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Rạch Giá is a provincial city and the capital city of Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. It is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, 250km south-west of Ho Chi Minh City. East of city, it borders Tân Hiệp and Châu Thành town, the Gulf of Thailand is to the west and surrounds some parts of the city, south of the city is Châu Thành and An Biên town, northward it borders Hòn Đất and Tân Hiệp.Administrative unitsRạch Giá was upgraded from a town to a city by Government Decree No. 97/2005/NĐ-CP on July 26, 2005. The city has 12 administrative units: Vinh Thanh Van WardVinh Thanh WardVinh Lac WardVinh Loi WardVinh Quang WardAn Hoa WardAn Binh WardRach Soi WardVinh Thong WardVinh Hiep WardPhi Thong Commune Rạch Giá is the first city where the Vietnamese government applied "lan bien" project to build 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 Rạch Giá. 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 Rạch Giá to the east.Cultures and tourismCeremony of Nguyễn Trung Trực is held annually in lunar August.Rach Gia is in Kien Giang Province. Add Rach Gia and other destinations to your itinerary using our Vietnam travel planner, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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