An Giang: Life in border land

Last update 10:56 | 04/04/2017

The Mekong Delta province of An Giang, which shares a 104km borderline with Cambodia, is a land of bustling border trade and tourism, diverse culture and charming people.

A view of Chau Doc city seen from Sam mountain
Tourists from Cambodia arrive in Vietnam through the Tien River International Border Gate.
Vietnamese and Cambodian border guards carry out a joint patrol on the Hau River.

Women of the Cham ethnic community in Phum Xoai hamlet, Chau Phong commune, Tan Chau district, gather around a traditional loom

Harvesting rice in Van Giao commune, Tinh Bien district.

A family in Long Giang commune, Cho Moi district engages in the local craft of weaving bamboo baskets.

Vietnamese and Cambodian people ​trade fish on a river in An Khanh commune, An Phu district. The other bank of the river is in Cambodia.

Harvesting Bong sung (Nymphaea) during the flood season in An Giang.

The Say Ta Som pagoda in Tinh Bien district

A Khmer wedding in Tinh Bien district ​with the custom of taking the groom to the bride’s family

The Tra Su cajuput forest in Tinh Bien district – a famous tourist destination in An Giang (Photo: VNA)

The Tra Su cajuput forest in Tinh Bien district – a famous tourist destination in An Giang

Khmer people celebrate the Vietnamese traditional Tet

The Bay Nui Bull Race Festival of the Khmer people in Tinh Bien district

Cham ethnic children after a ceremony at the Chau Phong Muslim Mosque in Tan Chau district


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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development ( I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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