Tien Giang Overview
Tien Giang is located approximately 70 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, the newly opened My Loi Bridge connecting with Ho Chi Minh City makes the distance only about 25 kilometers. Tien Giang is a very unique natural and cultural tourist destination. Therefore, this province attracts thousands of domestic and foreign visitors each year.
Tien Giang has a tropical monsoon climate, which is of the equatorial tropic in nature, so the temperature is high all year round and is divided into two distinct seasons: dry and rainy seasons. The rainy season is from May to November and the dry season is from December to April. You can come to Tien Giang to travel at any time of the year, each season you will enjoy different fruits and specialties.
Traveling to Tien Giang, you not only enjoy the idyllic countryside life but also visit the rich fruit orchards. If you are a fan of traveling and exploring the river, Tien Giang is an ideal destination for you and your family and friends. You can visit the below famous places.
Vinh Trang Pagoda - the largest temple in Tien Giang. The temple was built in the early 19th century with a combination of Eastern and Western architecture, creating an impressive sight and structure.
Seen from the outside, the curved roof architecture makes the Vinh Trang Pagoda looks like a foreign temple. But going inside, you will see the layout of the Buddha statues and the dragon phoenix motifs representing the symbolic Buddhist vibe. The pagoda’s campus is filled with the pleasant smell of flowers and grass from the lotus gardens, cool in the shadow of the great trees and ornamental plants that are meticulously cared for and intricately shaped.
Besides that, you should visit Cai Be floating market. It is located on the Tien River, which borders 3 provinces of Tien Giang - Ben Tre - Vinh Long. People often hold the market from early morning until late in the afternoon, so visitors can come to the market at any time of the day and learn about the culture and customs of local people.
In Cai Be floating market, you can find all kinds of products, from fresh food, fruit, local dishes to household types of equipment such as fabric, shoes, clothes, etc. All kind of product has a very cheap price, so most foreign visitors often choose the market to find and buy souvenirs for their loved ones at home.
You also can visit Dong Tam Snake Farm, also known as the Center for Researching and Processing Medicines - Logistics Department of Military Region 9. This is a famous place known for providing emergency and safe treatment for more than 20.000 victims who got bitten by a snake, set a Guinness Vietnam record “Vietnam's first snake museum”, received the title of Labor Hero Unit in the Renovation Period. Without a doubt, this is an attractive tourist destination of Tien Giang.