Tien Giang province has many things that tourists can visit:
- 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: 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.
Area: 2,484.2 sq. km
Population: 1,703 million habitants (April 2013)
Capital: My Tho City.
- Town: Go Cong.
- Districts: Cai Be, Cai Lay, Chau Thanh, Cho Gao, Go Cong Tay, Go Cong Dong, Tan Phuoc, Tan Phu Dong.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Hoa, Khmer, Tay.
Located to the North of the Mekong Delta, along the North of Tien River, Tien Giang Province shares border with Long An Province on the north, Dong Thap Province on the west, East Sea on the east, and Ben Tre Province on the south.
Tien and Vam Co Tay rivers with Soi Rap, Tieu, Dai river mouths make good condition to develop aquaculture. The terrain is divided into distinct three regions: fruit gardens along the bank of Tien River, plain and seaside.
The dry season lasts from December to April next year. The rainy season is between May and November. Annual average temperature is 27oC.
Tourism and Economy
Tien Giang has rich aquatic supply including freshwater fish, brackish fish, and saltwater fish. Some of special fruits are Trung Luong plum, Vinh Kim star-apple, Cai Be guava, sweet mango, rambutan, and thick-skinned orange. Many fruits, vegetable, and other products are anchored on lively Cai Be Floating Market and Tan Phong Island, along Tien Giang River. Visitors also like to picking fruit, enjoy them and experience the life of Mekong River Delta community in orchards of Thoi Son Island.
Located 120km from My Tho City, Dong Tam Snake Farm is an interesting place to see snake, bird and mutant turtles. Vinh Trang Pagoda owns many precious wood statues and beautiful tree in large garden.
Mytho City is 70km from Vinh Long, 70km from Ho Chi Minh City, 103km from Can Tho City, 179km from Chau Doc, 182km from Rach Gia.
There are bus connections with Vinh Long, Chau Doc, Ca Mau, and other destinations in the Mekong Delta.