Kien Giang Overview
Kien Giang province is located in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. It is well known for fishing and rice farming. It is about 250 km from the Ho Chi Minh City. Kien Giang is bordered with Can Tho and Hau Giang in the east, An Giang province in the northeast, Bac Lieu in the southeast and Ca Mau in the south, and Kampot Province of Cambodia with the 54km border in the west, Gulf of Thailand in the southwest.
Kien Giang has plains, fertile rice fields, cajuput and mangrove forests. Coastal area of Kien Giang has been determined as a key fishing ground. The sea is rich with fishes such as mackerel, shark, blue fish, carp, and shrimp. Phu Quoc is well-known with fish sauce in Vietnam and abroad. This fish sauce smells particularly good since it is made from fishes with a high level of protein.
The province is famous with landscapes like Ha Tien, and Phu Quoc Island. Ha Tien offers several beautiful and interesting sites to discover including the Thach Dong Temple, Mac Cuu Temple, and Dong Ho, also called East Lake, but which is actually a bay of the Giang Thanh River. Ha Tien is also famous with many fabulous beaches, including Mui Nai, Bai Hon Chong, and Bai Duong. Bai Hon Trem and Bai Duong are the most attractive beaches here , both have yellow sand coconut groves.
Kien Giang people are very proud of Phu Quoc Island. Phu Quoc is a pearl and an evergreen Island in their mind. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, 45 km from Ha Tien, 120 km from Rach Gia , Phu Quoc is an island district of Kien Giang Province. It is the largest island in Vietnam, covering a natural area of 593km, with a length of 50km, of which the widest area is 25km, 99 hills from the north to the south of the island. Phu Quoc Island is endowed with great tourism potentials and seafood. It is considered as a “Pearl of the Southern sea area”.