A lady on a rowing boat in a coconut forest at Tien Giang, Vietnam
A lady on a rowing boat in a coconut forest at Tien Giang, Vietnam

Tien Giang Travel Guide

Tien Giang Province is located to the north-eastern corner of the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam. Tien Giang in Vietnamese means the Frontal River which means this river is like the facade of the Mekong Delta.

 The Tien River is the upper branch of the Mekong River in Vietnam and Tien Giang Province is located to the northern bank of the river. The other sides of Tien Giang Province: The East Sea to the east, Ho Chi Minh City to the north-east, Long An to the north and Dong Thap to the west. The capital city of Tien Giang is My Tho, 72km from Ho Chi Minh City.

My Tho City - Tien Giang Province, View looking from Rach Mieu Bridge
My Tho City - Tien Giang Province, View looking from Rach Mieu Bridge

Tien Giang has a tropical climate with the rainy season from May to October and the dry season is the rest of the year.

Rach Mieu Bridge connecting Tien Giang and Ben Tre Provinces
Rach Mieu Bridge connecting Tien Giang and Ben Tre Provinces

Tourist attractions and what to see in Tien Giang
Cai Be floating market right on the Tien River between Tien Giang and Vinh Long. Cai Be Market is 46km west of My Tho City.
Thoi Son Island along with other nearby islands in Ben Tre Province are popular for day-trippers from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Dong Hoa Hiep Ancient Village providing the visitors with ancient houses and life in the Mekong Delta.
Tan Thanh seaside area
Vinh Trang Pagoda (Nguyen Trung Truc Street, My Tho)

Islands on the Mekong River (Tien River)
Islands on the Mekong River (Tien River)

 

A house completely made from coconut trees
A house completely made from coconut trees

 

The doors, windows,... all are made of coconut wood
The doors, windows,... all are made of coconut wood

Things to do and tours in Tien Giang
Cycling tours in the peaceful villages.
Trips visiting orchards and tasting seasonal fruits.
Homestay at an ancient house.
Discovery tours visiting the floating market and learning about local life.
River cruises to visit the province.

Paradissa offers luxury cruises to explore the Mekong Delta which start or conclude at My Tho, Tien Giang.

Having a tour on an island in Tien Giang by ox cart
Having a tour on an island in Tien Giang by ox cart

Accommodation
There are simple hotels, homestay, ecolodge and luxury hotels of 3-4* standards in Tien Giang. There luxury resorts and ecolodges are riverside with peaceful settings which offer relaxing experiences.

How to get there and away
Tien Giang is conveniently visited from Saigon via a highway which takes less than 1 hour. Paradissa offers river cruises, homestay tours, bike tours and day trips to My Tho and Tien Giang.