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Tien Giang Province

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Tien Giang Province

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Tien Giang is one of 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta of Southern Vietnam region.

Understand[edit]

Tien Giang is located north of the Mekong Delta, adjacent to the Tien River. It is bordered on the north by Long An; on the south by Vinh Long and Ben Tre; on the east by Ho Chi Minh; on the west by Dong Thap.

Tien Giang is one of delta's provinces which has 3 separately regions: fruit region next to Tien river, Dong Thap Muoi region and Go Cong coastal region. Tien Giang has 32km beach which yearly provides a huge amounts of fishes and sea products. Tien Giang is one of the regions in Mekong Delta that provides a lot of rice. Also, it is a place that has a lot of famous fruits such as Trung Luong peach, Vinh Kim star apple, Hoa Loc mango, Cai Be guava, Cho Gao green dragon,....

Tien Giang is well known as an area of rich potentiality in the Mekong Delta. Tien Giang plays its role as a center for agricultural projects for Ho Chi Minh city. Tien Giang is planned to develop high-tech industry, general industry, ship building industry, agricultural industry like mechanical, biological, fertilizer-producing, building material producing industry.

Since Tien Giang is one of the leading food crop suppliers in the Mekong Delta and in the Economic Zone of the South, it is now looking forward to developing a pilot center of seeds and young plants. The center will serve as a base for expanding models of high-tech farming to the whole area of the Mekong Delta.


Tien Giang has 2 seasons: dry season and monsoon. The average temperature yearly is 27ºC (80ºF)

Cities[edit]

Tien Giang Province has one city, one town and 8 districts.

  • City: My Tho
  • Town: Go Cong
  • Districts:
  • Go Cong Dong
  • Go Cong Tay
  • Cho Gao
  • Chau Thanh
  • Tan Phuoc
  • Cai Lay
  • Cai Be
  • Tan Phu Dong

Other destinations[edit]

- Vinh Long: Vinh Long has many pagodas, communal houses. Coming to there, visitors have chance to walk among the trees, relax in hammocks, try all kinds of delicious tropical fruits in the gardens of An Binh and Binh Hoa Phuoc islands.


-Can Tho: Can Tho is over its 200 years as the main town, once known as Tay Do and now one city of Vietnam. Can Tho has simple, poetic beauty with well-off villages under shade of coconut trees. It is wonderful to take a boat trip along the riverbanks on fine weather days. On the east bank of Hau River is Ninh Kieu Wharf, which is well known for its beautiful location.

- Ben Tre: There are agriculture productions such as rice, corn, pineapple, custard-apple, star apple, durian, mango, longan, and many more. Industrial trees are tobacco, sugar-cane, and cotton. Especially, Ben Tre is homeland of coconut.

- Tra Vinh: Surrounded by Tien and Hau rives and long coast, Tra Vinh's economy base on agriculture, aquaculture, fish and shrimp breeding. The province is covered by verdant plants in garden village along bank of river.

- Dong Thap: The province has potentiality of short day crops (sugar cane, cotton, tobacco, soil bean, and other fruit plants with the popular names of Cao Lanh mango, Chau Thanh longan, Lai Vung mandarin, Phong Hoa grape fruit. Tourists can admire the vast lotus and bonsai in Sa Dec Flower Garden. A forest of flowers of all colors and aroma are always available here.

- Long An: Visitors are attracted to Long An by value of Oc Eo culture that develops on the Mekong Delta. Beside this, Long An preserves valuable sites including House with Hundred Columns, Rach Coc Fort, Ton Thanh Pagoda.

- Ho Chi Minh City: Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theatres, cultural houses... Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa..., which draw numerous tourists

- Soc Trang: Soc Trang is covered by vast rice paddies, shrimp lagoons, luxuriant fruit gardens like longan, rambutan, durian, and orange. Coming to there, tourists like to taste tropical fruit in My Phuoc River Islet, or join many recreation and entertainment activities in Binh An Tourist Resort.

Talk[edit]

The main language in Tien Giang is Vietnamese. However, some people also can speak Chinese and English.

Get in[edit]

My Tho city is near Vinh Long and Ho Chi Minh city about 44 miles drive away, Can Tho about 64 miles drive away, Chau Doc about 111 miles drive away, Rach Gia about 113 miles drive away and Ha Tien about 169 miles drive away

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

The main road of Tien Giang is 1A national highway. The My Tho station is on Ap Bac street ( 2 miles from My Tho central city). From Ho Chi Minh city to Southern provinces, Mien Tay Bus station has a lot of lines to get to provinces such as Tien Giang, Vinh Long, Chau Doc, Ca mau, Tay Ninh, Can Tho, and so on.

* Waterways[edit]

From Tien Giang, you can go to Ho Chi Minh city or Phnom Penh by waterways.

