PHAN THIET CITY IN VIETNAM: LOCATION, ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES & ACCOMMODATION

The coastal city of Phan Thiet possesses a large and calm bay area, which is suitable for resort activities and coastal entertainment. It also owns majestic white sand dunes in Mui Ne and the magnificent Ong rock.

Table Contents
  • I - Phan Thiet weather information
  • II - How to get to Phan Thiet Vietnam?
  • 1 - From Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet
  • 2 - From Da Nang
  • 3 - From Hanoi
  • III - Top best Phan Thiet attractions
  • 1 - Mui Ne - the best tourist attraction
  • 2 - Tourist attractions at the city centre
  • 3 - Another places in Phan Thiet City Vietnam
  • IV - Things to do in Phan Thiet Vietnam
  • 1 - Enjoying local cuisine
  • 2 - Hot-air ballooning and exploring the city
  • V - Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts
  • 1 - Phan Thiet hotels system
  • 2 - Resorts system
  • VI - Further information
  • 1 - Phan Thiet airport
  • 2 - Tips for a nice visit
  • 3 - Phan Thiet map 
Jan 01
phan thiet vietnam
Source: Tuan Nguyen Minh
Phan Thet City is located in the south of the S-shaped land, bordering the South China Sea in the east. Here the Ca Ty River flows throughout the city, dividing it into two banks: north and south of the river. It is this natural differentiation that creates a rather diverse topography which can be divided into 3 main types:
- Ca Ty River Delta
- Terrestrial and coastal sand dunes 
- Salinized land

I - Phan Thiet weather information

Located in a typical arid region of tropical climate, this city is sunny, windy, stormy. The average annual temperature steadily ranges from 26 - 27oC. The period from December to February records the lowest temperature and from April-May, it reaches the highest. Thus, you can come here at any time of the year.  The weather is also favorable for outdoor activities.

sand dune in phan thiet vietnam
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II - How to get to Phan Thiet Vietnam?

Thanks to the synchronous infrastructure, nowadays, traveling to this city is not so difficult. However, at present, Phan Thiet airport (located at Thien Nghiep Commune - Located 20km from the city center) is under construction at the first stage and there is no specific plan to put it into operation. Therefore, there is no direct flight route to this airport.

limousine to phan thiet vietnam
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1 - From Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet

The distance between the 2 cities is 200k along 1A highway and traveling by bus is the only choice. Travel time of about 4h30p/way. Some buses operating this route are:
 
Buses Pick-up and Drop-off point More details
Hai Tuan Limousine -No. 265 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
-Any points in city center
-15 seats
-3 trips/day
-Ticket price: 300.000 VND/person/way (~ 12.93 $)
-Phone: 0901 233 822
Tam Hanh bus -No. 199 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
-No.88 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne
-15 trips/day
-Ticket price: 130,000 VND/person/way (~ 5.6 $)
-Phone: 028 3920 897

2 - From Da Nang

The distance between the 2 cities is about 756 km along 1A Highway.

flight to phan thiet vietnam
Source: Vietjet
Airplane
You can transfer from Da Nang airport - Tan Son Nhat airport, then catch a bus to Phan Thiet city. Total travel time is about 6 hours (plane 1h30p; passenger car 4h30p). The cost is about 1,400,000 VND/person/trip (~ 60.34 $). The units operating flights from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh are: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways
Bus:
You spend about 13 hours 20 min/trip.

 
Buses Pick-up and Drop-off point More details
Hanh Cafe Bus -No. 105, Street 3/2, Lien Chieu, Da Nang
-No. 117 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne ward
-01 trip/day
-Ticket price: 410,000 VND/ person/way (~ 17.67 $)
-Phone: 02839 205 679
Phuc Thuan Thao Bus -Hoa An ward, Cam Le, Da Nang city
-Highway 1A, Binh Thuan province.
-02 trips/day
-Ticket price 310,000 VND/person/way (~ $ 13.36)
-Phone: 0236 3 767 677

3 - From Hanoi

The distance between the 2 cities is about 1.500km. You can choose Ho Chi Minh City airport as a stop then catch a bus. The average flight time is about 2 hours/flight with fares ranging from 1,100,000 VND/person/way (~ 47.41 $). 

