Rach Gia

Approximately 100km southwest of Ha Tien, though also reachable from Ca Mau, Long Xuyen, or Can Tho, the port of Rach Gia is at the fringes of the Gulf of Thailand. The center of Kien Giang Province, Rach Gia is home to approximately 200,000 people, most of which live on reclaimed land near the center. A small islet along Cai Lon River is the hub of the town, but the urbanization spreads over the bridges to the south and north of it and ends on the mainland. The town has few to offer in terms of cultural or historical attractions, and for most visitors, it is a place to spend the night before heading to Phu Quoc Island the next day. Take a stroll along Tran Hung Dao or Bach Dang to see different sized boats and people bustling about. Women and men fold nets, charcoal vendors sell their products to ship captains and crew, while the roadside cafes cater to fishermen catching a break.