Hau Giang Travel Guide

All things need to know before travelling to Hau Giang

If you have the opportunity to visit the tourist attractions in Hau Giang, you will witness the unique natural sceneries of vast stretching rice fields, alluvial canals and life peace of the people here. Let’s learn more about Hau Giang through the following top destinations.

How Travel To Hau Giang Is Unique?

Hau Giang tourism attracts tourists by its idyllic beauty with a picture of a peaceful countryside with rich rice fields, rich canals and a peaceful and quiet life. Coming to Hau Giang. You will fully admire the beauty of the West River. With beautiful nature and heroic historical achievements.

When Is The Best Time To Go To Hau Giang?

The climate in the South is famous for two season. It’s divided in to rainy and sunny season. But in Hau Giang the climate is mild all year round. So you can come here at any time of the year. But in the dry season, it is from October to September the next time is the most convenient time to explore Hau Giang.

How To Go To Hau Giang?

To travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hau Giang province. You can consider the following two routes:

Route 1: Starting from Ho Chi Minh City, you go to National Highway 1A, go straight to My Yen to Ben Luc Bridge. When crossing the bridge, you run about 14km more to cross Tan An bridge and run straight through Tan An city and to Tien Giang land. You continue to run straight to My Tho city, then turn right along National Highway 1A for another 65km to My Thuan bridge. From here you continue to go another 33km to go to Can Tho territory, passing Can Tho bridge for another 10km and you have reached Hau Giang

Line 2: You start from Ho Chi Minh City to Binh Chanh. Then run straight to HCM-Trung Luong highway for another 50km. After that turn right down to National Highway 1A, going about 5km further to My Tho. Then from My Tho, you follow the road No. 1 to arrive. Note for route 2 only for cars

With a distance of 240km from Saigon, visitors can completely travel to Hau Giang by private vehicles. Such as private cars and motorbikes. However, tourists who have experience in Hau Giang tourism often choose to travel by bus or private car with diver to ensure safety and do not spend too much energy on the way. That you will have healthy enough to explore Vietnam tour Hau Giang is more complete.

Travel to Hau Giang by publish bus

To ensure safety and health for the trip, most of you choose to move to Hau Giang by bus. You can easily buy tickets from Ho Chi Minh City to Hau Giang in Mien Dong bus station with an amount of about VND 120,000 / trip. You can refer to some reputable garage information as follows:

  • Phuong Trang: Route of Saigon-Vi Thanh (Hau Giang), exit at West bus station, phone number: 08 38309309.
  • Mai Linh: Route to Saigon-Vi Thanh, exit at West bus station, phone number: 08 39393939.
  • Tan Hong Phuoc: Running Vi Thanh-Ha Tien route, phone number: 711 3876759 – 0989 63613

Where To Stay In Hau Giang?

Most tourists to Hau Giang want to experience a peaceful and simple life in the water area. So they are mostly budget hotels with a price of only a few hundred thousand dong per night. You can refer to information of some hotels in Hau Giang such as:

Guest house of Provincial Party Committee of Hau Giang

  • Address: Nguyen Cong Tru, Ward 1, Vi Thanh City, Hau Giang
  • Phone: 0711 3581806

An Phuong Hotel

  • Address: No. 58, Nguyen Cong Tru, Ward 1, Vi Thanh City, Hau Giang
  • Phone: 0711 3580 212

Phuong Nhu Hotel

  • Address: 57, Đường 3/2, Ward 5, Vị Thanh city, Hậu Giang
  • Phone: 0711 3581 469

Phong Nha Hotel

  • Address: Doan Thi Diem, Ward 1, Vi Thanh City, Hau Giang
  • Phone: 0711 3580 282

Ai Van Hotel

  • Address: Tran Hung Dao Street, Ward 1, Vi Thanh City, Hau Giang
  • Phone: 0711 3877 548

Thanh Huong Hotel

  • Address: 45-4, Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Ward 1, Vi Thanh City, Hau Giang
  • Phone: 0711 3876 361

