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Rach Gia

Rạch Gi¨¢ is the capital city of Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. It is located around 10¡ã1¡ä0¡åN 105¡ã5¡ä0¡åE / 10.01667¡ãN 105.08333¡ãE / 10.01667; 105.08333, on the coast of Gulf of Thailand, 250 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. East of city borders Tan Hiep and Chau Thanh town, Gulf of Thailand surrounds West city, South of city borders to Chau Thanh and An Bien town, North of city borders to Hon Dat and Tan Hiep.


Rach Gia has 2 main stations: Rach Soi station (main routes to neighbor towns or provinces on highway 61 and 63) and Rach Gia station (main routes to Ho Chi Minh city and Ha Tien). Those are main stations to transport passengers to other towns in provinces or other provinces in nation.

Bus transportation system is developed pretty early, passengers can use bus from Rach Gia to 4 other towns: Chau Thanh (route Rach Gia ¨C Tac Cau), Giong Rieng (route Rach Gia ¨C Giong Rieng), Tan Hiep (route Rach Gia ¨C Kinh B), Hon Dat (route Rach Gia ¨C Tam Ngan).

Currently, Rạch Gi¨¢ Airport (it was Rach Soi airport) is the biggest airport in Rach Gia. Rach Gia airport has flight routes Rach Gia to Phu Quoc and Ho Chi Minh city of Vietnam Airline.

Rach Gia has 2 big ship stations: Rach Gia ship station or Phu Quoc ship station (routes to Ph¨² Quốc Island and other big islands such as Phu Quoc, Hon Tre, Hon Son, Tho Chu¡­) and Rach Meo station (route to rural towns of Ca Mau peninsula). High speed ship is economic choice for passengers to Ph¨² Quốc Island or Kien Hai islands.


Rach Gia city is the first city which Vietnam government applies ¡°lan bien¡± project (build a new city out to the ocean to expand territory). ¡°Lan bien¡± project expand the city to become one of the biggest new cities in the South West of Vietnam. This project adds 2 more new wards in Rach Gia. Beside that, several future construction projects such as industrial center Rach Vuot and urban city Vinh Hiep which will be started after finishing Lac Hong bridge project will expand Rach Gia to the East.

  • Last visit to Rach Gia: Oct 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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