KienGiang is on the Mekong Delta. It is bounded by AnGiang, HauGiang provinces, CanTho City in the east and the south - east, CaMau Province in the south, and Cambodia in the north.
KienGiang 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.
KienGiang 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.
Tourism and Economy
KienGiang has plains, fertile rice fields, forests of cajuput and mangrove. KienGiang 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. PhuQuoc'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.
KienGiang is proud of historic sites in UMinh Forest, HonDat, HaTien, PhuQuoc. The province is favored by nature with landscapes like HaTien, and PhuQuoc, in which HaTien 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.
Road: RachGia is 92km from HaTien, 116km from Cantho, 182km from MyTho, and 250km from HoChiMinh City.
Air: The province owns 3 airports: RachGia, PhuQuoc, and HaTien. From HoChiMinh City, there are daily flights connecting to RachGia, and 28 flights a week linking to PhuQuoc.
Hydrofoil boats daily connects RachGia and PhuQuoc and vice versa.