Kiên Lương is situated in the southwest of Vietnam on the coast and belongs to the Mekong Delta this is an elevated district of Kiên Giang province the number 80 national road which goes through the district connects Vietnam with Cambodia and Thailand This is an interested route when we want to explore these countries 3 nations in Indochina peninsula share the Gulf of Thailand Kiên Lương owns diverse terrain and divided into 3 strips: the flatlands in the interior Next to it, the coast with many hills and low mountains, beyond is dozens of islands.
The most famous destination is Hòn Chông national scenic spot You can go to the center of district and turn into the road 11, the destination is 18 km away.
Mother nature creates many limestone mountains and stunning landscapes It's a special type of terrain because this place belongs to the vast Mekong delta This is “Hon Phu Tu” (father and son islet), the islet appeared on former paper money of Vietnam and it was the icon of KienGiang tourism industry Unfortunately it partially collapsed in 08/2006.
Nowadays Father and son islet is fatherless However “Hon Phu Tu” is still very beautiful besides other islets and legends of this region.
When father-stone collapsed, that legend may be continued by many ways.
More than that, this is one of the most beautiful place to watch the sunset in Vietnam Running along the coast, the chain of fishing villages show all the normal life of fishermen there are many ports which become lively in early morning this fishing boats had worked for manydays or several weeks in the West sea one of the richest fishing grounds of Vietnam like other coastal villages this is also normally peaceful as its name Bình An commune means the commune of peace you will see the drydocks without boundaries You know, the boats’s colors vary from region to region.
Here, people like using bright colors as red and blue, or red and seafoam instead of yellow or black like some other areas Kien Lương, the land for wanderers.
You can choose a boat at 1 of 2 boat teminals in the district Bến Tàu Ba Hòn or Bến Tàu Hòn Chông, and make a visit to a few islands that you want.
Not many foreign travelers know them however the islands are still there and still ready for you.
Many people call this area is Ha Long Bay of the South.
Plenty of islands are randomly distributed in a shallow bay and creat many coves.
These are like hidden islands, you can live like Robinson Crusoe in modern times with the greenness, tranquility and variety of seafood.
Back to town, eat some local food and explore the circle market.
In overview, You will understand why it is called that, an absolute circle.
In the morning, afternoon and night, you can all “go café”, plenty of coffee shops in the town.
But we must be aware of that “go café” does not mean just drinking coffee.
It's not really noisy despite this town has 30.
000 people, approximately 40% of the district's population.
The remaining residents are scattered in large rural areas.
Head north, crossing the river by a small ferry to approach extensive fields.
The harvest is usually in spring or fall, actually, there are no seasons like that.
It has a rainy season from June to November and dry season from December to May of next year.
But the weather is quite mild and each season, you will get different experiences.
Kien Luong belongs to The Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO with mangrove ecosystems, Limestone and Karst forests You may come across the bird.
If you are really lucky you can see the Sarus Crane, an animal in The IUCN Red List.
But that is extremely rare.
Kien Lương, the land for wanderers.
If you want you can spend a week exploring the limestone mountains, where many caves run inside.
Some of them have been rated, others are deserted.
Their name are also curious, the cave of crocodiles, Moso or the cave of coins, these name are related to folk legends and they are difficult to verify.
But Researchers have found scientific evidence, saying that this area used be below sea level before marine regression thousands of years ago.
Nowadays you can see the erosion of the sea more than 2metters above the ground and mollusk shells stick to the rock.
You can stay in many hotels, guesthouses in residential areas to join activities at night.
If you like to stay at the resort, you can choose one in Hòn Trẹm cape.
It's fresh, quiet and you can enjoy your precious vacation.
The district has many churches, temples and pagodas.
Some are built according to the Khmer architecture.
And there is even a temple hidden inside the mountain.
The resident are humorous and open people, life is hard but the soul is rich.
Kiên Lương, the greeness of nature, the finess of the sunset on the sea.