Gates of strength

Quan Chuong is one of the Eastern gates of the earthen fortification that surrounded the Thang Long Citadel. Built in the 10th year of Le Canh Hung reign (1749) and renovated in the 3rd year of Gia Long reign (1817), it remains intact until today. This is one of the 21 gates of the old Thang Long Citadel, a national relic, ranked in 1995.
Today, almost all the other gates are only remembered by names borne by some geographical entity that stands on their place, or by historical records. For example, Cho Dua Gate is now the name of a bazaar, and Cau Giay Gate was known as the name of a brick bridge that crossed To Lich River, without having anything that reminded one of the ancient structures.
Fortunately, Hanoi still has an almost intact gate; Quan Chuong. Located at an end of O Quan Chuong Street, Quan Chuong Gate opens to Red River dykes and Hang Chieu Street behind it. It has cupola form, with a watch tower at the top.
The palate form gate used to have double thick wooden doors which closed at night and opened early in the morning for people to go into and out of town. Through ups and downs of history, Quan Chuong Gate still stands solemnly, preserving for Hanoi a simple but precious structure that witnessed times of peace and war.
On the left side, it has a stele carved in 1882 with instructions from the City Governor Hoang Dieu ordering the gatekeepers not to extort funeral processions that passed the gate. Besides the large passage, the gate also has two small doors on the sides. Above the big door is written ‘Thanh Ha Gate’. Vietnam air travel
That was the gate’s original name, because it opened to Thanh Ha Village on the bank of To Lich River, where it poured into Red River. The village covers the area of Hang Chieu, Thanh Ha and Dao Duy Tu Streets today. The gate took the form we see today in 1817 during a major reconstruction. At the time, it was still called Thanh Ha Gate.
Quan Chuong was the rank of an officer in charge of the city guards. On Nov 20, 1873, the French attacked Hanoi for the first time. Warships coming upstream from the sea brought fire power and strong troops, who immediately stormed the gate. Quan Chuong and over 100 city guards fought fiercely until the last one fell. Since then, Thanh Ha Gate has been named Quan Chuong Gate.
Having taken Hanoi, the French ordered the destruction of old structures to expand the city. Almost everything around was leveled. But the Quan Chuong canton chief Dao Dang Chieu had led the local people’s campaign against the destruction of the gate. They resolutely refused signing the agreement which would have made the destruction legitimate.
It’s because of their strong will that the city retained an invaluable relic of architecture. In 2009, the United States donated $74,500 to Vietnam for the preservation of Quan Chuong Gate. US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael W. Michalak said, ‘Quan Chuong Gate is an astoundingly beautiful architectural relic being eroded by time. It is not simply a landmark gate of the ancient Thang Long citadel, but also a symbol of the spirit and resiliency of the people of Hanoi.
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Travel experience to Dien Bien

Dien Bien is a mountainous border province in the northwestern region, 500 km west of Hanoi; bounded by Lai Chau province to the north and Son La province to the east and north-east, Yunnan province of China to the northwest; to the west and southwest by the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
Dien Bien province is rich in tourism potential, especially its culture and history. The most prominent is the historic Dien Bien Phu victory system, including Dien Bien Phu – Muong Phang campaign headquarters; Him Lam, Ban Keo, Doc Lap; The hills A1, C1, D1, E1 and the center of the conglomerate of France (De Castries Tunnel). This relic is a precious resource for tourism development for Dien Bien province and the Northwest area also.

When to go?

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  • Visit Dien Bien on the occasion of Dien Bien Phu Victory Day 7th May to enjoy the happiness of Dien Bien people in this special occasion.
  • Around the third month of the calendar is the season of camel’s foot flowers (kachnar) blossoming on all over of northwest area.

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  • In December, along the 2 sides of the National Highway No.6 to Dien Bien is fulfill by the yellow of Japanese sunflower bloomed.
  • Around August 8-9 to see rice crop sightseeing in some other areas.

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  • In November as white mustard flowers bloomed everywhere in Moc Chau.

