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  • Kien Giang

Kien Giang

  • Area: 2,432 mi²
  • Population: 1.726 million (2012)
     

Kien Giang is located at the south extremity of the country. It shares a 54 km border with Cambodia, has 200km of coastline, and comprises 105 islands. The main ethnic groups in the area include the Kinh, Hoa, and Khmer.

The tropical monsoon climate is hot and humid all year round. The annual average temperature is 270C and the annual average rainfall varies between 1,600 mm and 2,000 mm. The rainy season lasts from April to November and the dry season from December to March.

Phu Quoc Island is a large island where tourists enjoy spending time throughout the year. 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 is a province in the western region of South Vietnam. It borders the Gulf of Thailand to the west, Cambodia to the Northwest, an Giang and Hau Giang provinces to the east and Northeast, and Minh Hai province to the south. Kien Giang is 240 kilometers south of Ho Chi Minh City.

The province is home to several ethnic minority groups. They include the Kinh, the Khmer and the Hoa. Kien Giang is endowed with beautiful sites, cultural and historic relics that attract many visitors the year round. There include the vast submerged forest at U Minh, Phu Quoc Island, and Ha Tien town. The several islands under the control of Kien Giang serve not only tourist and economic purposes but are also of military interest.

Phu Quoc
Pepper farm
Coconut Prison
Drying anchovies & squid
Phu Quoc dog

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