|Reclaimed from the sea: The city has many cultural, historical and entertainment sites. — Photo sacojet.vn|Viet Nam News
KIÊN GIANG — Rạch Giá City in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang has opened a tourism information centre on Nguyễn Công Trứ Street in Vĩnh Thạnh Ward to serve local and foreign tourists.
The centre also has information about the specialities of Kiên Giang and the Delta, which is designed to help the National Tourism Year 2016 themed “Phú Quốc - Mekong River Delta - Exploring Southern Land”.
Located about 250km from HCM City, the city of Rạch Giá is the country’s first locality to build a new urban area on land reclaimed from the sea. The zoned area covers a total of 420,000 ha. The new urban area has many coffee shops and restaurants where tourists can drink, eat and enjoy coastal sights.
The city has many cultural, historical and entertainment sites, including the temple of national hero Nguyễn Trung Trực (1837-1868), leader of the Vietnamese uprising against the French in the South; Tam Bảo Pagoda; Kiên Giang Museum House; 52-ha An Hoà Cultural Park, the delta’s largest cultural park; and Cổng Tam Quan (Three-Entrance Gate), a city symbol. — VNS