How to go

  • By Bus

Sleep bus to Dien Bien daily run at My Dinh Bus Station in Hanoi, duration from 12-13 hours. Traveling by sleep bus has the advantage of being able to send a motorbike.

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If you dont want to go by bus, taking a motorbike is a good idea to travel from Hanoi to Dien Bien for a whole day to take the distance of 500km.

  • By Airplane

Currently Vietnam air travel is the only airline to operate the route of Hanoi – Dien Bien, the aircraft used for this flight is ATR 72. Round trip fare is about 2,8 mil VND.


There are 94 hotels in Dien Bien province operating with nearly 1400 rooms. In which 7 hotels are rating from 1- 4 star standards. Most of the rest are standardized to serve tourists, so you have many choices when traveling to Dien Bien.

Tourist sites in Dien Bien

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The purpose of tourists to Dien Bien is to visit the old battlefield, re-examine their perceptions of human resources tourism to enrich their knowledge.
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Dien Bien Province also has many historical relics and scenic spots that can satisfy even the most demanding tourists such as historical site of  Thanh Ban Phu for spirituality tourism; Uva hot spring, Pe Luong, Sang village; Pa Thom Cave, Pa Khoang Lake, Muong Luan Tower, Chieng So, Huổi Phạ, Hồng Khế …, or you can enjoy the adventure by exploring primeval forest in Muong Nhe …

Special foods

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The cuisine of Dien Bien is unique and satisfy visitor from everywhere, such as:

Dien Bien Tam Rice

Tua Chua Black Chicken

Vegetables of carmel’s foot flowers

Tua Chua Snow Shan Tea

Sau chit acohol

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Terraced field sticky rice

Muong Thanh bird’s stick rice

Cabbage rolled green loquat

Banana leaves rolled grilled pork


The intangible cultural heritage of Dien Bien province is also outstanding to develop tourism with a long history of formation, with 21 ethnic groups living.

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This is reflected in customs, habits and festivals of ethnic minority people with festivals such as the typical festival of Ban Phu Citadel is held on 24th – 25th February of the lunar calendar, to tribute to the hero Hoang Cong Chat and two local leaders of General Ngai and General Khanh who led his people to successfully expel foreign invaders.

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In addition, there are many special festivals of ethnic minorities such as: Thai people have agricultural rituals such as welcome the first thunder, new rice ceremony, worshiping rice field, water greeting ceremony, rain prayer ceremony…

The highlight of the ceremony is Xen Ban ceremony to pray for a year of good weather, fresh crops, people get a comfortable life, well-off and happy.

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Thai people also have many other typical festivals such as Xen Phan Be (goat head cutting), Kin Pang Then (offering heaven); Kin Khui (release of bad luck)….

Dien Bien highland market

At the markets in Tua Chua district, people to the market with the purpose of trading and enjoy the market and meeting their friends. Tua Chua has 3 main markets of Muong Bang, Xa Nhe and Ta Sin Thang.

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In the busy market atmosphere, couples find each other. They have used the leaves flute, lips flute to sent love, confession and get together. They gave each other bracelets, mirrors to believe. The meeting in this spring is the bridge give many boys and girls become wives and husbands.

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A Hundred Years of Salvation