  • Express boat: Express boat is from Ho Chi Minh city to My Tho city and Can Tho city every day.
  • Boats travel around My Tho city: Boats are on Me Kong River drive tourists to famous destinations in My Tho such as: Tan Phong Island, Thoi Son Islet

See[edit][add listing]

  • Thoi Son Resort
  • Cai Be floating market
  • Tan Thanh beach resort
  • Dong Tam snake center
  • Dong Thap Muoi area
  • My Thuan bridge
  • Rach Mieu bridge

Do[edit][add listing]

Coming to Tien Giang, tourist can enjoy the ecotourism here. There are many things tourists can do in Tieng Giang:

- Cai Be float market: this is a main market system in the Mekong Delta. This market is placed on the Tien river which happened all day include night time. Tourist can find any kind of fruits at this market, and all of them are much cheaper. Along with the river, there are many gardens. Coming to Cai Be float market, tourist can enjoy the nature here. At night, junks light lanterns which make the river is vivid lively.

-Taking a trip along Tien river: Tourist can visit villages along the river and get to know the natives. In here, the natives have gardens with many kinds of fruits. Moreover, tourists can really have the feeling as a native person.

- Dong Tam Snake-Breeding Farm: Dong Tam is the center of snake breeding for taking venom for exportation, as well as medicinal plant cultivation and the study and treatment of snake-bites, for people in the Cuu Long River Delta. There are also crocodiles and other species of birds and animals on hand.

- Vinh Trang Pagoda: Location: Vinh Trang Pagoda is located in a large garden in My Phong Commune, My Tho City, Tien Giang Province. The architecture of the pagoda is a harmonious combination of Asian and European types of architecture, creating the splendid, but simple features of this Buddhist pagoda. Vinh Trang Pagoda is the greatest pagoda of Tien Giang Province.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Sour soup and dried fish Nam Bo
  • Special My Tho noddle
  • Field crabs
  • Tan Thanh sea foods
  • Dong Thap eels
  • Southern field mouse
  • Shellfish
  • Baked chicken with clay
  • Tan Phong shellfish.


Restaurants[edit]

  • Trung Luong restaurant is on Trung Luong street, My Tho city.
  • Thoi Son restaurant is in Thoi Son village, Chau Thanh district.
  • Chuong Duong restaurant is in 10, 30/4 street, 1st ward, My Tho city.
  • Cuu Long restaurant is in 28, 30/4 street, 1st ward, My Tho city.
  • Que Huong restaurant is in 03, Lanh Binh Can street, 1st ward, My Tho city.
  • Huong Binh is on Tan Thanh village, Go Cong Dong district.


  • Dong Giao kiosk is in 58A, Nguyen Trung Truc street, 3rd ward, My Tho city.
  • Chi Thanh kiosk is in 279, Tet Mau Than, 4th ward, My Tho city.


Sleep[edit][add listing]

Most of the hotels in the province are in My Tho city, such as:

  • Song Tien hotel is in 101, Trung Trac street, 1st ward, My Tho city.
  • Huong Duong hotel is in 33, Trung Trac steet, 1st ward, My Tho city.
  • Cong Doan hotel is in 61, 30/4 street, 1st ward, My Tho city.
  • Chuong Duong hotel is in 10, 30/4 street, 1st ward, My Tho city.
  • My Tho 1 hotel is in 67, 30/4 street, 1st ward, My Tho city.
  • Rang Dong hotel is in 25, 30/4 street, 1st ward, My Tho city.
  • Hong Phuc hotel is in 246/8, Ap Bac street, 5th ward, My Tho city.
  • Phuc Thinh hotel is on 60 national highway, My Tho city.
  • Yen Ngan hotel is in 247, 3rd area, Cai Be town, Cai Be district.
  • Binh Phu hotel is on Binh Phu village, Cai Lay district.
  • Hoa Binh hotel is in 29, Bach Dang street, Go Cong town
  • Truong Thinh hotel is on 36/3, 1A national highway, Trung An village, My Tho city.


Some of the guest houses

  • Guest houses in Thoi Son resort are on Thoi Son village, Chau Thanh district.
  • Guest houses Lodging in Tan Thanh resort are on Tan Thanh village, Go Cong Dong district.
  • Chuong Duong guest house is in 1, Truong Dinh street, 1st ward, My Tho city

Stay safe[edit]

- Tourist should be careful with the traffic while traveling because the amount of motorcycles are very huge.

- Tourist should be aware with the insects such as mosquito.

Get out[edit]

- Coming to Tien Giang, tourists will have memorable experiences here with the native people who is always friendly. Moreover, tourists will not able to forget this country with peaceful scenes and delicious foods and fruits.

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