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TIEN GIANG

Tien Giang is a province located in the northeast  of the Mekong delta, along 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.
 
Area: 2,508.3 km2
 
Population: 1,682,600 inhabitants (2011 Census) with a majority of Viet people.
 
Topography: Tien Giang terrain is divided into 3 regions: fruit gardens along the bank of Tien river, plain and seaside.
 
Rivers: Tien and Vam Co Tay rivers with their estuaries are good condition to develop aquaculture.
 
Administrative units: 10 units: 1 city (My Tho city), 1 town (Go Cong) , 8 rural districts.
 
Climate: The dry season lasts from December to April next year. The rainy season is between May and November. Annual average temperature is 27ºC.
 
 
Sights of interest
 
 
Tien giang has a great potential in tourism, thanks to historic and ecologiacal vestiges such as Oc Eo, Go thanh vestiges (from 1st to 6th centuries AD), historic vestiges Rach Gam – Xoai Mut, Ap Bac as well as a large number of tombs, temples and pagodas: Truong Dinh tomb, Royal family tomb, Tu Kiet tomb, Vinh Trang ancient pagoda, Buu Lam Pagoda, Sac Tu pagoda. Ecological spots have recently been upgraded to suit more and more visitors: Thoi Son isle, Dong Tam snake - breeding farm, Cai Be floating market, Go Cong beach..
 
Vinh Trang Pagoda is located in a large garden in My Phong Commune. 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, in an area of 2,000m2 with many beautiful trees.
The pagoda was built by Mr. and Mrs. Bui Cong Dat in the early 19th century. From 1849, the pagoda was managed by Buddhist monk Hue Dang from Giac Lam Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. He led people to refine the pagoda and named it Vinh Trang Pagoda. The pagoda consists of 5 buildings, 2 ornamental yards, 178 pillars and 60 statues of various Buddhas, various arhats and bodhisattvas carved from wood, bronze by southern craftsmen.
Graves of Buddhist monks who took care of the pagoda are scattered around. These graves are decorated with carefully engraved flagstones.
 
 
 
 
Ap Bac relics, in Tan Phu commune, Cai Lay District, is the place where the biggest battle took place in South Vietnam since the Geneva Accords. Due to heavy defeats in battle , they used artillery and bombers in the battle of Ap Bac, burning down many people’s house. The relic area consists of two functional areas,  statues in Area 1, artifacts showrooms  in Area 2.
 
 
 
Rach Gam – Xoai Mut historic relics
Rach Gam Xoai Mut are the names of two canals throwing water in Tien river where took place a strategic naval battle defeated 300 warships, 5 Siamese invaders’ armies in the eve of January 19th, 1785.
Rach Gam – Xoai Mut relics, located in Kim Son Commune, about 12 km west of  My Tho is composed of 3 exhibition galleries: Gallery 1 with ceramic mosaics and artifacts related to the battle, Gallery 2 with a collection of artifacts linked to Rach Gam – Xoai Mut battle (about 546 artifacts including the weapons of the Tay Son and Nguyen Hue), an ancient house used as a reception desk.
 
 
 
Thoi Son islet
From My Tho city, just 45 minutes on the Tien River, visitors can reach a wide isle of 1,100ha called Thoi Son. Visitors can go by rowing boat  on the arroyos, through the water coconut plant along the river or stroll under the green fruit trees to taste Southern dishes.
 
 
 
Dong Tam snake – breeding farm: Not far from Vinh Trang Pagoda, Dong Tam Snake Farm is one of the country’s largest snake-raising centers where venom is produced for local use and export. Located 12 km from My Tho City, the farm covers 12 hectares, including simulated wilderness areas, surrounded by ditches for snakes as well as areas for other animals like sheep, ostriches, yellow tortoises, tigers, crocodiles... During a trip to Dong Tam snake farm, you will be informed about Dong Tam farm’s history, offered information about how to treat snakebites and demonstrated venom extraction and some of its uses.
 
  
 
 
Cai Be floating market, one of the many well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam. The floating market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals' life in the western region. On each boat, goods are hung on the top of bamboo poles. Hundreds of typical advertise on poles for the skyward. Boats also operate like "taxis", very convenient for tourists around the region.
The Hoa Phuoc Island emerges from the middle of the Tien River, just opposite to the Vinh Long Market. This island is about 6,000 ha. Its soil is fertile, and there is fresh water and fruit trees. Visitors can trek among the green road, relax on the boat to see its busy function of local transportation on water and you will try various kinds of delicious tropical fruits.
 
 
 
Tan Phong isle, located on the right bank of the Cai Be floating market, consists of 6 beautiful islands with a total area of 2,430 ha. The isle is in the middle of the alluvial river, famous for its large rambutan orchards. This is the Mekong delta in miniature  attracting tourists to understand the residents’ lifestyle.
 
 
 
Go Cong beach, located 50 km from My Tho city, along Highway No 50. Tan Thanh Beach Resort, at Go Cong Dong district, features 7km long sandy beaches. Con Ngang, about 1 hour to reach by motor boat, has two large sandy beaches with many services: beach relax, sunbathing, water sports... 
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