A coconut forest on the Mekong River at Tien Giang, Vietnam
A coconut forest on the Mekong River at Tien Giang, Vietnam

Tien Giang: Travel Guide, Things to Do

Tien Giang Province is situated to the north of the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Tien Giang is bordered to the north by Long An Province, to the west and south west by Dong Thap Province, to the south by Vinh Long and Ben Tre Provinces, to the east by the East Vietnam Sea and to the north-west by Ho Chi Minh City.

 Coconut forests on the Mekong River in Tien Giang Province
Coconut forests on the Mekong River in Tien Giang Province

 The capital city of Tien Giang Province is My Tho City, 70km south-west of Ho Chi Minh City (also called Saigon) and 90 km north-east of Can Tho City.

Tien Giang is where the Mekong River concludes its 5,000 km journey from Tibet rinsing its water into the East Vietnam Sea via three river-mouths: Soi Rap, Tieu (Small) and Dai (Big). The length of the Mekong River in Tien Giang is 115 km and the coastline of the province is 32 km. Tien Giang has flat terrains of about 1 m above sea level. The land of Tien Giang is crisscrossed by a system of rivers and creeks with fresh waters and brackish waters, suitable for developing aquaculture. There are different boat companies that offer cruises through the rivers and canals of Tien Giang which offer a different insight into the life of the local inhabitants.

Islands in Tien Giang Province
Islands in Tien Giang Province

 Tien Giang has two seasons per year: dry season from December to April and rainy season from May to November. The annual rainfall in Tien Giang is 1210-1424mm.

My Tho City - Tien Giang
My Tho City - Tien Giang

Thanks to its convenient location, Tien Giang receives many travellers who day-trip to the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City. But it is possible to combine a trip to the attractions in Tien Giang Province and others in the Mekong Delta for more than one day. AdventureGreen offers biking trips, motorcycle tours and homestay tours through Tien Giang Province.