RACH GIA - Basics


The Cai Lon River splits to the north and south of the center, which runs a dozen or so blocks west to the Gulf of Thailand. A central north/south road is Tran Phu St, which becomes 30 Thang 4 St, north of the northern branch of the Cai Long.

The bus station is about five blocks north of the Cai Long northern branch on Nguyen Binh Kiem St, a couple blocks west of 30 Thang 4 St. The airport if about a 25-minute ride southeast of the center. Boats to Phu Quoc leave from the western end of the Cai Long’s northern branch, right at the Gulf of Thailand.

Kim Co Hotel is off Nguyen Hung Son St, two blocks west of Tran Phu St in the center (roughly mid way between the northern and southern branches of the Cai Long).


KIEN GIANG TOURIST CENTER (tel 077-862-081; [email protected]; 5 Le Loi; open 7am-5 or 6pm) is happy to get you out of Rach Gia – they sell boat and air tickets to Phu Quoc. For anything else, most of what they told me turned out to be wrong. From Kim Co, go two blocks west to Le Loi, then turn right (south) for another two blocks.

Post & Internet

Internet is not hard to find around the center. The post office, which also has Internet, is just north of the northern branch of the Cai Lon River. Follow Le Loi north a few blocks and look for the buu dien sign on the big building.