Phan Thiet Travel Guide

Phan Thiet is the city owning one of the most dynamic and beautiful beach towns in Vietnam – Mui Ne, which is undoubtedly preferred by the extreme travelers from all over the world. In fact, the city is Binh Thuan province’s “capital”, attracting travelers to come for a local experience tour, discover magnificent sight-seeing, or just for some fun relaxing nights next to the beach.

Phan Thiet is the city owning one of the most dynamic and beautiful beach towns in Vietnam – Mui Ne, which is undoubtedly preferred by the extreme travelers from all over the world. In fact, the city is Binh Thuan province’s “capital”, attracting travelers to come for a local experience tour, discover magnificent sight-seeing, or just for some fun relaxing nights next to the beach.

Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet was originally ruled by Champa ancient kingdom. Afterwards, Dai Viet kingdom took over and established administration when Binh Thuan province was established in 1910. During 1773 to 1801, Phan Thiet was the land where the battles between Nguyen Dynasty and Tay Son Dynasty occurred. It was not until the late 19th centuries, when Phan Thiet was finally recognized as an official part of Binh Thuan province.

During the French colonial time, Phan Thiet was separated into 2 different areas, which are Ca Ty river’s estuary surrounding wards, and the coastlines of Binh Hung, Lac Dao, Duc Thang, and Hung Long.

In 1999, Vietnamese government officially listed Phan Thiet city as Binh Thuan’s provincial city.

Name main history attraction: 

  • Mui Ne Beach: Being the most famous coastal resort town of Phan Thiet city, Mui Ne proudly owns 15km long sandy beaches. Fortunately, Mui Ne Beach is ideal for beach activities. When travelers often come to Mui Ne during November to March, Mui Ne welcomes them with clear sky, and strong winds for surfing. The town itself is tranquil but still offers tourism activities. In fact, there are many people around the word who come to Mui Ne beach for surfing, kayaking, kitesurfing, or just swimming. You will find diverse range of restaurants located on the beach. They serve wide range of food from authentic Asian fare, fresh cooked seafood, to Western dishes, which can still satisfy your appetite while missing home or craving for new tastes. Night life in Mui Ne is relaxed but still fun with many hotel bars, hippy lounges, mini-bar on the beaches, and late-night restaurants. Travelers often come at these places to enjoy cultural nights with friends from all over the world, bonfires, dancing performance, and vibrant parties.
  • Fairy Stream: Unlike any other streams of Vietnam, the Fairy stream has special orange-red color thanks to the sand dunes nearby. Travelers can just walk along the stream since the water rises up just above our knees while enjoy the beautiful scene of wild yellow flowers, violet hyacinth stems, birds chirping around, … As one of the most photogenic spot in Phan Thiet city, the Fairy stream offers a harmonized landscape of reds, whites, pinks and oranges. The Fairy Stream is a popular tourist attraction which drives thousands of tourists from all over the world. Coming to Mui Ne, you should definitely pay a visit to such a “fairy” stream for the amazing view of nature. Extreme travelers can climb upon the sand dunes and pitted rock formations. The adventurous activities will provide travelers with magnificent views of the red-colored stream with complicated stalagmites.

Fairy Stream

Fairy Stream

  • Similar to My Son Sanctuary and Po Dam Towers, Po Shanu Cham Towers are considered as important cultural landmarks of Champa Kingdom. Being away from Phan Thiet city center only about 7km, the Po Shanu Cham Towers attract tourists from all over the world due to its ancient history and beautiful surrounding landscape. Thanks to the hilltop location, tourists who come to Po Shanu Cham Towers can enjoy the wide views of the coastline or Phan Thiet city while learning about cultural and historical values of such a holy place.

Culture (ethnicity, living custom, religious belief, special tradition and festival, etc.)

Culture in Phan Thiet is originated from Cham culture. However, customs of people culture are various, which results in variety of national heritages like communal houses in Duc Thang, Thuy Tu, and Duc Nghia; or the special worshipping custom of the marine God. Folk singings such as Bo, Cai Luong, Ho Ba Trao are some outstanding cultural features of the people.

Fishery is the oldest industry of local people in Phan Thiet. The citizen rely on fishing to earn living. The locals are alson well-known for some other specialties such as dragon fruit farming, manufacturing fish sauce, etc. Fishing villages and farms are scattered around Phan Thiet city, while tourist activities and night life are offered mostly in Mui Ne. Hence, travelers may prefer staying the nights in Mui Ne resort for better accommodation.

Po Shanu Cham Towers

Po Shanu Cham Towers

When coming to Phan Thiet city, travelers might be interested in visiting Po Shanu Cham Towers. The holy place welcome prayers not only from Cham people, but also local fishermen, who shall go here to pray for a safe fishing tour on the ocean daily.

Weather:

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Phan Thiet weather is sunny, windy, and less stormy than other regions in the middle area of Vietnam. It is cooler during December to February, which temperature often ranges from 26 to 27 degree of Celsius. However, Western tourists usually come to Phan Thiet during April – May, when it is hottest reaching 29 degree of Celsius.

Transportation:

Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet

If you are coming to Phan Thiet from Saigon, you can take tour buses to travel at most convenience with affordable cost. There are many bus houses touring to Phan Thiet or Mui Ne located in Bui Vien area such as Phuong Trang, Hanh Café, The Sinh, etc. These brands are recommended by Vietnamese thanks to good service.

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Consider suitable accommodation: While many tourists who are looking for a luxury relaxing trips may choose to stay in Mui Ne resorts, ones with less demand or prefer a budget trip can refer to other areas’ hotels in Phan Thiet city. They also offer good price with comfortable rooms for travelers who just look for a nice bed to sleep at night.
  • Don’t worry about language: Most tourist activities are located in Mui Ne area, which results in English speaking people from tourists to locals, and English is also often written sideboards, menus.

Phan Thiet Map

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