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Kien Giang Vietnam: A useful travel guide to what you need to know

09/01/2024 79.884

Renowned for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and various delectable seafood, Kien Giang provides a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration for first-time travelers.

Kien Giang

Kien Giang, a province in Southern Vietnam, is a hidden gem for Vietnam travel. With its beautiful coastline and pristine islands, Kien Giang offers a unique and immersive experience for visitors. Whether you are exploring the floating markets, indulging in the fresh seafood, or relaxing on the stunning beaches, Kien Giang is sure to leave you enchanted with its natural beauty and warm hospitality.

1. Overview of Kien Giang Province

Kien Giang Province is a captivating destination located in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Its provincial capital, Rach Gia City, lies 250 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh City.

From the idyllic islands of Phu Quoc to the bustling floating markets of Can Tho, Kien Giang promises a memorable journey through its natural wonders and vibrant communities. Refer to the table below for a glimpse into this enchanting province:

Overview of Kien Giang Province


Southern Vietnam


Mekong Delta


6.348,78 square kilometers


1,723,067 (2021 Census)


Rach Gia (Capital)
Phu Quoc
Ha Tien


12 districts


Vietnamese, Khmer, Hoa

Telephone code



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2. The best time to visit Kien Giang

Kien Giang experiences two distinct seasons: rainy and dry. The rainy season typically lasts from April to September, while the dry season extends from October to March. 

It is advisable to prioritize the dry months for easier exploration of the islands and beaches in the area. During this time, the weather is sunny, so you can freely participate in vibrant water activities. Besides, the calm seas during the dry season ensure safer and faster island excursions by boat.

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3. Means of transportation to Kien Giang

  • From cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, there are many buses traveling to Kien Giang, with ticket prices varying depending on the distance, type of bus, and specific bus provider.
  • If you are departing from Ho Chi Minh City, you can travel by train. It is advisable to book tickets in advance to avoid ticket unavailability. Train ticket prices range from 90,000 VND to 150,000 VND.
  • If you prefer to travel by plane, you can search for flights to Rach Gia Airport from Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) or Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City).

4. Where to stay in Kien Giang?

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Thanks to its prime location on the pearl island, Vinpearl Phu Quoc allows visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounding natural landscapes, including beautiful beaches and lush tropical forests. In addition, Vinpearl’s hotels and resorts boast world-class amenities, including spacious and elegantly designed rooms and top-notch services to ensure guests' utmost comfort and satisfaction. 

Vinpearl also offers a wide range of recreational activities, from relaxing by the poolside to indulging in spa treatments, along with various dining options featuring both local and international cuisine. With its exceptional locations, luxurious accommodations, and impeccable services, Vinpearl Phu Quoc promises an extraordinary experience for all travelers. 

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5. Famous destinations in Kien Giang

5.1. Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island is a tropical paradise known for its pristine beaches and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Visitors to the island can enjoy a variety of activities, from exploring the enchanting Starfish Beach to immersing themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Phu Quoc Night Market. This island also offers visitors opportunities to delve into the local culture and history, with visits to Ham Ninh Fishing Village and Phu Quoc Prison

In addition, nature enthusiasts can pay a visit to breathtaking landscapes within Phu Quoc National Park. Adventure seekers can experience exhilarating entertainment at Grand World Phu Quoc or VinWonders Phu Quoc. Meanwhile, animal lovers can indulge in a safari adventure at Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc, where they can get up close to exotic creatures.

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5.2. Ha Tien

Famous for its historical charm, natural beauty, and delicious cuisine, Ha Tien provides a unique experience for travelers, such as enjoying a delectable array of local specialties at reasonable prices, embarking on a delightful beach excursion to Mui Nai, or exploring the enchanting Binh San Mountain.

5.3. Hai Tac Island

Hai Tac Island is another name for Ha Tien Archipelago, which comprises over 18 islands, with the largest one being Hon Tre (Hon Doc) Island. With its mysterious beauty, Hai Tac Island in Kien Giang has become an irresistible spot for adventurous and explorative individuals.

5.4. Nam Du Island

As a popular tourist destination, Nam Du Island presents a captivating display of untouched beauty and distinctive charm of nature. Exploring this idyllic location also offers visitors a chance to experience the simple and authentic way of the local island life.

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5.5. Rach Gia City

Rach Gia City stands out as an unmissable place for Kien Giang travel, boasting a vibrant atmosphere with a range of cultural, historical, and commercial attractions. Visitors can explore the city's bustling markets, sample delicious seafood dishes, and soak in the local way of life. The city also serves as a convenient gateway for travelers heading to nearby islands, including Phu Quoc.

5.6. Ba Lua Island

Ba Lua Island is considered a must-visit place that provides visitors with unforgettable experiences. Here, you can personally catch snails, clams, oysters, and more, right on the beaches. Visitors to Ba Lua Island can also admire the sunrise and sunset, along with capturing beautiful photos to cherish the memories.

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5.7. U Minh Thuong National Park

U Minh Thuong National Park is one of the famous national parks in the Mekong Delta region. Visiting the park, tourists can enjoy the fresh air and spacious surroundings while observing the kingdoms of animals and plants. Here, there are numerous attractions for tourists to explore, such as the bird sanctuary, bat colony, wild boar population, and especially Hoa Mai Fishing Area.

6. How about the cuisine in Kien Giang?

Located along the coast, Kien Giang offers a diverse range of fresh and flavorful seafood delicacies. The province is known for its delectable rice dishes, with Ken noodles taking the spotlight. Made from a combination of rice and tapioca flour, then served with fragrant broth and toppings, it has become a beloved dish that should not be missed by any culinary adventurer exploring the wonders of the region. Beyond Ken noodles, visitors can indulge in some of the best Phu Quoc foods, such as grilled fish, seafood hotpot, etc.

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7. Specialty gifts from Kien Giang

Apart from sightseeings and exploring, don't forget to buy some gifts to bring back home for your beloved. Some of these gifts include:

  • Phu Quoc fish sauce: Phu Quoc is renowned for its high-quality fish sauce, made from anchovies and aged in wooden barrels. This flavorful condiment is not only a staple ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine but also a remarkable and distinctive gift choice for food lovers.
  • Sim wine Phu Quoc: Made from the rose myrtle fruit that grows abundantly in Phu Quoc, Sim wine has gained popularity among both locals and tourists for its unique fragrance and taste. Due to its popularity, this wine is available in numerous local markets and souvenir shops scattered across Phu Quoc Island.
  • Palm sugar honeycomb cake (banh thot not): This is a must-try delicacy in Kien Giang and a delightful gift for friends and family. It can be easily found and purchased in the local markets or grocery stores.

Besides, visitors can find various items made from seashells or stone crafts, which include beautiful art and jewelry pieces. All of them will make for unique and memorable gifts that capture the essence of the province's culture and flavors.

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From its picturesque islands and pristine beaches to its bustling markets and delicious seafood, Kien Giang is definitely a must-visit for those seeking an authentic and immersive Vietnamese adventure. Hopefully, this guide will help you enjoy a flawless trip.

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