From the fires of persecution, a venerated church arose

Around 1840, as the Nguyen Kings banned Christianity in Vietnam, the Western missionaries moved to the faraway highlands in Kon Tum Province on the Mid-Vietnam plateau. From Hue Capital through lowland provinces to Kon Tum, they took the 120km long, so-called ‘salt, ceramics and gongs’ trading route.
The stretch of road from Quang Ngai to Kon Tum at the time was very desolate, bumpy and perilous. To evangelize the rustic highland tribes of Kon Tum, the first thing the missionaries did was build a primitive church from trees and leaves.
Without knowledge of local languages and customs, they had a lot of troubles. However, with perseverance and patience, the Western missionaries have managed to introduce Christianity to the ethnic minorities here.
In 1913, as more people began turned Christian, Brother Joseph Décrouille, head of Kon Tum parish, decided to build a more robust church. He mobilized the parishioners and their elephants to gather necessary hardwood from the forest.
Having amassed a large amount of wood, he invited famous carpenters from the lowlands to work with local masters. In 1918, the 500-seat wooden church was completed. Since then, the wooden church had survived two long bloody wars and the harsh Kon Tum weather.
In 1995, the wooden church was expanded to double the old capacity. The old and new parts matched well, and the whole structure looks like a huge cross.
Today, Kon Tum wooden church stands on Nguyen Hue Street of Kon Tum city. Apart from the main building, it has also a 25m tall Cross Tower, a reception house, a showroom exhibiting ethnic and religious products, a typical local tribal communal house, an orphanage, a brocade weaving and sewing shop, and a carpentry workshop.
In the church’s garden, there is a statue of Virgin Maria holding newborn Jesus, made of a single log in the rustic style of Tay Nguyen ethnic tribes. Culturologists say that Kon Tum wooden church was designed and built in Roman style combined with elements of Tay Nguyen stilted house architecture.
The exterior and interior decoration is also a mixture of Western and local ethnic cultures. The Website of Vietnam air travel Tourism Authority asserts, ‘The Kon Tum wooden church is a masterpiece of architecture, where Romantic style mixes in harmony with Ba Na stilted house model.’
During Christmas, the minority parish artisans use timber, brocades and tree bark to decorate the wooden church in typical Tay Nguyen colours and motifs. In the outdoor space they plant many festive trees – a spiritual symbol of Tay Nguyen peoples’ life. On High Masses, multitudes of people of Ba Na, Xe Dang, Gia Rai, Ro Mam, B’rau and tribes from deep mountains come to receive God’s grace and blessing. They fill up the church’s 7000m2 premises.
Not far away from the wooden church is the Kon Tum seminary constructed during 1935-1938 by the first bishop of Kon Tum episcopate. Built from precious wood and stones, the seminary has the same style as the church but is much bigger.
The upper floor of the seminary has a showroom exhibiting the missionary history of Kon Tum since the mid-19th century, personal items and handwritten documents of priests and missionaries, and images and texts related to the establishment and development of Kon Tum episcopate.
Meticulously carved in wood, items showcased at the seminary are very valuable. This can be considered as a small museum of life utensils, farming tools and cultural artefacts of the ethnic minorities living in this province.
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Romance and pride to Hanoi

Once forbidden by royal decree, the balcony has brought romance and pride to Hanoi

