According to the explanation of the locals, Tan Lap floating village was once a year-round flooded land, the local people here used to get familiar with floods; they, therefore, did ever have the habit of building their houses on high mounds, the ground floor of their houses were built up higher gradually as the water level kept increasing. As a result, Tan Lap was named as the “floating village”. Nowadays, the local has been not residing in the village any longer since the local authorities approved of the project, which developed the village to become a key eco-tourism area of Long An province.
Located on Highway 62, Tan Lap commune, which belongs to Moc Hoa district, Long An province, is the central wetland of Dong Thap Muoi region, is 15 kilometers far from the Cambodia border to the south. Tan Lap floating village is up to 135 hectares wide; the buffer zone, which is about 500 hectares in area, is planned for building tourism items to become the center of tourism, entertainment and recreation.