Guide to Travel Binh Thuan, South Central Coast, Vietnam

Binh Thuan is the southernmost province of the central coastal region, where Mui Ne is famous for its resorts in the country. Binh Thuan has a sea of 192 km stretching from Da Chet Cape bordering Ca Na in Ninh Thuan to Binh Chau alluvial ground in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province. There are 34 ethnic groups living together in Binh Thuan, of which the largest is the Kinh; followed by the Cham, Ra Glai, and Hoa ethnic groups. I would like to share with you an Ultimate Guide to Travel Binh Thuan.

Poshanu Tower In Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan 4

Po Sah Inu Tower in Binh Thuan.

The best season to travel Binh Thuan

You can come to Binh Thuan any season of the year. The climate here is divided into two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. Depending on your schedule, choose the most ideal time:

From April to May: this is the hottest time, suitable for swimming
From June, July, and August in Binh Thuan, there is a lot of rain, seaweed appears to make the water cloudy. If you want to swim, you should avoid going at this time.
From September to December is the most ideal time of the year to travel to Binh Thuan. In our experience, this is the most suitable time for your vacation.

Means to move to Binh Thuan

From Hanoi

+ Plane: This is the most convenient means to get to Phan Thiet for tourists from Hanoi: Departure from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, then to Phan Thiet by coach or train. Another way is to fly from Hanoi to Nha Trang, then continue to Phan Thiet.

+ Train: From Hanoi, you can take trains such as  Train SE1,  SE3, SE5, SE7, TN1, SPT1, PT3 they all run through Binh Thuan.

+ Coach: Hoang Long Coach: Address 7 lane 155 Cau Giay, Hanoi, tel: 046 672 6080, ticket price 860,000 VND.
Mai Linh Express: Departure at the underground bus station, ticket booking center: 043 633 6699 (in Hanoi), 062 3823 222 (in Phan Thiet).

From Ho Chi Minh City

+ Plane: From HCMCT you fly to Nha Trang Airport and then take a coach to Phan Thiet. The coaches here operate continuously, with a large number, so you can rest assured.

+ Train:

Normal train costs from 110,000 VND/ticket or more, symbol SPT (go in the morning) or PT4 (go at weekend evening. Buy tickets at Saigon Station – 01 Nguyen Thong, District 3.
High-quality train Golden Train, priced from 160,000 VND/ticket or more, departs in the morning. Tel: 08.35261685 – 08.35262724.

+ Coach: Departs at 5:00 at Mien Dong bus or De Tham Street, District 1. The fare ranges from 90,000 to 130,000 VND depending on the company. Kumho Samco Express Coach: Departure at Mien Dong bus station, tel: 083 5112112, ticket price 120,000 VND/way.

Mai Linh Express Coach: Departure at Eastern Coach Station and Le Hong Phong bus station, tel: 083 9393939 (in HCM), 062 3823 222 (in Phan Thiet), fare 120,000 VND.

Phương Trang Coach: Departure at 274-276 De Tham, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, tel: 062 3636 636, ticket price 120,000 VND.
Tam Hạnh Coach: Departure at 199 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, HCM, tel: 083 920 5653 / 086 295 8818, ticket price 120,000 VND.

Places to stay in Binh Thuan

Hotels and Resort

WindFlower Beach Boutique Mui Ne

Address: 76 Huynh Thuc Khoang, Phan Thiet

Price: From 555 thousand/night

Hoang Lam Resort

Address: 126A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.

Rental price: From 600,000 VND/night

Khanh An Hotel

Address: 18/15 Tuyen Quang, Phan Thiet

Rental price: From 360 thousand/night

Truong Ca Hotel

Address: Lot 5 – 06 Vo Van Kiet, Phan Thiet

Price: From 400 thousand/night

Moonlight Hotel

Address: 307 Thu Khoa Huan, Phan Thiet

Price: From 400 thousand/night

Quynh Phat Hotel

Address: 191/1 Nguyen Hoi, Phu Tai, Phan Thiet

Rent: From 250 thousand/night

Tay Ho Hotel

Address: 401 Tran Hung Dao, Phan Thiet

Rent: From 450 thousand/night

Ban Mai Hotel

Address: 66 Nguyen Thong, Phan Thiet

Rental price: Only from 250,000 VND/night

Lagi Hotel Cat Tuong

Address: 15 Nguyen Truong To, Lag

Rent: Only from 210 thousand / night

Hoang An Hotel

Address: 40/1 Pham Hong Thai, Lagi

Rent: Only from 323 thousand / night

Minh Nhi Hotel

Address: 354-356 Nguyen Truong To, Lagi

Rent: Only from 242 thousand/night

Bao Anh Sunset Beach Resort

Address: Le Cong Minh Street, Lagi

Rent: Only from 606 thousand / night

Lagi Dinh Hotel

Address: 456A Ly Thai To, Lagi

Rent: Only from 272 thousand/night

Muine Bay Resort Phan Thiet

Address: 14 Ho Xuan Huong, Mui Ne, City. Phan Thiet

Rent: From only 44$

Pandanus Resort Phan Thiet

Address: No. 3 Nguyen Huu Tho, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

