Area: 2,484.2 sq. km
Population: 1,717.4 thousand habitants (2006)
Capital: Mytho City.
Administrative divisions:
- Town: Go Cong.
- Districts: Cai Be, Cai Lay, Chau Thanh, Cho Gao, Go Cong Tay, Go Cong Dong, Tan Phuoc, Tan Phu Dong.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Hoa, Khmer, Tay.

   
         

Geography (Click here to see location)
Located to the North of the Mekong Delta, along the North of Tien River, Long An Province shares border with Long An Province on the north, Dong Thap Province on the west, East Sea on the east, and Ben Tre Province on the south.
Tien and Vam Co Tay rivers with Soi Rap, Tieu, Dai river mouths make good condition to develop aquaculture. The terrain is divided into distinct three regions: fruit gardens along the bank of Tien River, plain and seaside.


Climate

The dry season lasts from December to April next year. The rainy season is between May and November. Annual average temperature is 27oC.


Tourism and Economy

Tien Giang has rich aquatic supply including freshwater fish, brackish fish, and saltwater fish. Some of special fruits are Trung Luong plum, Vinh Kim star-apple, Cai Be guava, sweet mango, rambutan, and thick-skinned orange. Many fruits, vegetable, and other products are anchored on lively Cai Be Floating Market and Tan Phong Island, along Tien Giang River. Visitors also like to picking fruit, enjoy them and experience the life of Mekong River Delta community in orchards of Thoi Son Island.
Located 120km from Mytho City, Dong Tam Snake Farm is an interesting place to see snake, bird and mutant turtles. Vinh Trang Pagoda owns many precious wood statues and beautiful tree in large garden.

Transportation
Mytho City is 70km from Vinh Long, 70km from Ho Chi Minh City, 103km from Can Tho City, 179km from Chau Doc, 182km from Rach Gia.
Road: There are bus connections with Vinh Long, Chau Doc, Ca Mau, and other destinations in the Mekong Delta.
Water: A high-speed boat leaves from Ho Chi Minh City daily to Mytho and Can Tho. There is also boat tours around Mytho.

 

         
   

Thoi Son Island

Location: Thoi Son Island, accessible by a 45-minute boat ride on the Mekong River from Mytho City, is located in Chau Thanh District, Tien Giang Province.
Characteristics: The path through the island is bordered with fruit trees bearing plums, mangoes, and longans.

   
         

 

Since 1990, Thoi Son has become a tourist resort welcoming hundreds of visitors. The tiled-roof houses surrounded by many generations of fruit-bearing trees, the cozy little restaurants in bonsai tree gardens make of Thoi Son Island the ideal location for a short rest.
The path through the island is bordered with fruit trees bearing plums, mangoes, and longans. Visitors will also enjoy Con Phung Island, and coconut sweets and jams.
Tien Giang Tourism Company has invested in a hotel complex that will accommodate from 300 to 500 visitors.

         
   

Cai Be Floating Market

Location: Cai Be Floating Market is held where the Tien Giang River forms the border between the provinces of Tien Giang, Vinh Long, and Ben Tre. It takes about one hour to reach the market from the town of Vinh Long Province.
Characteristics: Approximately 400 to 500 boats filled with fruits, vegetables, and other products are anchored along the banks of the river, from 5 am to 5 pm every day

   
         

 

 

 

 

         
   

Dong Tam Snake-Breeding Farm

Location: Dong Tam Snake-Breeding Farm is 12km from Mytho City, Tien Giang Province.
Characteristics: The snake farm is a center for breeding snakes producing venom for exportation.