U Minh Thuong National Park
U Minh Thuong National Park

Kien Giang Travel Guide

Kien Giang is located to the west of the Mekong Delta overlooking the Rach Gia Gulf. The province is bordered to the north by Cambodia (56.8km borderline), to the east by An Giang and Can Tho, to the south by Hau Giang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau, and to the west by the Rach Gia Gulf. The provincial capital of Kien Giang is Rach Gia City.

There are 137 offshore islands in the Gulf of Rach Gia of which the biggest is Phu Quoc Island with several sandy beaches which is always among the hottest destinations for luxury beach vacations and holidays in Vietnam.

Rice field outside of Rach Giang Kien Giang
Rice field outside of Rach Giang Kien Giang

Kien Giang has diverse terrains: flat deltas, marshland, islands and mountains. The terrain is higher to the north-east (0.8-1.2m above sea level) and lower to the south-west (0.2-0.4m above sea level). The land area of Kien Giang is crisscrossed by several canals, creeks and rivers. The coastline of the province is 212km with several patches of forests which are a part of the Global Biosphere Reserves. There are the U Minh Thuong National Park and Phu Quoc National Parks with diverse floras and faunas of which many are listed as endangered species.

The climate at Kien Giang is monsoon tropic with 2 seasons per year: Rainy season (May-October) and dry season. The annual rainfall is around 1,800-2,200mm.

A monkey bridge in Kien Giang Vietnam
A monkey bridge in Kien Giang Vietnam

Tourist attractions in Kien Giang
Rach Gia City with 7km of coastline and blended culture of Vietnamese, Khmer and Chinese communities. There are temples, markets and a night market that you should not miss on your trip to Rach Gia.

Phu Quoc Island and other offshore islands in the Rach Gia Gulf (Nam Du, Hon Tre, Hai Tac, Ba Lua, Tho Chu). Except for Phu Quoc Island, all the others are off the tourist track.

U Minh Thuong National Park (50km south of Rach Gia City) with amazing ecosystem: total forest area is 21,107hectares of which the core zone is 8,038 hectares and the buffer zone is 13,069 hectares.

Ha Tien Beach Town with 22km of coastline with amazing beaches and scenic landscapes: Mui Nai Beach, Phu Tu Islets, Bai Duong Beach, Chua Hang (Cave Pagoda).

Houses on stilts in the coutryside of Kien Giang
Houses on stilts in the coutryside of Kien Giang
 
 
 
Mekong River tributary in Kien Giang
Mekong River tributary in Kien Giang

Tours, holidays and vacations in Kien Giang
Paradissa offers eco tours, bike tours, adventure tours in Kien Giang and the Mekong Delta. We also arrange family tours and luxury beach vacations on Phu Quoc Island.

Recommended tours in Kien Giang:
A beach vacation on Phu Quoc should be around 3-7 days with 1 full day for visits to different sites on the island.
A tour of Ha Tien should take at least 2 full days.
A visit to U Minh Thuong National Park from Rach Gia should take 1 full day.
A part from the day tours, the night markets at Phu Quoc, Rach Gia and Ha Tien should not be missed as you can try sensational seafood here.

Please do not hesitate to contact Paradissa’s team for further information on tours in Kien Giang.

U Minh Thuong National Park in Kien Giang
U Minh Thuong National Park in Kien Giang

Accommodations in Kien Giang
There are several hotels of different categories in Rach Gia City, Ha Tien Town and Phu Quoc Island ranging from family-run hotels to luxury beach resorts (4*,5*).

How to get there and away
Rach Gia City, the provincial capital of Kien Giang, is 240km from Ho Chi Minh City and 115km from Can Tho City. There is an airport at Rach Gia with daily flights from/to Ho Chi City.
There is a border-crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia at Xa Xia, Ha Tien (Kien Giang, Vietnam) and Prek Chak (Kampot, Cambodia). It’s 12km from Ha Tien to the border check point.