Phan Thiet Hotel Vietnam Accommodation - Reservation
Phan Thiet is a town of abou 100'000 inhabitants with a large fishing
industry. Located 20 km from the ocean, the Ca Ty river near the town
is full of fishing boats during the fishing season in summer. The fishing
industry causes the pungent odor caused by the production of Nuoc Mam,
the famous fish sauce.
in Binh Thuan province, Phan Thiet is 200 km from Saigon and lies south
of Cam Ranh bay on the southernmost stretch of Central Vietnam. Binh Thuan
was once a part of the Cham kingdom. In 1692, Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu captured
the area and named it Binh Thuan Dinh. Binh Thuan is quite important in
Vietnam's history, as it was because of this area that in 1306 King Tran
Nhan Tong agreed to the marriage of princess Huyen Chan to King Jaya Sinhavarman
III of the Cham Kingdom. During the revolution against the French, it
was in this area that the two patriots Phan Chu Trinh and Tran Quy Cap
had their start. Furthermore, according to local lore, the area around
Phan Thiet is where Han Mac Tu, the disfigured poet, spent his time forlornly
as he waited for Mong Cam, the lady of his dreams.
There is not much to see in Phan Thiet. The main reason to come here is
to play golf.
A nice place is the fishing village just next to the river.
The most beautiful beach in Phan Thiet is some 15 km northeast of the
city. Two famous landmarks bear the names Da Ong Dia (Boulders of the
Earth God) and Suoi Tien (Celestial Stream).
Mui Ne Sand Dunes
More famous are the Mui Ne Sand Dunes and Mui Ne Beaches, 12 km to the
The Ocean Dunes Golf Club, designed by Nick Faldo, offers 6746 yards of
seaside dunes. The course has 72 par. The course is owned by a US company.