In the times of kings, Vietnamese houses that looked out to the streets were not allowed to have views higher than the King’s palanquin. So, upper storeys could not have windows, and certainly no balconies.
A photograph of Hang Be Street taken in 1907 shows that even French-style houses dared not have a balcony jutting out. Hanoi architecture quickly westernized after the planning of the French plenipotentiary.
Since then, in Hanoi, many elegant and sophisticated, Southern French-style houses appeared, that fit well with the natural surroundings. And almost all of them had balconies. The ‘Western’ balcony gave the Viet people a new persona, that of city-dweller.
Hanoi inhabitants now looked out over the land like lords. Balconies are the most romantic architectural element in a house. It brings the moon and stars and outer space to the people inside.
The most popular balcony style was the jutting out-type, called Juliet’s Balcony after the world famous love story of Romeo and Juliet. Another kind, called yangtai, very popular in China, was also prevalent. This balcony is above the porch, so one has to stick out one’s head in order to look to the sides.
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Hanoi architecture under the French had three styles; ‘neo-classic’ (1900 – 1920, most notably, the Opera House), ‘Indo-Chinese’ (1925 – 1930, most notably the Indo-Chinese College), and ‘modern’ (after 1930, such as the Ministry of Science and Technology).
Each type of balcony has its own kind of handrail, distinct in shape and design, although each is made of the same four main materials: ceramics, concrete, iron and wood. The banister design of each house reflects both its owner’s taste and social standing.
Almost all handrails have the house owner‘s name in capital letters cast or carved on the banister. Perhaps that was the house owner’s delicate way to express his pride in the property Another typical feature of old Hanoi handrails is the traditional designs, even when the owner was French.
Typical designs are: clouds and waves, representing a prosperous life and good fortune, seal-type inscriptions such as ‘Happiness – Fortune – Longevity’ expressing major aspirations in life, an old coin with a square hole at the center and iron rope, intricately woven, a beautiful decoration representing family ties and unity.
There are also many Western designs, most notably the art nouveau-influenced symmetric leaves and flowers design, much loved by the people of Hanoi. The delicate designs with soft curves, slender and voluptuous, twisting and bending, show the harmony between heat, hammer and the eyes of the creator.
Villas on Hung Vuong, Dien Bien Phu, Ly Thuong Kiet, Hai Ba Trung, Tran Hung Dao streets are proof of how well Vietnam air travel blacksmiths have mastered new techniques and aesthetics.
Balconies in literature and art
Vu Trong Phung, born and raised in Hanoi, was one of the most famous Vietnamese writers in the 1930s. In his novel ‘A Mythomaniac’ written in 1932, he described a ‘very beautiful and very pretty’ house on Hang Co (Tran Hung Dao today) street as follows: ‘At dusk, we go out to the balcony to enjoy the evening cool.
Lush green trees lining the street and luxuriant grass on the sidewalks make it feel like Eden on earth.’ Once, standing on a breezy balcony, the marvelous writer Nguyen Tuan, getting a glimpse of a person carrying green rice flakes, got the idea for the most fantastic piece about the green rice flakes. The balconies are one of those heartwarming treats of Hanoi, just as much as those green flakes.
Artist Nguyen Trung Tin, who lived all his life in Hanoi, had a series of balcony paintings, most notably the ‘Balcony’ and ‘Balcony and lotus’ pieces. The balconies in Nguyen Trung Tin’s art reflect the evolution of Vietnamese vision and values.
Among the photos of early XX century, a keen eye would see that the best ones were taken from a balcony. The height and open space gives the photographer a view which is both panoramic and intimate, where heaving tile roofs come alive like the people living under them.
A long time ago, whenever I looked up, I used to see somebody standing on a balcony gazing at the street life. What a nostalgic feeling. Today, most of the balconies are obscured behind electric lines and ad signs. Many have been transformed into bathrooms, kitchens and even toilets.
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Free waves: Southern beach town Vung Tau now gives away Wi-Fi to tourists

Authorities in the southern beach town Vung Tau have announced that free Wi-Fi hotspots are now available at its hydrofoil pier and the popular beach Bai Truoc.
These hotspots, operated by Saigon Post and Telecommunications Service JSC, can serve more than 1,000 users a day, the authorities said.
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They also said that the service will soon be expanded to other places in the town including the city’s central market, Bai Sau Beach and the cable car site. The town is around two hours’ drive from Ho Chi Minh City.
Several other destinations in Vietnam such as Hoi An, Ha Long Bay and Da Nang are also providing free Internet access at major tourist spots.
Free Wi-Fi is available at almost all cafés, restaurants and airports in popular cities in Vietnam air travel, which ranks seventh in Asia and 18th worldwide in terms of Internet usage, according to the 2014 White Book on Vietnamese Information and Communication Technology.
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The number of Internet users in Vietnam reached 33 million in 2013. The country’s population is 89.7 million.
Vietnam also ranked eighth in terms of lowest telecom and Internet charges, according to the White Book released last October by the Ministry of Information and Communications.
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Experiences 5 Off The Beaten Track In Hanoi

To understand more about Hanoi, you may experience these following 5 off the beaten track or more from others to get the deep inside and to love this peaceful city.

1. Mai Chau

Located a mere 3 hour drive from Hanoi, Mai Chau is one of those rare places in Vietnam air travel that still retains its natural charm – in both its scenic beauty and in the warmth and easy-going character of the locals. Accommodation here is mostly run by ethnic minority families who have worked and lived off the land for generations. Stilt houses purpose built to give tourists a ‘home stay’ experience is on offer throughout the villages.

