One day in Tien Giang

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One day in Tien Giang

Post: 02-10-2015 09:31:31 AM - Views: 1317

As the home to the largest snake farm in Vietnam, Tien Giang not only entertains visitors with beautiful nature but also has excellent cuisine.

As the home to the largest snake farm in Vietnam, Tien Giang not only entertains visitors with beautiful nature but also has excellent cuisine. Tiền Giang is a province in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam.

It does not take much time to go from Ho Chi Minh City to Tien Giang Province. Visitors can take a cruise on the large Tien River or take a boat ride steered by a young girl wearing a loose-fitting blouse and a conical hat, through canals shaded by water coconut trees. They will have a chance to visit fruit gardens and enjoy the tastes of ripened fruit right off the tree. In Thoi Son Island, they will visit villages with orchards where they can taste the local traditional food prepared by villagers and enjoy a traditional opera performance, lovely songs and ditties of Southern Vietnam as well witness the making of local traditional handicrafts.

Going along the Tien River upstream, visitors will visit Cai Be floating market where hundreds of boats and canoes gather to sell and buy the local products. Along the banks of the river, service shops are always crowded with people. Sometimes there is clear bell ringing from Cai Be Church built in the early 20thcentury.

1. Food in Tien Giang province

The specialties of Tien Giang include My Tho noodles (Vietnamese: Hủ tiếu Mỹ Tho), snake porridge, bun goi gia (noodle salad), mam cong (sea crab sauce), and banh gia cake.

Photos: One day in Tien Giang 

2. Places to visit in Tien GIang province

Dong Tam Snake Farm is the first snake museum of Vietnam. it has the largest collection of snake specimens in the country. You can visit and discover the life of snakes, how to extract venom and how  to make snake specimens.

Photos: One day in Tien Giang

Cai Be floating market is the biggest wholesale market in the Southwest region. Unlike other floating markets in the Mekong Delta, Cai Be is open all day and night on a large scale and with diverse goods.

Photos: One day in Tien Giang

Vinh Trang is the largest temple in the province with both Asian and European style.

Photos: One day in Tien Giang

Other places to see are Go Cong Sea, Rach Gam-Xoai Mut and Ap Bac, and Phao Dai relic sites.

You can also visit orchards and eco-tourism sites like Mekong Lodge, Thoi Son Island, Ngu Hiep, Dong Thap Muoi ecological zone, Cai Be …

 

Recommended schedule for a 1-day tour:

5am: Depart from Saigon to Tien Giang. You go by car takes about 1 hours 30 minutes, motobike from 2 hour to 3 hour.

7am: Arrive in the My Tho city, taste My Tho noodles, then go to Dong Tam Snake Farm (9 km)

11am: Leave the snake farm for My Tho city. Make a river tour on the Tien River, visit the floating market, then stop at an isle or orchard for lunch and a rest.

3.30pm: Visit a coconut candy production facility. Experience the feeling of sailing on the tiny canal network.

5pm: Visit Vinh Trang pagoda.

6pm: Return to Saigon.

 

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