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Suoi Tien/ Tien Stream

Suoi Tien: Tien Stream
Suoi Tien: Tien Stream – Source: Internet

Suoi Tien is a place that is favored by Mui Ne tourists as a fairy place. Suoi Tien is a small water gap located next to Hon Rom, this is a walking stream with a very beautiful sand valley. Next to the stream are natural stalactite hills that are red and white. Due to the erosion of time, stalactites have a strange natural shape.

Mui Ne fishing village

There are two renowned temples on the mountain, Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda and Long Doan Pagoda, the most famous of which is the statue of Duc Thich Ca, which is 49m long. Not far from the port is a colorful small market with the peaceful beauty of the surrounding coconut trees. Walking along the beach covered with sea shells during the fishing, especially the pier area and the south of the town, you will see how the fishermen classify the fishing.

Other attractive tourist attractions

Hon Ba Island

Hon Ba Island
Hon Ba Island

Hon Ba is a small island located nearly 2 km east of the coast of Lagi, Ham Tan district, about 70 km southeast of Phan Thiet. Hon Ba has the shape of a giant turtle raising its head to stretch itself on the waves of the sea. On the island, there is a temple to worship goddess Ya Ana – the god of the ancient Champa Kingdom.

Read more: Phan Thiet travel: All detail for your trip from A to Z (Updated 2023) (Part 1)

Ke Ga Lighthouse

From Phan Thiet city, you can take bus 6 (operating time: 5:30 am – 6:00 pm), take a length of 30 km to Ke Ga lighthouse (Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan). If you ride a motorbike, you will follow Highway 1 to Phan Thiet from Saigon, near the Phan River toll station (Ham Minh commune, Ham Thuan Nam district), there is a small fork. Turn right in this direction, go straight to Nhum stream, you turn right to go to Ke Ga peak. The majestic Ke Ga Lighthouse stands among the pristine beaches, clear water. To visit the Ke Ga lighthouse, you can contact the the locals to rent a circle boat. Usually, circle boats are not equipped with life jackets, you should prepare by yourself or rent from homestays on Ke Ga beach. 

Ta Cu Mountain Pagoda

Ta Cu Mountain Pagoda
Ta Cu Mountain Pagoda – Source: Internet

Stay from 30km to the south of Phan Thiet City, Ta Cu Mountain amusement area is located close to Highway 1A, in Thuan Nam Town. If you like adventures and have good health, you can try trekking to the mountain. The second way is faster, you can take the cable car to the top of the mountain in 15 minutes, priced at 90.000 VND/ round-trip ticket. On the top of the mountain, there are two famous temples, Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda and Long Doan Pagoda, the most famous is the statue of Duc Thich Ca located 49m long. This is the largest statue of Buddha in Southeast Asia. Then, some visitors continue their journey to explore the mountain cave.

Co Thach beach and sea

A 7-color stone beach situated in the Co Thach tourist area stretches along a section of the beach of Binh Thanh commune, Tuy Phong district. Stones have many different sizes, large and small shapes. This rock has been recognized by the Vietnam Book of Records Center (Vietbook) as “the rock with the most shape and color in Vietnam”. Between the spies and the vast white sand, the appearance of the rock as a pink point has attracted more and more visitors to the exhibition. Co Thach rock beach is an interesting place to visit when traveling to Phan Thiet or Binh Thuan tourism.

Co Thach Pagoda

Co Thach Pagoda
Co Thach Pagoda – Source: Internet

Hang Pagoda, whose name is Co Thach Pagoda, was built in the first half of the nineteenth century, located in the cave on Co Thach mountain, at an altitude of over 64m over the sea, in Binh Thanh commune, Tuy Phong district. The pagoda was built in a large cave by Bao Tang Zen master. Visitors can combine visiting this ancient pagoda with the 7-color stone beach above.

Ganh Son

Go to Co Thach, turn right through Binh Thanh fishing village along the sea about 5km, you ask the locals the way to Ghenh Son, in Chi Cong commune, Tuy Phong district. In the morning of the mist or the quiet afternoons, the sea is calm, from the edge, you can see the whole scene of cozy and bustling activities of the fishing village. The red of the stone, the blue of the sea blend to create a harmonious shade that is both near and far, both damaged and real… Ganh Son is a natural gift that has been not found by many people.

Cu Lao Cau island

Cu Lao Cau is located in Phuoc Can commune, Tuy Phong district, and appears from afar to be a huge warship surrounded by tens of thousands of stone blocks of various hues and shapes. This is a deserted island, located about 9km from the coast, about 1 hour and 30 minutes by train from the mainland. On the island, there are thousands of stones with a very unique shape, alternating with smooth green grasses. This place is planned as a marine life reserve and a very attractive marine ecotourism destination.

Phu Quy Island

 Phu Quy Island
Phu Quy Island – Source: Internet

100 km from the coast of Phan Thiet, on Phu Quy island, there are large pagodas such as Linh Quang pagoda, Cao Cat pagoda… which are recognized as historical and cultural relics. The island’s coral reef vegetation is varied and rich, and there are numerous beaches, including Trieu Duong Bay, Doi Dua Beach, Ganh Hang Beach, Mo Thay Beach, and Trieu Duong Bay. If you have the chance to go to the small islands around Phu Quy island such as Hon Tranh, Hon Dong, Hon Egg, you will surely see how attractive Phan Thiet beach is.

Food to try in Phan Thiet

Rice paper rolls

This dish is sold along with baked fish rice paper rolls with fishing sausage. The ingredients are very simple, including rice paper, fish sauce,  grease,  quail eggs. Everything is rolled up and very delicious. This dish is usually sold every afternoon.

Address:

– Banh Trang Co Lien: Nguyen Sat Kim Street, opposite Phu Thuy Kindergarten

– Banh Trang Phung: 267 Ngu Ong Street, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan

Banh Canh

Banh Canh is a simple, nutritious dish. You can dip bread in this soup. There are many types of Banh Canh which is a mixture of fish or shrimp… Especially, this dish at Phan Thiet is a little sweet. In addition, you can also eat bread dotted with Vietnamese meatballs.

Address:

– Banh Canh Co Si: 298 Huynh Thuc Khang, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.

– Banh Canh Co Ly: 566 Tran Hung Dao, Lac Dao, Phan Thiet.

Seafood rolls

Seafood rolls is considered a dish you must enjoy when traveling to Phan Thiet. Fish rolls are made from apricot fish, stream fish or fresh opaque fish served with raw vegetables, vermicelli and a special sauce.

Address:

– Bi Bo Mui Ne Restaurant: 191 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien Ward, Thien An Hamlet, Thien Nghiep Commune, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province

– Vietnam Home Restaurant: 125a Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan.

To be continued

Read more: Phan Thiet travel: All detail for your trip from A to Z (Updated 2023) (Part 3)

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