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VIETNAM 2013 #112

A view of Rạch Giá’s harbour with a fishing boat coming in. Rach Gia is the capital city of the Kien Giang province in Southern Vietnam.

It is a modern town located on the coast of Gulf of Thailand about 250 kilometres (160 mi) South from Ho Chi Minh City.

“Rach Gia is something of a southern boom town, flush with funds from the thriving port on the Gulf of Thailand but also benefiting from a serious injection of Viet Kieu money, as former boat people ride the wave of development. The population includes significant numbers of both ethnic Chinese and ethnic Khmers. Most travellers give the busy centre short shrift, heading straight to the port for boats to Phu Quoc Island. Those who linger can explore the lively waterfront and bustling backstreets, where there are some inexpensive seafood restaurants.
With its easy access to the sea and the proximity of Cambodia and Thailand, fishing, agriculture and smuggling are profitable trades in this province. The area was once famous for supplying the large feathers used to make ceremonial fans for the Imperial Court.” (Lonely Planet)

Tags: Fishing boat Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel GULF OF THAILAND KIEN GIANG PROVINCE SONG CAI LON RIVER RACH GIA

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Maiwand 12 3 73 England
28 Sep 2013 7:11PM
Stunning shot Jean-Noel.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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28 Sep 2013 7:46PM
Jean-Noel, Two great images

Brian J.
10 10 10 England
28 Sep 2013 10:04PM
The photography is excellent Jean Noel and the information gives us a much better insight into the affairs of this part of the world.
capto Plus
7 5.8k 12 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 10:40PM
Excellent info, it's great to get a view of life there.Smile


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