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Ha Tien is a border town of Kien Giang and located in the northwest of the province. It can be considered as the perfect gateway to Phu Quoc Island which is also the major point to connect Vietnam with Cambodia. Ha Tien is famous for Mui Nai beach and historical tales associated with the Khai Tran Quoc Cong Mac Cuu, who had reclaimed the land. From Ha Tien, tourists can easily get to Phu Quoc Island as well as combine with other attractions in Kien Giang province such as Rach Gia and Nam Du Island. If you are planning a Vietnam tour package, Ha Tien is definitely worth visiting.

Best time to visit

Ha Tien has the tropical monsoon climate with the annual average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. The lowest average temperature is 24°C that usually falls from December to January. 30°C is highest temperature which usually falls from April to May. From May to October, Ha Tien would receive the highest rainfall. In general, most of the time in Ha Tien is freshly cool which is very suitable for a beach vacation or visiting attractions.

Check the below table for the general idea of Ha Tien weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.6 25.8 23.3
Feb 30 26.7 23.7
Mar 31.3 28.2 25.2
Apr 31.8 29.2 26.7
May 31 29.3 27.5
Jun 30.2 28.7 27.3
Jul 29.4 28.1 26.9
Aug 29.5 28.2 26.9
Sep 29.2 27.8 26.5
Oct 29.8 27.9 26.2
Nov 30.1 27.8 25.7
Dec 29.4 26.8 24.5

Ha Tien’s current weather and 7-day forecast


Here are top things to do in Ha Tien:

The Tombs of the Mac Family

The tombs of the Mac family are located at Binh San Mountain, Duong Len Lang, 34, which is a little away from the city.
On the banks of the Ao Sen pond is Nui Lang Hill, the “Tomb Hill”. A staircase on the hillside on the right reaches a space where are scattered several tombs. There are buried about ten members of the Mac family. It was neither more nor less than the most powerful feudal family in the region. Therefore, of course, they did not choose the ugliest thing. The largest tomb is the one of Mac Cuu, the patriarch (at the top of the hill). It is located on a semi-circular esplanade at the top of the stairs. It was Emperor Gia Long who ordered the construction of his tomb in 1809. The dragon and phoenixes that decorate the tombs are sacred beasts among the four legendary animals revered in the Vietnamese tradition.

Entrance Fee: Free access

Tam Bao Pagoda

Founded by Mac Cuu in 1730, Tam Bao Pagoda is located at 328 Phuong Thanh and is now home to many nuns. In front of the pagoda, a statue of Quan The Am Bo Tat stands on a lotus flower in the middle of a pond. In the pagoda, the large statue in bronze painted under a canopy represents A Di Da, the past Buddha. Sixteen tombs of monks surround the pagoda.

Thach Dong Temple

Thach Dong Temple is 3.5 km from the city center, on the road to the beaches of Mui Nai. On the roadside, to the left of the entrance to the site, a stele of Haine commemorates the atrocious massacre of 130 Vietnamese civilians perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge of Pol Pot on March 14, 1978 (a desperate gesture on their part because the Vietnamese troops had definitively driven them out of power by invading the country on January 7, 1979 ). We gain on foot (5 minutes) the cave dug into the limestone rock of a rocky peak. The temple is situated in a kind of pavilion covered with tiles. Superb view and extended on the coastal plain.

Entrance Fee: VND 50,000.

Ha Tien Beach

Mui Nai Beach is about 8 km west from the city along Mac Tu Hoang Road. The beach runs along a shady bank where are lined the groves and some guesthouses. The place is appreciated by Vietnamese families. Efforts were made to clean the premises. Mui Nai is charming even though it does not have the exotic scale of the beautiful Duong Beach on the Hon Chong peninsula.

Ha Tien Market

Ha Tien has a bustling market along the To Chau River. Many imported products from Thailand and Cambodia here are cheaper than in Ho Chi Minh City. Smuggling cigarettes is a flourishing business. Along the shore, the fish market is also interesting, especially in the morning when the fishing boats come back.

Hang Tien Cave

25 km from Ha Tien towards Rach Gia, this cave served as a refuge for Nguyen Anh, the future Emperor Gia Long, in 1784, while he was being pursued by Tay Son rebels. His soldiers discovered coins zinc engraved, hence its name “cave to coins”. From the ferry port of Ha Tien, boats reach the cave in 1 hour.

Pirate Island

Used to be the haven of pirates in the past, this small island completely changes into a gorgeous pearl among the sea. With the easy travel from Ha Tien by boat, visit Pirate Island will give you a chance to escape from the world, enjoy the nature of dreaming beaches and wonderful sunshine. You can also join the fishermen to catch seafood off the shore.

Da Dung Mountain

The mountain was the military base of the Vietnam People’s Army in the Vietnam war. On the journey of more than 3000 m to conquer the mountain, you will explore a chain of mysterious caves as well as the diverse floras and faunas. From its peak, you can behold the great panoramic view of Ha Tien, which leaves you unforgettable memories.