III - Top best Phan Thiet attractions

1 - Mui Ne - the best tourist attraction

Mui Ne possesses stretches of sand on a romantic beach so it is ideal for watching sunrise on the sea or immersing yourself in the life of the local people. Large and small boats including colorful basket boats anchor on the coast unexpectedly create a poetic landscape picture. These are many attractions in Mui Ne:

beach in phan thiet vietnam
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Mui Ne Beach: you can swim, sunbathe and experience beach sports such as surfing, paragliding, etc., and  Hon Rom beach is the most popular for tourists.
Fairy Stream (Suối Tiên): the place is considered to be the place of "heaven and earth" due to the harmonious scenery of red sand hills, rocky ranges and rows of green trees. Here you can soak themselves in the cool and clean spring water.
Mui Ne Fishing Village: this is the residence of fishermen in Mui Ne, which is also anchorage for basket boats, or large and small colorful fish boats on the sea of emerald green water. Coming here, you can admire the life of indigenous people as well as enjoy seafood trading activities here.
Golden Sand Dunes: as one of the sand dunes in Phan Thiet Vietnam with the typical yellow, the sand dune is high and its color changes under the influence of wind. Coming here, you can experience a Jeep ride on the sand hill and contemplate the surrounding area.
Mui Ne Cliff: here there are rocky outcrops floating among the waves with white foam alternated by small sand beaches with a charming scenery around it.
Bau sen lake: this is the most suitable place for nature lovers, which owns a large lake surrounded by large and beautiful sand caves. Bàu sen is a freshwater lake with large lotus lagoons, providing fresh water for the whole city.

2 - Tourist attractions at the city centre

Some of the most well-known tourist attractions in Phan Thiet city center are:

duc thanh school historical relic in phan thiet vietnam
Source: Wikipedia
Duc Thanh School Historical Relic
This over 100-year-old relic is where teacher Nguyen Tat Thanh used to live and work. The place still retains the three-room architecture with a tiled roof and ancient large wooden trusses. The teaching space remains a blackboard and a wooden table and is surrounded by an airy garden with a well and a lotus lake.
- Address: No. 39 Trung Nhi Street, Duc Nghia Ward, City center
- Entrance fee: Free
- Opening hours: 9-12am and 2pm-5pm.
Van Thuy Tu Temple
T
he construction originated from the custom of worshiping Ông Cá of the ancient Cham people. The work was built in 1762 in the shape of a Chinese letter 三, which means “three” in English with 03 main subdivisions: Cá Ông (whale) worshiping area, Tiền Hiền worshipping area and Võ Ca worshipping area. This place in Phan Thiet Vietnam also displays a 22m long whale skeleton which weighs 65 tons.
- Address: No. 54, Ngu Ong Street, Duc Thang Ward, City center
- Entrance fee: 5,000 VND/ticket for children (~ 0.21 $) and 10,000 VND/ticket for adults(~ 0.43 $).
- Opening hours: 9-12am and 2pm-5pm.
Poshanu Cham Tower
This complex was built in the late 8th or early 9th century to worship Shiva of the Cham people. It almost preserves the intact ancient architecture, clearly demonstrating the wisdom and spirit of the ancient Cham people. At the same time, various religious activities take place here such as: Cham dance, sightseeing and festivals.
- Address: The relic of Lau Ong Hoang, Ba Na hill, Phu Hai, Binh Thuan.
- Entrance fee: 10,000 VND/person/one way (~ 0.43 $)
- Opening hours: 8am - 5pm daily.
Doi Dương Beach (Đồi Dương in vietnamese) 
Watching the blue ocean in the whispering wind here brings a fresh feeling to you. You can also experience beach activities in this Phan Thiet beach such as bathing, volleyball and enjoy delicious seafood or watch the sunrise on the sea.
- Address: No. 206 Le Loi Street, Hung Long ward
Sand Statue Park
The 1.3ha park displays large sand statues (with main materials are sand and additives) carved in unique shapes of many artisans in the world. The park has officially been open since January 29, 2017 and gradually became a favorite tourist attraction.
- Address: Nguyen Thong Street, Phu Hai, City Center
- Entrance fee: 70,000 VND/child (~ $ 3.01); VND 100,000/adult (~ $ 4.31)
- Opening hours: 7:30 - 18:00 daily.

wine castle in phan thiet vietnam
The Wine Castle - Source: Internet
Wine Castle
D
esigned in the style of medieval European architecture with large squares and ancient domes, creating a sense of luxury and elegance. It is the largest wine display and enjoyment in the city. Furthermore, it is also the entertainment center with a green space and a large lake.
- Address: Located in Sea Links Beach Hotel - Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Phu Hai ward, City center.
- Tickets: Trying 01 wine for 100,000 VND/person (~ $ 4.31)
- Opening time: 7:30am - 5pm daily.

