Kien Giang – Vietnam Travel Information http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com See the real Indochina Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:46:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.7 http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Favicon-150x150.png Kien Giang – Vietnam Travel Information http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com 32 32 Accommodation in Phu Quoc island http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/accommodation-in-phu-quoc-island/ Tue, 24 May 2016 10:08:52 +0000 http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/?p=997 View details]]> Phu Quoc island is a famous destination good for leisure travel. With the large number of hotels and hostels ranging from the most luxurious to affordable ones, Phu Quoc’s accommodation certainly satisfies most of tourists’ need.

In order to have the best suitable hotel, you should find information on Agoda.com. Then, you could book in advance to ensure that you will certainly have room available on arrival.

Besides, you are likely to enjoy discounts and special services when booking in advance. Moreover, it is really helpful during holiday season when the need for rooms is really high.

Bellows are some resorts suggested for you:

  • Famiana at Duong To town, Bai Dai. Room rate is about 1.890.000 Vietnam dong per night.
  • Orange Resort at 88/5 Tran Hung Dao street, Bai Dai. Room rate is about 1.252.000 Vietnam dong per night
  • Sunset Hill resort at 131 Tran Hung Dao street, Bai Dai. Room rate is about 1.120.000 Vietnam dong per night.

Most of  the 4-star resorts in Phu Quoc have the price between $90 and $400 per room per night. They have spectacular view, convenient location and  offer high-quality service.

Some affordable hotels include:

  • Thien Phu Nghia Guesthouse at 30/04 Duong Dong, To street. Room rate is about 260.000 Vietnam dong
  • Phu Quoc Bien Guest House at 118/1 Tran Hung Dao, Bai Dai. Room rate is about 270.000-300.000 Vietnam dong.

If you are on budget and do not want to spend much money on accommodation you should go to Ham Ninh, An Toi and Duong Dong street to find hostels with low price. You just have to spend from 100.000 to 200.000 Vietnam dong per room.

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Mekong Delta overview http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/mekong-delta-overview/ Thu, 12 May 2016 10:27:48 +0000 http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/?p=946 View details]]> Mekong Delta is located in the Southern region of Vietnam and is usually called as beloved Western area. It is comprised of 13 provinces and cities and plays an important role in economic and cultural development of the Southern region.

The total area of Mekong Delta is about 40548,2 square kilometers. It consists of one municipality of Vietnam namely Can Tho and other provinces namely Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Bac Lieu, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Dong Thap, An Giang, Kien Giang and Ca Mau.

Mekong Delta has a diversified flora and fauna system. In addition, the national park was constructed to maintain biodiversity and protect rare species.

The provinces of Mekong Delta are surrounded by rivers. Industrious farmers have taken advantage of alluvial soils of Mekong river to cultivate rice and fruit trees. Besides, they also raise fish and shrimps.

Mekong Delta has a lot of favorable conditions for tourism development. You can visit the delta by means of high-speed boat or airplane. Especially, you will have chance to participate in many interesting festival and enjoy traditional musical performance such as “cai luong” and Khmer dance.

More interestingly, you will be able to experience ecotourism, visit floating market and fruit garden. It is wonderful to try fresh fruits and local specialties prepared by hospitable local people.

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What you should know about “Gem’s island” Phu Quoc http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/what-you-should-know-about-gems-island-phu-quoc/ Thu, 05 May 2016 10:07:01 +0000 http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/?p=924 View details]]> Phu Quoc is the biggest island in Vietnam, belonging to the groups of island of Gulf of Thailand which is located in Kien Giang (in the West of Vietnam). It is considered as an international centre of travel and trade as well as a famous tourist attraction site.

Its area is 567 km2 (56.700 ha) with the length of 49 km. It totally has 99 hills, and mountains, and a channel in the South whose depth is about 60m.

Found out by a Chinese man named Mac Cuu in 1671, Phu Quoc now has become a prosperous island.

At Phu Quoc, you can visit the following places:

Ganh Dau cape: Ganh Dau cape is located at Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc island. It has a primitive beauty, and a bow-shaped beach. Especially, you can see the sea border of Combodia from here.

Dinh Cau cape: It is a natural rocky reef whose shape is very weird. On the peak of the highest rock is an ancient temple surrounded by many ancient trees which are more than a century years old. This is an ideal place to watch sunset.

Thom island: It is in the North of Phu Quoc island. Tourists can come here to visit the area of feeding sea animals, and pearls. You also can experience of diving.

Tranh stream: It is in the North East of Phu Quoc, attracting tourists due to its picturesque beauty.

Dai beach: Dai beach is in the North West of Phu Quoc, has been voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by BBC. Its length is 1,500m. There is a line of high and green trees along with bank of sand.

