Tam Kỳ

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Tam Kỳ
Đường phố ở Tam Kỳ, Quảng Nam.JPG
Tam Kỳ is located in Vietnam
Tam Kỳ
Location of in Vietnam
Coordinates: 15°34′N 108°29′E / 15.567°N 108.483°E / 15.567; 108.483
Country Vietnam
Province Quảng Nam Province
Time zone GMT +7

Tam Kỳ (About this sound listen) (IATA: TMK) is the capital city of Quảng Nam Province, in the South Central Coast of Vietnam.

History[edit]

Tam Kỳ city has a history of more than 105 years. The town was established in 1906 under the Nguyễn Dynasty as an administrative and tax post.[1] During the Vietnam War, the city was the main base of US military in Quảng Nam province (what was then Quang Tin province). The communists captured the city on 24 March 1975.

In 1997, the local government made it the capital of Quảng Nam province. Since then, there has been substantial development within the city.

Tam Kỳ city is famous for Tam Kỳ chicken rice, which is recognised nationally, and many pristine beaches.

Transportation[edit]

The city is served by Tam Kỳ Railway Station, which is connected to all major cities across Vietnam. Da Nang International Airport is 70 km away from the city, which takes about one and a half hour's drive. The closer Chu Lai International Airport is 30 km away. There is a free daily shuttle bus between the airport and the Quảng Ngãi city center. Other means of transportation include regular car and bus services.

Coordinates: 15°34′N 108°29′E / 15.567°N 108.483°E / 15.567; 108.483

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradley Camp Davis States of Banditry: The Nguyễn Government, Bandit Rule, and the culture of power in the post-Taiping China-Vietnam Borderlands 2008 Page 106 "unspecified bandits ransacked two tax posts, including Tam Kỳ ... Tam Kỳ returned steady revenue"