3 - Another places in Phan Thiet City Vietnam

In addition, if you have time, you should also visit and experience the following places:
Bau Trang (Bàu Trắng in Vietnamese)
This place is like a miniature desert with stretching white sand dunes gulping the large lake. The lake was formed in ancient times. Later, people used sand to build a dam and divide it into two smaller lakes: Mr Bau and Mrs Bau (Bàu Ông and Bàu Bà). Coming here, you can enjoy sightseeing, taking photos as well as experiencing jeep- riding on a typical sand dune.
- Address: Hoa Thang Commune, Bac Binh Disitrcit, Binh Thuan Province (about 33km from Phan Thiet city center)
- Entrance fee: 10,000 VND/person (~ $ 0.43)

cau isle phan thiet vietnam
Source: ABAY
Ke Ga Cape
The cape stands out under the light at dawn with hundreds of clusters of brilliant yellow granite. At the same time, you can discover Ke Ga lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Vietnam built in 1900 with 183 spiral steps, or immerse yourself in the life of the local fishermen in the early morning fishing market.
- Location: Hon Cau, Tuy Phong, Binh Thuan (about 100 km from the city center)
- The cost of a ship travel to the island is 200,000 - 250,000 VND/person (~ 8.62 - 10.77 $) with travel time from 40 - 75m/trip

IV - Things to do in Phan Thiet Vietnam

1 - Enjoying local cuisine

In addition to the beautiful scenery and the mild climate, this city is also famous for fresh seafood and a variety of yummy dishes:

seafood in phan thiet vietnam
Source: Pham Dung
Fresh seafood
Every day, the coastal fishing market provides the local people with a plentiful source of fresh seafood. Most of the food, before being processed, is still fresh, so the sweetness is kept intact. The flesh is firm, soft but not chewy. Some types of fresh seafood that you should try to see the difference are:
King Crab
Its meat is firm, fragrant and highly nutritional. Average price is from 850,000 - 950,000 VND/kg (~ 36.63 - 40, 94 $ 0 marrow depending on the size of crab.
Lobster
Its meat is firm. A large crab is suitable for about 2-3 people to eat. Average price is about 1,000,000 VND/kg (~ 43.1 $).
Squid
Though stir-fried, fried or roasted, the meat is still quite thick, crispy and fragrant. The average price of squid is about 600,000 VND/kg (~ 25.86 $) - for the big size.

quang noodle in phan thiet vietnam
Source: Ngoc Phan
Quang Noodles
Retaining the toughness of the aromatic noodles and the sweetness of the broth, Phan Thiet style Quang Noodles are also slightly varied with the introduction of goose meat instead of the normal pork. When served, the broth would be fatter and creamier. Price from 25,000 - 40,000 VND/bowl (~ 1.07 - 1.72 $).
Hue Noodle beef
Like Quang Noodles, Bun bo Hue still retains its traditional flavor and processing method. However, there is a little variation where the vermicelli fibers are smaller, the fish sauce is not added to the broth and the spices are moderated without reducing the taste of the dish. Price is 30,000 - 40,000 VND / bowl (~ 1.29 - 1.72 $).
Re cake
The main ingredients are tapioca and cassava where noodles are mixed with flour and yellow fried. When served, the dish brings a sense of both fatness and creaminess on the tip of your tongue. It is ideal to enjoy it on rainy days and when the air is chilly. Indeed this is a snack that you should try or buy as gifts. Price 15,000 - 20,000 VND/bag - 10 pieces (~ 0.43 - 0.86 $).