An Thoi archipelago comprises 15 islands stretching to the South West. The water here is clean. Tourists can enjoy swimming, fishing, diving,…

Some historical sites at Phu Quoc:

Phu Quoc Prison: Considered as the most scary and most worth-seeing site at Phu Quoc, Cay Dua (Phu Quoc) prison was built in the period of Indochina War. Here, more than 32.000 prisoners was detained, 4000 people was killed, and thousands of people got disable. Now, visiting Phu Quoc prison , tourists can witness cruel punishments prisoners suffered from here by seeing simulation models.

Nguyen Trung Truc temple: It is 25km from Duong Dong town to Ghenh Dau. It was built in honor to Nguyen Trung Truc’s contribution to the country.

Coi Nguon Museum: it is the place where more than 3.000 ancient things, including 300 precious documents in Chinese, Vietnamese, English, and French. This is also a fine art exhibit space driftwood , seashells , souvenirs , pearls , traditional stilt houses … located on Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town , Phu Quoc District .

Producing fish-sauce place: Phu Quoc fish-sauce is famous for its delicious, and unique taste. When visiting Phu Quoc, you’ll have the opportunity to visit producing fish-sauce’s area with more than 100 traditional families working to meet the demand of use in all country.

Ham Ninh old fishing village: Located in the East of Phu Quoc, 20km from Duong Dong town to the North East, Ham Ninh old fishing village still keeps its primitive beauty. The main job of people in this village are diving to get pearls, catch holothurians…This is an ideal place for seeing sunrise and enjoy the peace

 

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Ha Tien – Kien Giang travel information http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/ha-tien-kien-giang-travel-information/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:36:46 +0000 http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/?p=895 View details]]> Ha Tien is a small town in the north of Kien Giang province. It is located along sea with mountains, plains, rivers, caves, and islands.

How to get to Ha Tien? Ha Tien is 350 km from the city. There is no airport in this city. Therefore, you have to catch a coach to get to Ha Tien from the West station in Ho Chi Minh City, which takes about 7-8 hours at the cost of VND 130.000 – 150.000 per one per way. Coaches considered reputable are Phuong Trang’s or Mai Linh’s.

When arriving in Ha Tien, you should hire a motorbike at the cost of VND 150.000 per day to explore the tourist attractions.

Accommodation: There are many hotels for you to choose, such as Anh Van 3-star hotel (No.14, No.2 street, Ha Tien town) at the price of VND 200.000 per room per night; Hai Phuong hotel (No.52, Dang Thuy Tram); Hai Van hotel (No.55, Lam Son); Ha Chau hotel ( 23 Tran Cong An)…

Food and drink: If you arrive at Mui Nai, you should try a soup of fish cooked with lemon grass, turmeric, and bamboo shoots. You also should try some other dishes such as “fish noodle”, dried cuttlefish, spidercrab noodles, herring salad, etc.

Attraction site: You can visit some places in Ha Tien town like: Phu Dung pagoda, Lo Gach pagoda, Mac Cuu mausoleum, Mac family’s temple, a coconut tree of 4 branches.

Besides, you can visit some places outside Ha Tien like: Rock’s cave, Da Dung mountain, Mui Nai beach. From this, you also can get to Campuchia through Xa Xia border gate, and explore Kampot, Kep, and Sihanouk ville.

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How to get to Phu Quoc island http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/how-to-get-to-phu-quoc-island/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:08:38 +0000 http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/?p=876 View details]]> Considered as a“Pearl Island” of Vietnam, Phu Quoc island has always been a famous tourist attraction to foreign and domestic tourists. It is easy to get to this island thanks to the developed and modern infrastructure and transportation system. There are many ways and means of transport to get to Phu Quoc depending on individuals’ conditions. Bellows are some suggestions for you

By air

For those who are in good economic condition, travelling by air is the quickest and most simple and convenient way.

If you depart from Hanoi, you can buy tickets of Vietnam airlines at Noi Bai international airport on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday when they have direct flights. If you plan to visit Phu Quoc at the weekend, you will have to pay 2.997.000 dong for a ticket.

From Ho Chi Minh city, you can also get ticket of Vietnam airlines at the price of 1.050.000 dong. The ticket price of Vietjet air is cheaper which is about 731.000 dong.

If you depart from Rach Gia, Kien Giang, the ticket price is 1.606.000 dong.

By coach

If you want to save expense and start from Hanoi, you can get a coach Western coach station at 395 Kim Duong Vuong, An Lac, Binh Tan district, Ho Chi Minh city. Then, you’ll continue to go by coach to Rach Gia where you will get on a high-speed boat in order to get to Phu Quoc

The most favored coach brands of many tourists are Phuong Mai, Kumbo and Mai Linh

By high-speed boat

On arrival at Rach Gia, you can buy high-speed boat ticket of Superdong boat to get to Phu Quoc. The boat departs at 8am and 1pm every day  and it will take you about 2,5 hours to get to the island.

