Although Ha Tien is not a major tourist area for foreigners,it's very popular with Vietnamese tourists.There are many hotels here,which are good quality and relatively cheap.There are quite a few things to see and do in the area,plenty of temples,if that's what you are interested in,rock formations and caves in the limestone hills.There's a small beach at Mui Ne,which,while not in the same class as Phu Quoc beaches,is a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon,with spectacular views of Bokor mountain and Phu Quoc at sunset.There's a large and busy market,and a night market as well.If you want to venture a bit further away,you have the beaches and cave temples at Hon Chong,which is about 37km away.it's relatively easy to hire a motorbike,or a tour guide if you prefer that,to go and explore the area.Traffic is very light,and the roads are relatively good,albeit narrow.I've lived here for 4 years,so if you need more information feel free to ask.
Many thanks for that Oasis, plenty to keep us occupied :-)
#5 Yorkshire_Kiwi has been a member since 8/2/2014. Posts: 31
Iso glad to share with you some information as follow:
Ha Tien Travel
Ha Tien town located northwest of KienGiang province, bordering the eastern and southern Kien Luong district, west ofWest Sea, the northern borders Campuchia.Duoc mining in the early 17th century,the provincial capital of Kien Giang 93 km , Ha Tien has long been popular withmany beautiful landscapes attract many visitors for it. No one remember theexact name has ever since. Ha Tien only know of other ancient lands Mang Kham(continuous version of Soldiers, also known as Dong Head Town). Legend has it that on the oldaffection for earthly scene here has many beautiful scenery, the friendly younglove, the women often appear on the Giang Thanh Riverso named Mac Cuu, Ha Tien.
1679, Mac Cuu (hometown Leizhou,Guangdong, China) because of dissatisfaction with the Qing regime, to save thecontact to Ha Tien, set up way should Made up of Ha Tien. Hien Tong 7th yearlife, listen to circumvent the retainers To Military School Bridge, Ly Xadedicate itself to the expression for the Nguyen. Since that date, Ha Tienbecame the last piece of land west of South Vietnamese soil.
Try to get one of the tourist maps where the locations of the cave templesare indicated.
Chua Tam Bao is probably the best of the temples. Chua Giai Thoat Tinh Xa Ngoc Ho Thach Dong is a large limestone rock,containing a few tombs and a small temple(and about a million bats), 10 minutes from Ha Tien bus terminal on the way to Cambodia.Entry fee 5000 VND,but well worth seeing.If approaching the rock from the border,look for the gigantic face that appears to be carved on the side of the rock.As you get closer,it's apparent that it is an optical illusion,it's not man made at all. Cho Ca is Fishery market on riverside. Dao Tre (or Dao Doc) was called pirate island around 100 years ago. 22 km off from Ha Tien. boat from Ha Tien 9:30 am, returm 3 pm, boat fee 36,000 dong per person. Plenty of small hidden Chinese temples, scattered all over town, often downsmall back streets. The Mac Cuu Family tombs, set on a sprawling hillside atthe end of Mac Cuu street.At the border with Cambodia(actually in Cambodia)are 6 casinos - only one sizeable one, the others smaller gambling densfeaturing mainly Chinese games.
A nice and easy bicycle ride can be done by first going to Mui Nai thencontinuing along the Cambodian border until finally ending up in Ha Tien again.On the way there's a barrel-shaped hill with a temple inside
Ha Tien Vegas, Ha Tien, Vietnam International Border Prek Chak, CambodiaInternation Border Hop over to the Cambodian side to visit, this casino/hotel.The entertainment resort has more than 100 slots, over 40 table games, internetgaming and a Sports Book. For non gamblers, Ha Tien Vegas Hotel provides a 5star luxury hotel complemented by 24/7 room service, Chinese and Internationaldining venues/cafes. Offers 24-hour shuttle service from the Hotel & Casinointo downtown HÃ TiÃªn. editUPDATE-as of early 2013 the Ha Tien Vegas Casinois closed until further notice-although there are several much smaller casinosin the border area.
motorcycle tour to Moso Cave, Ba Hon, and HonChong (Mr. The Trinh Ngoc). The road south of Ha Tien (to Ba Hon fishingvillage and Hon Chong Harbor)makes for a beautiful day-trip (about 37km each way). The road passes by greenmountains, rice paddies with water buffalo, Moso & Crocodile Caves,lovely beaches, Pagoda Cave, and HonChong Bay(similar to a miniature version of Halong Bay). Mr. The lives in HaTien and is a kind, honest, and knowledgeable tourguide. He is associated withthe excellent Oasis Bar and can often be seen hanging out there talking to hisguests for the following day.
#6 nganhafdt89 has been a member since 18/12/2013. Posts: 7
Thanks for that Ngan, not into the casino's but will check out some of the other local places, might even hire a bike!
#7 Yorkshire_Kiwi has been a member since 8/2/2014. Posts: 31
Popped in to say hi but you were out of town. Had your breakfast with black pudding, best we've had since leaving the UK over 8 years ago! Also had a chat with Mr Ty? Great guy, full of information.
Good luck with your ventures, but with food like that I'm sure you won't need it :-)
#8 Yorkshire_Kiwi has been a member since 8/2/2014. Posts: 31
you can make a trip Chau Doc- Ha Tien- Phu Quoc
Chau Doc is a town in the province of An Giang. you can come to the village of Cham Muslim people, Tra Su forest; 2 million dollar hill, where the U.S. military has spent about $ 2 million for a campaign to destroy the resistance group; visit the Forbidden Mountain, Ba Pagoda, a Khmer temple .... very peaceful scenery and amazing. In the Mekong Delta, only here you can see the mountains interspersed with extensive rice paddies, crisscrossed with canals interlacing the forest.
From Chau Doc, moved to the town of Ha Tien, Phu Quoc .. very easy distance of 120km. you can ask for help hotel bookings
#9 gamehh has been a member since 13/9/2013. Posts: 6