Visiting top 10 destinations in Ha Tien, Kien Giang provinceUnder Blog
Ha Tien is a small town of Kien Giang province, in Mekong River Delta region of southern Vietnam. This town is the last mainland of Vietnam, adjoining to gulf of Thailand with 22km of coast line. The combination of beautiful natural landscapes and historical cultural places makes Ha Tien attract a huge number of tourists every year.
Here are top 10 destinations that you cannot miss when you visit Ha Tien.
1. Thạch Dong Cave
Thach Dong Cave is a giant-80m-high rock standing on an exposed area. From the middle of the rock, you can see the whole view of Ha Tien town and a part of Cambodia. Under the rock is a large and tall cave with many multi-shaped stalactites. Especially, there is an old Buddha temple named Tien Son inside the cave. Thach Dong is not only famous for its beauty, but also for legend about Vietnamese hero Thach Sach saving princess.
2. Da Dung mountain (Núi Đá Dựng)
Da Dung Mountain is located in Mi Duc commune, 6km from Ha Tien town. The mountain also has another name “Chau Nham”, meaning “the mountain of pearl”. The base of this name is that this mountain has a kind of stalactite sparkling like pearls.
Da Dung mountain is featured by varied attractive caves, including Me Sanh cave, Bong Lai cave, Trong Nguc cave, Lau Chuong cave, Kim Quy cave, Kho Qua cave, Chi Huy cave,… Each of them has their own charm and occult, making you feel like walking in Wonderland.
Moreover, this mountain is also a historical relic – an important strategic base in the war.
3. Hon Chong (Spike Mountain)
Hon Chong is a mountain in the South of Ha Tien, surrounded by blue water and ocean waves. The special thing about Hon Chong is Father and Son Mountain (Hon Phu Tu) and emotional humane story about the father and his child together defeating the sea monster to protect their village. Hon Chong also has stunning beaches such as Bai Duong and Bai Dau as well as a ancient temple called Hang temple. Many people considered Hon Chong as “Ha Long Bay” of southern Vietnam.
4. Mui Nai beach
Mui Nai beach lies on the west about 5km of Ha Tien Central. It is the most beautiful beach in Kien Giang province. The beach has some notable differences from other beaches in the Central region: the sand is not pure white but dark brown and the water is dark blue. The reason is this beach is covered by a layer of mud which is very healthy for our skin. You can both mudbath and swim in gentle waves. Besides, a fishing village nearby is a perfect place to discover and enjoy sea foods.
5. Bai No beach (Bãi Nò)
Bai No is a pristine and unspoiled beach with a lot of local fishing villages nearby. The beach connects to the mainland by a long line of green coconut trees, making an amazing sight and perfect place for those who look for a peaceful and quite paradise.
6. Mac Cuu Tomb (Lăng Mạc Cửu)
Mac Cuu Tomb belongs to Binh San range, located in Binh San commune. This is place to honor a Chinese adventurer, who found out the land of Ha Tien in the early 18th century. Mac Cuu is a complex of tomb, shrine and temple built 300 years ago with the combination of Vietnamese and Chinese architecture. Visiting Mac Cuu, you will have chance to get to know the history of Mac family – the one play an very important role in establishing and protecting Ha Tien town.
7. Dong Ho lake
Dong Ho lake is located in the east of Ha Tien town, with the total square of 14 km2. It is a poetic quite lake, covered by mountains and rivers from four sides: Ngu Ho mountain on the right side, To Chau range on the left side, Giang Thanh River on the east side, and Ha Tien River on the west side. The combination of mountains and rivers makes Dong Ho become an isolated and pristine place. You can sit on the boats, exploring the diversified ecosystem and the beauty of the lake when the moon rises.
8. Tam Bao temple
Tam Bao temple is situated in Ao Sen Hamlet, Binh San commune, Ha Tien Town. The temple is built in 1730 with square of 2.5 hectares. By the time, it was mended again and again because of time and war destroying. Untill now, Tam Bao was featured by both new architectures and ancient vestiges.
9. Xa Xia temple
Xa Xia temple is located in My Duc commune, Ha Tien town. This is a Khmer temple with unique and fantastic architecture style. The temple is cultural central of local Khmer community and also the place to hold annual Khmer festivals.
10. Ha Tien night market
Ha Tien night market sold a lot of exclusive things, from cosmetics and colorful fabric to handmade accessories and golden jewelries. Especially, street foods are also served on the pavements, vary from specialties of Ha Tien to simple dry sea foods and fruits.