Traveling to Phan Thiet, you should not ignore the bustling markets because these are the places where you can buy seafood at a cheap price and enjoy many local specialties. In addition, visitors feel like locals when being at the traditional markets such as Phan Thiet Market, Ham Tien Market and Mui Ne Fishing Village. I am going to share with you the Top 3 Markets in Phan Thiet which you should not miss in the coastal city.
1. Phan Thiet Market (Cholon Market)
Traveling to Phan Thiet, it is difficult for anyone to ignore visiting Phan Thiet Market. This helps tourists find out the beauty and strangeness of the life of the people in the sea region. Phan Thiet Market is a place to sell countless seafood, including squid. There are varieties of squid such as frozen squid, dried squid, one-sunny squid. If you buy it as a gift, dried seafood is the most suitable and convenient type, the price is also not too high.
Phan Thiet Market is located on the Ca Ty River, so the exchange and trade take place quite smoothly. Walking around the market, you will have the opportunity to enjoy famous dishes such as wet cakes, banh canh, vermicelli, rice, fried fish cakes. In particular, the market not only has a lot of fresh seafood but also prices are rather cheap. Here, those who love to eat late can also find many attractive dishes such as sweet rice, Quang noodles, or Shumai Vietnamese bread.
Ham Tien Market (Mui Ne Market)
Both Ham Tien Market and Mui Ne Market are located on Huynh Thuc Khang Street and are quite small markets. Main commodities bought in the markets are fresh seafood and dried seafood, vegetables, and fruits. Food in the markets is quite cheap and very plentiful. Popular local delicacies that you should enjoy at the market are fish salad, opaque fish, transparent fish, fish cakes, banh can, pancakes, pork hearts. However, you should not forget to bargain when buying goods here. Around these two markets, there are many restaurants from snacking to night drinking. The markets operate mainly in the morning, sparsely at noon, and in the evening almost only serves food.
The Fishing Village of Mui Ne (Mui Ne Fishing Village)
The fishing village of Mui Ne is located along the coast for about one kilometer. The beach here is especially quiet and calmly windy all year round, an ideal location for ships to shelter. If you come here in the early morning, you will have the opportunity to admire the bustling business scene of fishermen returning from the late sea trips. Coming to Mui Ne fishing village, in addition to experiencing the life and fishing job of fishermen, you can also choose for yourself fresh seafood such as squid, fish, shrimp, crab, snail to bring back for the processing of the dishes; You can have sellers process on the spot. The prices here are quite cheap compared to the market, but the seafood is still fresh.
If you have time to walk deep inside the fishing village, you will learn about the meticulous process of drying fish, drying squid, and fish sauce. In addition, you are also welcomed by the fresh, sweet coconuts like the gentle smiles and hospitable hearts of the fishermen here.