Ban Lac 1 and Pom Coong are among the more popular villages but the offerings in all home stays are homogeneous and they are close enough to each other. Its a great place to spend a day or two, be warned though, you might find yourself tempted to stay longer. Imagine living among local farming families, eating home cooked meals out in the open countryside, the sounds of the city far behind you and enough time in hand to soak up the idyllic countryside and rejuvenate. Its one of those off the beaten track experiences in Hanoi worth exploring if you have an extra day or two in hand.



2. Discover the back alleys of Hanoi’s Old Quarters

At face value, Hanoi’s Old Quarters appears to be a network of narrow streets beating in a rhythmic chaos of traffic, tourists, street vendors and businesses all concentrated into a small area. However, if you start peeling off the layers and start exploring the hidden spaces within the impenetrable facade of the shop-houses, there is a parallel world merely meters away teeming with life where local residents live in tiny dwellings and crammed neighborhoods.

At the epicenter of a city that boasts a thousands years to its age, Hanoi’s Old Quarters is packed with history within its narrow alleyways and neighborhoods. Dont expect to find any one particular attraction, instead, the charm lies in exploring and standing in bewilderment of the historic hidden away neighborhoods. Luckily, there is a guided tour offered by a local resident that aims to explore the hidden backstreets of the Old Quarters.



3. Le Mat Village (Snake Village)

This is one of those experiences that ultimately transforms into a great tale to tell friends and family back home. Le Mat village (Snake Village) across the red river houses The Hung restaurant where a variety of dishes made out of snakes have been served for decades. Legend has it that the princess of King Ly Tong was saved from a giant sea serpent by a local resident, who was then rewarded land (now Le Mat village). If you are up for a adventurous and unforgettable Hanoian experience, take a trip down to Le Mat. Don’t miss out on the beating heart snake served with rice wine.



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4. Train Tracks

You might have witnessed the railway food market in Thailand where a train literally passes through a local market, well, if you find yourself in Hanoi, here is another urban oddity you can feast your eyes on. Twice a day, at 4 and 7 pm, the local train passes between a narrow residential neighborhood. Just inches from their front doors, the train has become a way of life for the local residents who live here.

One minute you will see children playing among the tracks and the other a giant steel vehicle rushing through that very spot. It’s bewildering to think that the front yard of somebody’s house is an actual train track. Nevertheless, it makes for a great photography spot, one of many among Hanoi’s urban attractions.



For the curious, the train station is located at the corner of Tong Duy Tan and Dien Bien Phu Street or corner of Tong Duy Tan and Tran Phu – Near Aptez Holiday Hotel Hanoi.

5. Entertainment

There is a certain sense of satisfaction when you’re in a city for a few days and you get to hang out in the coolest spots around town frequented by expats and locals alike. And Hanoi has no shortage of such venues. Perhaps you just want a night out by the lake with some peace and quiet, or a live jazz band might just be the perfect remedy to wear off that travel fatigue, whatever you might find missing as you travel through Southeast Asia, Hanoi has it all.

Minh’s Jazz club: Best in town. Daily live band. Drinks are a tad bit expensive.

Polite Bar: Great jazz and blues live band during the weekend. Also a fantastic place to get a cocktail.

Comedy nights at House of Son Tinh: The Hanoi Comedy Collective has shows every fortnight at the House of Son Tinh. If you manage to catch one of these shows, it’ll make for a great evening out.

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What To Do In Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

Binh Thuan is a South Central Coast province, with a provincial city Phan Thiet which is 200 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh city in northeast, 250km from Nha Trang city in the south, 1518km from Hanoi. Binh Thuan has a coastline of 192km from Chet Rock of Ninh Thuan to Binh Chau mudflat of Ba Ria Vung Tau. Mui Ne which is about 20 kilometers away from Phan Thiet City, is one of the most popular tourist destination in Vietnam.

The terrain is mostly low hills and narrow coastal deltas with 4 main kinds – sandy soils and coast dunes; alluvia plains; hills and mounds; and low mountains. Binh Thuan climate is characterized with equatorial tropical monsoon kind which makes the land very sunny, windy and the driest region of the country. Wet season starts from May to October, dry season from November to April. Average temperature is around 26 degree. The ideal time to visit Binh Thuan is from August to December because the waves and winds at this time are calmer.