Huynh Tuoi Hotel

  • Address: 3/2 Street 3/2, Zone 3, Ward 5, Vi Thanh and Hau Giang cities
  • Phone: 0711 3876 776, 876 999

Thanh Dat Hotel

  • Address: 263, Nguyen Cong Tru, Ward 1, Vi Thanh City, Hau Giang
  • Phone: 0711 3877149

Thanh Xuan Hotel

  • Address: 02 Nguyen Cong Tru, Ward 1, Vi Thanh City, Hau Giang
  • Phone: 0711 3876215

Sightseeing In Hau Giang

1. Nga Bay Floating Market

Nga Bay floating market is considered as the biggest link in the West, showing bold customs and living habits of the people here. The market falls at the intersection of seven rivers: Cai Con, Bung Tau, Mang Ca, Soc Trang, Lai Hieu, Xeo Mon and Xeo Dong.

Every day at about 2-3 am, boats from all over the place gather, and the business scene begins to take place at that time. The shops are located on the market’s boat as well as by boat and visitors also by boat for a picnic. Serving for sellers and buyers as well as on the mainland, there are all kinds of vermicelli, rice noodle, coffee, cake soup … The main goods in the market name are agricultural products, fruits, household goods to aquatic products specialities… kinds of specialities of the Mekong Delta. The market is about 30km from the centre of Can Tho.

2. Tay Do Ecotourism Area

Coming here, tourists will feel a charming landscape, lush gardens, small birds and animals and entertainment areas. This resort has extremely attracted tourists to play, relax, take time after stressful working days and holidays. Also, in this tourist area, there are houses designed in a modern and ancient style such as restaurants, motels …

If you want to enter the cultural area, you must pass the model of My Thuan suspension bridge. This lake connects with a maze of zigzag waterways leading to shady beaches, which are coconut, toads, durian … every season. Besides, there are also large and airy houses, motels, restaurants with many famous dishes here for visitors to enjoy.

3. Ba Bai Base

Coming to this tourist destination, visitors can also learn some pictures and artefacts of Can Tho people in the period 1972 – 1975. The base of Can Tho Provincial Party Committee and many pictures of the war at that time. Mr Tran Van Thu in charge of the relic said that every year this historic site attracts more than 80,000 visitors to visit. To serve for more development of tourism, the base area will be newly invested and embellished more items such as telegraph, clerical, reconstructing some such as cannon shelter, secret tunnel … and construction add some items to visitors.

4. Lung Ngoc Hoang Nature Reserve

Coming to Hau Giang, no one is unaware of the nature reserve Lung Ngoc Hoang, one of the most famous tourist destinations of Hau Giang. It is a rare and diverse biological reserve in melaleuca forests. The flora in the reserve has wild features, rare and precious animals living for a long time and is also home to many different species of birds … In the water season, thousands of water birds will come to live in this forest creates a uniquely vivid and new wild picture.

5. Long My Cultural And Historical Site

It is the revolutionary base area of Hau Giang province and the southwestern region of the war against the French colonialists and the US. Coming to Long My, visitors visit the Uncle Ho temple area in Luong Tam commune established by the Long My Party and militia since 1969 when Uncle Ho died. The temple was restored spaciously on an area of 1ha. Every year on May 19 or September 2, many tourists inside and outside the province come here to visit and commemorate. Beside, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the unique stork garden formed in 1986 in Xa Phien commune, with tens of thousands of storks and 30 species of typical birds of the Southern river. Long My will be an attractive cultural and ecological tour in Hau Giang.

6. The Victory Relic Of 75

The victory relic of 75 enemy battalions in 1973 was recognized by the Ministry of Culture and Information as a historical relic “Event memorial place” on July 20, 1997. Every year, the locality here organizes many cultural, entertainment and sports activities for the union members and young people in the commune to participate. Visiting here, you will first see a monument 8 m high in the centre of the monument. Behind the monument is a 20 m high coconut leaf.

