Tien Giang province, Southern Vietnam
Region: Mekong Delta
Capital: My Tho
Area: 2,367 km² (914 sq mi)
Population: About 1.7 million
Density: 690/km² (1,800/sq mi)
Demographics: Vietnamese, Hoa, Khmer, Tày
Calling code: 73
Tien Giang is a province in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam.
The province comprises one city (thành pho), one town (thi xã), and eight districts (huyen):
– Thành pho My Tho
– Thi xã Gò Công
– Gò Công Đông
– Gò Công Tây
– Cho Gao
– Châu Thành
– Tân Phuoc
– Cai Lay
– Cái Bè
– Tân Phú Đông
The province’s name derives from Sino-Vietnamese, which means “the Front River”.
Located to the North of the Mekong Delta, along with the North of Tien River, Long An 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 a 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 salt water fish. Some of the 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 with 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 Mytho 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 a 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.
A high-speed boat leaves from Ho Chi Minh City daily to Mytho and Can Tho. There are also boat tours around Mytho.
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