Ha Tien is a good value for budget travelers in Vietnam vacation. Hotels in Mui Nai beach offer a lot of hotels and homestays with a great view of the sea. Besides, excellent mini-hotels and guest houses have sprung up all over the city, mainly for travelers (foreigners and Vietnamese) who travel between Cambodian beaches and Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam. 

Ha Tien Happy Hotel 

Add: 13-14 Hoang Van Thu, Binh San Ward, Ha Tien, Vietnam

Ha Tien Happy Hotel is offering accommodation in Ha Tien. This 2-star hotel offers a tour desk and free WiFi. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge and currency exchange for guests.


Add: No. 81 Tran Hau, Ward Binh San, City. Ha Tien, Kien Giang Province

VISUHA HOTEL has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Ha Tien. With free WiFi, this 3-star hotel has a garden and a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

River Hotel 

Add: B3 Block, Tran Hau Business, Ha Tien, Ha Tien, Vietnam

Overlooking Giang Thanh River, River Hotel features modern rooms offering panoramic views of mountain or river through glass windows. An outdoor pool is at guests' disposal, and guests can enjoy free WiFi access in entire property.
Thach Dong Cave is 4 km away and Mui Nai Beach is 4.5 km away.The hotel is 7 km from the Cambodian border.

Each air-conditioned room has a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box and a minibar. Private bathroom has a shower or bath.

River Hotel organises city tour to various popular attractions, including pagodas, temples, Catholic church and lakes. A tour to hotel's private islands by a 35-minute boat ride can be arranged upon request.

The hotel’s restaurant serves Western and Asia dishes. Guests can also order room service.

Aquaki Resort & Spa 

Add: 79 Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, Quarter 1, Phao Dai Ward, Ha Tien City

Aquaki Resort & Spa features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Ha Tien. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

At the hotel, every room is fitted with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All units will provide guests with a fridge.

Guests at Aquaki Resort & Spa can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Ha Tien has many specialties such as Ốc Giác, Cồi Biên Mai, Bánh Canh Chả Ghẹ, Gỏi cá Trích, Bún cá Hà Tiên, Hủ tiếu hấp Hà Tiên, Cà xỉu, Bún Kèn. If visitors would like to have meals at a restaurant, you can come to Hien restaurant near the market. Food and services are generally good and price is affordable. Quan 66 and Dong Ho Café are also highly recommended.

Ha Tien is easily accessible by bus from Ho Chi Minh Tours most major cities in the Mekong Delta region. In addition, Ha Tien is one of the most popular border crossings between Vietnam and Cambodia, and there are also connections from Cambodian destinations such as Kampot, Kep, Sihanoukville, and Phnom Penh. By the sea, the regular passenger ferries connect Phu Quoc Island to Ha Tien. The nearest airport is Rach Gia (90 km) which has daily flights to Saigon. Ha Tien can also be reached by motorbike via a scenic drive through the Saigon Delta. See below for more details:

By Bus

Regular buses run between Ha Tien and Saigon every hour throughout the day. However, the most comfortable buses are coaches that are between 7:00 to 10:00 and 19:00 to 10:00. Tickets are approximately VND 150,000 to VND 250,000. The journey time is approximately 9 hours. If possible, try to book on a reliable bus company, such as Phuong Trang (Futa), Mai Linh, and Kumho. Tickets can be booked at the bus station or, just as easily, through hotels, and travel agencies. From Ho Chi Minh City, buses leave from the gigantic Mien Tay Bus Station (395 Kinh Duong Vuong, Binh Tan district).

Ha Tien Bus Station also serves dozens of destinations in the Mekong Delta such as Rach Gia, Chau Doc, Long Xuyen, Can Tho, Ben Tre, and Ca Mau. Ticket prices to any of these destinations are between VND 70,000 and VND 150,000.

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By Boat

Ha Tien quickly passed Rach Gia as the main port for the boats on Phu Quoc Island. Speedboats pass at least 4 times a day in both directions, and slow ferries also sail around 4 times a day (there are many more cruises during peak months). The duration time is 90 minutes for speedboat and 2.5 hours for the slow boat. Tickets can be booked at the ferry pier, which is located across the Giang Thanh River from the center of Ha Tien. However, most hotels and travel agencies also can easily book tickets for you. In general, most speedboats are operated by Superdong and the ferries are operated by Thanh Thoi.

By Motorcycle, Bicycle or Car

It’s a long drive from Saigon to Ha Tien, but it’s also one of the most beautiful ways to see the Vietnam region in the Mekong Delta. Staying off the main roads as much as possible, the journey from Saigon to Ha Tien can be very fun, and there is plenty of good scenery and places of interest to stop along the way. The distance is 300 km, making it a one or two-day motorcycle ride. By bike, it’s not a bad road because the Delta is very flat, so driving is relatively simple.

By Plane

Vietnam Airlines has a daily flight between Rach Gia and Saigon. Flights in both directions depart between 6 am and 7 am; the flight time is only 40 minutes. Tickets are USD 30-USD 70. From Rach Gia, regular buses are available at a distance of around 90km and travel time of about 2 hours.

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