The Mekong Delta’s Bac Lieu is a place to discover nature and study history.
Bac Lieu, a
province in the southeast of the Mekong
Delta by the East Sea, has many places of
In Bac Lieu Town, Cong Tu Bac Lieu Hotel and
Restaurant is a well-known tourist spot.
Managed by Bac Lieu Province’s Department of
Trade and Tourism, the hotel and restaurant
by the Bac Lieu River used to be the
childhood house of Tran Trinh Huy
Known as Ba Huy or “cong tu Bac Lieu,” he
was the son of a mandarin regarded as the
Mekong Delta’s richest person.
Although the French-style villa has been
converted into a hotel and renovated many
times, the original architecture remains.
Guests can experience the richness and
lifestyle of Ba Huy’s family.
Apart from the Cong Tu Bac Lieu Hotel and
Restaurant, tourists can spend their leisure
time at the sea of Bac Lieu, about seven
The sea here does not have cliffs and white
sands, like the seaside towns of Vung Tau,
Nha Trang and Phan Thiet-Mui Ne, but it
abounds in marine resources thanks to the
silt from the Mekong River system.
Tourists can stroll on the beach and enjoy
fresh seafood at the Huong Bien Restaurant.
Leaving the sea of Bac Lieu, tourists can
visit the longan orchards about two
Bac Lieu longans are famous for their flavor
though they don’t have as much flesh as
longans of other regions.
In the longan gardens, visitors can relax in
hammocks in the shade of longan trees and
enjoy banh xeo Bac Lieu (Bac Lieu-style rice
pancake with pork, shrimp, bean sprouts,
green beans, vegetables and fish sauce) and
Bac Lieu is about six hours from Ho Chi Minh
City by car.
It is an ideal destination for discovering
nature, studying history and relaxing.
Reported by Diem Thu