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Phan Thiet
Travel Guide

Phan Thiet which includes a river or creek and a city

This fishing town in southern Vietnam serves up freshly caught seafood, the country’s most famous fish sauce, fascinating temples and mile upon mile of perfect beaches.

When you arrive in Phan Thiet, you will be greeted with the sight of hundreds of colorful fishing boats bobbing in the harbour. Although it’s primarily a fishing village, and the centre of Vietnam’s fish sauce industry, Phan Thiet’s endless white beaches are now putting the town on the map as a popular beach destination.

Explore the markets of central Phan Thiet. Peruse jewellery and handicrafts and sample regional foods such as coconut candies, dried seafood and green dragon fruit. Visit the town’s numerous elegant pagodas, the star of which is the Chinese-style Ong Pagoda. Learn about the practice of whale worship at the Van Thuy Tu Temple, built in 1762 to honour a legendary whale, which was said to have saved local fishermen who were caught in bad weather. This remarkable temple contains more than 100 whale skeletons, the largest of which is over 22 metres (72.2 feet) long.

Phan Thiet’s main attraction is the beach; mile upon mile of pristine white sand lined with casuarina trees and coconut palms. Lay out a towel and relax in the sun, or take part in one of the many water sports on offer.

The neighbouring village of Mui Ne is a recent addition to the resort circuit and, despite its new developments, the pace remains slow and the beach remains gorgeous. Climb over unbelievable formations of white and red sand dunes. Try your hand at kite boarding or windsurfing. Since Mui Ne faces west, it is a perfect location for sunset walks.

Finish off a long day’s relaxation by enjoying a seafood dinner on the beach. The local cuisine is fresh, diverse and original, and draws many visitors to the area. Make sure to try the steamed rice cakes (banh bo) and the Vietnamese crepes (banh xeo).

Phan Thiet is about 5 hours by bus or car from both Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City. There is no local airport. Pack for a tropical climate with plenty of sunshine year-round.

Hoang Ngoc Resort
Hoang Ngoc Resort
4 out of 5
152 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien-Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan
The price is AU$64 per night from 10 May to 11 May
Nestled on the beach, this East Ham Tien Beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Ham Tien Beach and Ham Tien Market. Fairy Stream and Muine Fishing Village ...
4.4/5Excellent! (175 reviews)
"Beautiful gardens and great location. Our room was close to the beach with a partial beach view."

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

Hoang Ngoc Resort
Bamboo Village Beach Resort & Spa
Bamboo Village Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
38 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan
The price is AU$135 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.
Nestled on the beach, this Central Mui Ne Beach resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ham Tien Beach and Ong Dia Stone Beach. Sea Links City and Forgotten Land Sand ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (337 reviews)
"Travelled with kids and we all love this place. Gorgeous tropical resort with outstanding services, very friendly and accommodating staffs, especially Mr. Tan Linh, always make sure our stay is as pleasant as possible. The room is super spacious, clean even more beautiful than the pictures on Expedia. ..."

Reviewed on 6 Apr. 2021

Bamboo Village Beach Resort & Spa
Phan Thiet Ocean Dunes Resort
Phan Thiet Ocean Dunes Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Ton Duc Thang, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan
The price is AU$63 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.
Nestled on the beach, this Phan Thiet resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Phan Thiet Beach, Van Thuy Tu Temple and Poshanu Cham Tower. Ong Dia Stone Beach and Sea ...
4/5Very Good! (72 reviews)
"Everything needs upgraded in the hotel except for the personnel. The service almost made up for the property condition."

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2019

Phan Thiet Ocean Dunes Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Van Nguyen Minihouse
Van Nguyen Minihouse
2 out of 5
155 Che Lan Vien, Mui Ne Beach, Phan Thiet
The price is AU$28 per night from 19 Apr. to 20 Apr.
Situated near the beach, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Mui Ne Beach and Mui Ne Sand Dunes. Mui Ne Market and Red Sand Dunes are also within 1 mile ...
4/5Very Good! (28 reviews)
"Unfriendly Receptionist"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2019

Van Nguyen Minihouse
Luxury Apartment
Luxury Apartment
3 out of 5
Mui Ne, Phan Thiet
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Hon Rom and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Mui Ne Beach. Mui Ne Sand Dunes and Red Sand Dunes are ...
Luxury Apartment
Sealink Villas Phan Thiet  Mui Ne
Sealink Villas Phan Thiet Mui Ne
3 out of 5
km9 Nguyen Thong streets, Phu Hai Beach, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan
The price is AU$146 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.
Located in Phu Hai Beach, this holiday home is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Sea Links City, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ham Tien Beach and Poshanu Cham Tower. Phan Thiet ...
2/5 (1 review)
Not recommend for family and friends
"The towels are dirty and rough, bathroom are not clean. Not enough toilet papers, we have to buy it."

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2019

Sealink Villas Phan Thiet Mui Ne
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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15 Dec. 2019

Needs some attention on tidying up

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8 Sep. 2019

It was very quiet and there was not a lot to see.

4/5 - Good

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11 Jul. 2019

General area is great. A recycling and rubbish collection program is desperately required.

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