Many people perhaps have ever chances to visit Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province. However, hardly do people take participation in all things locations here. This article will recapitulate the top things to do in Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan), surely will make you have unforgettable memories here.
1. Playing skateboard in Sand Dunes in Mui Ne
Being near Hon Rom, one of the landscapes which are bewitching of poets, painters and photographers… is Mui Ne Sand Dunes (located in Quarter 5, Mui Ne ward). Beside to beautiful appearance, color of sand is also attractive to plenty of tourists (there are 18 different colors).
If visitors travel by motorbike, they will leave their motorbikes at tea shops opposite the Sand Hills area (remember to lock cars and remind innkeepers to pay attention). On the sand hill, you can rent skateboards to slip on sand at the price of 5.000VND per a skateboard. Then, you have opportunities to enjoy Ba Nhat coconut and Phan Thiet tapioca pudding.
2. Contemplate Van Thuy Tu
On the Ngu Ong Street, Duc Thang Ward, Phan Thiet City, there is the shrine of Namhai (also known as the sea god or whale. Set of remains of the “Mr” whose length is 22 metres, and weight is 65 tons stored in Van Thuy Tu are estimated to the biggest in Vietnam and the Southeast Asia.
Annually, well-prepared sacrifice to the gods are hold in the Lunar day: 20th Feb (Te Xuan); 20th April ( Cau Ngu); 20th June (the Season); 20th July (Paddle along) and 23rd August (dance). During this formal sacrifice, there are some activities
3. Enjoy grilled fish dishes in Bai Rang
Bai Rang or Rang Beach is considered as the most beautiful beach in Phan Thiet City. It is 15 kilometre away from the central city to the North and under the innumerable coconuts like spectacular coconut trees.
In the summer, every afternoon, there are crowed tourists to bathe in the sea and enjoy luscious grilled fish dishes.
4. Make campfire in Hon Rom
Hon Rom is a neglected small mountain, located in Long Son hamlet, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. In this place, there are the clear, emerald waters and ledges.
You can see sunrise or sunset in every single morning or afternoon, and in the evening, you can behold the moon or organize a campfire. In Hon Rom, it offers many private beach areas such as Hon Rom 1, Hon Rom 2, Thuy Trang, etc.
5. Visit the Poshanu Cham Tower
The Poshanu Cham Tower is one of the most valuable cultural relics of the Champa Kingdom. Its art architecture was based on Hoalai- one of the ancient art architectural manners of Champa.
Although its size is small, the Poshanu architecture is the masterpiece of the skilled artists and the decoration art of the Champa people, which is really mysterious. This is one of the most ancient and relatively undamaged Cham Towers. The well-known location Ong Hoang is near The Cham Tower, imprint Han Mac Tu Poet and his love with a beautiful woman- Mong Cam.
6. Contemplating sunset in Hon Ghenh
It is 3 kilometers away from Mui Ne, Hon Ghenh (also called Hon Lao) is still quite pristine. To reach the Hon Ghenh, you can use shuttle service from the hotel or rent a boat of fishermen at the price of about 200.000VND a boat for 10 people including outward and backward.
After 10 minutes of sailing on sea, you will set foot on the island. The first impression is such clear and emerald water that you are able to see beautiful coral reefs, size-different rocks pile together. Afternoon is an ideal time to enjoy Hon Lao because you can contemplate sunset on the sea. Meanwhile, early morning is suitable for amateur anglers.
7. Visit Duc Thanh School
This school is established by patriotic feudal intellectuals in the year of 1907, in response to the Duy Tan reform movement in the Central Vietnam.
Duc Thanh School is the place where it remarks the period of time that the late President Ho Chi Minh taught before he went to Sai Gon. Nowadays, in the campus of Duc Thanh School, remembrances from nearly the past century are virtually intact.
8. Swimming in Hon Ba Island
Hon Ba is an islet located away Lagi coast, Ham Tan district near 2 kilometers to the East, away Phan Thiet about 70 kilometers to the southeast.
Hon Ba has a shape like a turtle raising his head above water. On the Island, there is Temple of Goddess Thien Ya Ana- a sacred deity of the ancient Kingdom of Champa.
9. Take photos in Ke Ga Lighthouse
From Phan Thiet, You can travel about 30 kilometers by the bus number 6 (uptime: 5h30-18h00) to Ke Ga lighthouse (Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan). If you use motorbike, you ride along highway 1 in direction to Phan Thiet from Sai Gon.
When you reach the Song Phan toll booth (Ham Minh Commune, Ham Thuan Nam district), you will see a small fork, then turn right and go straight to Suoi Nhum area.
After that, you turn right to go to Ke Ga. Ke Ga lighthouse majestically stands between pristine beaches with emerald water on Khe Ga Island. To visit Khe Ga Lighthouse, you can contact to resort to rent yourself a boat or coracle of locals. Normally, coracles or boats are not equipped with life jackets, which you can contact to resort to rent.
10. Exploring caves in Ta Cu Mountain.
Ta Cu mountain area is located next to 1A highway, Thuan Nam town (Ham Thuan Nam district), away Phan Thiet City 30 kilometers to the South. If you are a person who is interested in adventure and have a good health, you can conquer the mountain top by walking more than 1000 stairs.
The second way is faster, you can take the cable car to reach the mountain top after 15 minutes with price of 90.000VND/ 2 ways. On the mountain top, there are two famous temples namely Linh Son Truong Tho and Long Doan. The most famous is the statue of Duc Thich Ca lying with the length of 49 meters. This is the largest lying Buddha Statue in Southeast Asia. Then, some tourists continue their journey to explore caves with legend of the creator who was pure here, Hang To.
Those activities are really great for those who have fallen in love with Phan Thiet. In addition to the seafood dishes and many specialties, visitors can plan a trip to visit many other places such as Phu Quy Island, Co Thach ancient stone… with this top things to do in Phan Thiet. Hope you have a nice trip!