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Descendant of Nine Dragons
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Descendant of Nine Dragons

In 2019, An Giang Province saw its competiveness index jumping seven notches compared to the previous year, paving the way for further improvement and bringing a new vitality to the hometown of the late State President Ton Duc Thang. The solidarity between leaders and civil servants of the province has brought about positive outcome for An Giang’s socioeconomic development, with many qualified investors setting up their foothold there. The development of Truc Bach Long Bridge is among the most prominent projects. The bamboo bridge has become a signature of Tra Su cajuput forest ecological tourism area.

Striving to fly high

The bamboo bridge has fascinated many tourists to the beauty spot. The first phase of the project was finished in just more than one month since the start of construction.

Tra Su bamboo bridge is made of 500,000 bamboo trees.

Aiming higher, the investor is implementing the second phase to extend the bridge by another six kilometers, raising the total length to 10 kilometers. Therefore, it will break the global record of Cambodia’s Kampong Cham Bridge, stretching around one kilometer of bamboo structure. Many auxiliary facilities are also under construction. Once recognized as the longest bamboo bridge in the world, it will give a strong boost to the province’s tourism sector.

The achievement will greatly promote the pride of Vietnamese people and attract a large volume of foreign travelers. Vietnam has seen many iconic modern projects such as the Golden Gate in Danang City, Bitexco skyscraper in HCMC, Bamboo Wing Dai Lai and InterContinental Sun Peninsula Resort, implying the sustainable development of the country. However, the Tra Su bamboo bridge in An Giang carries simple and natural spirits and reflects the love for culture and labor of local residents.

Tourists walk on the bamboo bridge.

Tra Su is the one and only destination in An Giang Province that can attract tens of thousands of visitors, according to local statistics. During the 2020 traditional Lunar New Year holiday, the beauty spot received more than 40,000 visitors, marking a strong rise compared with the previous year and proving the determination of local authorities and investors in promoting the tourism industry.

Descendant of Nine Dragons

Conveniently located at the upper stream of the Hau River, Tra Su cajuput forest benefits from alluvium buildup and a rich source of seafood, along with natural specialties during the floating season. Therefore, Truc Bach Long was born as the descendant of the Nine Dragons - the local name of the Mekong Delta.

Tra Su bamboo bridge is recognized as the longest in Vietnam.

Truc Bach Long rose to fame for being recognized as the longest bamboo bridge in Vietnam on January 15, 2020, marking the first step to become a new icon and contributing to socioeconomic development in the province. In the future, it will be globally known as a symbol of the Vietnam history.

With favourable policies paving the way for other projects such as a giant solar power plant and historical tourist destinations, An Giang is seen to become a key tourism hub in the Mekong Delta.

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