Kien Giang VietnamKien Giang, Vietnam
Kien Giang is in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam, is bounded by An Giang, Hau Giang provinces, Can Tho City in the east and the south- east, Ca Mau Province in the south, and Cambodia in the north.
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Kien Giang is in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam, is bounded by An Giang, Hau Giang provinces, Can Tho City in the east and the south- east, Ca Mau Province in the south, and Cambodia in the north. It is known for fishing and rice farming. The provincial capital is Rạch Gia, 250 km from the Ho Chi Minh City.
Kien Giang has 200km of coastline with large fishing grounds, consisting of 105 big and small islands, of which 43 islands have residents. This creates favorable conditions and good environment for raising many sorts of aquaculture.
Kien Giang has plains, fertile rice fields, forests of cajuput and mangrove. Kien Giang coastal area has been determined as a key fishing ground. The sea here is rich of good fishes such as mackerel, shark, blue fish, carp, shrimp. Phu Quoc’s high quality fish sauce is well-known in Vietnam and abroad. This fish sauce smells particularly good since it is made from a small fish, ca com, with a high level of protein.
Kien Giang is proud of historic sites in U Minh Forest, Hon Dat, Ha Tien, Phu Quoc. The province is favored by nature with landscapes like Ha Tien, and Phu Quoc, in which Ha Tien is plentiful attractive sites of caves, pagodas, tombs, islets along the coast and offshore.
Other famous sites include the Temple and Tomb of national hero Nguyen Trung Truc in Rach Gia, Tam Bao Pagoda, the Bird Sanctuary, Tan Hoi Pagoda, and Mac Cuu Tomb.
Kien Giang locates on humid monsoon tropical area. The weather is always warm with few natural calamities and abundant of sunshine. The average temperature is 27oC. It is highest in April (29oC) and lowest in January (25.6oC). There are two separated seasons: the rainy season is from April to November, the dry season is from December to April.