swiss house in phan thiet vietnam
Source: Internet
Beside the local market and the night market, there are some famous Phan Thiet restaurants that you can visit and enjoy top dishes here are:
Mui Ne Swiss House
The restaurant serves a full range of Vietnamese, Swiss, French and barbecue dishes, which are prepared by local chefs, so it is guaranteed to keep the traditional flavor. In particular, the restaurant space is designed to be simple and airy to bring comfortable experiences to you.
- Address: No. 187B Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne ward
- Phone number: 0794422470
- Price: 85,000 - 400,000 VND/item (~ 3.66 - 17.24 $)
- Opening hours: 9am - 11pm
Ganesh Indian Restaurant
As its name suggests, the restaurant specializes in Indian and Vietnamese dishes. The restaurant space is designed in typical Indian style with the white Ganesha statue right in the center, coordinated with harmonious wooden furniture. The dishes at the restaurant are especially suitable for vegetarian travelers.
- Address: No. 55 - 57 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne ward
- Phone: 0252 3741 330
- Price: 60,000 - 165.000 VND/dish (~ 2.58 -7.11 $)
- Opening time: 11am - 10pm
LancheIn Restaurant
This restaurant specializes in serving seafood dishes and Vietnamese traditional home food such as: fried fish, sour fish soup, etc. The space is cool, spacious and decorated with many colorful lanterns at the top, bringing a sense of Vietnam. The ingredients in this Phan Thiet restaurant are fresh, varying from grilled, steamed, tamarind-fried dishes, etc.
- Address: No. 89 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne
- Phone: 0988 92 14 06
- Price: 35,000 - 1,200,000 VND/item (~ 1.51 - 51.72 $)
- Opening hours: 10am - 11pm

2 - Hot-air ballooning and exploring the city

Coming to this city, visitors can also experience the feeling of floating in the air with a hot air balloon and enjoy the panoramic view of the city, the blue sea, and the mountains from the height of 300-500m above the ground. Currently there are two departure points for a hot-air ballooning trip in the city: Nguyen Tat Thanh Square (located in the city center) or Hoa Thang Gas Station (located in Hong Lam Commune, Bac Binh, Binh Thuan Province).
Flight time is about one hour, from 5am and at 8am usually, including pick-up and drop-off time, breakfast and a light Champagne drink.
- Price: 3.800.000VND/person/way (~163,79$)
- Service provider: Hai Tuan DL & Trading Company Limited
- Address: No. 42/A3 KDC Ben Loi, Lai An ward
- Phone: 0252 350 0068
- Website: haituantravel.com

V - Accommodation: Hotels & Resorts

1 - Phan Thiet hotels system

ttc hotel in phan thiet vietnam
Source: Booking
TTC Hotel - 4*
The hotel is located in the city center designed with an open and airy space, uniquely dotted by purple. From the hotel, visitors can easily see the bustling view of the City, and have comfy moments at the spa, the restaurant or the outdoor swimming pool, etc. In particular, it is only about 3.6km from Poshanu Tower.
- Address: Doi Duong area, Le Loi street, Hung Long ward
- Phone: 0252 3 835 666
- Room rate: 550,000 - 2,100,000 VND/room/night (~ 23.76 - 90.51 $)