Next to the monument is a rather large, embossed picture of 20m long, 4m high with many groups of tall and small statues showing 3 pieces of troops and 3 attack points. Along with many other typical events of the war, people recorded and displayed on relief. Here visitors have the opportunity to see the artefacts. You can participate in events, festivals, and traditional days that are held every year.

7. Vo Truong Toan University

A European-style university in Vietnam. Many people also refer to this school as “Hogwarts Magic Academy” in the world-famous Harry Potter movie. The school is strongly impressed by its fairytale architecture, with high-rise buildings rising straight up to the sky, both magnificent and mysterious and ancient. This school is intended to be built according to the modern model “University City” with international stature and quality. The whole school is considered as a miniature city to meet all needs. Living area dining for everyone.

8. Xa No Park

It is one of the famous tourist destinations in Hau Giang. Built by a beautiful river, with a beautiful layout, the park is a favourite entertainment and community activity of the people around here. Xa No canal has been dubbed the rice road of the southwestern region because of its economic value. Built on the bank of Xa No canal, Xa No park can also be considered one of the longest parks in the country. With high aesthetic value, attracting many visitors to visit and admire.

The parking floor is tiled on the pavement, the campus is planted with many green trees such as Javan red areca, Filipino ornamental coconut, bananas, queen, red willow, mausoleum … combined with the white stone sculpture works. At night, the lights are turned on, making the whole park glow in full colour. Xa No Park has a unique beauty, making anyone looking at it in awe. This place is one of the most popular destinations of Hau Giang.

9. Phu Huu Tourist Area

Western river-nature resort with fun games and activities. This Hau Giang tourist destination is surrounded by nature green trees and shady coconut trees. Devoured in the clothes transformed into a garden farmer and checked in with the beautiful scenery, visiting the garden. Or participate in attractive games with friends such as slapping fish ditches, canoeing, swinging, … finally enjoy delicious rustic cuisine that is hard to find.

10. Vi Hung Church

The outstanding church is located next to the peaceful and romantic Xa No canal. Built-in a spacious and airy campus with impressive architectural interference. Most are designed in the style of a classical Roman church, but the curved and prominent roof has the look of Vietnamese temples. Every weekend or Christmas, not only Catholics come to the ceremony but this tourist destination in Hau Giang also welcomes visitors to visit quite a lot.

Hau Giang Specialties

Thac La Cuom Fish

Traveling to Hau Giang without eating Thac La Cuom fish is considered as not going. Served in most restaurants here. And people have long considered this dish to be a unique specialty in Hau Giang. The most popular, dish from this fish is the fried lettuce. The sweet and spicy sweet taste makes the king never fade.

Vermicelli Chicken Salad

The food at first glance is very simple like the fish sauce dish. But the taste inside them is not simple at all. Vermicelli chicken salad cooked with tamarind, giving sweet and sour taste to eat forever without getting bored. When enjoying this dish, you must eat with shrimp, water spinach, banana flower, the new flavor is perfect. This is the soul of Hau Giang cuisine.

Soi Mam

What is Hau Giang specialties? This dish is very interesting at the stage of enjoying, 3 stones are heated to the middle of the table, marinated pork is sliced thinly. When eating, they put the meat on the stone until it is ripe, then eat the raw vegetables. The taste of this dish is extremely special.

Ngat Fish

It’s delicious dishes especially in Hau Giang are very cunning. They only live in deep water where there are up to 2-3m. So catching them is very difficult. But contrary to the difficulty of catching, the taste of Ngat fish is very delicious. Fresh fish is processed into a lot of dishes. But the most delicious and attractive is still the Ngat fish on the banana peel, grilled on charcoal stove. With this method, the fish retains its natural sweetness.

Hopefully, this article will help you understand more, and contribute to making your trip in Vietnam more meaningful, bringing an unforgettable experience with your friends and relatives.

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