1. How to get there
Phan Thiet Railway Station

By train: there is a train that starts at Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet city everyday at 7:05; at weekends, one more train in afternoon. After the new train’s upgrade, the traveling time from Ho Chi Minh from Phan Thiet is lessened to 4 hours.

The price ranges from 150,000 VND to 200,000 VND. The freight for scooter and motorbike transit by train is 155,000 VND and 145,000 VND respectively. From Hanoi, the price is varied from 500,000 VND to 1,5mil VND.

By coach: from Hanoi, you can catch straight route to Phan Thiet with Mai Linh express at Nuoc Ngam bus station for 700,000 VND to 800,000 VND; or if you want to save time and energy you should take flight to Ho Chi Minh or Da Lat then take a bus to Phan Thiet.

From Ho Chi Minh, reliable brands are Phuong Trang, Mai Linh, TheSinh Café, Kim Travel… having coaches to Phat Thiet everyday. The price is only 85,000 VND per person. From Da Lat, the distance is around 250km and it takes you 5 or 6 hours to reach Phan Thiet city. The price is from 100,000 VND to 250,000 VND.

By plane: From Hanoi, you can take flights to either Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa), Da Lat, or Ho Chi Minh City then take a bus to Phan Thiet. Da Lat is closest major tourist destination to Phan Thiet.

2. Get around Phan Thiet and Binh Thuan

In Phan Thiet, the best way to explore the city is to rent a motorbike at the hotel or hostel you stay, the cost is around 150,000VND per day with no fuel cost included. Or as mentioned, you can bring motorbike to Phan Thiet if you travel by train, but keep in mind that you shouldn’t fill the tank full before taking your motorbike to the train.

Another cheap way to explore Binh Thuan is to go by local public bus:

Bus map in Phan Thiet
Bus map in Phan Thiet
  • Route 1: Tiến Lợi – Mũi Né – Hòn Rơm – 4000 – 7000 – 10,000VND
  • Route 2: Tiến Lợi – Ma Lâm – Hàm Trí
  • Route 3:  Phan Thiết – Phú Long – Ngã ba Gộp – Lương Sơn
  • Route 4: Tà Cú – Phan Thiết – Phú Long
  • Route 5: Phan Thiết – Kê Gà – Tân Thành
  • Route 6: Phan Thiết – Mương Mán – Hàm Cần – 4000/6000/10,000/14,000/18,000 VND
  • Route 7: La Gi – Tân Hải – Bình Châu (Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu)
  • Route 9: Nam Phan Thiết bus station – Trần Quý Cáp –Trường Chinh–Nguyễn Hội –Từ Văn Tư  – Trần Hưng Đạo –Thủ Khoa Huân – Hàm Tiến – Mũi Né – Gành tourist zone – 18,000VND

Route 1 and Route 9 both stop at Mui Ne.

3. Attractions

Phan Thiet City: along the Ca Ty river banks there are many game centers and restaurants for you to spend your nighttime in the city. Not far from city center, Doi Duong beach gently lies facing the beautiful Phan Thiet bay. The sea is calm and the water is blue clear, very suitable for swimming.

Duc Thanh school located in city center is the school where Ho Chi Minh president was teaching in his twenty (1910) before he crossed the ocean to find the way to release the country from invaders.

Ong pagoda is a largest religious construction of Hoa community in Phan Thiet worshiping Duc Quan De Quan Saint.

Van Thuy Tu Palace is built in 1762 to worship God of South Sea or Whale God due to the belief that when the land is hit by fierce storms, the Whale God will shield and protect the people and keep them safe.

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Phu Hai fishing village is a very interesting place to visit. The village lies on Ba Nai hill foot, close to God of Land’s stone with white sandy banks. Also on Ba Nai hill, Po Sah Inư temples stand so solemnly, are relics of ancient Champa kingdom. These temples are 7km away from city center, is dedicated for Shiva God and Po Sah Inu princess. Despite the small scale, this construction represents for the glorious and defined architecture and culture of Cham people.