2 - Resorts system

amaryllis resort in phan thiet vietnam
Source: Amaryllisresort
Amaryllis Resort - 4*
Guests can enjoy a green space with coconut trees stretching throughout the campus and a separate and cool beach. Here guests can experience a massage, enjoy a drink or local cuisine. Room space is designed spacious and airy and the furniture is made of wood, just like the local houses.
- Address: Km5, Phu Hai ward
- Phone: 0252 3719 099
- Room price: 750,000 - 1,900,000 VND/room/night (~ 32.32 - 81.89 $)
Victoria Beach Resort & Spa  - 4,5*
This Phan Thiet resort is designed in a green space with traditional leaf roofs and  leaf huts on a private beach. This is also the ideal place for tourists to enjoy the night scenery or watch the sunrise on the sea or try Vietnamese dishes - under the guidance of a professional chef. Tourist attractions nearby include: Poshanu and Suoi Tien, etc.
- Address: Km9, Phu Hai ward
- Phone: 0252 3813 000
- Room rate: 2,000,000 - 4,500,000 VND / person (~ 86.2 - 193.96 $)
Blue Ocean Resort - 4,5*
The resort is designed in a local style with horizontal rafters, tiled roofs and comfortable wooden furniture. Outside are a lotus pond and a range of whispering green coconut groves, bringing a fresh space for visitors. Here are some recent places to visit such as: Fairy Stream, Mui Ne Beach, Mui Ne Fishing Village, Red Hill, etc.-
- Address: No. 54, Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien ward
- Phone: 0252 3847 322
- Room rate: 1,700,000 - 2,400,000 VND/room/night (~ 73.27 - 103.45 $)
Golden Peak Resort & Spa - 4*
This Phan Thiet accommodation resort possesses a unique swimming pool overlooking the blue sea and typical coconut rows of tropical seas. Room space is designed open and close to nature, giving visitors a sense of relaxation. Walking or watching the sunrise over the sea in the area is also great.
- Address: Km16, DT719 (Lac Long Quan Street), Tien Thanh ward
- Phone: 0252 3 888 777
- Room rate: from 1,267,500 VND/room/night (~ 54.61 $)
Pandanus Resort - 4,5*
This resort is immersed in the green nature with the flower gate and the wide and starry sky. It is also known for the typical leaf-roof architectural design of Phan Thiet Vietnam with an open space and a quiet private beach. Some nearby tourist attractions are: Red Hill, Suoi Tien, Mui Ne Beach, etc.
- Address: No. 3, Nguyen Huu Tho Street, Mui Ne ward
- Phone: 0252 3849 850
- Room price: 1,200,000 - 2,650,000 VND / room / night (~ $ 51.72 - $ 114.22).
Bamboo Village Beach Resort - 4*
The resort is close to nature since it is covered by the green. The place is local-styled and surrounded by a beautiful private beach. You can visit tourist attractions nearby such as  Poshanu Tower, Fairy Stream, Red Hill, etc.
- Address: No. 38, Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien ward
- Phone: 0252 3847 007
- Room rate: 1,000,000 - 2,450,000 VND/room/night (~ 43.1 - 105.6 $)

VI - Further information

airport in phan thiet vietnam
Source: Internet

1 - Phan Thiet airport

The airport is located at Thien Nghiep Commune, about 3km from the city center and around 13km from Mui Ne, equivalent to a 20-minutes car drive. Notice, the airport is under construction.

2 - Tips for a nice visit

This city is not so large. Meanwhile, the road and bridge system is quite developed, so travelling between the entertainment venues is relatively easy. Accordingly, visitors can choose motorbike as the main means of transportation to save travel expenses and boost experience. Motorbike rental is about 100,000 - 200,000 VND/day (~ 4.3 - 8.6 $) depending on the type of vehicle. 
Some motorbike rental addresses in the city are:
Tâm Chung Motorbike Rental:  280 Thu Khoa Huan Street, Phu Thuy ward- Phone number: 096 495 54 07.
Thanh Lâm Motorbike Rental: 139 Nguyen Tuong Street, Phu Thuy ward - Phone number: 0343 311 448.
Motorbike Rental Mr Châu: No. 89 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne ward, phone number: 0984 301 280.
Besides visiting the sand dunes in Phan Thiet Vietnam, you can experience riding a Jeep for VND 550,000/4-seater car ($ 23.7) or VND 600,000/6-seater car. (~ $ 25.86). 
Some Jeep rental places are:
Golden Sand Travel: Ben Hoi Bridge, NH1A, City center - Phone number: 0886 234 555
Mui Ne Jeep Tour: No. 52 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne - Phone: 0937 524 385
For those who have only one day to experience and visit this city can refer to the following tours:
- Visiting Mui Ne beach
- Visiting Suoi Tien
- Experiencing Red Hill
- Check In at Ong Dia Stone Beach
- Visiting Poshanu Tower
If you have more time, you can experience some other destinations such as: Cu Lao Cau, Ke Ga cape, Duc Thanh school, Sand Statue Park, Bàu Trắng - Bàu Sen, Fishing Village, etc.

3 - Phan Thiet map 



It is obvious that Phan Thiet Vietnam possesses quite a lot of interesting tourist attractions. We hope that with the information above, visitors will have a better understanding of this land and build an ideal schedule for a nice experience.
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