Bac Lieu sea at night
Bac Lieu sea at night

Bac Lieu Guide

Bac Lieu is 280km southwest of HCMC, 49km southwest of Soc Trang, 212km southwest of Tra Vinh. Bac Lieu Province is bordered to the north-west by Hau Giang and Kien Giang Provinces, to the east and north-east by Soc Trang Province, to the south and south-east by the East Vietnam Sea and to the west and south-west by Ca Mau Province. Bac Lieu Province has 56km of coastline.

The terrain of Bac Lieu includes flat plains, river basins, flooded land. The plains in Bac Lieu are dissected by river tributaries, canals, arroyos.... The terrain is only 0.2-0.8m above sea level and it goes lower from the northeast to the southwest of the province. There is no mountain in Bac Lieu.

Bac Lieu has a tropical monsoon climate with influence of equatorial climate with two seasons: the dry season from late November through April and the rainy season from May to November. During the rainy season, the predominant wind is Southwesterly Monsoon and there are other winds like Easterly and Northeasterly in the dry season. The average annual rainfalls range from 1,600mm – 2,400mm. There are rarely tropical depressions or storms which have effects on Bac Lieu.

The temperatures are higher in the months of March-July which may reach 35oC. The lowest temperatures are found in November – February which may reach 20oC.

The population of Bac Lieu includes: Kinh, Hoa, Cham and Khmer.

Bac Lieu sea at twilight
Bac Lieu sea at twilight
 

Bac Lieu tourist attractions
Bac Lieu Stork Sanctuary: 6km from Bac Lieu City, the area has totally 385ha with 19ha dense forest.
Con Tu Bac Lieu former residence: learn about the life of once the richest family in the region.
Bac Lieu Market: amazing arrays of seafood and foodstuffs.
Bac Lieu salt-making fields
Xiem Can Pagoda: 7km south-east of Bac Lieu Town
Phuoc Duc Co Mieu: A Chinese temple built around 1810

Travel and tours in Bac Lieu
Paradissa operates off-the-beaten track adventure tours to Bac Lieu and the Mekong Delta. There is also a choice of bird-watching at Bac Lieu Bird Park. The tours range from 2 days to 7 days from Saigon.

Accommodations
The province does not possess many tourist attractions and is mostly off the tourist track. There are good hotels in Bac Lieu City though which caters to business travelers or governmental officials on business trips.

How to get there and away, how to get around Bac Lieu
There are several commuter buses between Ho Chi Minh City and Bac Lieu, and between Bac Lieu with other cities in the Mekong Delta. The road system in the province is excellent.

 
 
House of Cong Tu Bac Lieu
House of Cong Tu Bac Lieu, the son of the rich landlord of Bac Lieu who was famous for his extravagance
 
 
 
Seafood at Bac Lieu Market
Seafood at Bac Lieu Market
 
 
 
A banana boat at the market of Bac Lieu
A banana boat at the market of Bac Lieu
 
 

The bird sanctuary of Bac Lieu
The bird sanctuary of Bac Lieu