If you are in Ha Tien, you can also get ticket of Superdong I and II boat. There are also 2 departures at the same time as in Rach Gia, however, you will reach Phu Quoc Island earlier because of  short distance.

 

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Nam Du – regretful but wonderful http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/nam-du-regretful-but-wonderful/ Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:55:10 +0000 http://www.vietnam-travelinfo.com/?p=292 View details]]> Nam Du… which I have been thinking of since I saw the pictures of it in May. I was very determined to prepare for a Vietnam tour packages to there, and finally, that day came. I prepare for all such as recruitment, making plan, booking tickets in only one week.

At 23:00 p.m Friday, June 27th, our team of 10 people from Saigon set off to Rach Gia-Kien Giang. As other trips, I still recruited the ones I haven’t known before, who I enticed to go on Facebook.

Exactly at 6 o’clock, we gathered at Kien Giang station, and hired a motorbike taxi to get to the express train station, which is 15 km far from there.

Everyday, there is only one train to Nam Du, which departs at 8:15. Especially, on the days the sea is rough, the train doesn’t run. 1 day before I set off, bro Bay in Nam Du told me that the train didn’t run because of rough sea, so he didn’t know when I came, the train would run or not. That time, I thought that: “Never mind, come Rach Gia”. Luckily, having arrived at Rach Soi station, I received the notification that the train will run.

The ticket price for a train to Nam Du is 220.000vnd/person. The passenger is so crowded that there is mostly no blank space. It takes 3 hours to get to Nam Du from Rach Gia. If you are seasick or not accustomed to going by vessel, you should take medicine for sure. That day I saw many people get seasick because the wave was quite rough.

After 3 hours of being on the sea, we finally got to Big island of Nam Du. Many residents live here. They primarily catch fish for a living. It took me by surprise that no one asked us to hire motorbikes or rooms.

I booked a lunch from bro Bay in advance. When we got on the island, her wife took us to their home to have meal. After having a wash, having meal, we take a nap until 12:15, and walked to the vessel station to visits the island of Nam Du.

As the title said, I was quite regretful because the sea was little choppy I couldn’t visit many small islands, and had to back to Dau island where we camped overnight.

The sea water around Nam Du archipelago was so pure and clean that you can watch fishes swimming when the water withdraws.

The sea water around Nam Du archipelago was so pure and clean

The sea water around Nam Du archipelago was so pure and clean

Not similar to the previous voyage, this time I have had much experience such as paddling basket, catching sea-chestnut, and especially fishing. On Dau island, there are so many kinds of fishes that you can catch fishes even when you stand on the shore. As long as you drop a fishing-rod, a flesh of fish rush to eat baits. We catch about 10 fishes then go to catch sea-chestnut to grill for dinner.

You shouldn’t worry about what to eat on Nam Du. You just need spend about 30 minutes fishing to have a feast, not to mention that you even can make a delicious pot of sea-chestnut porridge.

After fishing, paddling basket, drinking coconut, we headed to Ngang island to have a meal. Then, we went around Ngang island to discover the locals’ life. I was badly impressed by so much garbage here. Garbage was everywhere. Moreover, the population on the island is very dense, making me feel so cramped.

At about 7:30 p.m, we were taken to Dau island. On the way, we met a fishing vessel, and bought very much seafood. I was very lucky because bro Bay bought fresh and big cuttle-fish for me, I had the chance to buy fishes right on the vessel.

The vessel took us return in the night. The feeling of moving in the dark sea was so strange and difficult. It made me admire fishermen very much.

Nam Du has prestine beauty

Nam Du has prestine beauty

When we arrived in Dau island, we started to make a campfire, steam crabs, cuttle-fishes, oysters. Fishes were grilled. It was not only cheap but also delicious.

After eating, we put up tents to go to sleep. I and some of my friends chatted with bro Bay. We wish that this island would be still primitive as now when we return afterwards.

On the day we left, the weather was not good. In the morning, the sun hid afer the cloud, making us regret not watching the dawn on the sea. We decided to sleep more. At 8:00 a.m, each got a bowl of seafood noodle, drank coconut and got on the vessel Hon Lon to climb up to the lighthouse.

When leaving Dau island, I felt so attached to there, especially 2 friendly, and energetic kids who showed us how to fish, cath sea-chesnut, and paddle basket.

We were present on the big island at 9:30. The express train from Hon Long to Rach Gia departed at 12:00. We just climb up on An Tinh mountain and returned not to miss the train.

Saying goodbye to Nam Du, and bro Bay, and little friends, I was very regretful. Therefore, I have once more reason to return this place. I bet that Nam Du tour will soon become as popular as Hanoi holiday packages and Hoi An holiday packages.I will visit this wonderful islands on the most recent day.

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