Mui Ne or the so-called “foreigner village” attracts many foreign tourists because of its special location and landscapes. This site is known for the blue water, white sandy banks and curvy sand dunes. The sand dunes here change their colors in every hour under the sunlight effects.

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Ke Ga Island located about 50km away from city center, is a small, clean and primitive island facing the immense eastern sea. You should travel by motorbike along the coastal highway to enjoy the sea, hot winds and sands of Binh Thuan. On the island lies a 108 year old lighthouse which was built in French colony time to warn ships out of the danger of the reefs and the traffic in the area.

This lighthouse is officially reported as the tallest and oldest of all existing lighthouses not only in Vietnam air travel but also in Southeast Asia. The lighthouse is unique with its French architecture and height of 60m with 183 spiral stone steps. On the top of this lighthouse you will witness a spectacular view of the colorful sea and sky in dawn and sunset. Visitors can spend the night on the island to enjoy night fishing time. Especially fishing under the moonlight will be so memorable.

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Ta Cu Mountain: On the top of Ta Cu mountain lie the lengthiest Buddha white statue in Asia which is 45m long. The peak is measured at 649m above sea, 28km away from Phan Thiet city. The climbing routes include 2290m-long trekking or by 1600 m-long cable car.

There are two pagodas at the height of 563m – Upper Pagoda (Linh Son Truong Tho) and Lower Pagoda (Long Doan). For those who love adventures, you should spend time to visit the Cave of Ancestor lying deep underground for 100m. The cave entrance is narrow; the way that leads inside is both narrow and dark. You must be careful of the slippery stones under your feet. The deeper you reach, the thinner the air is. Near the end of the cave, there is a very clean freshwater stream you can rest here for a while before you get out of the cave after 2 hours of exploring. It is possible if you want to stay overnight on the mountain. The accommodation is acceptable with sufficient facilities.

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  • A shared room is around 550,000VND for 12 persons, an extra bed is 30,000VND.
  • A room equipped with 3 double beds is 350,000VND, an extra bed is 50,000VND. And 2-double bed room is priced 250,000VND.
  • Cable car: A round-trip cable car ticket for adult is 100,000VND, a one way ticket is 60,000VND. For children, it’s 60,000VND and 40,000VND.
  • Fishing: 10,000VND per fishing rod (the price is changeable)
  • Swan water bike pedal boat: 10,000VND per person (changeable)
  • Electric car tour: adult – 10,000VND/person/tour; children – 5,000VND/person/tour

There are also restaurants both on the mountain and at the foot of the mountain.

Bau Trang: It is like an oasis in the middle of desert. Bau Trang is actually a large freshwater lake located 62km from Phan Thiet city on the northeast. This is the only freshwater lake of Binh Nhon commune. According to the legend, this was a very large lake in the past, local people made a dike crossed over diving the lake into 2 smaller lakes – small lake and big lake. At the time, locals only call this site “Bau” because in local accent, “Bau” means lake.

In 1867, Nguyen Thong a notoriety and a government’s official was passing by this area, enjoyed the beauty of the lake, gave the name “White Lake” (Bach ho); since then, people combined the “Bau” (Lake) in their own accent with “Trang” (White) as the name Nguyen Thong gave. The two lakes are named Bau Ong (Mister Lake) and Bau Ba (Lady Lake).

Bau Ba has more water, larger, 19 deep in wet season. People plant lotus in Bau Ba lake making the scene so beautiful and poetic. The landscape here is quite surreal – white sand dunes embracing the lotus lake like a gentle trait to soften the harshness of the endless deserts. In Bau Trang, visitors can rent boats from locals to go sightseeing or fishing. There isn’t much of service in Bau Trang. You can spend 400,000VND to rent a jeep car to go to Bau Trang from Hon Rom or to conquer the sand dunes in the north of the lake.

Hon Rom (Straw): is a small mountain which is located just right beside Mui Ne. There is a specie of grass that grows a lot in the mountain. The length of this grass is 0,5m and when the weather is sunny and hot, the grass fields often were burn. From afar, people think the mountain just look like a colossal straw rick so they call the mountain Hon Rom (Straw mountain) ever since. With a serene beauty, Hon Rom beach which is 17km long and with no reefs has become a must-see site of Binh Thuan.