Rental price: Only from 1674k/night

Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Nguyen Thong, Phan Thiet Rental

Price: Only from $120/night

Hoang Lam Resort

Address: 126A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.

Rental price: From 600,000 VND/night

Famous tourist destination in Binh Thuan

Cau Islet

Cau Islet is a newly emerging islet that is causing a fever recently with all travel enthusiasts. Wild, mysterious, and interesting are the impressive points that Cu Lao Cau brings to those who have come here. Cu Lao Cau is suitable for those who love to explore the beauty of the sea, love the feeling of adventure.

Phu Quy Island

Phu Quy is blessed with not only natural resources but also beautiful landscapes. Your first impression when coming here is that the scenery is very wild and almost untouched by professional travel services. Phu Quy Island possesses clear beaches, long smooth sands, and many beautiful colorful coral reefs.

Phu Quy Island Binh Thuan

Co Thach Beach

The beach in Co Thach is a complex of rocks and sand with rocky beaches consisting of many small, round, flat, colorful rocks, so it is called seven-color stone by locals. The seven-color stone beach is the most attractive point of Co Thach and one of the unique landscapes of Vietnam.

Co Thach Beach Binh Thuan

Cape Ke Ga

With the blue sea, fresh air, nostalgic lighthouse, yellow rock beach basking in the sun, and fresh breeze, the peace at Ke Ga Cape in Binh Thuan will surely help you forget all your fatigue and sorrow in the day. Daily life. At low tide, Ke Ga Cape is like a part of the mainland.

Cape Ke Ga Binh Thuan

Mui Ne Sand Hill

Mui Ne sand dunes are also known as flying sand dunes in Mui Ne, Mui Ne pink sand dunes, Mui Ne yellow sand dunes… This is considered a “unique” sandhill in Vietnam, originating from an ancient iron mine that existed. hundreds of years of construction. This place is called the flying sandhill because the shape of the sandhill changes by hour, by day, by month… there is no definite shape. The change in the shape of the sand dunes is due to the wind eroding and blowing away the thin layer of sand above.

Mui Ne Sand Hill Binh Thuan

Ta Cu Mountain

Ta Cu mountain tourist area is now a place that attracts a lot of tourists coming here to explore, participate in entertainment games, and pilgrimage to Buddha. If you have the opportunity to come to the dear city of Phan Thiet, try once to visit the Ta Cu mountain tourist area – a place that is not new but very attractive to millions of domestic and foreign tourists.

Ta Cu Mountain Binh Thuan

Bau Trang (White small lake)

You will be amazed at the scenery like a magnificent painting. Bau Trang is surrounded by white sand slopes with sunshine and wind that are bestowed by nature, making the lake wonderfully beautiful. In the midst of the blazing sun, the sand dunes appear with a magical vagueness. The high and wide sandy slopes stretch as far as the eyes. The sand here used to be yellow, then gradually turned to pure white.

Bau Trang (White small lake) Binh Thuan

Mui Ne Fishing Village

A place that tourists cannot miss when coming here is the fishing village of Mui Ne. It is not only a place where visitors can buy cheap fresh seafood, but also learn about the life of the people in the sea and admire the unique natural scenery in the coastal area.

Mui Ne Fishing Village

Po Sah Inu Tower

Coming to Phan Thiet, there is a place with a very special and new Cham culture that visitors cannot ignore, which is Poshanu Tower. Po Sah Inu Cham Tower is an architectural work of the Champa kingdom with artistic, historical, cultural, and architectural values, so it has gradually become an attractive tourist attraction when having the opportunity to come to Phan Thiet City.

Po Sah Inu Tower Binh Thuan

Mui Ne Fairy Stream

Mui Ne Fairy Stream is one of the famous landscapes in Phan Thiet city, bringing a beautiful landscape with natural beauty, majestic and fancy with the alluvial-colored water, winding around the mountainside with two colors red and white.

Mui Ne Fairy Stream Binh Thuan

Statue Sand Park

Appearing for the first time in the world, Vietnam opened the super monumental Forgotten Land Sand Sculpture Park on a large scale. Promising to be an extremely attractive Phan Thiet tourist destination with unique works of art. Sand statue park will be a favorite stop for all visitors, especially young people.

