a garden where an endless betel vine (a betel is a climbing plant) grows profusely, enveloping the houses.

     Visiting the betel garden evokes ancient Vietnamese customs from the time of the Hung kings. There is a legend about the betel and that tells of a young man dying and turning into an areca tree; his wife in her grief dies beside him and turns into a betel plant, attaching herself to the tree. Traditionally Vietnamese people invite their guests to chew betel before starting a conversation, and betel and areca are essential betrothal gifts in weeding parties.
     In Long Son Commune, the betel is a well known product. It has existed there for thousands of years, having originated from a famous betel from Ba Diem, and has made Long Son famous. Traders go there to buy 7,000 to 8,000 betel leaves a day to sell in Chau Doc, Tan Chau (An Giang), Hong Ngu, Dong Thap, and even to export to Cambodia.
     The betel garden of Nguyen Phu Trung in Long Hoa Commune in Tan Phu District is an amazing sight, with the betel vines climbing endlessly in the glistening sunlight on the immeasurably high betel trellis. Just a short walk from the garden is Bang Lang Shrine, built to worship Lady Thuong Dong Co Hy on an area of 1,000m².
     Near the shrine are three ancient, giant bang lang trees which blossom with purple flowers in winter, creating a sanctuary of calmness and providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of life. The local Cham people hold an annual Bang Lang Shrine Festival on the 15th and 16th day of the 3rd lunar month (April 9 and 10, 2009) to pray for a peaceful life and better crops. Visitors to Long Son during the festival will enjoy diverse artistic activities and local folk games in the jubilant atmosphere of the festival.
     An Giang also holds a series of annual festivals such as Ba Chua Xu, Chol Chnam Thomay and Dolta festivals, and has many popular tourist attractions including Ox racing, Sam Mountain in Chau Doc, Cam Mountain in Tien Binh, Tuc Dup Hill, a network of grottoes in Thuy Dai Son, Anh Vu Son, Co To, and many traditional craft villages.
     A visit to An Giang will satisfy any traveler’s search for splendid scenery and traditional Vietnamese culture.

Source: SGT - Vietnamtourism


Lotus adds natural flavor to rice
Historic festival in the land of the Le dynasty
Nha Lon - Cultural relic in Long Son Island
The wild beauty in Binh Tien
Ancient road found in cave
Bird yard in Hang Pagoda
Wandering in Dalat City
Visiting the land of heroes
Uncle Ho’s home draws big crowds
New addition to Ba Be National Park
Giang Dien Waterfall
Picturesque Lak Lake
Danang - a great place to go
Get lost in sloping pine hill in Golden Valley
Hai Van Pass – a glorious land
King Quang Trung’s Temple in Nghe An
A glimpse of Khmer people’s pagodas in Soc Trang
Once sensing the soul of Ca Mau–the tip of the country
Tuyen Quang – a sacred land
Ba Chua Xu Festival
Mountain offers a sense of peace
Lu Cam - a 200-year pottery village
Bung Binh Thien – a heavenly natural lake
Sand dunes of beautiful colors shine in Ninh Thuan
Exploring mysterious caves in Da Dung Mountain
Having fun and a massage at Da Giang Stream
Pagoda enters record books
Visiting Coi Nguon Phu Quoc Museum in Kien Giang
Roof-like island waits for nature lovers to explore
Wandering around Ha Tien Town
My Son Sanctuary
Elephant Waterfall – the imposing beauty with a blend of stable and gentle
Admiring the scenery on Thoai Son Mountain
Xoan singing proposed as part of world cultural heritage
The marble village
Feudal seaport turning into tourism hot spot
Hue to host Buddhist culture week this month
Up to highlands, getting lost in nature
Back



     
HOTELS City/Province :  
TOURS Lodging class :  

 

Price (per room-night)  
  Key word : Send
 

Home | About us | Why Peace Travel ? | Vietnam Infos | Travel Tips | Destinations
Tours | Hotels | Transportation | Special offers | News & Events | Terms & Conditions | Contact us


PEACE TRAVEL JOINT - VENTURE COMPANY
215 Hai Ba Trung St. Dist.3 Ho Chi Minh City - Viet Nam.
Email: peacetravel@peacetravel.com.vn
Tel: (84-8) 3822 2261 - Fax: (84-8) 3829 7787
Copyright © 2006 PEACE TRAVEL JOINT - VENTURE COMPANY   Developed by TD&T