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Ghenh island: is 1km from Mui Ne, a new destination for travelers to Binh Thuan. To get to Ghenh island, you can use service from Siva tourist village or take a round-trip boat of fishermen for 200,000VND per boat with capacity of 10 persons. It only takes you 10 minutes to the island. The water here is so clear that you can see the coral reefs from the beach. There are rocks lying around the mountain, to reach the top, you must conquer them. On mountain top, a magnificent view of sea, sky and land lying there waiting for you. If you have time, fishing in morning is something you should try. You might catch big fishes in this sea area.

Cu Lao Cau island: this remote island often is referred as a blue paradise of Binh Thuan. Cu Lao Cau is about 110km from city center, 1500m long and 700m wide. Come to Cu Lao Cau, you will enjoy the purest and clearest water, a wild shore with a unique rock setting.

Yen Cave is the living place of hundreds of canary birds. Three-stone cave is so special when the cave is made by 3 huge stones only. Activities on the island include swimming, diving to see coral reefs, fishing, and camping.

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Mui Ne: In no where else you can find the sea that blue and the sand that white (and red). Sand-sledding at Doi Hong (Red Sands Dunes) and Bau Trang (White Sands Dunes) is a common activity. It cost 15,000VND-20,000VND to rent a sled. An annoying thing here is the picpocketing, so beware and do not hand over your things to anyone.

Mui Ne beach is a great place for swimming and other water sports and activities, famous for kitesurfing. The water here is warm, blue-colored and the sand shore is quite clean and white. The wind waves are perfect for any kind of surfing. Not far from Mui Ne town is the Fairy Stream with unbelievable sight of scenery. Other beaches near by are also worth your visit such as Suoi Nuoc or Hon Rom.

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4. Festivals

Dinh Thay Thim Temple’s festival: takes place in 15th and 16th September lunar calendar yearly in Dinh Thay temple, about 70km from Phan Thiet.

Cau Yen Festival of Cham people: is traditional festival of Cham people which takes place every first month of the year according to Cham calendar, in Cham Ba Ni people’s villages. The festival’s meaning is for people to chase away the bad and unlucky things of the previous year. They dance and sing to their traditional folklore songs. There is also game like boat racing.

Nghinh Ong Festival: this is a common festival of many provinces in central and south coastal regions. Fishermen have a custom of whale worshiping and each year the festival takes place to pray for a year of safety, peace and wealth from the sea. Nghinh Ong is the biggest water festival in Vietnam and recognized as National Intangible Cultural Heritage. In Binh Thuan, this festival is held in July lunar calendar.

Boat racing festival on Ca Ty river: happens in the second day of every new lunar year. The boats are decorated colorful with flags, flowers and banners come from all the districts of Binh Thuan. Local people will stand on the banks of the river to cheer for the racers. This festival is an activity to welcome a new year in Binh Thuan and a very common custom in coastal regions.


5. Foods

Banh Canh Cha Ca: Cha ca (fish meat balls) is fried with oil until brown eaten with rice noodles. The fragrant and sweet broth is made from the fishes of Phan Thiet sea. This dish is served with green onions and herbs.


Can Cake: The rice cakes are made by grilling on a pottery mold. Eggs, oil and green onions are put onto the cake. This dish isn’t served with herbs like other cakes in Vietnam but with sliced green mango, cucumber, onion and sauce.

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Grilled rice cake with shrimp sauce: this is a very common dish in Binh Thuan. Quail eggs, chicken meat, or fermented pork, pork roll green onion, oil are place on a rice paper. The shrimp sauce is put on the meat and eggs. Take the whole paper and put it on a wood fire. Use a pair of chopsticks to roll the rice paper while grilling it until it’s crispy and brown. The dish is served with sauce or chili sauce.


Thu Khoa Huan and Tuyen Quang are two streets where you can find a lot of Phan Thiet’s delicacies.

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