Nui Sam Mountain – An Giang

Sam Mountain is situated in Vinh Te, 6km west of Chau Doc City, An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The 230m high mountain is a beautiful landscape, an travel attraction in Chau Doc. There are also on the Sam Mountain many historic remains making it a must-see place in An Giang Vietnam.

From Long Xuyen, one has to travel almost 60km to get to Sam Mountain which lies west of Chau Doc City, at approximately 2km from the frontier between Vietnam and Cambodia.

The 230m high mountain does not only offer beautiful landscapes, but it is also where many historic remains deeply loved by the inhabitants of Nam Bo plain are located. Ba Chua Xu Temple, Tay An Pagoda, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb, Tao Ngo Garden, and Bach Van Hill are among the famous sites to visit near Sam Mountain.

The most significant tourist attraction in religious terms is the Ba Chua Xu, dedicated to the ‘Lady of the Region’. Her festival is held in the spring. It attracts huge numbers of devotees and, of course, swarms of vendors hoping to make a killing.

Less important, but more interesting, is the Tay An Pagoda. It’s architecture is sometimes described as Hindu/Muslim, which is a bit fanciful. However, there’s a definite Chinese and Islamic influence, and the interior contains a small army of colourful effigies. Further along, the Cave Pagoda isn’t really worth the climb for ones with no interest in pagoda.

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