Statue Sand Park Binh Thuan

Doi Duong Park

Doi Duong Park Phan Thiet is a beach located in the heart of the coastal city, attracting tourists by its white sand beaches mixed with low hills, gradually facing the sea. With the characteristics of shallow coastline, gentle sand, gentle waves, and clear blue water, you will be really impressed and attracted as soon as you come to the beautiful coastal city.

Doi Duong Park Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan Lady Waterfall

Lady Ưaterfall is located in Duc Thuan commune, Tanh Linh district, Binh Thuan province, about 140km from Saigon. This place is located in the Ong Mountain nature Reserve, so it still retains a strange and wild landscape. Lady Ưaterfall has 9 floors, each floor is from 15 to 25m high, the panorama of Thac Ba in Binh Thuan looks like soft white silk flowing between majestic mountains and forests.

Binh Thuan Lady Waterfall

Special festivals in Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan has a big festival of the Cham people, which is the Kate festival at Posanu tower in early October of the solar calendar, or the Dinh Thay Thim Festival from the 14th to the 16th day of the 9th lunar month every year at the historical-cultural relics area Palace of Thay Thim, Tan Tien Commune, La Gi Town. And a unique and bustling festival that you should not miss if you come here on the occasion of the Lunar New Year is the Boat Racing Festival, which usually takes place on the 2nd day of the Lunar New Year every year, on the Ca Ty River, Phan Thiet City.

Special festivals in Binh Thuan

Kate Festival in Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan specialty

Can cake (Banh can)

Rice flour is stirred well, then poured into small molds like banh khot molds in the southern provinces. However, banh can has another point that the mold does not need to be coated with a layer of oil or grease. The top of the cake is usually seafood such as shrimp, grilled squid, and fried onions on top. Banh can is put in pairs and placed on a plate before eating.


Grilled squid teeth

After cleaning, squid teeth are marinated with spices and skewered into sticks to be grilled. This dish attracts many diners with the tough, crispy, and sweet taste of squid. It is eaten with grilled rice paper, chili sauce is very fun and delicious.

Grilled squid teeth

Grilled rice paper with shrimp past

Grilled rice paper with fish sauce is also a pretty special snack that you should try. The rice paper used has a few black sesame seeds on top. Before eating, the rice paper is placed on the griddle and then spread with shrimp paste, added with sliced boiled quail eggs, fish cakes, and onions, and then grilled.

Grilled rice paper with shrimp past

Greasy convex fish

Convex fish is a fairly common fish in Binh Thuan with firm and delicious fish meat, processed by people to make many dishes. However, the dish that makes this fish famous is the fat bulging fish. Convex fish after being cleaned is sprinkled with fat or oil, then grilled until the fish is cooked.

Greasy convex fish

Dong cat grilled with chili salt

Another specialty in Binh Thuan that you cannot help but try is dong cat grilled with chili salt. The dong cat meat is cleaned, drained, then marinated with spices to taste and grilled over hot coals. When just cooked, the meat will be soft, sweet, with a rich flavor that will make diners feel like it.

Dong cat grilled with chili salt

Cha lui

This dish looks simple, but it’s actually quite elaborate. Rice paper is cut into bite-sized pieces and then put in a little filling of shrimp, meat, etc. Then the rice paper is skewered on a stick, blanched in boiling water and then baked.

Cha lui

What to buy in Binh Thuan as a gift?

If you want to buy seafood as a gift, it is best to go to the beach early in the morning to pick up the fishing boats of fishermen who go fishing at night, the seafood will be fresher and tastier than available establishments. In addition, you can also buy a sunny day squid, dragon fruit, Phan Thiet milk rice flakes at stops or at some Phan Thiet specialty stores in the inner city or at big supermarkets such as Coop-Mart, Lottemart…Especially, you should buy Phan Thiet fish sauce, which is famous in Vietnam.

Phan Thiet fish sauce

Things to note – Guide to Travel Binh Thuan

– You need to equip yourself with full equipment such as sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, two-strap sandals, sunglasses, and a small bottle of water with you when moving, playing on the sand dunes…
– Or bring an umbrella, a light jacket if going in the rainy season.
– Note that there are many hotels on Tran Hung Dao street, the price is affordable, but because it is located on a big road, the car is noisy at night, so it is not very quiet.
– If you want to watch the sunrise, you can only see it at Mui Ne. Doi Duong beach in Phan Thiet is obscured by mountains, so the sun coming out of the mountains will be harsh and no beautiful.

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