Reclaimed from the sea: The city has many cultural, historical and entertainment sites. (Photo: sacojet.vn)

Kien Giang (VNA) – Rach Gia City in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has opened a tourism information centre on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Vinh Thanh Ward to serve local and foreign tourists.

The centre also has information about the specialities of Kien Giang and the Delta, which is designed to help the National Tourism Year 2016 themed “Phu Quoc - Mekong River Delta - Exploring Southern Land”.

Located about 250km from HCM City, the city of Rach Gia 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 Nguyen Trung Truc (1837-1868), leader of the Vietnamese uprising against the French in the South; Tam Bao Pagoda; Kien Giang Museum House; 52-ha An Hoa Cultural Park, the delta’s largest cultural park; and Cong Tam Quan (Three-Entrance Gate), a city symbol.-VNA