Information about Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan Province
7,828.4 sq. km.
Population: 1,147,900 habitants (2006)
Capital: Phan Thiet City.
Ethnic groups: Viet
(Kinh), Cham, Hoa, Co Ho, Ra Glai.
Binh Thuan Province is located
on coast of South Central Vietnam. It shares its border with
Ninhthuan Province to the north-east, Lamdong Province to the
north, Dongnai Province to the west, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province
to the south-west, East Sea (China Sea) to the east and
Binh Thuan has three types of topography: mountainous, plain and
coastal. The coast longs over 192km with many capes: La Gan, Mui
Nho, Mui Rom, Mui Ne, Ke Ga. They create good seaports: La Gan -
Phan Ri, Mui Ne – Phan Thiet, La Gi. The Phu Quy District
offshore links mainland to Truong Sa Island. The main rivers run
through the province are La Ga, Quao, Cong, Dinh.
Climate: The province lies in the monsoon tropical area with two
distinct seasons. The rainy season: from May to October and the
dry season: from November to April following year. The annual
average temperature varies between 27ºC and the yearly rainfall
is 800mm – 1,500mm.
Tourism and Economy
Binh Thuan has many forests so
that wood, cashew nut processing and handicraft are strong point
of province. The long coast-side is convenient for sea economy
such as fish catching, salt and fish sauce processing, frozen
seafood. Binh Thuan attracts tourists by lovely landscapes. The
mountains lie from west to east and reach beautiful beaches.
Famous tourist sites include Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Doi Duong and
Ham Tan. Coming to there, tourists are able to have leisure
activities as swimming, fishing, climbing, yachting, golf
playing in many beaches and resorts such as Vinh Hao – Tuy Phong,
Hon Rom, Novotel Ocean Dunes, Malibu, Palmira resorts...Apart of
that, there are many great architectural sites such as Po Sha Nu
Tower, Ta Cu Mountain, Hang Pagoda, Cham Royal Family Collection
Binh Thuan has a diversified
culture of 30 ethnic groups. The stamp of Sa Huynh and Cham
ancient cultures have been preserved include clothes, musical
instruments, dances, and singings. The ancient architecture,
archaeological relics, historic vestiges, traditional festivals
of Viet, Cham are together for making the special culture of
Road: Phan Thiet is 200km from Ho Chi Minh City, 247km from Dalat,
250km from Nha Trang and 1,518km from Hanoi. The National Highway
1A passes through Phan Thiet.
Train: The express train between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
stops Muong Man station.
Location: 24 km north-east of
Phan Thiet City.
Characteristics: It is a fishing village and a familiar
tourism area in Binh Thuan Province.
It is found on Highway No.
706, and features sweeping sand dunes and beautiful rows of palm
trees. The beach is shallow and sloped, the water is clean and
blue and the sun rarely hides behind clouds. There are desolate
and primeval beaches that have never witnessed human
exploitation as well as imposing landscapes. There is also Doi
Cat (Sand Hill), which has long been a creative subject of
artistic photographs and paintings. Besides beaches and sand
dunes, there are also beautiful landscapes such as Suoi Tien
(Fairy Spring), the Ong Hoang Building and the Poshanu Cham
Mui Ne has long been
considered the "Hawaii" of Vietnam. It boasts shady roads under
coconut trees, a beautiful beach and cliffs battered by the
waves of the sea. The typical scenery of Mui Ne lies in the
moving lines of golden sand caused by the wind and when they are
seen from afar they look like moving waves. The scenery looks
more fascinating at dawn, when young Cham girls in green dresses
go to work. That's why no photographer fails to visit this area.
Mui Ne is an ideal place for rest and relaxation. Visitors can
certainly enjoy swimming in the blue water of the sea, climbing
the sand dunes or relaxing by a swimming pool. In fact this
oasis entertainment people of all ages, and furthermore,
provides an endless inspiration to the artists' creation.